2016 was quite a year, huh? We elected, and will be swearing in, a new President very soon, had to say goodbye to so many movie stars, recording artists, and others, who have made a difference, or had an effect, in our lives. And, locally, we have seen many, popular, or formally popular, businesses close up.
It was announced on Friday, September 16, 2016, that the last two Kmart stores in the Grand Rapids area will soon be closing their doors.
The stores parent company, Sears Holding Corp., said the stores were closing due to poor sales.
The latest "brand that will be eliminated this year" story isn't about Sears or Radio Shack, like it usually is. I have read a half a dozen stories in the last three years predicting those brands demise.
Crunch time is here for Christmas because it's Christmas week.
You've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.
Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to help you finish up your Christmas shopping.
Thanksgiving and Black Friday have come and gone. So have Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
After all, you've only got until Christmas Eve to do your shopping for Christmas.
Here's a list of some stores and restaurants to visit as you continue your Christmas shopping.
The people at Kmart are at least going out in a blaze of glory. The business world has been predicting the death of Sears and Kmart for a couple of years now. And if the icon Michigan retail brand is heading to Montgomery Ward and Woolworth's-Land, they at least aren't going down easy.
The fun thing about having to write blogs for WFGR.COM? I get to surf the net and find funny things. Some are just funny, others are hilarious, and some are just dumb. And some aren't safe for work, so beware.
I'm sure you have seen the kind souls who have been going into local K-Mart stores (Hastings being the latest) and paying off random strangers lay-a-ways. The majority of them have been paying bills with lots of kids' clothing and toys. No big screen TV's or chainsaws have been taken care of. Good for them!