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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2021, 01:19:32 PM »
Glad I got a chest freezer from Fry's for a deep discount at the beginning of the year

I bar a chest freezer also. (But not from frys)
So much extra freezer space.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2021, 01:43:58 PM »
Bye bye Frys:

https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2021/2/24/22298616/frys-electronics-going-out-of-business

:(

I remember loving going there as a kid, video games, computer parts, TVs, etc.  But to be honest I haven't been there in about 5+ years, last time I remember going was for their 25% itune GCs when they went on sale, didn't even browse, grabbed and left.  All the businesses selling things online didn't help and their website wasn't smooth, they didn't really have great prices either compared to say Microcenter.  The one time I bought something on their website never shipped and was cancelled and I never used them again.

Micro center no comment.
Go to Yelp and read their reviews.

I've personally never had an issue with Microcenter, and I'm sure a lot of PC enthusiasts like having a Microcenter in the OC area, especially those who want the new video cards and AMD CPUs.  My dad has been using them for years as have I.  I've never had a DOA part though, maybe their return/exchange service sucks, but I can't comment on that.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2021, 02:09:31 PM »
Micro Center is a local treasure to me. I also don't view them as actively trying to screw you in the way I thought about Fry's. Then again, I'm really biased because I've been going to the Tustin Micro Center since the 90s. They let me return a videogame, which was unheard of, and won my eternal loyalty as a teenager.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #108 on: March 21, 2021, 09:43:08 PM »
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #109 on: May 03, 2022, 03:08:55 PM »
This was the most recent thread I could find regarding MicroCenter.

Has anyone been since they remodeled?

So much better... it's like Frys and Best Buy had a baby.
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #110 on: May 04, 2022, 12:12:34 PM »
Yeah, I have no idea how Micro Center has continued to survive profitably, but it's a local gem.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #111 on: May 25, 2022, 09:02:44 PM »
La Sirena Grill in the Orchard Hills shopping center closed. I’m sad, really liked their fish tacos, enchiladas, and chips and guacamole. Covid really took a toll on their business and I noticed they never really recovered even after everything opened back up.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #112 on: May 26, 2022, 03:59:00 PM »
La Sirena Grill in the Orchard Hills shopping center closed. I’m sad, really liked their fish tacos, enchiladas, and chips and guacamole. Covid really took a toll on their business and I noticed they never really recovered even after everything opened back up.

First CVS, now La Sirena Grill.  How long do you think Pizza stays in that location?  That place is always empty.
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #113 on: May 26, 2022, 06:35:08 PM »
Does Islands count as a Covid closure?

What about the Wienerdude on Walnut and Jeffrey that got replaced by a KFC?
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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #114 on: May 26, 2022, 09:44:11 PM »
La Sirena Grill in the Orchard Hills shopping center closed. I’m sad, really liked their fish tacos, enchiladas, and chips and guacamole. Covid really took a toll on their business and I noticed they never really recovered even after everything opened back up.
Damn it - I loved this place.  There fish burrito was bomb and there salsa's were awesome.  Same people always working there too.  Wish I would have known I would have went for one last burrito and tipped extra well. 

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #115 on: May 26, 2022, 09:44:57 PM »
La Sirena Grill in the Orchard Hills shopping center closed. I’m sad, really liked their fish tacos, enchiladas, and chips and guacamole. Covid really took a toll on their business and I noticed they never really recovered even after everything opened back up.

First CVS, now La Sirena Grill.  How long do you think Pizza stays in that location?  That place is always empty.
Pizza Hut also sucks.  But with Orchard Hills built out a lot more you would think the center would start to draw more, but its still pretty quiet in general. 

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #116 on: May 27, 2022, 01:55:51 AM »
They’ll probably put a gym in the CVS then some postal annex in La Sirena.  Hope I’m wrong though and we get some good restaurants

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #117 on: June 25, 2022, 11:04:18 AM »
Drove by the Tustin ranch Costco yesterday and the gas station looks like it was pretty much ready to go. This morning I noticed the gas prices were listed on the Costco app - I’m assuming this opened today perhaps.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #118 on: June 25, 2022, 11:18:36 AM »
Drove by the Tustin ranch Costco yesterday and the gas station looks like it was pretty much ready to go. This morning I noticed the gas prices were listed on the Costco app - I’m assuming this opened today perhaps.

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Re: COVID-19 Retail Openings and Closures
« Reply #119 on: June 25, 2022, 11:24:30 AM »
Most Irvine commercial properties have such a high cost that only a major chain restaurant can survive at an OH like location.  High volume sandwich places might (Board and Brew comes to mind) but everyone else is priced out.
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