AMESFANCLUB

Current Retail => Department Stores => Topic started by: store215 on May 05, 2005, 01:39:00 PM



Title: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on May 05, 2005, 01:39:00 PM
Boscov's is one of the real last remaining department stores left. Hey are located throughout PA, NJ, DE, MD.

They have depatments that other stores left behind years ago like toys, electronics, photo (ritz camera), garden center, candy, appliances (not much), stationary, travel centers, etc... some even still have restaurants in them.

They are a privately-owned company. Prices are decent and the quality of the merchandise is high.

All their stores are unique, because most are in recycled buildings. Several current Boscov's once went under the name "Ports of The World". I think Boscov's bought this small chain in the early 90's.

Here's a pic of my local store (more pics @ www.boscovs.com)



(http://www.boscovs.com/static/about_boscov/images/stores/neshaminy.jpg)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: amesman on May 05, 2005, 04:44:56 PM
They also have New York State stores as well. Two in Albany, one in Binghamton, and one in Nanuet.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: 76&AmesfanmanBBTB on May 07, 2005, 04:35:53 AM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Boscov's is one of the real last remaining department stores left. Hey are located throughout PA, NJ, DE, MD.

They have depatments that other stores left behind years ago like toys, electronics, photo (ritz camera), garden center, candy, appliances (not much), stationary, travel centers, etc... some even still have restaurants in them.

They are a privately-owned company. Prices are decent and the quality of the merchandise is high.

All their stores are unique, because most are in recycled buildings. Several current Boscov's once went under the name "Ports of The World". I think Boscov's bought this small chain in the early 90's.

Here's a pic of my local store (more pics @ www.boscovs.com)



(http://www.boscovs.com/static/about_boscov/images/stores/neshaminy.jpg)

\

sounds cool was the interior look like?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on May 07, 2005, 01:19:00 PM
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB


sounds cool was the interior look like?



Typical department store interior. They use lots of neon on the different department signs, and the whole store has an upscale look to it. It varies slightly by each store


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: powersbt on May 14, 2005, 07:18:49 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Quote
Originally posted by 76&AmesfanmanBBTB


sounds cool was the interior look like?



Typical department store interior. They use lots of neon on the different department signs, and the whole store has an upscale look to it. It varies slightly by each store


It reminded me a lot of a Kaufmanns with a little more emphasis on things like Sporting goods. Very upscale, high quality products, very impressive. Definitely worth checking out.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: amesman on May 15, 2005, 05:42:15 PM
About what you said abou Boscov's taking over old stores, that is very true. I thing that the only New York State location that is all original is the one in Binghamton. The ones in Albany were old stores: Colonie being a former Stienbach, and before that the original Colonie Center Mall Macys, and the Clifton Park one a former Caldor.

Also, the Nanuet location was a former store as well, but, I do not know the name. That might've been a Stienbach as well.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: BillyGr on May 15, 2005, 05:56:06 PM
Just a small correction - the Colonie Center Macy's was not where Boscov's is now - it was actually where part of the mall hallway and small stores are now.  
If you are in the mall, coming from Sears - a couple stores past Friendly's (lower level) you'll see a hallway to the right that leads to offices and restrooms - that marks the end of the "old"part of the mall - directly in front of you (looking toward the current Macy's) would have been the front wall of the old Macy's.  Everything past here was added on or converted when Macy's built their new store - so this mall was much smaller and basically a "straight line" from Sears at one end to Macy's at the other - with a couple short halls to enter by (lower floor on the Wolf Rd side, upper floor on the cemetary side) plus the outside doors into Sears, Macy's, CVS and whatever used to be where Christmas Tree is now.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Caldor1999 on December 24, 2005, 01:59:42 AM
i was just in one of there stores today they havhe such nice stuff it have the nordstrom look to it well the one i went to kida had that look its more simaler to macys in a way


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 24, 2005, 03:25:25 PM
this boscov's is in Eatontown ( West Long Branch ) new jersey in the Monmouth Mall the store is 262,000 square feet.

from company listings of www.siteride.com


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on February 10, 2006, 04:21:48 PM
Boscov's is expanding! They are buying up a bunch of former May Co. Stores (10) In NJ, PA, and MD.

This will bring their store count to 50 stores in PA, NJ, DE , MD, NY, and one store in VA.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:07:01 PM
here is the boscov's in binghamton ny in downtown. the store was like 5 or 6 levels and it had additional departemtnts, like toys (but they were at high prices), electronics, junky tapes and DVDS. THE STORE WAS AWESOME!!!! WHY WAS THIS BOSCOV's different!


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:09:11 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the boscov's in binghamton ny in downtown. the store was like 5 or 6 levels and it had additional departemtnts, like toys (but they were at high prices), electronics, junky tapes and DVDS. THE STORE WAS AWESOME!!!! WHY WAS THIS BOSCOV's different!


more boscov's in binghamton ny


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:13:30 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the boscov's in binghamton ny in downtown. the store was like 5 or 6 levels and it had additional departemtnts, like toys (but they were at high prices), electronics, junky tapes and DVDS. THE STORE WAS AWESOME!!!! WHY WAS THIS BOSCOV's different!


more boscov's in binghamton ny


more boscov's in binghamton ny


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 05, 2006, 10:15:51 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the boscov's in binghamton ny in downtown. the store was like 5 or 6 levels and it had additional departemtnts, like toys (but they were at high prices), electronics, junky tapes and DVDS. THE STORE WAS AWESOME!!!! WHY WAS THIS BOSCOV's different!


more boscov's in binghamton ny


more boscov's in binghamton ny


more boscov's in binghamton ny


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Anonymous on April 06, 2006, 04:49:57 PM
Boscov's in Nanuet, NY was formerly a Stern's.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 10:50:04 AM
here is the bon ton in scranton in the downtown steamtown mall.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 10:51:23 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the bon ton in scranton in the downtown steamtown mall.


more scranton one


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 10:53:10 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the bon ton in scranton in the downtown steamtown mall.


more scranton one


more scranton one


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 10:55:52 AM
here is the 100,000 to 200,000 sf Boscov's that opened in the CLifton park mall in clifton park ny. IT was once Caldor. and I beleive they tried to revidalize the mall with this, but I saw a lot of vacant stoers adn a vacant steinbach in the mall.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 10:59:02 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the 100,000 to 200,000 sf Boscov's that opened in the CLifton park mall in clifton park ny. IT was once Caldor. and I beleive they tried to revidalize the mall with this, but I saw a lot of vacant stoers adn a vacant steinbach in the mall.


more clifton park


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 11:02:10 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the 100,000 to 200,000 sf Boscov's that opened in the CLifton park mall in clifton park ny. IT was once Caldor. and I beleive they tried to revidalize the mall with this, but I saw a lot of vacant stoers adn a vacant steinbach in the mall.


more clifton park


more clifton park


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on April 07, 2006, 11:04:34 AM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
here is the 100,000 to 200,000 sf Boscov's that opened in the CLifton park mall in clifton park ny. IT was once Caldor. and I beleive they tried to revidalize the mall with this, but I saw a lot of vacant stoers adn a vacant steinbach in the mall.


more clifton park


more clifton park


more clifton park


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 02:27:48 PM
boscov's in plymouth meeting mall in pa


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 02:29:23 PM
plymouth meeting one


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 02:31:01 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
plymouth meeting one


plymouth meeting


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 02:32:40 PM
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
Quote
Originally posted by d_fife
plymouth meeting one


plymouth meeting


plymouth meeting


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on December 17, 2006, 02:34:45 PM
boscov's in easton pa


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: KyleRF on December 19, 2006, 12:28:30 PM
It is good to see that Boscov's has aquired a lot of stores from the May Company. It is a wonderful anchor to fill those spaces. The closest one to me is in Nanuet, about half an hour away, but I hope one opens really close to my town of Wayne. :yup:


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: videogamer75 on August 14, 2009, 07:24:55 PM
Boscov's is the best department store there is! I got my current camera from Boscov's. :)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on August 15, 2009, 07:44:23 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MBZ321
Boscov's is one of the real last remaining department stores left. Hey are located throughout PA, NJ, DE, MD.

They have depatments that other stores left behind years ago like toys, electronics, photo (ritz camera), garden center, candy, appliances (not much), stationary, travel centers, etc... some even still have restaurants in them.

They are a privately-owned company. Prices are decent and the quality of the merchandise is high.

All their stores are unique, because most are in recycled buildings. Several current Boscov's once went under the name "Ports of The World". I think Boscov's bought this small chain in the early 90's.

Here's a pic of my local store (more pics @ www.boscovs.com)



(http://www.boscovs.com/static/about_boscov/images/stores/neshaminy.jpg)

The Boscov's at Neshaminy Mall was origially built by Lit Brothers in 1974.  It was the last Lit's store to open.  Later, this location was a Pomeroy's and a  Bon Ton store.  This Boscov's location opened in 1995.  I worked there from Oct, 1997 to Dec, 2000.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on August 15, 2009, 07:47:40 PM
The Plymouth Meeting Mall location, as well as the Echelon Mall location, were origionally Lit Brothers locations.  You can see on the buildings where the Lit Brothers sign used to be, inside the rectangle that's near the store entrances.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: nims57 on August 17, 2009, 08:21:38 PM
I wonder what the one at Cumberland Mall in Vineland was originally.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on August 17, 2009, 08:31:29 PM
Quote
Originally posted by nims57
I wonder what the one at [Censored]berland Mall in Vineland was originally.

I think that location was built from the ground up.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: nims57 on August 18, 2009, 05:57:08 PM
Quote
Originally posted by MikeRa
Quote
Originally posted by nims57
I wonder what the one at [Censored]berland Mall in Vineland was originally.

I think that location was built from the ground up.


I wonder when that mall opened then.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: videogamer75 on August 18, 2009, 06:36:24 PM
It opened in the 70s


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: videogamer75 on August 28, 2009, 05:27:22 PM
Does anyone know what happened to former Alexandria, VA Boscov's which was also a former Ames?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: webcookie on September 01, 2009, 10:26:10 PM
Boscov's at the Nanuet Mall is closed, along with the rest of the mall, sans Sears from the looks of it.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on September 02, 2010, 04:57:22 AM
plymouth meeting one
That Lit Brothers name was located where the glass panes above the entrance doors to Boscov's.  The Voorhees Town Center location has the same outside design as well, except the "Lits" and "Lit Brothers" signage was on the walls, with the cursive "L" located where the glass panes above the entrance doors.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on March 07, 2011, 05:34:06 PM
Albert Boscov was on NBC last week regarding the struggling economy in Reading, PA:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41877933/ns/business-consumer_news/


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on October 10, 2011, 12:47:30 AM
Boscov's reopened a store at the Monmouth Mall yesterday - with Shirley Partridge in attendance, no less!
http://www.app.com/article/20111009/NJBIZ/310090012/Boscov-s-grand-opening-today-at-Monmouth-Mall

Boscov patriarch Al Boscov profiled; he's the one retailing executive (apart from maybe Danny Wegman) that I'd like to meet someday...
http://articles.philly.com/2011-10-09/business/30260335_1_albert-boscov-monmouth-mall-grand-opening

A video example of Al Boscov's "personal touch"
http://www.philly.com/philly/video/BC1206747173001.html


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on October 17, 2011, 09:46:05 PM
Boscov's is a store where I actually enjoy shopping; I can't say that for most of its direct competitors. It seems to be a little friendlier, and certainly more down to earth than, say, Macy's. I guess one reason I like it so much is the variety they carry. While my wife is shopping shoes or blouses I can wander off and look at a lot of other things. Better than being stuck at Kohl's or Penney's! Seriously, I hope they can keep the chain alive and well far into the future.

I had been in the local (Salisbury, MD) store not long after it opened in the early 90s and didn't care for it. Too fancy, not my kinda thing. I stayed away for years until I became friends with an older gentleman who loved to talk. He would stop by and see me about once a week, and he went on and on about one of his other weekly stops, Boscov's. Seems the "girls" there really took care of him, were always friendly, and at Christmas time he would have to stop by and give them a card or some candy. That sorta sold me on the company.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on May 20, 2012, 03:37:36 PM
Its closed White Marsh store in the Baltimore market will reopen in November:
http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-05-17/business/bs-bz-boscovs-whitemarsh-return-20120517_1_ceo-albert-boscov-white-marsh-mall-bankruptcy-protection

It will also open a new store in Woodbridge, NJ next year
http://www.mycentraljersey.com/article/20120517/NJNEWS/305170062/Boscov-s-anchor-store-Woodbridge-Center-next-year?odyssey=nav|head


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on November 15, 2012, 03:12:00 PM
A sad but probably necessary move. Part of what made Boscov's unique was that they still sold the lines that most middle-market department store chains had already stopped selling. How will they differentiate themselves now?

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/11/boscovs_plans_to_stop_selling.html


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: d_fife on November 15, 2012, 05:08:33 PM
what will that mean of the binghamton one?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on November 15, 2012, 07:18:13 PM
I don't think any Boscov's locations are closing; they're merely getting out of the business of selling electronics and MAJAP.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on November 16, 2012, 08:56:27 PM
I don't think any Boscov's locations are closing; they're merely getting out of the business of selling electronics and MAJAP.
You are correct.  What i read from the article, Boscov's is just leaving the business of selling Electronics and Major Appliances.  They are still selling Small Appliance and expanding the Furinture Department.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: JoshAustin610 on November 16, 2012, 10:33:07 PM
Even Best Buy wants to get out of the major appliance business (their goal is to eventually have smaller stores, much like how Old Navy is remodeling their stores to be smaller and leasing out the extra space), so Boscov's getting rid of them isn't a huge surprise.  There's not much repeat business when they're selling that's expected to last 20 years.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on November 19, 2012, 10:08:11 PM
Boscov's tended to carry a little different assortment of merchandise in electronics/major appliances compared to its competition. You might see products or brands that were hard to find elsewhere. It was in the mid-90s that I was shopping for a washing machine and they were the only place carrying Amana; I'm not so sure they didn't also have Speed Queen. They had an above-average music department, back in the cassette days (yours truly is still stuck in the cassette days!)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on April 30, 2015, 06:22:47 PM
First Connecticut location is opening in Meriden in the former JC Penney.

They're also in talks to take over a former Sears in Pittsburgh. (It's mentioned in a side bar in this article about the Meriden Store)

http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meridennews/7207268-129/westfield-meriden-betting-on-boscovs-department-store.html


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TheFugitive on May 01, 2015, 09:18:41 AM
Boscov's is going into the former JC Penny at Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, a relatively new mall located
about 20 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  (not to be confused with the Galleria of Mt. Lebanon which I have derided for being so upscale almost nobody I know goes there).

I was kind of hoping they would move into the former Sears at Century III and help to save that dying mall.

Boscov's actually took some kind of money from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to stay afloat several years ago.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on May 03, 2015, 08:04:08 PM
The rumor mill says that Boscov's is planning on leaving its mall location in Salisbury, MD to build a stand-alone store just north of the state line in Delaware. I'm anxious to see how that will work out (and how much truth there is to it.) This would put them in a fast growing area, and eliminate sales tax. Could be a good move. I'm not sure how the Centre at Salisbury would fare without them as Boscov's was consistently the busiest place in the mall, from what I've seen.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TheFugitive on May 04, 2015, 07:46:24 AM
Maryland truly excels when it comes to driving business out of their state.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on May 08, 2015, 06:28:45 PM
They're going to open at the site of a former JC Penney in Meriden, CT
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meridennews/7207268-129/westfield-meriden-mall-betting-on-boscovs-department-store.html

Posted on Page 2 of this thread.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on May 08, 2015, 06:56:09 PM
They're going to open at the site of a former JC Penney in Meriden, CT
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/meriden/meridennews/7207268-129/westfield-meriden-mall-betting-on-boscovs-department-store.html

Posted on Page 2 of this thread.

So noted and deleted.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on May 09, 2015, 02:19:53 PM
James Boscov made the official announcement on Saturday confirming plans for Meriden, Connecticut.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 03, 2015, 06:57:19 PM
According to an article on MYRECORDJOURNAL.COM Boscov's was looking at the Brass Mill Mall in Waterbury for their first Connecticut location. When there was no space available they took a field trip and discovered the vacant JC Penney at the Meriden Square. The article also mentions Boscov's hopes to have their Meriden store open by late Fall.

I wonder if that means if Sears or JCP decides to close at Brass Mill that Boscov's will jump into the space.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on June 03, 2015, 08:09:36 PM
I never had the chance to got to a Boscov's. I've been to King of Prussia 3 times and that mall doesn't have one. And I went to Bethlehem twice. I never had a chance to visit the malls in Bethlehem/Allentown. The first time I went to KoP and the first and second time I went to Bethlehem I was attending Writing Conventions. The 2nd time I went to KoP I was supposed to check out other malls besides the KoP mall, but driving on I-76 was such a terrifying experience that the vehicle I rented stayed in the hotel parking lot all weekend and I made the people I was visiting in KoP drive me around.  :-[ What can I tell you? At that time I was 25 I barely had my driver's license 2 months I was in a strange state, driving a strange vehicle, and it was the first time I went on a highway without the driving instructor. The last day of the trip I managed to drive I-76 from KoP to the Philly Amtrak station return the rental vehicle, but that was the last time I ever was on any highway.

Most recently the closest thing to a highway that I have driven on was in 2013 when I accidentally got on that highway that leads to Route 9, but I only drove one exit because I was going to the Berlin, CT Amtrak station.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on July 01, 2015, 02:52:02 PM
Boscov's at Neshaminy Mall is expanding.  They are taking over the former RadioShack, Dollar Tree, and Kay Bee Toys site, and renovating their Young Men's store (itself a former Singer Fabrics location).  The Young Mens store is temporary in the former Deb Shops site.  The pic is that of the former RadioShack and Dollar Tree sites.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/18713294793_61b998d4d0_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: JimSawhill on July 03, 2015, 08:46:56 PM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on July 06, 2015, 09:49:56 PM
Boscov's at Neshaminy Mall is expanding.  They are taking over the former RadioShack, Dollar Tree, and Kay Bee Toys site, and renovating their Young Men's store (itself a former Singer Fabrics location).  The Young Mens store is temporary in the former Deb Shops site.  The pic is that of the former RadioShack and Dollar Tree sites.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/18713294793_61b998d4d0_b.jpg)

Oh wow, I'm surprised that Dollar Tree closed. I remember this was the only one in the area for a couple years before they bought out Dollar Express.
I'm also surprised Boscov's really needs that much extra space...what departments could they possibly be putting in here?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on July 07, 2015, 05:30:09 AM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.

They wanted to go to Brass Mill in Waterbury, but there wasn't any space available. Then they took a drive found the vacant JC Penny at Westfield Meriden and jumped on it. They immediately talked to the mall management about taking the space.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TRU7536 on July 07, 2015, 10:49:24 AM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.

From what I have read, Meriden had space and they got a great deal on the rent. best Buy was going to leave until the mall have them a sweet deal on the rent as well


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: JimSawhill on July 11, 2015, 09:29:43 PM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.

From what I have read, Meriden had space and they got a great deal on the rent. best Buy was going to leave until the mall have them a sweet deal on the rent as well

Thanks.. I meant that I heard Boscov's is upscale and Meriden isn't upscale...


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: mixedday on July 12, 2015, 07:04:32 PM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.

From what I have read, Meriden had space and they got a great deal on the rent. best Buy was going to leave until the mall have them a sweet deal on the rent as well

Thanks.. I meant that I heard Boscov's is upscale and Meriden isn't upscale...

Boscov's is a mid-range department store. Dillard's is higher end between the two. The two do not directly compete but their market areas almost border each other where the Salisbury, MD and Virginia Beach, Virginia regions border each other. Although from it's site, Boscov's has one store in Ohio (and that seems like an outlier store).

I'm not familiar with Meriden Mall, so I can't comment on it's likelihood of success, but this will put Boscov's into Connecticut and into New England.

In some ways, it might be challenging since one store will lack critical mass that a cluster of stores would otherwise offer.

I'm more surprised that Boscov's hasn't chosen a store in Mercer County area of NJ, as it could strengthen it's position in Central NJ and further north but within NJ. It added a store in Woodbridge Center and has two by the Monmouth-Ocean area, but that is still light even within Central NJ. Between Bensalem (Neshaminy Mall)/Moorestown NJ and Woodbridge is a long corridor where Boscov's lacks a store.

 I just passed a former Stop&Shop site in Monmouth Junction, NJ and it faces the busy Route 1 and there are other strong tenants like Home Depot in the same center, South Brunswick Square Mall.
http://x.lnimg.com/attachments/A2389C20-97C1-4A9B-9E7C-50F564D59A8C.pdf

I was thinking that Boscov's might be able to fit in to this plaza with a store similar to the one in Christiana Town Center in Christiana, DE. The  listing shows that the former Stop&Shop is just a 55,000 sq.ft building but maybe Boscov's could add a second level?

The Boscov ownership only wants to open one new store a year as it goes with growth cautiously, but I think it should look into adding a store in Mercer County or between Mercer Co. and Woodbridge Center. It's a densely populated, high income area.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TRU7536 on July 12, 2015, 10:11:48 PM
Boscov's is going into Westfield Meriden? I'm surprised they want to go there.

From what I have read, Meriden had space and they got a great deal on the rent. best Buy was going to leave until the mall have them a sweet deal on the rent as well

Thanks.. I meant that I heard Boscov's is upscale and Meriden isn't upscale...

I just took a quick look at their website, they are no Macy's or Nordstrom by any means. They seem to be a step up from Jcpennys.

It's going to be interesting with Meriden. They lost Lord and Taylor years ago bc it didn't fit their demographics and Jcpennys closing is a sign the mall doesn't bring enough foot traffic even for a lower end department store. We all know the only reason Best Buy stayed and signed a two year deal, was because the last minute the mall offered them a sweet deal on rent. Best Buy wasn't doing good business and I wouldn't be shocked if The Gap is even still at this mall will be one of the locations closing.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on July 13, 2015, 05:20:17 AM
Gap has been gone for years at Westfield Meriden. There is Old Navy which is owned Gap Inc. It's been there about 4 years now if I recall.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: mixedday on July 28, 2015, 09:11:39 PM
As of two years ago, Boscov's sold TVs and electronics. I confirmed on a recent visit that Boscov's has ceased that business.

And many years ago, I remember they had sold CDs in the Voorhees store. Even Target has trimmed that out to a small selection. My local Best Buy has moved the CD/DVD aisles to the back of the store, with a great de-emphasis.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on July 29, 2015, 06:43:18 PM
Meriden, Connecticut Boscov's will open October 8th.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on July 31, 2015, 10:29:28 AM
As of two years ago, Boscov's sold TVs and electronics. I confirmed on a recent visit that Boscov's has ceased that business.

And many years ago, I remember they had sold CDs in the Voorhees store. Even Target has trimmed that out to a small selection. My local Best Buy has moved the CD/DVD aisles to the back of the store, with a great de-emphasis.

They also sold large appliances a few years ago as well, but they are gone too.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 08, 2015, 06:39:31 AM
Boscov's in Meriden, Connecticut unofficially opens today October 8th. For a $5 ticket you get to preview the store before it opens tomorrow. The money from sales of the tickets will be donated to charity. Shirley Jones from The Partridge Family and her son Patrick Cassidy will be performing all-week starting Saturday in The Boscov's Auditorium.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TheFugitive on October 08, 2015, 07:20:34 AM
Boscov's in Meriden, Connecticut unofficially opens today October 8th. For a $5 ticket you get to preview the store before it opens tomorrow. The money from sales of the tickets will be donated to charity. Shirley Jones from The Partridge Family and her son Patrick Cassidy will be performing all-week starting Saturday in The Boscov's Auditorium.

Shirley Jones, a native of Smithton, PA, here in the Pittsburgh area.

The Jones Brewery was in her family for many years, and produced Stoney's Beer in Smithton.
It is now made by Iron City.  Her great-grandfather, Stoney Jones, reportedly won the brewery
in a poker game!

High school football aficionados in Westmoreland County still maintain that 16 year old
Shirley Jones is still the hottest cheerleader to ever show up around these parts.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on October 15, 2015, 08:34:42 PM
Boscov's is having their 101 year anniversary sale right now; we were in there Saturday and they had some neat photos and storyboards hanging up, including a photo from a grand opening in 1985 featuring Mr. Boscov standing next to Sophia Loren.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 17, 2015, 08:22:10 AM
Starting Sunday (10/18) for entertainment in the Boscov's Community Auditorium at their new Meriden, CT store will be Elvis Aaron Presley Jr.  ::)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: ynkeesfn82 on October 20, 2015, 12:19:49 PM
Mom and I went to the new Boscov's at the Meriden Square Mall today. It's my Mom's new favorite store. She spent $90 on curtains alone. She's had trouble finding curtains after the Casual Curtain chain closed in February 2014. She got other things too including a new pillow for me.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: MikeRa on October 20, 2015, 06:52:37 PM
The Boscov's at Neshaminy Mall, Bensalem, PA debuted their new Mall entrance today.  They won't open those gates until the area on the inside, which was the mall common area, for a couple of weeks:
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5827/21723181713_a6b6d8c7a1_b.jpg)
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/761/21721493184_0501b5088d_b.jpg)
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5765/22354922201_c7a2bb77a6_b.jpg)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: mixedday on May 12, 2016, 08:33:49 PM
In Atlantic County, NJ, Boscov's anchors the Harbor Square shopping center, formerly Shore Mall. A Burlington Coat Factory is there as well. A Halloween store seasonally operates in a former Value City space. I was just there, and while it's not as ghetto as when the mall was open, there is certainly something off about the center. One is Golden Corrall being a restaurant there. Other being the 2-3 run down centers near and across the mall.

What's most ghetto (and specific to the center) is there is a large inflated pumpkin (for Spirit Halloween) on top of the Value City space that looks just as bad as inflatable rat balloon when unions picket their employer . It's May, and it's not Halloween season, so it shouldn't be up even otherwise.

 I'm surprised Boscov's and Burlington wouldn't want a better space in general, or atleast the center owner to spruce up the center and not permit the Halloween store to not take down it's signage and balloon.

I also find the traffic pattern weird. If I want to drive from Boscov's west back to Mays Landing/Hamilton, there is no left turn option at the traffic light. One can only go right - east, or make a complicated U turn through the GS parkway.

I believe Macy's and Sears have the best locations in Atlantic County, in a modestly performing Hamilton Mall with highway facing anchor spots. Boscov's is in a weaker shopping center and area. JCPenney is part of Hamilton Mall with Macy's and Sears, but it doesn't face the highway. I wonder between Boscov's and JCPenney, which has the better location. Highway facing but in a ghetto block, or in a decent area (and mall) but not facing the highway.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on May 18, 2016, 12:15:15 AM
In Atlantic County, NJ, Boscov's anchors the Harbor Square shopping center, formerly Shore Mall. A Burlington Coat Factory is there as well. A Halloween store seasonally operates in a former Value City space. I was just there, and while it's not as ghetto as when the mall was open, there is certainly something off about the center. One is Golden Corrall being a restaurant there. Other being the 2-3 run down centers near and across the mall.


Boscov's is a strange beast and seem to thrive well in dead or dying malls and/or not-so-great neighborhoods. Most of their locations, especially in the Central PA region are mostly all in dead or drying malls, yet are still busy and very profitable locations for them.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on May 18, 2016, 09:03:34 PM
Some stores have been able to find a good niche and thrive by serving it well. In my part of the world Boscov's doesn't have real deep competition. Macy's has the higher end of the market, Wal*Mart the lower. Sears & Penney's are weak or non-existent. Boscov's offers a very wide selection, more than anywhere else I can think of these days (candy counter, toys, bedding, housewares, dinnerware, a travel desk, restaurant, etc.)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: mixedday on May 19, 2016, 08:44:43 AM
As Sears is selling off or subleasing off it's store real estate in certain cases (e.g. King of Prussia Mall), I wonder if Sears might sell/sublease either the Hamilton Mall Sears, or the Somers Pt. Kmart (it could move Sears there). There is also a Pleasantville Kmart but it's more downscale and the real estate likely worth less. Sears could sell either one to Boscov's. I think either would be an upgrade for Boscov's (from Harbor Square) especially if the Hamilton Mall Sears anchor space could be sold to them.

It'd also be great if Boscov's returned to Oxford Valley Mall but in Sears more central anchor space. Boscov's does operate not too far in Neshaminy, but so does Sears. It's probably Sears closest two mall stores to each other in the Philly region.

Would Boscov's have interest in Valley Mall in Hagerstown? Macy's has closed there, which might present an opportunity for Boscov's to move in. I don't know about the Macy's real estate there, but I know Boscov's already operates in Frederick in a substandard space. There is an outlet center in Hagerstown (Hagerstown Premium Outlets) that competes against the Valley Mall, which might have depressed sales for Macy's, but Boscov's might perform better.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on August 21, 2016, 06:29:30 AM
I think Boscov's needs to join the 21st Century and have order online and pick up in store like other major retailers do such as Sears, Penney's, Macys, Target, Kohl's, Walmart, etc.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on October 06, 2016, 02:30:23 AM
Boscov's in New Hartford, New York is opening on Saturday. It's in the former Sears at the Sangertown Square Mall.

http://www.readingeagle.com/money/article/boscovs-to-open-store-in-new-york-state

http://www.sangertown.com/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=1436&cntnt01origid=15&cntnt01returnid=16


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on October 19, 2016, 08:46:46 AM
Boscov's says in the year they've been open in Meriden, Connecticut sales have exceeded their expectations. And while not mentioned by name they also said they're doing more in sales than Macy's and Sears in Meriden.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on October 19, 2016, 11:02:37 PM
Boscov's says in the year they've been open in Meriden, Connecticut sales have exceeded their expectations. And while not mentioned by name they also said they're doing more in sales than Macy's and Sears in Meriden.

It doesn't take much these days to overtake Sears in sales...just sayin'... ;)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on February 11, 2017, 06:25:27 AM
Albert Boscov chairman of Boscov's Dept stores passed away at 87 after battling cancer.

http://wnep.com/2017/02/10/retail-industry-giant-al-boscov-dies-at-87/


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Patrick Boots CEC on February 11, 2017, 08:06:26 AM
:-(

Best of wishes to his family.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on February 11, 2017, 11:46:07 AM
Between this and Mike Ilitch, it's been a lousy week for retail and restaurant legends. Al Boscov leaves one hell of a legacy. Hopefully Jim is up to the task of building on Al's tremendous achievements.
http://www.readingeagle.com/news/article/albert-r-boscov
http://www.wfmz.com/news/berks/albert-boscov-dies-at-87/326328545


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: zonemad96 on April 03, 2017, 02:05:28 PM
Has anyone noticed some boscov's locations have really gone downhill? My local one has turned into a dump, first it started when the Ritz camera inside it closed, then they had a showroom for discounted furniture that turned into selling really cheap dollar store merchandise, then the electronics section was removed and is currently empty, then the optical department was replaced with more dollar store merchandise??? Also the toy department is a mess most of it is either completely empty or toys no one wants anymore. I hate to say it but my local sears is in better condition at least the merchandise they are selling makes sense for a department store. When you start filling empty spots in your store with dollar store merchandise in the same place you are selling mid-high priced goods you can't help but think wtf?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TheFugitive on April 03, 2017, 02:51:04 PM
Years ago, when I worked for David Weis Co. we would run a Dollar Days promotion with cheap dollar items mere steps from the jewelry counter where we displayed $10,000 diamonds.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on April 03, 2017, 08:36:05 PM
My Mom told me when she was at Boscov's in Meriden shopping for curtains back in February they were selling Curtain closeouts from KMART. Maybe they bough them from the KMART closing sale in Cromwell.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: standa on April 04, 2017, 10:59:29 AM
Has anyone noticed some boscov's locations have really gone downhill? My local one has turned into a dump, first it started when the Ritz camera inside it closed, then they had a showroom for discounted furniture that turned into selling really cheap dollar store merchandise, then the electronics section was removed and is currently empty, then the optical department was replaced with more dollar store merchandise??? Also the toy department is a mess most of it is either completely empty or toys no one wants anymore. I hate to say it but my local sears is in better condition at least the merchandise they are selling makes sense for a department store. When you start filling empty spots in your store with dollar store merchandise in the same place you are selling mid-high priced goods you can't help but think wtf?

 In which city is your Boscov's located?


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on April 05, 2017, 10:22:13 AM
My Mom told me when she was at Boscov's in Meriden shopping for curtains back in February they were selling Curtain closeouts from KMART. Maybe they bough them from the KMART closing sale in Cromwell.

This isn't really anything new. I remember walking through their stationary department many years ago (probably 20 years at this point) and bought a notebook with a Drug Emporium? (or some similar store) sticker on it. Boscov's masquerades itself as a more middle-upscale department store, but they've always done a large amounts of buyouts and closeouts.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailfan on April 07, 2017, 05:42:20 PM
Ritz Camera used to run the camera departments within Boscovs  but since the chain closed down  im not sure what became of that area. I know they handled a lot of the electronics items for Boscovs also. I know recently the Boscovs chain was also in danger of closing  before Ritz went under  as they were discussing  what to do with those stores . In the end Boscovs survived  and of course Ritz went bankrupt and no longer exists.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: shore72 on April 12, 2017, 09:26:37 PM
Ritz Camera used to run the camera departments within Boscovs  but since the chain closed down  im not sure what became of that area. I know they handled a lot of the electronics items for Boscovs also. I know recently the Boscovs chain was also in danger of closing  before Ritz went under  as they were discussing  what to do with those stores . In the end Boscovs survived  and of course Ritz went bankrupt and no longer exists.
At my local store the space just sort of got absorbed into several surrounding departments. It was basically a small island in the middle of the store, like the candy department.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: Brammy on June 14, 2017, 02:39:31 PM
Boscov's is opening in the former Sears Store at the Millcreek Mall in Erie, PA.

http://www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/boscovs-dept-store-to-open-in-fall/734570843


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on June 14, 2017, 04:48:15 PM
Every time I read about a Boscov's opening I feel a bit ambivalent. Happy that they're expanding, and sad that they're not expanding closer to me. Hey, maybe they can take over the Bon-Ton in the Maine Mall! :)


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: TheFugitive on June 15, 2017, 09:09:30 AM
The floor plan of Millcreek Mall is actually SHAPED LIKE A GUN!

Look it up on Google Earth, it's true!

The legend is that this was a mob message from the original builder to
someone in the general direction of the "barrel".


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: store215 on June 15, 2017, 10:51:21 AM
Every time I read about a Boscov's opening I feel a bit ambivalent. Happy that they're expanding, and sad that they're not expanding closer to me. Hey, maybe they can take over the Bon-Ton in the Maine Mall! :)

I just hope they are more careful this time, unlike 2006-2008 when they took over too many former May Company stores and ended up having to close them after a year or two. I think Boscov's is doing a little better as they target more of a lower-middle income shopper and have a much broader variety of merchandise. I like to think of Boscov's as a 'fancy Walmart'.


Title: Boscov's opening 47th location - 2nd in Connecticut
Post by: Brammy on January 11, 2018, 03:02:22 PM
Boscov's is opening their 47th store in October and it will be their second in Connecticut. They are opening in the former JC Penney in the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford. They are expanding the footprint of the store front and will be 200,000 square feet.

https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/replacement-jcpenneys-connecticut-post-mall-announced


Title: Re: Boscov's opening 47th location - 2nd in Connecticut
Post by: JJBers on January 11, 2018, 06:48:39 PM
Boscov's is opening their 47th store in October and it will be their second in Connecticut. They are opening in the former JC Penney in the Connecticut Post Mall in Milford. They are expanding the footprint of the store front and will be 200,000 square feet.

https://patch.com/connecticut/milford/replacement-jcpenneys-connecticut-post-mall-announced
Wonder if they're gonna enter into Eastern Connecticut, or just the Manchester area.

The floor plan of Millcreek Mall is actually SHAPED LIKE A GUN!

Look it up on Google Earth, it's true!

The legend is that this was a mob message from the original builder to
someone in the general direction of the "barrel".
Wow...that's one mall.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: esw01407 on January 11, 2018, 07:08:07 PM
I'm glad they announced a new location, was getting concerned about nothing being announced. Also glad they are taking it easy, because they might have lots of opportunities in the next few years to over expand again.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: danfifepsu on January 11, 2018, 07:11:17 PM
I'm glad they announced a new location, was getting concerned about nothing being announced. Also glad they are taking it easy, because they might have lots of opportunities in the next few years to over expand again.
what of old.Bon ton in portland maine mall and old Sears or Macys in Bangor Mall.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: esw01407 on January 12, 2018, 08:49:14 AM
I'm glad they announced a new location, was getting concerned about nothing being announced. Also glad they are taking it easy, because they might have lots of opportunities in the next few years to over expand again.
what of old.Bon ton in portland maine mall and old Sears or Macys in Bangor Mall.

I was wondering how far these expansions would go to bring in Boscov's. Looks like there adding 60,000 sq. ft. to this store.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on February 08, 2018, 04:52:35 PM
what of old.Bon ton in portland maine mall and old Sears or Macys in Bangor Mall.

Makes absolutely no sense. The Bangor Mall is dying, and Maine is too far away from their core. They're only now establishing themselves in Connecticut.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: danfifepsu on February 09, 2018, 07:08:09 AM
what of old.Bon ton in portland maine mall and old Sears or Macys in Bangor Mall.

Makes absolutely no sense. The Bangor Mall is dying, and Maine is too far away from their core. They're only now establishing themselves in Connecticut.

well maybe Portland. if they overexpand they could die.


Title: Re: Boscov's
Post by: retailisking on February 09, 2018, 08:16:15 PM
well maybe Portland. if they overexpand they could die.

Even Portland is a big stretch. They might expand into Western Mass; the Westfield Bon-Ton survived this round of closures. It might be close enough to their Clifton Park, NY and Connecticut locations to make sense.


SimplePortal 2.3.1 © 2008-2009, SimplePortal