Sunday, April 22, 2018

Total Wine UPDATE: Now open for business

Gleaming, well-stock aisles

Don't let the empty aisles fool you.  During this visit, the store was very busy, espeially at the checkout lines.  Demonstrating great patience, I managed to shoot these photos with as few people in the frame as possible.

Extensive wine selection, of course, easier to browse than Woodman's

Lots of mix-and-match beer choices -- as well as standard packaging options

Tasting counter
All photos by Retiring Guy

Now open for business.  Have yet to visit.

Photos by Retiring Guy

3/30/2018 update, "New Dave and Busters, Total Wine and old shrunken Sears drive-by at West Towne Mall, Madison WI", starts here.

A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Dave and Busters.  (7/11/2011)

Wherein the following questions are answered:
  1. What is a Power Card? 
  2. What do I have to do in order to go and play games there? 
  3. What are "chips," "tickets," and "tokens" used for? 
  4. How do I get a card from one location to work a different store? 
  5. How do I get tickets put on my card? 
  6. Can't I just pay cash for a certain prize at the store? 
  7. What's the big deal about registering my card(s)?

Having never visited Dave and Buster's myself, I can vouch for the currency of the answers.

3/13/2018 update, "Say goodbye to a big chunk of Sears, say hello to Dave & Buster's", starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy

Chef David Chang: Restaurants are replacing retail as anchor tenants, and 'everyone wants one' .  (CNBC, 2/18/2018)

Today, restaurants and food establishments might occupy between 20 and 40 percent of a shopping center. A decade ago it was closer to 10 or 15 percent, according to commercial real estate and investment giant CBRE Group.

Madison location 'opening soon'.

Original 2/14/2018 post, "Sears reduction/Dave & Buster's addition:  The signage is up", starts here.

Photos by Retiring Guy

As anchors close, Southridge and other malls turn to less retail and more fun.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1/27/2018)
Or in the case of West Towne, shrinks.  The bowling and amusement center planned for Southridge Mall not only stands to help fill the big hole left by the closing of Sears last fall; it also puts the Greendale shopping center squarely in the flow of a growing trend among malls nationwide.

Related posts:
West Towne Mall Sears anchor makeover: Total Wine coming soon to this location. (2/6 /2018)
UPDATE. A pleading Sears store at West Towne Mall in Madison WI takes a page from Scott Walker: WE'RE OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!  (11/27/2017)

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