Gottschalks

Picture Auburn as incubator

Auburn is a community business incubator of voter’s choices. “The Gottschalks are coming, the Gottschalks are coming” scream the headlines! Acceptable community enthusiasm ...

Former Gottschalks CEO confirms talks for store in Auburn

Former Gottschalks chairman Joe Levy says he is in talks to open a store in Auburn. Levy announced Tuesday that he’s in negotiations to open a new series of department stores, t ...

Gottschalks appears ready for comeback

Could a revived Gottschalks be returning to Auburn? There has been some interest, City Manager Bob Richardson acknowledged Monday. “There have been preliminary discussions, but ...

Another View: Costco" Wal-Mart" Consider ‘other’ options, poll says

The votes are in and, well, it’s a split decision on what consumers want on the Bohemia Retail project property off Highway 49 in North Auburn. In a highly unscientific, weeklon ...

Suggested sites for Auburn retail

Thank you for letting me “vote” since I have no computer (Journal poll, April 14). But after reading the enclosed article (which appeared in the same issue as the “ballot” ...

My advice: If it’s a Wal-Mart, then say so

Reluctantly returning to the notebook while expressing no surprise that Tiger Woods is returning to the PGA tour. After all, I knew he’d get back to golfing once he got his affai ...

Something’s missing

I just have to say it. I really miss Gottschalks this holiday season. Merry Christmas. Debbie Sanchez, Newcastle

Our View: Dear Santa: All we want is a stronger economy

The calendar is winding down and Santa is detailing his sleigh for his nighttime flight. His elves are working overtime in their workshop to deliver all sorts of toys for good litt ...

‘Shop Auburn,’ may it R.I.P.

I was just in Downtown Auburn and appalled at what I saw. Whose bright idea was it to start a major construction project during a recession? Those stores Downtown are barely hold ...

Mountain Mama brings signature style to Sierra foothills for 35 years

When Judith Gordon-Lawson opened her clothing shop in 1974, she brought a little hippie vibe to Downtown Auburn. Her patched jeans and embroidered tops were an instant success. ...

Job hunt frustrates ex-Gottschalks staffer

I am a recent job seeker due to the closure of Gottschalks. I was a store manager with Gottschalks and loved it. I truly enjoy the retail experience of the department store and I m ...

It qualified as an ‘estate sale’

We would like to thank all the wonderful people that showed up not once but twice to our sale. Thanks to you it was a great success. My girlfriend and I, both ex-managers of Gotts ...

Waste, thy name is government

Peering into the mythical notebook while realizing that even Cher’s Farewell Tour took less time than it does for Gottschalks to wind up its going-out-of-business sale ... Some ...

Gottschalks gradually selling inventory to ready for store closure

The Auburn Gottschalks likely will close July 15. The department store chain announced in a press release in early spring that inventory liquidation was expected to conclude on th ...

Costco plans abandoned

Costco will not be opening in Auburn on Nevada Street as city officials had hoped. But the city plans to attract other major retailers to bolster Auburn’s tax base, especially n ...