Monday, January 16, 2017

American Apparel closing, Rumi returning at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda (Photos)

Even as thousands of manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States after the election victory of Donald Trump, the country will lose about 4500 such jobs with the demise of American Apparel, which boasted the largest sewing facility in North America. All 110 stores are closing, including the Bethesda location at Westfield Montgomery Mall.

But the "closing sale" prices are definitely nowhere near liquidation sale savings. Discounts are only 40%, according to signage at the store. A true "everything must go" sale would be 80-90% off. I'm calling BS on this, and it's fairly clear they have other plans for much of their inventory.

Meanwhile, Rumi Tea & Spice is returning to the mall with a pop-up cafe where Peet's Coffee & Tea just closed on Level 1.



25 comments:

Anonymous said...

#TheDarkSideOfMontgomeryMall

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump, Dov Charmey - two peas in a pod.

#HideYoWomen

Robert Dyer said...

6:13: George Leventhal has treated women quite badly in public during Council meetings. Have you gotten his coffee yet, Guy Friday?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Dyer. Asking "what year is it?" is exactly the same as "grab 'em by the pussy!"

Anonymous said...

Hi George, how's your day going?

Anonymous said...

"The "closing sale" prices are definitely nowhere near liquidation sale savings. Discounts are only 40%, according to signage at the store. A true "everything must go" sale would be 80-90% off. I'm calling BS on this"

Liquidation sales never start at "80-90% off" on their first day, you cheapskate birdbrain.

Anonymous said...

If you only voiced the true facts, instead of the alt-right theory, your halff-assed blogging would at least be palatable. AA no longer made that crap in the "good ol USofA, they became a sellout to Gildan, a Canadian t-shirt and underwear maker. Some lose of jobs huh.

American Apparel was founded in 1989 and known as much for its edgy marketing campaigns, often featuring edgy models in minimal clothing, as its controversial founder, Dov Charney.Charney was outspoken about his support for worker rights and immigration reform, views which clashed with reports that he had sexually harassed and assaulted employees. In 2014, the board ousted Charney as chairman and CEO, citing the sexual harassment allegations and misuse of company funds. Wonder what part of the anatomy he was grabbing! Gildan and Dyer two loser poxes on the American landscape. YOU HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE ABOUT JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY.

Anonymous said...

MoCo Mall has been moribund ever since they removed that lovely fountain.

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Robert Dyer said...

6:55: But nasty critiques of female employees' "body language" is exactly like that, and that's what George was caught doing on video. And the employee said she was offended by Leventhal's misogynist attack. You just made a fool of yourself!

Robert Dyer said...

11:55: That's why the factory is closing, you dumbass. The Canadian company just bought IP and equipment from American Apparel. They're not moving jobs, there are no jobs to move, moron!

Robert Dyer said...

3:11: Was it racist for several MoCo politicians to coordinate announcements with a publication they are angel investors in on MLK Day?

Intriguing question.

Anonymous said...

Robert Dyer sullying the day on which we remember America's greatest civil rights leader, by calling his readers "morons" and whining that liquidation sale prices aren't cheap enough for him.

Robert Dyer said...

4:56: Never called my readers "morons," moron. Just you, the paid troll from the MoCo political cartel.

Anonymous said...

"Never called my readers "morons," moron."

Gotta love Dyer's version of reality.

Anonymous said...

6:06 #11:55AM Dyer the dumbasshatmorn that thinks he is the almighty, know it all. You are the dipshit of Btown. Special Ed dropout.

Anonymous said...

So this hatred you have for Dyer goes back to childhood? Hmm. Interesting. Telling.

Anonymous said...

7:58 AM His hatred of Dyer doesn't go back to childhood. They go back to when Dyer's troll started his failed Bethesda blog a few years back.

Anonymous said...

10:15 Oh. Thanks. Did Dyer do something to piss him off? Make nasty comments on the other guy's blog? Or did the other blog just not catch on?

So is it envy or revenge?

Anonymous said...

7:58/10:15/12:12 - It must have been torture having to wait over four hours to type those three comments.

#UnsignedDyer

Anonymous said...

12:12 PM You'll have to ask the former Bethesda blogger...the guy that was in front of his macbook all day, posting insults here and leading many weird discussions comparing the merits of Google's blog platform vs. his Wordpress templates :)

Dyer has created many jobs for folks blogging. They all fail but they should be thankful Dyer inspired so many folks to try.

Anonymous said...

12:28PM Man are you thin-skinned. And wrong, once again. Flat-earther

Anonymous said...

Thanks, again 1:11PM

Anonymous said...

1:11, 1:12, 1:13

LOL, who do you think you're fooling?

Anonymous said...

Wrong again. 7:58, 12:12, 1:12 and 1:13 are me. I have no problems claiming any of my posts.

Your track record kinda sucks. All this hate is ruining your life.
"You are a sad, strange, little man and you have my pity. Farewell"
--Buzz Lightyear