Wednesday, November 21, 2012
All the information you need on where to find the best Black Friday deals at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Kmart, Kohl's, Sears and hhgregg this year.
Looking for the best Black Friday sales? Here's information on when all the big box stores open and what their Black Friday sales will be. Best Buy opens Friday at 12 a.m. Details: The store will hand out tickets for doorbusters starting at 10 p.m. Click here for sales. Walmart opens on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Details: The store has a one-hour in-stock guarantee on the Apple iPad 2 16 GB, Emerson 32" LCD 720p TV and LG Blu-ray player. Click here to see your local store's sales. Target opens on Thanksgiving at 9 p.m. Details: Get a sneak peek of sale items and find out what the store's doorbusters will be by signing up for alerts. Click here to see your local store's sales. Sears opens on Thanksgiving at 8 p.m. Details: Doors open at…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Try layaway plans at one or more of these retailers.
While it may only be October, it’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping. In this economy, some shoppers are fretting over being able to afford that special toy, bauble or other item that they know will bring a smile to their children, spouse, friend or family member. Consider layaway as a way to spread payments out over time, and be able to check things off those holiday lists. Popular during the Great Depression in the 1930s, layaway fell out of fashion in the 1980s as credit card usage became widespread. Many companies are once again offering the service, which allows customers to make installment payments on an item, sometimes with a small fee added to the item’s price for the company’s administrative costs. In our …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Gaithersburg city council Vice President and council member Cathy Drzyzgula defend the city's annexation of the Sears property along Shady Grove Road.
Prior to a unanimous vote approving the city of Gaithersburg's annexation of the near-28 acre Sears property along Shady Grove Road, City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel and council member Cathy Drzyzgula defended the city's actions and annexation process. Spiegel and Drzyzgula each provided Patch with the following notes from their statements. It should be noted that these are not direct quotes, rather guidelines for their respective comments on the matter at Monday evening's mayor and council meeting. Ryan Spiegel: A few folks from Rockville have expressed strong opposition to this annexation. And I want to take a moment to address those concerns. First let me say that I don’t believe in alarmism and hyperbole, or personal attacks, …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Council members unanimously supported the annexation of property along Shady Grove Road and spoke out against criticism from Rockville officials.
The Gaithersburg City Council unanimously approved a resolution to annex the 27.89-acre Sears property along Shady Grove Road in spite of harsh criticism from Rockville city officials. Earlier Monday, Rockville city council member Tom Moore said in a blog on Patch that Gaithersburg officials were "preparing to wreak serious, unnecessary and perhaps permanent damage upon the relationship between their city and the City of Rockville." Gaithersburg City Council Vice President Ryan Spiegel and council member Cathy Drzyzgula vehemently defended the city's actions and annexation process with prepared statements and council member Jud Ashman said, "I think some of [Rockville's] interpretations of our process and the narrative history aren't …
The Gaithersburg mayor and City Council will vote on a resolution to annex the near-28 acre property along Shady Grove Road.
Gaithersburg Mayor Sidney A. Katz and the City Council are scheduled to vote Monday to annex the 27.89 acre Sears property along Shady Grove Road, officially putting it inside the city limits and blunting the city of Rockville's effort to annex the same property. The attempts haven't been unopposed, as Rockville Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio told Patch she had always understood that Shady Grove Road was the “unspoken border” between the cities. Katz maintains Gaithersburg has not violated a Memorandum of Understanding between the two cities regarding the Shady Grove border. The Memorandum expired in late July. In a blog post Monday, Council member Tom Moore urged Gaithersburg to reconsider the annexation, saying the city's officials "are …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Council will consider an annexation agreement from Sears to move the property, which currently is home to the Great Outdoors, from the county into the city.
The Council tonight will consider introducing an annexation agreement that could grow the city's square-footage by 1.2 million. The agreement would annex 27.9 acres of land at 16331 and 16401 Shady Grove Road from Montgomery County to within the city limits. The land, owned by financially troubled Sears and Roebuck Co., is currently occupied by the soon-to-close Great Indoors, a Sears-owned store. The annexation would include rezoning the land from the county's designation of R&D, or Research and Development, to MXD, or mixed-use development.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The company hasn't revealed which K-Mart and Sears locations will be shuttered.
Declining revenues over the past several years and dismal holiday numbers led to an announcement this morning that Sears, which owns K-Mart, will close between 100 and 120 locations nationwide. Sears hasn't revealed which locations it plans to close, but says it wants to focus on stores that are making money rather than propping up ones that aren't. The company has two locations in Gaithersburg—a Sears department store at Lakeforest Mall and a K-Mart in the Kentlands. "Since 2004 Sears Holdings — which operates both Kmart and Sears stores — has watched its cash and short-term investments go from about $2.09 billion for the year ended Jan. 31, 2004 to $1.34 billion for the year ended Jan. 31, 2011, according to FactSet. The figure now …