Tag: Store

Bankruptcy cases, store closings pile up for business wear retailers


Consumers are scared to go out and retailers are floundering. Is there a future for the traditional indoor shopping mall?


Dressing up is being dressed down – and that’s bad news for retailers that specialize in traditional office clothes.

After years of business attire becoming increasingly casual, the sudden transition to working from home for millions of Americans has undermined retailers that sell dress clothes.

Men’s Wearhouse, Jos. A. Bank, Brooks Brothers, Lord & Taylor, Ann Taylor, Loft and Neiman Marcus are among the retailers whose parent companies have entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in recent weeks, having experienced

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Bernardsville Print Center moving to closed shoe store | Bernardsville News News

BERNARDSVILLE – The mystery of who will be moving into the former Mastro Shoe store at 16-22 Mine Brook Road has been solved.

“Sold’’ signs appeared recently on windows of the former shoe store, one of the more prominent downtown commercial buildings, along with another teasing, “Stay Tuned for Details.’’ that the building had been purchased by Rich Steinberg, owner of another longtime business, The Bernardsville Print Center.

“Rich has been here for 30-plus years and has been very involved in the community, very involved in the Chamber of Commerce,’’ Mayor Canose said. “He has always been helpful with non-profits

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Last Arenz shoe store closing in Sparta after 118 years | Business


Mike Arenz, owner of Arenz Shoes in downtown Sparta, carries a full line of Red Wing boots at the store that has been in the Arenz family since 1929.

SPARTA — More than a century after a relative founded Arenz Shoe Co. in La Crosse, Mike and Cindy Arenz will start a going-out-of-business sale Aug. 21 at their Arenz Shoes and Formal Wear store — the last

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Shake Shack bringing pop-up store to Freehold Raceway Mall


Want to know how popular Shake Shack is? Just check out social media. Video by David P. Willis

FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP – Shake Shack is coming to Freehold Raceway Mall. At least for this coming weekend.

The iconic burger chain is hosting an “outdoor pop up” from Friday, July 31, through Sunday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. “Shake Shack has been looking for innovative ways to bring its fans their favorite Shack eats all throughout summer,” the company said.

It will be located at Freehold Raceway Mall’s “Outdoor Village,” near the mall’s main entrance.  

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‘Guess’ what? He admits to clothing store theft

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — There’s no guesswork here.

A St. George man accused of robbing a worker at a Guess clothing store in his community pleaded guilty Wednesday to petit larceny to resolve the case.

Jason Gonzalez, then 40, walked into the shop in the Empire Outlets at 55 Richmond Terr. at about 7:45 p.m. on Jan. 4, said police.

The defendant grabbed numerous items of clothing valued at about $400, said police.

He then walked to the exit without paying, police said.

A 29-year-old female employee confronted Gonzalez at the door.

In response, the defendant threatened to stab her,

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