Monday, January 25, 2010

Popeyes Closes at Cupertino Square - Food Court in Peril

The food court at Cupertino Square mall in Cupertino slides a little closer to oblivion with the closure of the Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant franchise. No word on why the restaurant closed, but it's a fair assumption that the lack of foot traffic may have played a pivotal role.

The food court was remodeled in 2008 and a number of eateries have opened and closed. Currently, five restaurants occupy the food court: Subway Sandwiches, Burger King, Chiaramonte Deli, Teriyaki Experience, and Tutti Frutti. A number of "coming soon" signs alert customers to new eateries, such as a Thai restaurant. However, after a year of waiting, there is no reason to believe they are coming.

Son Son Company, the Vietnamese food processing entity that owns the mall, has a lot of work ahead to turn around the beleaguered shopping center. Changes may be ahead. The TVs no longer blare political debates on CNN; instead showing ESPN, Cartoon Network, and even Cupertino Square's own commercial.

The pictures above were taken today and show the old Popeyes and a view of the deserted mall at noon on a Monday.



Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I've been visiting your blog from time to time over the past few months as I prepare for each Festival of Postcards.
I just noticed that your January 1st post about the SunValley Mall would be perfect for our next issue which has LIGHT as its theme. I would like to feature your post.
If you are not familiar with the Festival you can visit my home page and click on any of the links in the top left hand corner.
If you're interested you can leave me a comment.
Evelyn in Montreal
Ed. A Festival of Postcards

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