Mervyns is going out of business
That is no new news, Mervyns LLC, headquartered in Hayward, CA declared Bankruptcy in August this year. Shoppers like myself saw it coming months ago, we were always piling in for the giant sales and empty aisles.
This is sad indeed, Mervyns has been a huge staple in my shopping history. I grew up in San Mateo, and going to the Mervyns inside Hillsdale Mall was the place to go. Mervyns and Sears were the biggies to Middle Class shoppers, and rightly so, they have everything. With good quality clothes, tools and home appliances, all at reasonable prices, it was hard to shop anywhere else. All my holiday, birthday and occasional gifts for women came from Mervyns, then going to Sears for the men in my life, it made sense. It still does, but thats my style. Imagine, when I moved here to San Jose, how excited I was to see a Mervyns only 1 mile from my home. Waking distance!
We all know that some of the Mervyns stores in the East Bay are having liquidation sales, but I also heard a rumor that my beloved store at 950 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008 will be shutting it doors sooner than anticipated. At one time I heard it was due to shut down in January 2009. Personally I don’t know which is true, now, or 2009, I can’t find anything confirming the date, and I was unable to talk with a manager this weekend. Shoot. I’ll keep you up to date, I’ll be shopping there until they bolt the door for good. Currently, they are having a Store Wide sale, 40%, 50% and 60% off most merchandise in every department. With the American Economy in trouble and people having to tighten their Holiday budgets, now is the time for a bargain. Go on over, and have a look, I’m very sure you will find something for everyone.