We have the usual big names around here: both a Home Depot and Lowes, a Safeway and Kroegers, a Rite-aid and, and, well...another Rite-aid, movie theatres, drive-thrus, thrift store, a Target and Walmart, but a Kohls...this is BIG news. AND, they are going to build it right over there...at the crest of the hill right across the street from the other big stores. Ah, yes...Kohls.
The first time I went to Kohls was in Tucson. I was there visiting my college-bound daughter and we had spent a day shopping for apartment necessities. And there it was, across the parking lot, a store that I had never heard of nor set eyes upon. "Oh, mom, c'mon let's go...you.will.love.it!" said my beautiful girl. Of course I had to trust her and by golly, she was right. I did love it and the prices and they even had sizes that fit me and were stylish and pretty and their clearance stuff was great, especially the housewares and oh, my, gosh, I was in love.
We are getting a Kohls...woo-hoo, alert the media!
Days passed and progress was slow, weeks passed and progress was slow. Maybe it will be open for back-to-school, maybe the holidays, maybe...and progress was slow. But we waited patiently and held our collective breaths because our burb was getting a Kohls!
As the building started taking shape I began to have doubts. Isn't this a strange place to build a new departments store, I mean, the entry way is on the wrong side and there is a gas station on the other side of the parking lot. And isn't that the oddest shape...for a department store anyways. It didn't seem right, why would they put it on the edge of town? Away from the freeway and the main streets, and why wasn't there a sign announcing this wonderful new store....there was just something that caused me to have an uneasy feeling.
Last week the parking stripes went on and the sign went up announcing the grand opening. Oh, there were flags and balloons and colorful advertisements. All through the town you could hear the cries of dispair. Everywhere was the look of disappointment and defeat...you could hear the whispered echoes "we're getting a Kohls," and the wind cry at night..."no you're not." And the wind was right...
*disclaimer, I have nothing against Winco, in fact, I have never been to one but I understand they are a discount food store. My disappointment is in NOT getting a Kohls...that's all...I wanted some new clothes. thankyouverymuch.