The Container Store opened a brand new outward facing store a few years back, and Toby Keith dedicated a barbeque and music destination around the same time. Now Keith's is gone, and so are two other restaurants which followed.
Sears is still there, though, and it was near there that I entered this afternoon, bent on replenshing TBG's dwindling (okay, empty) stack of chocolates with a pound of See's.
At least, that was the plan. I was surprised that the store's website told me that it was closed when I Googled it on Easter Sunday; I assumed it was for the holiday. But, no, that was optimistic. In fact, after I parked the Uv and dragged my still-aching body across the parking lot and past the Hallmark and the Red Robin, I found that the store was, indeed closed - closed for good.
There's white butcher paper covering the windows, there's an open rear entrance providing a glimpse into a storage area filled with empty shelves and pedestal trays, and there's a sign on the door:
Store Closed. Sorry for the Inconvenience.I accepted their apology. It wasn't much comfort for TBG's chocolate lust, though.