Thread: Stores which you visited growing up!

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    • 2 years 3 months ago
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    K Mart
    Bradlees
    Toys R Us
    Shop Rite
    Some Japanese store (I used to buy Touhou there, and when I saw Megaman & Bass for the SNES, I literally squealed and danced around the aisles yelling "IT'S BASS!" repeatedly. I was holding Lotus Land Story in the other hand...)
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      • 1 year 8 months ago
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        • 1 year 8 months ago
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        Quote by System
        Good topic!

        Anyone remember Best or Rally's Hamburgers?

        btw, where are you located at?

        In southern California there still are: Suncoast, Little Casear's, and Ponderosa places, odd.

        Rally's still exist here in Missouri.
          • 1 year 8 months ago
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          Woolworth's There was one on Cherokee Street. It was just few blocks from my house.

          Ben Franklin's and Famous Barr. They were right by each other!
          Ventures
          Street Side Music

          Those stores had the best toys,clothes and music!

          Best of all they were actually IN the city, NOT the county!
          Now they only exist in memory, photos, and old newspaper clippings.
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            • 1 year 7 months ago
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            There's one place I've been going to since I was little that I still manage to visit every so often: Amazing Comics, in Long Beach, CA. The store space may have shrunk in half as of a few years ago, but the selection remains intact.
              • 1 year 7 months ago
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              Quote by Captain
              There's one place I've been going to since I was little that I still manage to visit every so often: Amazing Comics, in Long Beach, CA. The store space may have shrunk in half as of a few years ago, but the selection remains intact.


              That's awesome, oh how I wish my childhood comic book store was still open. It was called Brain Damage, they had everything you could think of in there.
                • 1 year 7 months ago
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                Woolworths, Venture, Zayre, Montgomery Wards, Goldblatts, Wieboldts
                  • 7 months 15 days ago
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                  Quote by System
                  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


                  I grew up in Virginia too, I even worked at Bradlee's and we loved Roy Rogers. That's sad that Roy Rogers is gone, all those stores you mentioned brings back memories. I miss Waldenbooks and B. Dalton. Is Friendly's still around? I remember Woodies and Best too. Thanks for the memories.
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                    • 7 months 15 days ago
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                    There was a K-Mart by my apartment as a kid and we would also walk over there. The staff probably hated us because we basically played there haha.
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                      • 7 months 11 days ago
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                      I grew up in suburban Maryland, and remember many of those places -- specifically Woodies, Crown Books, Waxie Maxie, Upton's, Waldenbooks, and B. Dalton. Friendly's and Roy Rogers are still around. I also remember People's Drug (which later became CVS), Zayres, KB Toys, Shoney's, Chi-Chi's. Does anyone remember those?
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                        • 14 days 14 hours ago
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                        Shopko, K-mart, Woolworth, JC Penny and lots of independently owned stores (those were still common then).
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