Sunday, January 6, 2019
Bealls Outlet Store
Bealls is a name familiar to most Floridians and other people living in the southeastern United States. It is a retail store operation with many locations, especially in central and south Florida. They sell a good product and their prices are moderate.
This particular store is located in an older shopping center known as Six Gun Plaza. As I recall, Old West shows were held in this location until the powers that be decided if changed up a bit the center could be a money-maker.
I think they were were overly enthusiastic and possibly did not do a solid business plan, as it never took off as they had hoped. So, the stores have changed hands and names many times in the past 10-15 years. This particular spot had been the location of a nice furniture store 10 years ago.
One factoid I find of interest is that Bealls often builds one of their normal retail stores in the same general location as their "outlet" or discount stores. So, about a block away, in the same Six Gun Plaza, there's another regular Bealls store offering many of the same products but at a higher price.
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