If you have been sleep for the last year or so, I guess you haven't taken notice of the RETAIL APOCALYPSE that has imploded in malls across the United States.
Here is a list of stores that are closing some or all of their physical locations:
Macys, Sears, JC Penney, BCBG, Payless Shoe Source, Kmart, American Apparel, The Limited, Radio Shack, HH Gregg, Men's Warehouse, Family Christian Stores, Crocs, Finish Line, Wet Seal, and the list goes on on.
Here is a Google search about the retail apocalypse: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=retail+apocalypse&*
I keep hearing stores are closing physical locations because online shopping is the bigger market. I don't dispute this. A lot of people do shop online, but there are a lot of people who like to go into a store. I liken this to physical books versus ebooks. They want to try on the product or feel it in their hands.
I think people are shopping less because they don't have the money. Wages are stagnate. People can't find higher paying full time jobs so they are stuck with lower waged part time jobs. They are in credit card debt, house debt, car debt, and student loan debt. There isn't enough money to go around for all the things they want. It's all about what is needed.
Plus Amazon is the number one retailer of EVERYTHING - including groceries. Add in a Prime membership and you'll get your item in two days with free shipping. How can any store truly compete with the Amazon business model?
Now you know it's a possibility your favorite store could be gone one day....