While it's expected to gain customers from the recent collapse of Borders, the company has lost money in three of the last four quarters, and sales at its stores open more than a year declined 1. The reason I am lowering my rating has to do with the change in the store sales policy. Now the plan is to open 400 of them. Huge modern book store packed with all sorts of great books. Personally, I would find it a more attractive place to shop if there was a discount grocery store there - maybe a large Fred Meyer's or a Food 4 Less there are none of the latter in Seattle I beleive. I go here to drop off Amazon returns and it's really helpful and easy.
Come sit here, and watch your children play, and then when they fall asleep, go shopping! They have a wonderful store and the coupons can be printed from your computer for use in store too. It is a large, open-air mall-type, with tons of upscale shops and great restaurants. You name it and they have it. What I think Amazon should do to re-gain the foot traffic of non-Prime members is to follow the lead of wholesale stores like Costco and charge a 5 or 10% surcharge for non-members over the online price instead. The mall is nicely landscaped with a large courtyard in the middle, which makes for a nice place to eat or simply sit and people watch.
Shopping below an apartment structure. Our annual contest offers middle and high school students the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers. There are no prices indicated for anything! It's a great place to walk around on a calm and warm day! It went from an okay shopping center with a grocery store and a card store to an upscale shopping - well, village. I really like this location. The rest is more uniqlo-esque, although somewhat less fashionable. University Village is an outdoors mall located in the U-district.
All this change is very difficult for the over 50 crowd. Many of my co-workers had worked at that location for over 10 years. Instead, you are to scan an item using the app to find out it's current selling price. The other neat thing is there's no prices, this is because the prices change dynamically to reflect the lowest offer on Amazon. Many of the shops are expensive, and arent really that great for young people.
The 800 lb gorilla of bookstores Amazon not having a storefront in which to browse , Barnes and Noble's University Village location is a pleasant experience. She recently negotiated a lease at U-Village on behalf of The Local Vine, a wine bar that soon will open near a forthcoming Microsoft store. It's by no means even close to the size of older bookstores, so they're obviously missing out on a handful of titles hence the 4 stars. University Village is great location-wise if you're going to the University. I have been dealing with them since they opened. Devoid of the wonderment and mystery that lies under the surface in all other bookstores.
Visit the fantastic French bakery, and sit outside consuming your baked goods, while tiny birds flit around all over you. The interior is pleasing to the eye, not cozy, and bespeaks the sort of civilized mindset that arises wherever the majority of residents reads, thinks, and learns. Now the pricing on the Amazon website is available only to Amazon Prime members at the store. The grounds are clean, and well kept, with outdoor seating and great aesthetics. Oh, and of course they are excellent quality for the price. I love going there with my mother. It even has two Starbucks, so you don't have to walk to the other side of the mall for your latte! I think the area is going to be redeveloped.
But it doesn't take much to create a bad customer experience, today I went to drop off a return and I've dropped off tons and she told me it'll take 3 weeks for me to get my refund which isn't true. There are lots of benches and decorative flowers on the raod, which makes this place very comfortable. They may make some small effort to find the managers another spot, but even that is iffy. They have unique shops that you don't see in the larger shopping malls. Speaking of which, another chain that has a store in Westwood, Mattress Firm, filed for Chapter 11 a little over a week ago. The staff working pretty much leaves you along to browse, and will check on you if you need it. There are some interesting re-uses of urban malls that I keep reading about.
And our top-notch children's events including Storytime entertain and inspire thousands of children weekly. You people out there reading this are in one of two categories: the folks that abstain from the big man; the small business people, the loyalists. Their concept is to have lots of very interesting books. I could be wrong, but that's how I interpreted it. I haven't really used the cafe much, so I can't really speak on that part of the store. Not a bit blurb, just a bit to give you a sense of the book's tone. Open an Amazon Books at the airport so I can pick up a good novel every time I'm departing on vacation.
And yes, please keep Target. Members of their club now enjoy up to 40% off on many new hardback books. It is the most disgustingly partisan and Republithug-pandering place I've ever seen. You could come here with friends, and everyone will find something to do. Yeah, I really do think. Stores include Fran's Chocolates, Kids Club, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn Kids. Two of the biggest things I noticed are that almost all the books have the cover facing the customer, not spine facing out.