Dawhares Starts Going-Out-Of-Business Sales

Going out of business sales started Friday at Dawhares stores across the state.

The Lexington-based company is shutting its doors after more than a hundred years of operation.

Dawhares officials say the weak economy and competition from bigger chain stores contributed to the decision to close.

The going out of business sales will last until all inventory is sold at Dawhare's 22 locations.


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  • by Brandon Location: Richmond on Sep 28, 2008 at 04:12 PM
    Indeed, Dawhares is not alone to feel the pinch - one only needs to walk around even the giant retail chain stores (even those in larger neighboring cities - like Louisville and Lexington) to see prices slashed. Sure - Dawhares has played with their pricing - as have any other retail store - it is a game to attract the consumer after all. Currently I purchased a pair of Calvin Cline jeans marked originally $49 for $17 - and that sort of savy shopping is normal these days with Dawhares and other retailers. Here in Richmond the new town center mall ("Hamburg style") is all hype - it simply moves in a few new stores, relocates many closer to I-75 - in hopes of grabbing some of the Lexington / Louisville flow of commuting shoppers. What is the city planning on for the development of the emptying Boone Mall? Also, it is the weaker dollar, stronger competition for that dollar, mortgage crisis, job loss, and the recession that have effected many of us here in Kentucky and beyond.
  • by Liz Location: Nashville, TN on Aug 9, 2008 at 08:31 PM
    I hate to see it go. It was a chain of stores centered around customer service and selection. You won't find too many family businesses that can last as long, especially in these ecomonic times. We should really look at the trends of this business and others to see where America is heading. Come on people let's think about the total impact and the people effected by these decisions. Families are out of work - What is the replacement?
  • by Isabelle Location: E-town on Jul 31, 2008 at 11:54 AM
    I cant believe it.. i love that store its totaly awsome but i love the sale there having 32 dollars for a D&B wristlet SWEET
  • by Chris Location: Corbin on Jul 18, 2008 at 07:57 PM
    What most people don't realize is that when the courts and bank take over, they sell out to liquidators for the highest bid. Dawahares has nothing to do with their pricing now. My store in Corbin is great. It's the only place I can go and receive any kind of greeting or any level of service. These people are out of work!! How would you feel if you suddenly lost your job and had to worry about how you would pay insurance or feed your family? However you may feel about Dawahares as a company doesn't change the fact that around 500 innocent people are out of a job. Put your self in their shoes!!
  • by CT Location: KY on Jul 18, 2008 at 01:15 PM
    I agree with Jerry..sounds like one of their regular sales to me. They mark the stuff up for their "Weekend" or "One Day Sales" and you can go in a few days after the sale ends and get it for $10 bucks cheaper. I just don't understand their thinking.....and I use to be a Store Manager for them!
  • by Jerry Location: Lexington on Jul 18, 2008 at 09:14 AM
    An iten I wanted was 14$ before the going out of business sale started. This morning the sale started, the same item was 22$. Doesn't take no mental heavyweight to see why they are going out of business.
  • by viewer on Jul 18, 2008 at 07:23 AM
    people finaly got smart and quit spending money on the things that dawhares had over priced thats what put them out the original man that started the business has more than likly rolled over in his grave to see how his company got to big and fancy to sell products at what they were worth instead of trying to make it all on one product. the customers got smart and stopped going there
  • by Reefer Location: x files on Jul 18, 2008 at 05:24 AM
    thanks Bush and Cheney for putting our country into a nose dive that we may not be able to pull out of
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Jul 18, 2008 at 04:57 AM
    Now where will I get my cheaply made UK tee shirts in various colors that fall apart the first time I wash them?

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