* was busier in years gone by. Take a look at the traffic in a Sears store now and then walk down the mall and look at the May Company, Federated, Dillard's unit, or other major anchor
* was an advertiser that the public respected.
* was the owner of the phrase: " come see the softer side of Sears" - now a hard attitude does not even see them place a public service ad in tribute to 9/11
* was the owner of the Sears Tower
and from the appearance of my local Sears store at Dulles Town Center, Loudoun County Virginia ( which also has Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Penney's , and Hecht's ( May Company ), SEARS certainly WAS a lot more attractive....that store is Barren!!!!!!!!!!