Tuesday, July 25, 2006

closing the chapter...

This is what our Hecht's ads look like now. It won't be long.


  1. So, right now it's Hecht's/Macy's? So once the change over officialy begins, the Hecht's part will be dropped, right?

  2. Bon did the same thi-ing, for about a ye-ear. (this is best read to the tune of the 'nya nya' childrens chant)

    To answer billy's question, 'oh hell's yeah.'

  3. Billy: It's still offiially Hecht's, but all the signage has changed over (covered with Hecht's tarps) and they're no longer issuing Hecht's credit cards. it's pretty much a case of using up as many old Hecht's supplies they can before the official changeover.

    Heather: I think they bungled the Bon changeover. They knew the hyphenated name wouldn't stick, but they pretended like they were going to keep it. Dirty pool, I'd say.

  4. I forgot abut your bad experience there. I guess they can't change over fast enough in a way :-)

    I'm still stinging from practically getting thrown out of Crabtree Valley Mall for taking pictures thanks to Hecht's overzealous security personel.

  5. Bad not explained experience was target...

    With Hechts, it is mainly how they took this nice little department store-Thalhimers...and turned it into a faceless overpriced retail department store. It was never the same-and we stopped shopping there when the changes came around.

    And yes, I'd be dancing over the demise of Hechts too if I was you and that had happened to me.

  6. Hecht's ruined Thalhimers and Dillard's ruined Ivey's. :-(

  7. I was shopping at SouthPark Mall in Strongsville a few weeks ago and noticed a bunch of girls toting Macy's bags. I got all excited and was like, "There's a MACY'S at our mall now?!?!?!" Turns out they just bought a bunch of stuff at Kaufmann's, and they have changed up their shopping bags. That's it...just the bags so far.

    Now, I'm not a fan of Kaufmann's at all...once they are fully morphed into a Macy's, will they be getting a full inventory/retail/merchandising makeover as well? I remember shopping at a Macy's at Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, GA, and it was very nice and classy. Do they plan on keeping that image with Kaufmann's, or just slapping their name on everything??

    Cleveland is in dire need of some better department stores! All we have is Sears, Kaufmann's, JC Penny, and Dillards. If one chooses to venture to Beachwood, they can find the only Saks and Nordstrom in the greater Cleveland area. Yes, I am officially bored with the Cleveland shopping experience.

    Whining ceased...

  8. Your local Kaufmann's won't look much different as a Macy'ssadly. I've noticed there are some new brands on the floor and new signage, but it's not going to equal the Perimeter Mall store...ever.

    That's the part that sucks about this changeover. It does nothing for the consumer.

  9. ParmaTown Mall (in surprise, Parma, OH) got it's new Macy's sign. Yet, ParmaTown will remain *that trashy mall I don't want to shop at.* They have a Wal*Mart in the wing opposite the Macy's!!

    On a related note, I won't shop at Randall Park Mall or Chapel Hill Mall either...mainly due to the lack of decent stores. Why can't a single mall have a Banana Republic, Hollister, Abercrombie, American Eagle, and all the necessary department stores for good shoes?!?!?

    Crocker Park (pedestrian mall) comes close, yet these budding outdoor malls are pulling in decent department stores quite yet...H&M...eck.

  10. ParmaTown is kind of like a ghetto version of River Ridge Mall in Lynchburg, Va., which is where I was tonight (see pictures at LiveMalls).

    They're getting ready to convert their Hecht's to Macy's, but there isn't a whole lot that would draw a shopper interested in a full experience to that mall. i half-joke that this stre will become a Boscov's in a couple years, because it's just not a Macy's kind of mall.

    I don't know about Ohio, but on the East Coast, the larger cities tend to have malls that have Banana Republic, Hollister, Abercrombie, American Eagle and all the essential department stores. The closest one to me is SouthPark in Charlotte (which could explain why I'm there as much as I am).

    Ugh, lifestyle centers. They're pretty, but worthless. I like to shop in plcaes with full ranges of shopping choices, not just the latest Williams-Sonoma, Chico's and Talbot's trifecta.