I took the Craftsman lantern to Sears in Nanuet to ask about the warranty and repairs. As I expected, the salespeople (several of them who congregated in the hardware section) said that there isn't a lifetime warranty on the lantern so I'd have to buy a new one. Actually, what they said is there is no longer a lifetime warranty on the Craftsman lantern, which would suggest that there used to be a lifetime warranty on that item? Oh well. I think what's really going to happen is they'll lose a revenue stream on parts for the lantern. If they replaced or repaired it, I'd have continued buying replacement bulbs and batteries as those wore out. Now, the customer relationship is over and I'm motivated to check out other makes of million-candlepower flashlights, many of which are actually cheaper and more portable. Then again, I guess they make more sales in the "Softer Side of Sears" these days. :)
Since I was already at the Nanuet Mall, I went over to see the bubble tea place, as I remembered it. It's actually Manna Sushi, a small restaurant serving sushi and the usual Japanese fare. (I should have lunch or dinner there one day.) Given that I've only had bubble tea in Northern NJ and Nanuet, I have no standards by which to judge their bubble tea. I suspect a trip to Southern California would shatter all illusions. :) Anyway, I noticed that there is a new eatery by the name of Kum'n'Nosh next to it. That's... ummm... catchy.