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!
I totally miss a few chain stores that went under in the past year -- Linens n Things and Bombay in particular.
I miss Marks and Spencers, they moved out of Canada a few years ago. I also miss Woolworths (just for nostalgia reasons)
Oh, Woolworth's was great. One of the last stores with a soda fountain and most of the ones I went in still have wooden floors.
Yeah I miss Woolworths too, you can find them online but its not quite the same is it?
Linens and Things def... and Hallmark (I think some mall locations are still around-but a lot of the independent ones in my area are gone...;(
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.
My great grandma worked there for ages and I remember going as a kid and riding the escalator. Around here, two stories of shopping with an escalator was a big deal! lol
Yeah, they were the 5&dime store with a soda fountain and grill. They were a chain though. Didn't K Mart buy them? My Mon worked there as a cook for a long time.
There was a great housewares store in NJ called Made in America. It had every cool kitchen gadget you could think of - as well as the usual bakeware, cookware, etc. It's gone now
TG and Y That may have been a regional store, but it was cool!
I miss the locally owned 5 & Dimes that I grew up with. They had so much fun stuff and the staff was always helpful.
I also miss Gibsons. It was a chain store of the Wal-mart variety, but much more friendly.
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.
Thrifty's became RiteAid, and they've been removing the ice cream counters at the front of the stores... at least around here...
by Nira Perkins 6 years ago
Is there a snack or food item that is no longer made but you wish was?
by Angel709 6 years ago
Finish this saying with a new twist: You don't miss the well until____________.The traditional quotation for this is, "You don't miss the well until the water runs dry." Which means we don't appreciate a good thing until it is gone. Can you add a spin on this proverb?
by monicaelayne 7 years ago
Where does food from the 99 cent store come from?The 99 cent only stores sell brands that are in Vons and Ralphs at clearly, a fraction of the cost, so why are they in the 99 cent store?
by Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago
Why is Pluto no longer a planet if it has moons?Please explain what makes a planet a planet and also describe the moons of Pluto.
by Twila Nelson 6 years ago
Which entertainers that are no longer with us do you miss ?Do you miss a special entertainer, who is no longer with us, such as Elvis Presley, Luther Vandross, James Brown, Bernie Mac, Tony Curtis, John Wayne ?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|