This is definitely a walk down memory lane. I really miss going to Big Bear Grocery, Harts, Hills, Murphy's, Best, and Ames. As I recall, they were all pretty big in the Ohio Valley back in the 80's and early 90's.
Can't tell you just how many of my toys and games came from these stores.
I don't know if this place is gone, but since I moved out West, I really miss Service Merchandise. A very fond memory of my childhood going there with my family. Always remember running over to the game section with my brother. Good times indeed
Recently, I wanted to take my 5 year old son to rent a movie as a reward for his performance at school. Unfortunately, the only option to rent movies around here these days is to drive up to one of the sidewalk boxes, or get something from Netflix on the XBox.
Sadly, neither option has the same feel as visiting the neighborhood video store on a Friday evening, then picking up a pizza on the way home.
Funcoland for me for sure. I first discovered it probably in late 1997 and from that time to maybe the early 2000s I would frequent it often. I had so many memories there and I still have the images of some of the workers ingrained in my head.