Thread: Retail Stores/Chains We Miss

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    • 7 years 6 months ago
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    Monkey wards was the "stupidly expensive store" around here. Essentially, anything that you could buy at monkey wards, you could buy at kmart or some other department store for half the price.
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    • 7 years 6 months ago
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    I miss Tower Records. I remember spending countless hours there as a teenager.
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    KB Toys, Circuit City, Comp USA & Dream Machine Arcade
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    Quote by Drahken
    Monkey wards was the "stupidly expensive store" around here. Essentially, anything that you could buy at monkey wards, you could buy at kmart or some other department store for half the price.


    Same here. I don't miss monkey wards at all.
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    • 7 years 6 months ago
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    Hmm, I remember a few

    Venture
    Service Merchandise
    Funcoland
    KB Toys
    Sam Goody
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    Crazy Eddies
    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Number one store I miss: Sky City.

    I also miss: Revco, Eckerd, Servic Merchandise, Brendle's, Montgomery Ward, Sam Goody, County Seat, Showbiz Pizza, Quincy's, PoFolks, Grandy's, PhaMor.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    KB Toys , Children's Palace , Toy Chest ( Think it was only a St Louis toy store ). Toy Chest went out of business cause Children's Palace opened up about a mile down the road and then Toy's R Us opened right across the street from Children's Palace so it too went out of business. Also it was about a block from the local mall so there went KB Toys...Damn you Toy's R Us! And I do miss Borders.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Eatons.
    It closed down in 1999. I still remember it.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    -KB Toys
    -Media Play
    -Borders
    -Suncoast Video
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Roy Rogers
    Friendly's
    Caldor
    KB Toys
    Funcoland
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    I miss Zare, Lionel Playworld, and Richway. but I guess if they where still open now I wouldn't care.

    I think the one thing we all love about all those stores is the items they sold when they where around.
    Obviously if they where open now thy would sell the same things you would find in a Walmart or Target.

    But if Time travel was possible... I'd beable to walk right to the Voltron toys in Zare
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Quote by TheGreatShow
    KB Toys , Children's Palace , Toy Chest ( Think it was only a St Louis toy store ). Toy Chest went out of business cause Children's Palace opened up about a mile down the road and then Toy's R Us opened right across the street from Children's Palace so it too went out of business. Also it was about a block from the local mall so there went KB Toys...Damn you Toy's R Us! And I do miss Borders.


    I remember Children's Palace and Toy Chest! I thought I was the only one around that knew of Toy Chest. Wow how I miss that big store.
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    • 7 years 2 months ago
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    Lucky's (or Thrifty's). There's a special reason for that. I had this stupid, great pencil holder box that I accidentally gave to a neighbor at a garage sale full of marbles. I got it from Lucky's originally. The box had sentimental value. I have looked and looked for a replacement online, but have yet to find one. It was really cute. It was green and had nature facts on it, with illustrations of lady bugs and a couple brown bunnies. One time our house flooded (rain coming in through the roof, lots of water damage) and it was one of the things to survive. We had to throw out a lot of stuff. I didn't try to save it from the neighbor because I was really tired and being stupid at the time. My mom got it for me and I'll just say a lot has change since then, so I guess that's why I want the stupid little box back so bad.
    I have since moved out of the state, so there's no way to get it back.I also miss getting movies from Lucky's.

    Also:

    K.B toys (another happy memory, where I got the first wave of the
    original, like, '98 or whatever, Sailor Moon dolls and the too big and bulky transformation brooch. When I was 11 and maybe a little too old for crazy transformation toys. I was _not_ one of those girls in a hurry to grow up!)

    Probably doesn't count, but I think I miss how the original JC Penny's (if that's what I'm even thinking of) was stocked. So many toys. 0_0

    Discovery Zone
    I didn't go there a lot as a kid, but it was fun.

    That's about it. Most of the stores and stuff I enjoyed as a kid
    are still around as far as I know, even if I don't live in the same state anymore and even if where I live now a lot of things are different.

    Edit:
    Oh, I forgot Walden books! And now Borders too.
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    • 7 years 1 month ago
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    Woolworths, hills,kb toys,
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    KB toys
    Kiddie city
    Ground round
    Hills/Ames
    Discovery zone
    Marc's Funtime (Ohio)
    • 7 years 1 month ago
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    Oh yes ! Tower Records, Independent Video Game stores, Pioneer Point Buffet!
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    • 7 years 1 month ago
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    If video store count,I would include Hollywood Videoand Blockbuster on my list of defunct retail outlets that I love.
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    • 7 years 28 days ago
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    Cornet (like a smaller K-mart) went out around 94/95 was only store we had in the area without having to go towns over that wasn't lousy

    kb toys

    walden books

    crown books

    not sure what else to list at the moment
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