• 8 years 5 months ago
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    Sunriser wrote:
    tonewinwy wrote:
    Dunkin Doughnuts (we do have gas stations that sell Dunkin Doughnuts but it's not the same.)


    That's so funny. Around here you can't go 2 miles without hitting a Dunkin Donuts. And I'm not overexaggerating that either. I can't even count how many we have here. I can think of 5 off the top of my head.

    Also, a Target just opened up here last year.

    And I miss JC Penny's! We had one in the mall, but they closed and a Filene's moved in, and it sucks. We have to drive a long way to get to a JC Penny now, but I love their clothes, and we always end up saving like 50% on everything.


    Heh. Around here we like to call them 'Dunkin Slownuts' because of how long it takes them to get you a coffee in the drive through. I've never been to a Dunks that has taken less than 10 minutes to get a coffee. :D

    For JC Penny, we have one right in the Crystal Mall here in Waterford. I remember when the mall had four big stores: Sears, Filene's, JC Penny, and one other store that has been replaced with Macys. I've been racking by brain trying to figure out the name of that store which was replaced. :D

    Edit: I just remembered the name of the store: Jordan Marsh!
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      • 8 years 5 months ago
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      Celeste wrote:
      Tower's
      Woolco/Wollworths (Most of our toys came from these two stores.)
      Toys R Us
      Bargan Harold's
      BiWay
      Food City
      Bonanza
      Knob Hill Farms (One of my guilty little pleasures when I was a kid was to sit underneath the shopping cart while one of my athority figures pushed the cart around. This was before they started putting child seats in their shopping carts but by that time I was too big for child seat anyways.)
      IGA
      A&P

      That's about it.


      I use to sit under the shopping cart too at the Alpha Beta. You mean those box-shaped carts right?
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        • 8 years 5 months ago
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        any one else remember Mr. doughnuts they were jsut like dunken doughnuts but were called mr doughnuts.
        FABOO!

        HUGBEES!

        Hush little King; please don't cry
        We're going to sing you a lullaby
        A big scary monster man is coming for you
        He'll gobble you up like chunky beef stew.
        Mmmwah!
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          • 8 years 5 months ago
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          I forgot:

          Beaver Lumber
          Lumberland
          San Francisco
          Consumer's Distributing
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            • 8 years 5 months ago
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            old chuck E. cheeses i wanted to win that transformer destrcutacon toy need 250 more tickets for it

            Mooney's dunno the name but we went there to eat were old people hang out good food though
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              • 8 years 5 months ago
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              Here are a few I remember

              Super-X
              Bradlees
              Grants
              The Rustler
              Woolworth
              Alexanders
              Sterns
              Service Merchandise
              Jerry Lewis Movie Theater
              Ginos
              Caldor
              Korvettes (sp)
              Strange things are afoot at the Circle K
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                • 8 years 5 months ago
                • Posts: 963
                pikachulover wrote:
                Celeste wrote:
                Tower's
                Woolco/Wollworths (Most of our toys came from these two stores.)
                Toys R Us
                Bargan Harold's
                BiWay
                Food City
                Bonanza
                Knob Hill Farms (One of my guilty little pleasures when I was a kid was to sit underneath the shopping cart while one of my athority figures pushed the cart around. This was before they started putting child seats in their shopping carts but by that time I was too big for child seat anyways.)
                IGA
                A&P

                That's about it.


                I use to sit under the shopping cart too at the Alpha Beta. You mean those box-shaped carts right?


                No. Knob Hill Farms had the shopping carts that had no sides or fronts but they had a back. You could put your shopping baskets on the top and my brother and I used to fight about who was going to sit on the bottom and who was going to push the shopping cart. Of course the last time I was able to sit on the bottom of a Knob Hill Farms shopping cart was when I was nursing a fractured wrist and that was when I was eight. My grandma and grandpa would insist that we take turns. If Knob Hill Farms was still opened today I'm sure my brother and I would still be fighting over who gets to sit on the bottom.
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                  • 8 years 5 months ago
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                  Of the three main malls in Albuquerque, (I live south of there), these stores are still in them:

                  Suncoast
                  Disney Store
                  WB Store
                  B. Dalton book store
                  Waldenbooks
                  K. B. Toys
                  Electronic Boutique
                  Spencers
                  some sort of media store, had an F and a Y or I in the initials
                  Sam Goody

                  ... and that all I can remember.
                  Official Member of the B&G Custom Comic Disaster Squad.
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                    • 8 years 5 months ago
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                    National Record Mart
                    Music Oasis. Man, this store was the coolest. You could buy a brand-new, just-released CD for as little as $9.99. Unfortunately, when NRM went bankrupt, this store did too.
                    Raxx
                    Chuck E Cheese
                    Safari Sam's, which was like Discovery Zone and Leaps & Bounds


                    wrote:
                    some sort of media store, had an F and a Y or I in the initials


                    You're probably thinking of FYE: For Your Entertainment.
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                      • 8 years 5 months ago
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                      I remember they had a Walden Software store back in the late 90's. It was usally in the mall. EBGames bought out Walden Software and GameStop bought EBGames. So now GameStop and EB games are owned by the same company. Where's the competition? Heh. There is no way i'm going to Sam Goody's and FYE to buy an overpriced videogame.
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                        • 8 years 5 months ago
                        • Posts: 617
                        Here in MN we had:
                        -Shopping Stores-

                        Woolworths
                        Montgomery Wards
                        Carson Peri Scott
                        Donaldsons
                        Great American Music
                        Sound of Music (now Best Buy)
                        Title Wave
                        Media Play
                        On Cue
                        Toweys (a drug store that my friends and I used to walk to back in the days and get stuff at.)
                        "Reedies" "Totem" "Sauna" (A corner store within walking distance which always had arcade games, my cousin and I used to walk there and play video games)
                        B-Daltons
                        Merry Go Round
                        Contempos
                        Cecil B's (I think that would be Suncoast now)

                        -Toy Stores-
                        Childrens Palace
                        KB Toys (there doesn't seem to be anymore aroun- OH NO! I can't find the KB TOY STORE- I can't see...KB!)

                        -Resturaunts-
                        RAX
                        Rocky Rococo Pizza
                        ShowBiz Pizza
                        Chuck E Cheese
                        Circus Pizza
                        Jerrys Chicken
                        Good Times
                        Little Cesars
                        Churches Chicken

                        -Grocery-
                        IGA
                        Abblebaums
                        Red Owl
                        Country Club Market
                        Rainbow Foods
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                          • 8 years 5 months ago
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                          show biz pizza and chuck E Cheese are the same place
                          FABOO!

                          HUGBEES!

                          Hush little King; please don't cry
                          We're going to sing you a lullaby
                          A big scary monster man is coming for you
                          He'll gobble you up like chunky beef stew.
                          Mmmwah!
                          Goodnight!
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                            • 8 years 5 months ago
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                            Ponderosa
                            A.M. & A's
                            Denny's
                            Tops (Supermarket)
                            Sam's Club
                            Woolworth's (where my sister and I got our beloved goldfish and guppies, God rest their souls)
                            Brand Names
                            Major Magic (Chuck E. Cheese knock-off, went to a few birthday parties there and even had my 8th one there)
                            Swiss Chalet
                            Discovery Zone (had my 11th birthday there)
                            Leaps and Bounds (it was pretty cool. My Girl Scouts troop went there as a trip, but I didn't have fun since I had a headache. :?)
                            Bell's (Supermarket)
                            Warner Bros. Store (I'd rather have that in my mall than the Disney store!)
                            Pickway Shoes
                            Garfield: "My car is so old, that it's insured against theft, flood, fire and dinosaur stampedes!"

                            Garfield: "The local bus transit is doing their part to help with the weight loss program: each year, they stop further and further away from the curb!
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                              • 8 years 5 months ago
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                              guy incognito wrote:
                              Mario's: My favorite video rental store with the offer of Two games, two nights, two bucks. Man I had fun summers and weekends.


                              Here at this place called "Superstar Video" we had 3 for 3 for 3!

                              I remember going to a lot of video stores... The aforementioned Superstar Video, Video City, Video Maxx, Premiere Video, Blockbuster Video... etc. Man, I used to go to one of those stores almost every weekend and rent a game. Thinking back, I'm extremely fortunate to have parents that gave me a lot of freedom and were OK with me gaming hours and hours a day. I know gaming was relatively new at the time and they probably were a little bit nervous about it, but I turned out fine.

                              Reason I mention that is because I had a friend who could only play game sfor like 30 minutes at a time -- then his mom made him shut it off!


                              Let's see... I can remember going to Target a lot. Unlike most Grandmothers who are loaded and spoiled their grandchildren with expensive gifts, my Grandma was (and is) well... borderline poor. She gets by alright but definitely doesn't fit the Grandma stereotype. Fortunately, she still spoiled be with gifts all the time -- just little ones. Anyway, she worked at Skidaddles (spelling?), was was the food court in Target. I used to go in there all the freakin' time... God I miss Target. (It moved to a new location a few blocks away, but it just does not have the nostalgic feel...)

                              And also: I somehow have very, very vague-but-pleasent memories of the old Target store. Like I can remember the layout in my head, and have just the faintest memories of doing things in there, such as playing the Virtual Boy display.


                              I have fond memories of the store BEST. Not sure why. This new dollar store opened up in the former location of BEST, and I always get a fuzzy feeling when I go in there. Hard to believe that a decade ago I was standing in that place... back then, everything about it was completely different. I miss BEST.


                              KB Toys was another fun store, too. I remember a couple of things about that place: high prices, and -- heh -- really tight aisles. I alway remembered feeling kinda squished in there. They had this little corner location that definitely was not big enough. KB Toys has sinced closed down here.


                              Seriously, though... those were some of the places I visited most and that I have the most memories of. For what it's worth, look at this:
                              KB Toys - no longer here; closed down
                              BEST - closed down; now vacated by a dollar store
                              Target - switched locations -- lost nostalgic appeal!
                              Superstar Video, Video City, Video Maxx, Premiere Video - all closed down now; the juggernaut that is Blockbuster pretty much closed 'em all down (although I'm not going to shake my fist and be a "down with the corporate business!" outcast =P)


                              Maybe I'll post in this topic again as I remember more stores that I used to visit.
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                              I miss childhood.
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                                • 8 years 5 months ago
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                                Cineplex Odeon across from Coquitlam Centre (got demolished)
                                Cheap theater for second-run movies at Lougheed Mall
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                                  • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                  80sVidKid wrote:

                                  - Pizza Inn

                                  Too bad these places don't exist anymore in Toledo (or elsewhere for that matter) :(


                                  We have Pizza Inns around here, unless they all got shut down very recently.

                                  I have vague memories of Alpha Beta, Thrifty and Pic-N-Save from when we still lived in California, probably because we still owned stuff with the logos on them long after we moved.

                                  We also still have an Aladdin's Castle in a mall around here. It's the only arcade left that's within 20 miles of me! (I have to go 40 miles to get to the really good one.) Actually, I don't know if it's really an Aladdin's Castle or not. That's how it's listed in the phonebooks, but I think the sign out front still says "Bally/LeMans", but all their tokens, tickets, posters and such say "Namco"!

                                  We also used to have a Po'Folks. That place was awesome. And someone said they don't have Church's Chicken anymore, but we have several of them here.

                                  I also remember going to TG&Y when I was very little. We had one in my town. And we still have IGA right up the road from my house. There also used to be a Safeway, but it's been a Hastings for several years. (Yay Hastings!)

                                  The one place I used to go to all the time was Peter Piper Pizza. It was kind of like Chuck E Cheese's, only better, I think. They had a ball pit and tons of arcade games. God, that place was just so cool and I miss it so much! I had a lot of birthdays there. Now it's a Japanese steakhouse, which is nice and all but I wish Peter Piper Pizza still existed. :(
                                  Coming Soon to Nostalgia Junkie: Nostalgiathon 2009!
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                                    • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                    maxdrive wrote:
                                    any one else remember Mr. doughnuts they were jsut like dunken doughnuts but were called mr doughnuts.



                                    Yes, there was one down the street from my house and later it turned into a dunkin donuts. Mr donut used to have great novelty donuts
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                                      • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                      My absolute favorites

                                      Acme, IGA, and food arena for grocery stores

                                      K-mart, Jamesway, Hess' , Hills, Clover and JC Penney for stores.

                                      Ponderosa and Pizza hut for restuarants, there were more local restaurants but I don't think anybody cares.
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                                        • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                        Montgomery Ward, which is long gone, except for its presence online...

                                        Children's Palace, a huge toy store which gave Toys R' Us a run for its money but went out of business like 14 years ago.

                                        Tracks, an old record, tape, and video store which is also out of business.

                                        Piecegoods fabric store (my mom used to sew a lot). Also out of business.

                                        McCrory's (hope the spelling's correct!) a Woolworth-type store which went out of business 16 or 15 years ago, at least in my area.

                                        Woolworth's.

                                        Superfresh, an old grocery store also out business.

                                        Farmer Jack's, grocery store which went out of business in my area

                                        HQ, a hardware store which went out business about 9 or 10 years ago.

                                        TCBY, most branches don't stand alone anymore but are under the same roof as Taco Bell and other fast food places.


                                        McDonald's

                                        Arby's

                                        Shoney's

                                        K-Mart (way before the super K-Marts)

                                        Blockbuster Video

                                        Food Lion

                                        Burger King
                                        "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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                                          • 8 years 2 months ago
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                                          IGA
                                          Rite Aid
                                          Family Dollar
                                          Kroger's
                                          Thriftway
                                          Random corner stores/pony kegs
                                          SuperValu
                                          Meijer
                                          Target
                                          K-Mart
                                          Wal*Mart
                                          Radio Shack
                                          Kay-B-Toys/Toy Works
                                          Electronics Botique
                                          Tilt!
                                          GameStop
                                          Walgreen's
                                          Woolworth's (once or twice)
                                          CVS Pharmacy
                                          Ameristop
                                          Dunkin Donuts
                                          Save-A-Lot

                                          Arby's
                                          Ponderosa
                                          Main Moon/Hong Kong Buffet
                                          Chen Wong Restaurant
                                          Burger King
                                          Snappy Tomato Pizza
                                          McDonald's
                                          Gold Star Chili
                                          Skyline Chili
                                          Taco Bell
                                          Kentucky Fried Chicken
                                          Bonanza
                                          Pizza Hut
                                          Little Ceasar's
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