Sears is dying. Some may argue Sears has been dying for years. But in Frisco, Texas, the Sears store at Stonebriar Mall is indeed closing its doors. I thought it would be appropriate to pay my last respects to the store. Admittedly, I don’t remember the last time I have shopped there. And my memory is pretty reliable!
Don’t let the lack of customers in these photos deceive you. The registers that were open had long lines of shoppers.
A sampling of women’s clothing….
I’m a sucker for the classic shot of shoes with misplaced merchandise. But aren’t we all? 😉
Giant elf shoes, anyone?
Do you spot the familiar dress in the shot?
Ping pong tables or perhaps large cutting tables for fabric!
Signs of optimism…
Craftsman tools not yet deeply discounted and I wonder if they will be. I looked at the Craftsman tool cabinets but they were actually pricier than similar brands at Lowe’s and Home Depot. (Yes… I might be in the market for a tool cabinet for my paints, crafts, etc).
I didn’t use a filter on the photo below. That packaging really is a curious yellow.
Shelves or other displays probably lived on that tile floor for years. You can see the stains.
Former photography studio.
More signs of optimism.
At one point I found myself in an unfortunate situation of needing to use the public restroom. In a Sears. Let that sink in.
My friend Tore wished me good luck as I put on a brave face and headed down a hall. But before I could enter, a woman walked out. She said to me, “you don’t want to go in there.” Those are words you don’t have to tell me twice. I thanked her and as I trailed behind her I heard the same woman telling two Sears employees. Neither employee wanted to deal with whatever disaster faced them. But who would? That was my invitation to head home.
Farewell, Sears in Frisco. I am curious to know what will occupy the space next.
Date: November 10, 2018