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From what I hear, K-Marts in the VI are among the most profitable in the chain.

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Posted : February 14, 2007 9:38 pm
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Teresa said:

"Enjoy your beaches and nice weather and quit worrying about Target. You don't need Down comforters anyway!"

Yes Teresa, you're probably right -- we don't need comforters BUT we do need sheets.

So, what we REALLY need is a Bed Bath and Beyond!!!!

Yeah, that's the ticket!

A BB & B AND A Trader Joes!!!! Where do I sign up?

Erin do you have any other websites for us yet?

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Posted : February 14, 2007 11:15 pm
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A Krispy Kreme would be rather nice.

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Posted : February 15, 2007 8:50 am
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I always wanted a Value Village!! I must admit that a Bed, Bath etc would have been lovely. Less pricy than the "interior design" stores but a wider selection than K mart.

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Posted : February 15, 2007 2:19 pm
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More Good ideas!

I thought of a few more stores we could use around here, but we better watch it or STT Res is going to come around and give us all a whoopin'

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Posted : February 15, 2007 2:33 pm
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Well, let me try this one......

My husband was employed at Kmart in the pharmacy....they won't go out of business on STX or STT, it's one of the most profitable areas for them, possibly because they have enormous pharmacies that take all the insurances - the pharmacies, however, don't carry the stores as they do stateside.

There was some discussion when we were there that Kmart had a no compete clause agreement regarding other discount retailers with the VI government when they first went in. Whether that is truth or rumor, I have no clue......but as far as discount from the mainland, it's still pricey to get goods into the VI. Target's prices are already higher even stateside, so they'd go way up - and why would Wally World need the VI? They own America........Teresa, Sam Walton and I would agree with you - I'd just bet he is kickin' dirt out of his grave over the things being sold in their stores now that weren't when he controlled things....nothing is made in America anymore.....well, never mind, I'm getting off where I don't belong...

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Posted : February 15, 2007 2:50 pm
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Becky - Walmart has stores in Mexico and Central America and presumably further south, so it wouldn't be a stretch for them to open a store in the USVI. They are not committed to the USA mainland, only. The nicest Walmart with the best selection I have ever seen was in Puerto Vallarta. One of the better Costco's was in Cabo San Lucas.

Non-compete agreements may sound like nice things for a company to get from the USVI government. The problem is that they are illegal. Anti-trust laws won't allow protection from head to head competition in industries, unless it could affect national security.

I haven't been in a Trader Joe's in years, although I do recall finding some great specialty items the few times I shopped in one. Even the name could make the store sound like it had an island history. There is no question that STX at least could use some additional stores for groceries and basic consumer goods. Instead we've had stores closing.

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Posted : February 15, 2007 3:12 pm
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I knew I was wrong before I posted.

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Posted : February 15, 2007 3:34 pm
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TJ Maxx, Marshall's. There used to be a Marshall's in San Juan. Don't know if it's there any more or not.

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Posted : February 15, 2007 8:03 pm
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Give me a "Shoe Mega Marshalls" and I will never leave the island again!

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Posted : February 15, 2007 9:43 pm
bardsley
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i just got back from trader joe's...mmmm.

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2007 11:15 pm
jane
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There are at least 14 Marshalls on Puerto Rico + any number of Sears, Jc Penney, Nordstroms etc. A trip to PR shopping was a lot of fun...and could do severe damage to your plastic, especially when you just had to go to that little French restaurant in Old San Juan etc etc.

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Posted : February 16, 2007 12:46 am
jane
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When you're wrong, you're really just..er, wrong.

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Posted : February 16, 2007 12:51 am
Becky R
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Yes, and sometimes adding a disclaimer that it's only a rumor that was heard doesn't carry any weight at all. However, I am now educated....

"Whether that is truth or rumor, I have no clue"

My new disclaimer is - I don't have the sense God gave paste.

I stick by my statement that Sam is kickin' dirt out of his grave.

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Posted : February 16, 2007 2:24 pm
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I'll agree with you there, Becky. Old Sam wouldn't know the company he started.

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Posted : February 16, 2007 5:25 pm
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