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The Big Lots store at the Shadowridge Plaza Shopping Center located on Sycamore Road in Vista, is scheduled to close its doors forever on April 15. According to store manager Oliver Cregier, even though the location has always showed a good profit margin, the closure is due to the fact the center is raising fees and the company chose not to renew the lease.

Cregier stated that the store’s entire remaining inventory is on sale for 50% off and would even drop further in price as the close date draws near. He claimed that of the 20 some regular employees at this outlet all have been placed in other Big Lot store locations. The Shadowridge Center Big Lots discount store has been a neighborhood fixture in this area since 1997.

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dwbat April 8, 2013 @ 3:57 p.m.

I've shopped in various BigLots stores for years, including the original Pic 'n' Save when I lived in Hollywood. The one in North Park closed a few years back when their rent also got raised. Wangs Restaurant is now in that spot. We could use one in North Park again!

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Visduh April 8, 2013 @ 9:34 p.m.

Oh, gee, whatever will Vistans do without Big Lots? That space in that center has shown a history of being what retailers call "snakebitten." When first the center was developed it had a commitment from Handyman stores to move in there. Unfortunately that operation folded in late 1986 without ever opening a store. Shortly thereafter, Dixieline (which took over a number of the better and stronger Handyman locations in the county, such as La Mesa, Kearney Mesa, Solana Beach and Rancho San Diego) opened up in that Sycamore Drive location in Vista. About two years later, they threw in the towel. Then came Payless Drug for a couple years. But Payless abandoned southern California, and that made that space vacant again. Sheesh! But never fear; Big 5 took part of the space and Pic' N Save, aka Big Lots, took the rest. That was many years ago.

Is the area too rich to be bothered with a BL, or too poor? I can't say, altho I live in the immediate vicinity. But please, please, regardless of whatever moves into that space, don't have Big 5 pull out! It's the best darned place to get shoes that I've ever found, and I'll be really put out if they leave too.

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