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Kohls is coming August 4, 2006

Posted by Kilgore Trout in Economic, Local.
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Star-Gazette: Kohls inks deal in Horseheads

Another big box store. I’m so sick of these places, walking in they’re just cold and emotionless. Its like a factory of commerce there is no joy, no life to these stores with their 30 foot ceilings with 10 feet of merchandise, why are the ceilings so high? They are cookie cutters, you could be dropped into one and not know if you were in Maine or California. Local businesses have soul any have feeling that of course comes from being the blood sweat and tears of a single, or a few, people. For the same reason that a hand made guitar is worth more than factory produced Chinese guitar, the local store might not have the lowest prices but its worth the extra money.

I guess I should ask, what is a kohls?I’ve heard of it but never cared enough to ask what it is. Even now I ask but I really dont care what they sell. Ill be surprised if I ever venture inside, but who knows.

I also dislike them because they funnel money upwards and away from the community into the pockets of a few very rich who then save up millions of dollars which dries up the economy. Also take issue with putting stores outside of town, forcing people to drive further to do basic shopping. This is one reason why even if these stores try to go green they are still damaging the environment for the sake of profit.

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1. NYCO - August 5, 2006

Kohl’s is sort of like a Target that’s more department-store-y.

2. Terry - August 6, 2006

If you don’t know anything about Kohl’s maybe you shouldn’t accuse the chain of being a big box store. Kohl’s stores are much smaller than Sears, Kaufmanns or Bon Ton.

And gee, I’m really sorry there are no mom and pop department stores popping up these days. I guess you’ll have to start one and show everyone how successful you can be.

3. Tim Coon - August 7, 2006

I do like mom and pop stores, I dont like department stores. Ive never needed to buy a toaster, some socks, and cologne at the same time but hey thats just me. And to that extent as for the first comment, thanks although I’ve never been to a Target either. We did just get one so maybe ill check it out some time.

So your right maybe I shouldn’t have imediatly lumped Kohls in as a Big Box store. I will hold of that judgement untill it actually arrives. Although that changes only the first two sentences of the post.

If it turns out that it is not a cookie cutter building that is placed far from a population center which increases national fuel consumption and gives its employees full benefits and a living wage while the CEO takes a reasonable salary and no massive bonuses, if these turn out to be the case then I will give you my deepest apologies and will gladly shop there. If not, then it is a part of the problem.

4. bythepeople - August 7, 2006

If it turns out that it is not a cookie cutter building that is placed far from a population center which increases national fuel consumption and gives its employees full benefits and a living wage while the CEO takes a reasonable salary and no massive bonuses, if these turn out to be the case then I will give you my deepest apologies and will gladly shop there. If not, then it is a part of the problem.

Wow, well said Tim.

Terry, I’m not really sure what your point is with this:

And gee, I’m really sorry there are no mom and pop department stores popping up these days. I guess you’ll have to start one and show everyone how successful you can be.

The reason local businesses are going out of business is because there’s an uneven playing field that favors corporations. And when local biz goes, the life, and the money, gets sucked out of the local economy.

5. carmella vanrensselaer - September 8, 2006

I would like to know, where in hoeseheads will the kohls store be coming Is it hiring now? and where do we put our application in? Please contact me at 607 734 2900 or Ccandykidv@aol.com

6. Kilgore Trout - September 9, 2006

I don’t have their info, and clearly you left a comment based solely on the title.


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