Thread: Stores which you visited growing up!

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    • 2 years 9 months ago
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    Where's Surrey?
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      Quote by BRISCOCOUNTYJR

      we USED to have po'folks restaurant, which was awesome. chicken and tea out of mason jars. delicious.

      oh and remember Bradlees department stores? not sure if they were national or just an east coast thing...


      I'm from Va too, and I remember Po'Folks restaurant especially the bisquits...mmmmm

      And Bradlee's I have a very old Bradlee's night gown and mini one for a stuff animal tucked away in some corner of my room.

      Places I remember and no longer exist (At least in Northern Va)

      -Bradlee's
      -Caldor
      -Best
      -Woodies (Woolworth and Lothrop)
      -Church's Chicken
      -Roy Rogers
      -The Sizzler
      -Hot Shoppe
      -Crown Books
      -Maxie Waxie
      -Upton's


      Hollywood Video
      Toys R US
      Ralphs
      Circut City
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        • 2 years 9 months ago
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        Crazy Eddies
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          • 2 years 9 months ago
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          Here are things in St. Louis that I can remember but we no longer have:

          Children's Palace
          KB Toys
          Lord 'n Taylor
          Grandpa's
          Show Biz Pizza (yes I know about Chuck E. Cheese's but it's not the same)
          Famous Barr
          Venture
          Dunkin Donuts (though they are coming back all over here now and they aren't NEARLY as good as they were in the 80s/90s)
          B. Dalton
          Musicland
          Sam Goody
          Blockbuster Video (back when they were in every retail plaza)
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            • 2 years 9 months ago
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            Some stores I can remember:

            Gold Circle
            Ames
            Hills
            Brand Names
            KB Toys

            None of which are around anymore.
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              As a kid I think I was brought to Toy-R-Us once and we didn't even buy anything, that's like child abuse by today standards.
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                • 2 years 9 months ago
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                Anyone else remember TG&Y? This was one of my FAVORITE stores as a kid in the 80's - they always had a great selection of G.I. Joe, He-Man, and Transformers action figures. I didn't always get a toy when my parents took me to TG&Y, but that didn't stop me from begging every single time!

                TG&Y = Toys, Guns, and Yo-Yo's - for those of you who remember this store and want to be "in the know."
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                  • 2 years 8 months ago
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                  Many of these are probably already mentioned,... but
                  Caldor
                  the Ground round
                  Funcoland
                  Woolworths
                  Roy Rogers
                  Warner Brother's store
                  Discovery Zone
                  suncoast
                  Tower records
                  Blockbuster
                  GameCrazy
                  arcades, because there are none anywhere near me anymore
                  Sizzler
                  Genovese
                  Sam Goody
                  The Wall
                  Strawberry's
                  Wizard's of the coast (because I was a big nerd back then)

                  I'm sure I'll think of more and come back
                    • 2 years 8 months ago
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                    Quote by Yepitspat
                    Many of these are probably already mentioned,... but
                    Caldor
                    the Ground round
                    Funcoland
                    Woolworths
                    Roy Rogers
                    Warner Brother's store
                    Discovery Zone
                    suncoast
                    Tower records
                    Blockbuster
                    GameCrazy
                    arcades, because there are none anywhere near me anymore
                    Sizzler
                    Genovese
                    Sam Goody
                    The Wall
                    Strawberry's
                    Wizard's of the coast (because I was a big nerd back then)

                    I'm sure I'll think of more and come back


                    As a kid I got stuck going with my mom to Strawberry's, it sucked I was so bored.
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                      • 2 years 8 months ago
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                      Western Sizzlin'

                      A steakhouse based in Roanoke, VA.
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                        Ah 10 floors of heaven at Gibles,where I bought my Britians soldier sets. and ate lunch. An entire floor for cafeteria style eating. Lamstons 5 and 10 cent store and woolworths where I bought model kits, balsa wood gliders and soldiers. Alexanders,Montgomery Wards, Crazy Eddies.
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                          • 2 years 8 months ago
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                          how about so many mom and pop stores that I couldn't even name them all
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                            goodwill
                            salvation army
                            a small corner store where i bought my now n laters and garbage pail kids!
                            krogers
                            target (nicked named grandpa pigeons)
                            mcdonalds
                            used bookstore forget its name
                            http://facebook.com/rekollections - fun nostalgia
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                              • 2 years 8 months ago
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                              I also visited Piggly Wiggly and the Flea Market while growing up.
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                                • 2 years 8 months ago
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                                Lionel Kiddie City
                                Caldor
                                West Coast Video
                                Erol's Video
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                                  • 2 years 8 months ago
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                                  Retail stores:
                                  K-mart
                                  and for going really obscure:
                                  TG&Y.

                                  Toy stores:
                                  Lionel Play world.

                                  Wal-mart didnt come to my town in Florida till the late 80's and not sure if they ever did get a Toys R us.
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                                    • 2 years 5 months ago
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                                    I remember occasionally going to a little Woolworth's store in the early to mid '70s. For some reason, we always simply referred to it as the dime store. My mom and I would go in there mostly to take a break from any appointments we had to go to, or if we were shopping for necessities (clothing, etc.). It was always a nice diversion. We'd sit at the lunch counter and I'd have a glass of Coke, maybe some French fries. And if I had been behaving well, she'd buy me a crappy little toy like a plastic alligator or one of those cheapo Wooly Willy things. I was at that age when it didn't take much to amuse me. Sadly, both that store and my mother are gone.
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                                      Save n Pack supermarket (Exclusive to Florida, they had EVERYTHING...they were like Sam's Club on steroids, and no membership required)
                                      Eckerd's Drug Store (better than CVS and Walgreens)
                                      Zayres (Got my very first videogame system there: Atari 7800)
                                      Woolworth's
                                      Service Merchandise
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                                        • 2 years 5 days ago
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                                        Food Lion
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                                          • 1 year 11 months ago
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                                          -Roses Department Store
                                          -Nichols
                                          -Merry Go Round
                                          -ShowBiz Pizza
                                          -GodFather's Pizza
                                          -KB Toys
                                          -The Tinder Box
                                          - Paradise Records & Tapes
                                          -Camelot Music
                                          -McFayden Music
                                          -Edward's Music
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