Kind of random, but does anyone miss a store that is no longer around?
Anyone from the Philly/Jersey area will remember Clover (like a KMart, before WalMart destroyed every other store in it's wake). I miss Clover for some reason, probably cause that's where we always went as kids for everything that wasn't a grocery item.
I know it's not necessarily a "store", but I've been thinking a lot recently about a pizza place that closed down a long time ago. It was called Berlino's Pizza. It was tasty, cheap, and cooked in a wood oven. And there was a video store right next door, run by the same people, to boot.
A lot of these other places don't measure up to what Berlino's was years ago.
Yes...AV...Exactly...I miss the local restaraunts ie. we used to always have small neighborhood pizza joints...too many to name here. All of them could kick butt against the multi-conglomerate pizza chains...any day of the week. But...it's not just them...all the local neighborhood restaraunts have gone the way of the doo-doo bird against the franchises. Who wants to drive to another town or another part of your town and exactly all the same stuff you could in your neighborhood...How boring!
Kresgee's - I sure remember them ralwus, sort of like Woolworths. And the restaraunts, I think the younger people all go to chains and that really hurts the local places. When we're on the road, we eat local or just drive hungry til we find one.
Jordan Marsh, Boston. It was bought out by Macy's, and it just isn't the same. Filenes - another one. Then, of course, Woolworth's and Kresge's. I also miss the neighborhood/local drug stores that had the usual stuff but then there own unique stuff. We have nothing but chain pharmacies in my area now.