About a year ago I attended an outdoor screening of the film Empire Records. I hadn't seen the film since long before I worked the final nine months of the Union Square Virgin Megastore's existence and revisiting the film revealed an accurate portrayal of what that record store life was really like. ... More >>
Walmart is still fighting to come to New York City, despite the fact that residents believe the store is run by a bunch of corporate soulless zombies who don't support unions? Still!? They set up a website and everything! Gothamist is reporting that "ShopRite is also interested in the 100,000 ... More >>
#76, Golden Girls Xmas OrnamentsSo many gift guides, so little time. But how many lists of gifts under $50, or gifts for moms-to-be, or gifts for boyfriends and girlfriends and dogs can you really look at before wondering, where is the gift guide to end all gift guides? Where is the gift guid ... More >>
Either this rat really can't wait to get shop at Best Buy, or somebody hasn't negotiated with the union. It is of course the latter. Local 79 was protesting this morning outside of the old Circuit City in the Atlantic Mall in downtown Brooklyn, which went belly-up last October. Like the Cir ... More >>
Tower, no more. Photo via yanec's photostream.Courtesy of F2K mastermind and SOTC affiliate Maura K. Johnston: Chains of Fools, an aughts-spanning retrospective ode to those sad big box retailers that "shuffled off the turnpikes during this decade." Circuit City, Bennigan's (ha!), and Steve & ... More >>
You may remember that in the early days of the TARP, people would ask why we were bailing out banks but not Circuit City, the troubled electronics chain that went bankrupt in November. They were told then that private sector capitalism would sort it out, and in late December Circuit City got a $1.1 ... More >>
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