Toward a recent October Tuesday, an earlier woman strode for the Seattle’s downtown Pacific Lay shopping center and you may, on the 31 foot in, averted dry in her tunes. “Is actually J.Staff still right here?” she pondered out loud. Zero, the surrounding concierge informed me. They finalized not long ago. “I’m meant to fulfill my partner here,” the woman told you, still buffering the analysis. “I will need to text message the woman to meet in other places,” she at some point concluded, and make a U-change into the leave.
Less than a couple times after, some other mystified consumer strolled around the fresh new shiny light concierge avoid, appeared in the direction of the new blank store and you will questioned: “Did J.Staff close?”
Immediately after more than two decades on mall, the fresh American dresses store shuttered their Pacific Lay store in early 2020. To blame: financial troubles in the midst of a “retail apocalypse” that has been into the actions a long time before COVID-19. Today, just like the downtown Seattle’s cost savings gets right up from its pandemic slumber, there isn’t any J.Team on Pacific Lay – and previous tenants particularly Coach, Kate Shovel, Michael Kors otherwise BCBG have died, as well.