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Old 08-24-21, 02:02 PM
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Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores


Disney is closing 57 of their Disney Stores. 2 of them are in my area in Southern California.

Wow, so only 25 are going to be left.

Looks like if you want Disney you have to buy it online or at the parks. Every time I've walked into a Disney store at the mall, they are usually pretty slow. I'm guessing all these stores closing are money losers. And some of these stores were shut down for months due to COVID.

Here's the list:

Tempe: Arizona Mills, 5000 Arizona Mills Circle
Tucson: Tucson Premium Outlets, 6401 W. Marana Center Blvd.

Brea: Brea Mall, 1065 Brea Mall
Carlsbad: Carlsbad Premium Outlets, 5610 Paseo Del Norte
Cerritos: Los Cerritos Shopping Center, 163 Los Cerritos Center
Concord: Sunvalley Mall, 1 Sunvalley Mall
Daly City: Serramonte Center, 25 Serramonte Center
Fresno: Fashion Fair, 587 E Shaw Ave.
Gilroy: Gilroy Premium Outlet, 681 Leavesley Road
Lakewood: Lakewood Center, 88 Lakewood Center Mall
Los Angeles: Westfield Century City, 10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Modesto: Vintage Faire, 3401 Dale Road
National City: Westfield Plaza Bonita, 3030 Plaza Bonita Road
San Francisco: Stockton Street, 39 Stockton St. (Closing on or before Sept. 8)
Santa Clara: Westfield Valley Fair, 2855 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Sherman Oaks: Westfield Fashion Square, 14006 Riverside Drive
Thousand Oaks: The Oaks, 350 West Hillcrest Drive
Torrance: Del Amo Fashion Center, 21712 Hawthorne Blvd.
Valencia: Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd.

Danbury: Danbury Fair, 7 Backus Ave.
Farmington: Westfarms Mall, 500 Westfarms Mall

Doral: Miami International Mall, 1455 Northwest 107th Ave.
Lutz: Tampa Premium Outlets, 2300 Grand Cypress Drive
Miami: Dadeland Mall, 7527 Dadeland Mall
Orlando: The Florida Mall, 8001 So. Orange Blossom Trail

Buford: Mall of Georgia, 3333 Buford Drive

Aurora: Chicago Premium Outlets, 1650 Premium Outlet Blvd.
Chicago: North Michigan Avenue, 717 North Michigan Ave. (Closing on or before Sept. 1)
Gurnee: Gurnee Mills, 6170 West Grand Ave.
Schaumburg: Woodfield Mall, 1600 Golf & Meacham Road

Clarksburg: Clarksburg Premium Outlets, 22705 Clarksburg Road

Burlington: Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike
Wrentham: Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, 1 Premium Outlets Blvd.

Auburn: Great Lakes Crossing, 4286 Baldwin Road
Missouri closing Disney Store
Chesterfield: St. Louis Premium Outlets, 18521 Outlet Blvd.
NevadaLas Vegas: Las Vegas South Premium Outlets, 7400 Las Vegas Blvd. South
New Hampshire Disney Store closure
Merrimack: Merrimack Premium Outlet, 80 Premium Outlets Blvd.

New Jersey
Deptford: Deptford Mall, 1750 Deptford Center Road
Edison: Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road
Jackson: Jackson Premium Outlets, 537 Monmouth Road
Paramus: Garden State Plaza, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd.

New York
Central Valley: Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, 191 Marigold Court
Elmhurst: Queens Center, 90-15 Queens Boulevard
Lake Grove: Smith Haven Mall, 313 Smith Haven Mall Road
Niagara Falls: Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, 1900 Military Road

North Carolina
Charlotte: SouthPark Mall, 4400 Sharon Road
Concord: Concord Mills, 8111 Concord Mills Blvd.

Limerick: Philadelphia Premium Outlet, 18 West Lightcap Road
Whitehall: Lehigh Valley Mall, 217 Lehigh Valley Mall

Nashville: Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Drive

Houston: Houston Galleria, 5015 Westheimer Road
McAllen: La Plaza Mall, 2200 South 10th St.
Mercedes: Rio Grand Valley Premium Outlets, 5001 East Expressway 83
Round Rock: Round Rock Premium Outlets, 4401 North Interstate Highway 35

Salt Lake City: City Creek Center, 51 South Main Street

Woodbridge: Potomac Mills, 2700 Potomac Mills Circle

Tukwila: Westfield Southcenter, 536 Southcenter Mall

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Old 08-24-21, 02:38 PM
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

That's just the latest closing. I said it in one of the covid threads but the closest Disney stores to me in SoCal closed in the last 6 months, and aren't even on this list. This includes the original Disney Store in the Glendale Galleria. Seems like they're focusing on their online store instead.
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Yup, they closed over 60 U.S. stores in March, then in May all Canadian stores and most European stores.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

It was my understanding that Disney didn't own the Disney Stores anyway.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

I didn’t know these stores still existed.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

Originally Posted by Decker
It was my understanding that Disney didn't own the Disney Stores anyway.
Ah, found the answer to my own question :

In the United States, Canada, and Europe, Disney Stores are owned by The Walt Disney Company. However, Japanese Disney Stores were owned and operated by The Oriental Land Company, the company that owns and operates the Tokyo Disney Resort, but have now been bought back by The Walt Disney Company. From November 21, 2004 until May 1, 2008, Disney Stores in the United States and Canada were owned and operated by Hoop Retail Stores, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Children's Place, LLC. Oriental Land operates Disney Stores under a long-term license agreement with The Walt Disney Company, as did The Children's Place. In the United Kingdom and Europe, Disney operates approximately 30 locations. As of early 2021, Disney maintained about 300 Disney Stores worldwide. [67]
That makes sense. I doubt I have stepped foot in a Disney Store since May 1, 2008. One of the joys of having your kids grow up.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

I wonder if this is a thing with retail stores in general closing or an issue with Disney?
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

The parks closing as long as they did under Covid, on top of all the lost movie revenue from theaters, really did a number to Disney's cashflow and bottom line.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

As it turns out, I was in San Francisco over the weekend and walked by a store with a closing notice.

I used to go there when my kids were young and occasionally found something that was hard to find elsewhere, but the one at our local mall closed years ago.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

Now you've prompted me to visit my local mall. They aren't on the list above but wonder if they already closed. Not having kids and being off "retirement age" I've never visited the store but may just to see what's there.
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The one at the local mall that had been open since the 90s closed down in July. It was a good source of cheap (when on sale) Disney clothing for the nephews and they always liked looking at the Marvel stuff while there. Oh well, sign of the times, retailers closing left and right.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

Closed in Dallas as well at a very upscale mall. Not in that list. And it was usually pretty crowded.
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

They're opening up mini-storefronts in Target stores. Which seems to be the new way to retail
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Re: Disney closing 57 Disney retail stores

It makes sense Disney is closing. Outside of food places which have high margins and actually are reasons people go to the mall,the stores that can met their bottom line are things like Old Navy which does high costume volume, clothing store's that are outright associated with mall's and need to stay there for brand awareness and high end and local places that will have a hard time with online specific commerce. Disney already has 100% brand awareness and basically can get shelf space within other retailers of every economic class be it low end,mid tier and high end retail. 25 years ago you basically had to go to the Disney store if you wanted a shirt,doll or some other accesory of your favorite disney charecter. Now they are in almost every store and online so a trip to the disney store is less special for a kid.

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