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We’ve seen that report in two different stories the past two days, and it sure seems like a lot.The bad news comes from Burt P. Flickinger III, managing director of the Strategic Resource Group, who actually said that the number could be as low as 2,000. Whew. That’s a relief.He’s also saying in the articles that between 160,000 and 200,000 stores could close next year. Wowee.We don’t even want to deal with what those store-count numbers mean right now. But if there are between 2,000 and 3,000 center closures next year, it would be like Kimco Realty Corp. completely disappearing. Or Developers Diversified Realty and Regency Centers and Weingarten Realty and more going belly up.Uh…Happy New Year?Anyone think these numbers are high, or are they unfortunately on the mark?

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