View Full Version : Office Depot Closing 112 Stores Nationwide



Chicken In The Rough
12-10-2008, 11:48 AM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - 10:12 AM CST
Office Depot to close 112 stores
Dallas Business Journal

Office Depot to close 112 stores - Dallas Business Journal: (http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2008/12/08/daily28.html?ana=from_rss)

Anyone hear any rumors of stores in our area? Could the the long-discussed Office Depot in MidTown fade away?

Jesseda
12-10-2008, 12:12 PM
wow thats is our main supplier for the airport ampco division, we just got bags of supplies today from them.. wow this pre-depression or recession whatever it maybe is starting to affect everybody in one way or another

CuatrodeMayo
12-10-2008, 12:13 PM
I think it faded away several months back.

masonsmomma
12-10-2008, 12:20 PM
Maybe that's why there is a for sale sign in front of Office Depot in MWC.

Jesseda
12-10-2008, 12:26 PM
i think there will be plenty of office depots left, there is almost 10 in this metro alone, so we might have to drive a little further, hopefully not

kevinpate
12-10-2008, 01:25 PM
> drive a little further

Or have them bring it over. Doesn't add much, cheaper really than the expense of sending someone RT for the supplies.

mecarr
12-10-2008, 03:31 PM
This economy is going to get much worse...With so many people losing their jobs, what's gonna happen to people's health insurance?

Spartan
12-10-2008, 07:31 PM
"So many people" aren't loosing their jobs.

edit: Unless they work at Office Depot.

mecarr
12-10-2008, 07:33 PM
"So many people" aren't loosing their jobs.

edit: Unless they work at Office Depot.

Well I think a lot of people are losing their jobs. Last month's job loss was the worst in 36 years. But we're getting off topic here....Poor office depot!

okyeah
12-10-2008, 11:03 PM
just the other day, I was wondering why there were so many office depots around the city, but not as many Staples. they opened too many stores, kind of like starbucks

I'm guessing at least one of these three goes: Moore, Norman, or the S.W. 74th & Western. The Moore and Norman stores are pretty close in distance, but the store on Western is pretty old, so they might get rid of it.

Jesseda
12-11-2008, 07:18 AM
the one in moore, just recently opened, i woulld think they would keep that one open. my sister out in cali toldme last night mervyns is closing there doors down there, its seems almost daily now we find out major retailers are closing stores or going belly up..

jbrown84
12-11-2008, 07:43 PM
but the store on Western is pretty old, so they might get rid of it.

Is that the one on 240? That is a very old store and I agree it's probably one to go.

oneforone
12-12-2008, 01:41 AM
Office Depot to close stores

BY ASHLEY M. HEHER
Associated Press


Office Depot Inc. said Wednesday it will close about9 percent of its North Americanstores and cut 2,200 jobsover the next three monthswhile planning to open fewer
locations next year in an effort to cut costs. No Oklahoma stores will close, said company spokeswoman
Mindy Kramer. Office Depot operates five stores in Tulsa and one in Owasso.....


Tulsa World: Office Depot to close stores (http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/article.aspx?subjectid=53&articleid=20081211_53_E4_Sophie372286)


Trevor Davis of the Tulsa World Business
sta4 contributed to this story.

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Bobby821
12-12-2008, 09:11 AM
The store at I-240 & Western is the highest grossing store in this area and I am sure that store was paid for long ago so I would doubt it would be one that they will be closing. I believe they moved in there not long after Handyman closed at that location.

jsibelius
12-12-2008, 10:27 AM
Well, I'm glad to hear none of ours are going away. Office Depot is my favorite of the 3 major office supply chains (of which I am aware, that is). There is a young man in the Edmond store who is missing part of an arm and has a shoe lift and happens to be about the most helpful person I've ever worked with. (If I was any good with names, I would have used that instead.)

oneforone
12-15-2008, 02:32 AM
I did notice they cleared the old Ashley's/Kettle lot. I wonder if they have plans of building a new store on the Ashley's/Kettle lot and removing the old one once the new store is ready for occupancy.

bombermwc
12-15-2008, 07:30 AM
Ashley's has been gone for quite some time. I'm not sure what benefit they would have to putting out the cost for a new building when the lot would be oversized for only an Office Depot. They'd have to create a multi-use plot layout if they did that.

Martin
12-15-2008, 07:35 AM
there were plans to put in a shopping strip where ashley's once stood but i think they've since fell through. -M

Tony
12-15-2008, 10:42 PM
Well, I'm glad to hear none of ours are going away. Office Depot is my favorite of the 3 major office supply chains (of which I am aware, that is). There is a young man in the Edmond store who is missing part of an arm and has a shoe lift and happens to be about the most helpful person I've ever worked with. (If I was any good with names, I would have used that instead.)
His name is Eric. And that store is actually the highest grossing Office Dept in the metro.


None of the OKC stores will be closing down, at least in the first wave.

SoonerDave
12-16-2008, 09:13 PM
The store at I-240 & Western is the highest grossing store in this area and I am sure that store was paid for long ago so I would doubt it would be one that they will be closing. I believe they moved in there not long after Handyman closed at that location.

Office Depot owns that building on I-240 and Western. It isn't closing anytime soon. I had asked the manager of that store that very question a few months ago, and he 'splained their situation to me when I thought the Moore store would replace it. That Office Depot location is there for the long haul. I think they got that building on the cheap after it was vacated by a carpet/flooring company, who occupied it after the original occupants, Handyman Hardware Stores, folded tents eons ago.

-SoonerDave

SoonerDave
12-16-2008, 09:15 PM
I did notice they cleared the old Ashley's/Kettle lot. I wonder if they have plans of building a new store on the Ashley's/Kettle lot and removing the old one once the new store is ready for occupancy.

There were plans for a specialty, security-oriented strip center at that location, as shown at Expect to be impressesedů (http://www.okc2008.com). The site was listing Fall 08 occupancy, which obviously didn't happen, but there is a construction firm sign in front of the lot.

Doug Loudenback
12-17-2008, 07:55 AM
When I was at the store by Target at NW Expressway & May a couple of days ago, I asked the cashier if that store would be closing. She said, "No."