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    Warners Bros. Studio Store
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      MarioSonic94 wrote:
      Warners Bros. Studio Store
      What was the
      store like? I've never been to one but,it sounded awesome by reading
      about it.
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        AtlantaCommercials wrote:
        MarioSonic94 wrote:
        Warners Bros. Studio Store
        What was the
        store like? I've never been to one but,it sounded awesome by reading
        about it.


        They were pretty much like the Disney Store, only much better.
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          MarioSonic94 wrote:
          AtlantaCommercials wrote:
          MarioSonic94 wrote:
          Warners Bros. Studio Store
          What was the
          store like? I've never been to one but,it sounded awesome by reading
          about it.


          They were pretty much like the Disney Store, only much better.


          We went to one in (or near) Chicago on a trip to Six Flags. From what I recall, it was a lot of high-end, "look but don't touch" collectibles.

          Now that you mention it, I miss the Disney store. The one we used to have, moved to the newer mall, but that one has since closed as well. Not sure if there's any in lower Michigan at all (any RJ-ers that can help me with that?).
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            Some of mine are national, but a lot of them are regional...

            The ones I sorely and truly miss...

            Farmer Jack
            Steve and Barry's
            Value City (Crowley's)

            The ones I miss strictly for the nostalgia factor...

            K&B Toys
            Sam Goody
            Harmony House
            Hudson's
            Discovery Zone
            Funcoland
            Arbor Drugs
            Perry Drugs
            Autoworks
            Frank's Nursery and Craft
            National Bank of Detroit
            Michigan National Bank
            Total Gas Stations
            Standard Federal
            Kids R' Us
            Circuit City

            If I remember anymore, I'll post them...
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              yellow_submarine wrote:
              MarioSonic94 wrote:
              AtlantaCommercials wrote:
              MarioSonic94 wrote:
              Warners Bros. Studio Store
              What was the
              store like? I've never been to one but,it sounded awesome by reading
              about it.


              They were pretty much like the Disney Store, only much better.


              We went to one in (or near) Chicago on a trip to Six Flags. From what I recall, it was a lot of high-end, "look but don't touch" collectibles.

              Now that you mention it, I miss the Disney store. The one we used to have, moved to the newer mall, but that one has since closed as well. Not sure if there's any in lower Michigan at all (any RJ-ers that can help me with that?).


              The one in Montclair CA use to sell a lot of animation cells.
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                Treasure Island (similiar to Target,K-Mart) owned by JC Penney
                Musicland (turned into Sam Goody)
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                  demonpuppet87 wrote:
                  I also miss Pharmor. The things I miss most about that store (despite the fact it was an old-school pharmacy chain, a precursor to modern-day Rite-Aid and CVS, but with more stuff) was the movie and video game-rental and purchase section in its early days. In its twilight days, however, I remember seeing some old NES titles (including an unlicensed Camerica title). I also saw copies of Monster Party and WWF Wrestlemania both for NES and even Pink Goes to Hollywood for Super Nintendo, during the days of when I went to Pharmor.


                  I finally found out the name of the unlicensed Nintendo game from Camerica I saw at my Pharmor one year prior to its closure in 2002: It's Big Nose Freaks Out.
                  “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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                    I kind of miss Good Guys and Circuit City. Also Emporium.
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                      Cici's Pizza
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                        They're still around. Maybe they all moved from your area?
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                          Hills
                          Rax
                          Service Merchandise
                          Sbarros
                          Aladdin's Castle
                          Wharehouse of Toys
                          Cub Foods
                          Family Toy Wherehouse
                          Shoney's
                          Kaybee Toys
                          Ponderosa
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                            I remember another toy store chain, that was around during the time Toys 'Я' Us opened in Canada, they had big stores like TЯU did, I know there was one on Boulevard des Sources at Boulevard de Salaberry in the City of Montreal.

                            They may have been in the US as well, but I don't know.

                            Any other Canadian remember what it was called?
                            Michael
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                              Best, Hills, Ames, Children's Palace, Revco, Big Bear/Harts, Gold Circle, Zany Brainy, Waves Music, Little Professor, Central Hardware, Drug Emporium, Cub Foods, The Warner Bros. Studio Store, B. Dalton, Kay-Bee Toys, Circuit City, Service Merchandise, Phar-Mor, Hechinger, West Coast Video, Just for Feet, Builders Square- you name it, I miss it.

                              And let's not forget some real Central Ohio treasures that need recognition: White's Fine Furniture, Glicks Furniture, Sofa Express, Clintonville Electric, The Union (a department store chain), Schottenstein's (Value City elsewhere), Clintonville Video and Games, Norka Futon, Sun TV and Appliances--believe me, I could go on all day.
                              "Make new friends, but keep the old... one is silver, and the other gold.
                              A circle's round, it has no end... that's how long I want to be your friend.
                              I've got a hand, and you've got another... put 'em both together and we've got each other.
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                                Ian16545 wrote:
                                Best, Hills, Ames, Children's Palace, Revco, Big Bear/Harts, Gold Circle, Zany Brainy, Waves Music, Little Professor, Central Hardware, Drug Emporium, Cub Foods, The Warner Bros. Studio Store, B. Dalton, Kay-Bee Toys, Circuit City, Service Merchandise, Phar-Mor, Hechinger, West Coast Video, Just for Feet, Builders Square- you name it, I miss it.

                                And let's not forget some real Central Ohio treasures that need recognition: White's Fine Furniture, Glicks Furniture, Sofa Express, Clintonville Electric, The Union (a department store chain), Schottenstein's (Value City elsewhere), Clintonville Video and Games, Norka Futon, Sun TV and Appliances--believe me, I could go on all day.


                                You forgot Circus World, Lerner New York, Paul Harris, Montgomery Ward, Color Tile, Parasson's Italian Restaurant, Hometown Buffet, Musicland, Colortyme, Borders, Kids-R-Us, Longs Drugs, Jamesway, Bradlees, Funcoland, Hollywood Video/Game Crazy, Eckerd, Linens-N-Things, Camelot Music, Afterthoughts, and National Record Mart (or NRM Music), just to name a few.
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                                  thecrow174 wrote:
                                  Cici's Pizza


                                  It's still around to this day, with advertisements on TV, and even a Facebook page.
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                                    demonpuppet87 wrote:
                                    thecrow174 wrote:
                                    Cici's Pizza


                                    It's still around to this day

                                    ...but not in my town. I was eating there in another town several weeks ago.
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                                      Does anyone remember loblaws grocery stores? Apparently they're a canadian company, but we had several of them here in the states in the 80s, I think the last one closed down in the mid-90s or so.
                                      There was nothing particularly special about these stores, but i always loved saying the name. I also found the orange striped logo appealing for some reason.

                                      Apparently they even had shatner doing commercials for them back in the 70s:
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3Kh8Pii0p4
                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEdWoB8OhAI


                                      This one doesn't have shatner, but seeing the chip bags put in that lunchbox is really nostalgic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yt3WM9UFrAE
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                                        I miss Montgomery Ward! Me and the family used to buy everything there--from clothes to furniture. There used to be a BIG one in Hampton Roads, VA in the old Janaf shopping center (anyone from Hampton Roads instantly knows what I'm talking about).

                                        It closed down around the late 90s, early 2000s and I was kind of upset about it. It was a great store--had everything, and as a kid, the toy department was the best!

                                        "Ease on down, Ease on down the road
                                        come on, Ease on down, Ease on down the road
                                        don't you carry nothing that might be a load come on, Ease on down Ease on down, down the road"


                                        --The Wiz
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                                          Waldenbooks - Might be a mall thing, but it was a time killer to look through the latest 'zines & humor section in the books. It wasn't a huge store like Barnes & Nobles, so you could never get lost

                                          Suncoast - Another mall store that was only a couple thousand square feet, but something about it just felt... right. I liked some of the memorabilia it sold. I don't ever remember buying anything from there, however.

                                          Hills - The smell of popcorn, cotton candy, & cherry squishies (whatever they're called) in the lobby was always a draw, especially at such a cheap price, not to mention a couple arcade games. That's the Hills I'll always remember of the late 1980's.

                                          Media Play - I loved the whole concept of Media Play. You could find rare imports of music, top 10s were easy to find. Videos were easily laid out. Games were in their own section, and it was roomy... books were in their own nook with a seating section of their own. I also remember in the early '90's playing a CDi demo station.

                                          CompUSA - I think there might be a couple around, but around me their extinct, and I kind of miss them. Bought quite a bit of crap from them.

                                          Video Factory - This might be a local chain for video rental, but it had a distinct blue look to it... very campy, but I got a LOT of official movie posters from them.

                                          Child World - The direct competition to Toys 'R' Us, they eventually lost out. I liked them as they had a number of locations and weren't quite as big, carried just as much stuff. It was like a whole different big toy store to look forward to instead of Toys 'R' Us.

                                          Disney Store - The mall version has all but disappeared from my area. Not sure if any are still around anymore, but I miss them. It made for a good quick Christmas present when picking out a stuffed animal (or figure, if you're looking for a Cars thing). We had like 3 in our area, and now there's none!


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