Thread: Retail Stores/Chains We Miss

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    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. They had a lot of neat stuff for sale aside from the food section they'd added with a small fresh produce area. There was even a pharmacy that would tell you what prescriptions were ready for who they were for over the intercom. They would usually say the last name of that person that the prescription was ready for. Also in Pharmor's twilight years, I remember buying a lot of jewelry, makeup, hair scrunchies with cartoon characters on them (I had the South Park and Pikachu ones they had). I even bought a few teen magazines in there, too! I still wish there was another pharmacy chain like Pharmor that would have existed today!
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    Quote by demonpuppet87
    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 think I have a VHS of Last Action Hero with the Pharmor logo on it.
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    Quote by demonpuppet87
    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 think I have a VHS of Last Action Hero with the Pharmor logo on it.

    Same here my friend, I have an Urban Legend VHS tape with a Pharmor price tag on the front of the tape box.

    Speaking of which, I found this vintage holiday-themed Pharmor ad from 1986 on Youtube (sadly, the only one I could find), and the link can be found below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4gMsEYnDI
    “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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    I miss going to Hardee's. They had some quality fast food.
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    I miss going to Hardee's. They had some quality fast food.


    That's where my family, one of my cousins, my older sister's boyfriend at the time and I went for breakfast during our venture to Cedar Point back in 1996 (when I was 9 years old) and before heading there. I'll never forget that time my younger sister and I were playing in the ball pit there, which we were seated near, and I remember crying for help because I was stuck and felt like drowning and luckily, my mom asked me to hold her hand and eventually, she fished me out of that ball pit!!
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    Quote by thecrow174
    I miss going to Hardee's. They had some quality fast food.


    They still have Hardee's. There's one down the street from my house.
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    I miss going to Hardee's. They had some quality fast food.


    They still have Hardee's. There's one down the street from my house.


    Not to mention Carl's Jr., which is owned by CKE Restaurants, the same company that owns Hardee's. This is why they both have similar logos with the familiar smiling star.
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    I miss going to Hardee's. They had some quality fast food.


    They still have Hardee's. There's one down the street from my house.

    I know. I'm just saying that I don't go there anymore, and I hope I get to someday.
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    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 think I have a VHS of Last Action Hero with the Pharmor logo on it.

    Same here my friend, I have an Urban Legend VHS tape with a Pharmor price tag on the front of the tape box.

    Speaking of which, I found this vintage holiday-themed Pharmor ad from 1986 on Youtube (sadly, the only one I could find), and the link can be found below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4gMsEYnDI
    Well not a price tag for say. Its a red stamp on the VHS label that says ''Property of Pharmor.''
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/AtlantaCommercials96/videos
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    One store I could remember was Just Closeouts. They were open everyday except saturdays, but went out of buisness in the 90's.

    Then I remember going to Woolworth's, which closed the same time too as Just Closeouts.

    And though they're around...Silverman's. They used to have more than one location, but only two remain.
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    it's funny that you mension hollywood video/game crazy! the one i used to go to in Compton, CA (near my house *grandma's*), i used to go to a lot, and the fact that you get to try out the games before you bought them, nice! i also miss King Toys (carson), robinsons may, fedco, circuit city, home base hardware, good guys electronics, and kid's warehouse!
    a 90's kid, and i'm damn proud of it!

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    as far as music stores, i miss my sam goody, warehouse music, and F.Y.E (for your entertainment
    a 90's kid, and i'm damn proud of it!

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    I think I have a VHS of Last Action Hero with the Pharmor logo on it.

    Same here my friend, I have an Urban Legend VHS tape with a Pharmor price tag on the front of the tape box.

    Speaking of which, I found this vintage holiday-themed Pharmor ad from 1986 on Youtube (sadly, the only one I could find), and the link can be found below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4gMsEYnDI
    Well not a price tag for say. Its a red stamp on the VHS label that says ''Property of Pharmor.''


    I think my Urban Legend VHS might have the "Property of Pharmor" stamp on the tape label, as well as a sticker on the tape that says "Be Kind Please Rewind". I haven't been able to examine it since my family started to pack up everything and lock them away from my brown-nosing younger sister since we are moving out of our house to a new one soon, making sure she doesn't live with us.
    “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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    Quote by demonpuppet87
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    Same here my friend, I have an Urban Legend VHS tape with a Pharmor price tag on the front of the tape box.

    Speaking of which, I found this vintage holiday-themed Pharmor ad from 1986 on Youtube (sadly, the only one I could find), and the link can be found below:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sp4gMsEYnDI
    Well not a price tag for say. Its a red stamp on the VHS label that says ''Property of Pharmor.''


    I think my Urban Legend VHS might have the "Property of Pharmor" stamp on the tape label, as well as a sticker on the tape that says "Be Kind Please Rewind". I haven't been able to examine it since my family started to pack up everything and lock them away from my brown-nosing younger sister since we are moving out of our house to a new one soon, making sure she doesn't live with us.
    Exactly
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    FuncoLand, yes the best damn video game store ever, why? They had everything you could think of .. i believe it was the worlds largest video game palce in the 90's

    Venture-Located Near Algonquin ILL, it was just a department store but my parents went there often based on good prices. The company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy on January 20, 1998, and tried to operate with a smaller number of stores. The effort was not successful, and the company announced its closing on April 27, 1998

    Kids R' Us- i believe they just go by Toys R' Us

    Video Goldmine- Algonquin Ill defunt 2001? or so .. local business went there to rent video games like crazy in the 90's

    KB Toys — Liquidated February 9, 2009

    Warner Brothers Studio Store-In 2001 all Warner Bros. Studio Stores went out of business after just ten years but in 2006 the stores were reopened in China.

    Zany Brainy-The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on May 15, 2001, having faced financial difficulties since acquiring rival company Noodle Kidoodle in 2000. Later in 2001, Zany Brainy's assets were sold to Right Start

    Discovery Zone-Stretched thin by expansion, changes in management tried to save the company, however (under Viacom's control) Discovery Zone filed for bankruptcy on March 26, 1996 in Wilmington, Delaware with debts of up to $366.8 million

    Marshall Field & Company-1852
    Defunct 2006
    Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States


    Probably more, just can't remember them all
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    Love the 90's all over a
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    Shoney's



    Now, before someone tells me it still exists, let me just say this: I know.
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    Shoney's



    Now, before someone tells me it still exists, let me just say this: I know.


    But does Shoney Bear still exist (even though I still have mine that my mom bought for me when I was 10, on the same day I first got my N64)?
    “You know, bras are okay. Socks and T-shirts are only going to make me trip.” - Jakob Dylan
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