Home / Articles / Columns / Second Thoughts / Closing time
Print this Article
Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 04:36 pm

Closing time

 "Sears revolutionized American retail not once but twice, and made a lot of Americans immeasurably better off," Megan McArdle writes in Bloomberg. "But Sears built a great business for an America that no longer exists."

Sears, Roebuck was a good Illinois company that was lifted into greatness by a Springfield native and which reshaped life in small town and rural Illinois.

I have written critically of the current management here and here. My anger about the current owner’s bungling owes in some part to my own affection for the Sears I knew as a youth in Springfield. I wore Sears clothes and rode a Sears bike that I repaired with Sears tools, and thought the store on South Grand was rivaled in magnificence only by the statehouse and Centennial Building. It deserved a better end. 
Log in to use your Facebook account with
IllinoisTimes

Login With Facebook Account



Recent Activity on IllinoisTimes

Calendar

  • Fri
    24
  • Sat
    25
  • Sun
    26
  • Mon
    27
  • Tue
    28
  • Wed
    29
  • Thu
    30
   

SPRINGFIELD EVENTS

PUB CRAWL