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Sears Reports “Substantial Doubt” About Future of Company

Walker Evans Walker Evans Sears Reports “Substantial Doubt” About Future of Company

In January, The Sears Holdings Corporation announced that it would be closing 150 Sears and Kmart stores across the U.S., including three locations in Central Ohio. Today, it’s been revealed that the company could be closing more, or even all of its stores in the near future. “Our historical operating results indicate substantial doubt exists […]

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Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Amazon Opening First Retail Pick-Up Store in Columbus

While Amazon.com has often been cited as the number one reason that many traditional brick-and-mortar stores are either shrinking or closing, it’s not preventing the ecommerce giant from entering into the traditional in-person shopping world in a big way. After recently launching its first regional Amazon Locker at Polaris, the company is bringing its first […]

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RadioShack Closing All Central Ohio Stores

Walker Evans Walker Evans RadioShack Closing All Central Ohio Stores

The latest retail closure news of 2017 comes from Radio Shack, a brand you might not have realized was actually still alive in brick-and-mortar form. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, marking the second time the company has taken that action in the past two years. That news is paired with a closure […]

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Kroger Purchases Location for New Whitehall Store

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kroger Purchases Location for New Whitehall Store

It’s most likely still several years before a grand opening, but Kroger has officially taken the first step toward relocating its Whitehall store on East Broad Street. Last week, the Ohio-based grocery chain purchased a building located across the street at 3662-3712 East Broad Street in the Town & Country Shopping Center. The 78,000 square […]

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hhgregg Closing 88 Stores, Including Four in Ohio

Walker Evans Walker Evans hhgregg Closing 88 Stores, Including Four in Ohio

Home appliance store hhgregg is following in the footsteps of many other large retailers in 2017. The company announced plans yesterday to close 40 percent of its brick-and-mortar stores. Before the end of April, the Indianapolis-based chain plans to have 88 stores shuttered, which includes four in Ohio. “We are strategically exiting markets and stores […]

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Tanger Adding H&M, T.J. Maxx and Hanes Stores in Jeffersonville

Walker Evans Walker Evans Tanger Adding H&M, T.J. Maxx and Hanes Stores in Jeffersonville

If you still prefer the 45 minute drive to Jeffersonville versus the 25 minute drive to Sunbury for your regional outlet mall shopping needs, then you’ll be excited to learn that the Tanger Outlet Center to the south is getting three popular new stores later this year. The company announced that H&M, T.J. Maxx and […]

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J.C. Penney Closing 140 Stores in 2017

Walker Evans Walker Evans J.C. Penney Closing 140 Stores in 2017

Traditional mall anchor J.C. Penney announced today that it plans to close approximately 13 to 14 percent of its 1,000 stores, resulting in a downsizing of up to 140 locations in early 2017. Despite the closures, the company reported positively about net sales only declining 0.6 percent and store sales being flat overall for 2016. […]

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