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old stores you remember

Discussion in 'The OT' started by pez2002, Jun 9, 2005.

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  1. Jun 14, 2005 #61 of 100

    thebigjp the 337's finest DBSTalk Gold Club

    Jan 21, 2003
    Don't be affraid to come home Laverne, Whataburger is still a strong chain, now featuring locations in the wonderful state of Louisiana!
  2. Jun 14, 2005 #62 of 100

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    They're a Nebraska chain. Still many in the plains states. That's the part of the country that an afternoon breeze is 60MPH and hail isn't worth measuring until it reaches baseball size
  3. Jun 14, 2005 #63 of 100

    Laverne Guest

    Feb 17, 2005
    Nowadays they have "Six Flags" over everything. :rolleyes:

    The original one was themed based on the six flags that had flown over the great state of Texas. :) Not necessarily in this order: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States of America, and United States of America.

    (OK, so it's not a store. :shrug: )

    The six flags...

    Elsewhere in that site are memories of many rides gone by the wayside that I remember from my childhood. :( It used to have a very historical feeling.

    I get a lot of that same feeling from Silver Dollar City in Branson, and hopefully that won't ever change. They seem more committed to remembering their heritage. Too bad it isn't TEXAS heritage. :( (But I have found the Ozarks to be quite fascinating. ;) )
  4. Jun 14, 2005 #64 of 100

    DarrellP Hall Of Fame

    Apr 24, 2002
    I saw a Sambo's not too long ago, so a few are still around.

    Stores I remember that I haven't seen on the list:

    Atlantic Richfield Corporation(now Arco) Remember how long the sign's were?
    Big A
    White Front
    Fed Mart
  5. Jun 14, 2005 #65 of 100

    lazaruspup Godfather

    Mar 18, 2005
    Well looking over the list, I think I have only come up with a few that weren't listed, however, I'm just going to throw out all the ones I can think of.

    Lazarus(now Macy's brand)
    Montgomery Ward's
    Belmont's(5 and 10 store with crafts, had a great toy section)
    J.J. Newberry
    Quality Farm and Fleet
    Murphy's Mart
    Roger's Supermarkets(now Supervalue brand)
    Highland(now ABC Warehouse brand)
    NRM-National Record Mart(ONE OF MY PERSONAL FAVES)
    Burger Chef
    Purity's Supermarkets
    Sears Catalog Stores
    Shakey's Pizza(visited many times late for pizza in D.C.)
    Toy Liquidator's(now KB Toys)
    KB Toyworks(giant KB Toy stores!!)

    I think that's it for now.
  6. Jun 14, 2005 #66 of 100
    Jason Nipp

    Jason Nipp Analog Geek in a Digital World Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

    Jun 10, 2004
    My mother and step father owned a couple Ben Franklin's. There still are some left.

    A few I remember are

    Burger Chef (Became Burger King)
    Rocky Rococo's Pizza
    Edwardo's Pizza
    Naugles Taco's
    Bergner Wise's (Just Bergner's now) Carson Parrie Scott (Just Carson's now)

    Changing topic a little, how about old favorite candy or snacks;

    Remember the Marathon Bar?
  7. Jun 14, 2005 #67 of 100

    Mikey Hall Of Fame

    Oct 26, 2004
    Walker Scott's - Big department store chain in San Diego. They were downtown, and in all the malls. When I was a kid, I'd get my Boy Scout supplies there. Later, I used to run advertising copy for a small newspaper, and every week I'd take the weekly ad down to their ad offices near Mission Bay so they could proof it.

    As far as I know, they folded, and weren't absorbed by anybody.
  8. Jun 14, 2005 #68 of 100

    Grampa67 Legend

    Mar 14, 2005
    Marshall Fields and Mervins has been sold to The May Co.
  9. Jun 14, 2005 #69 of 100

    Grampa67 Legend

    Mar 14, 2005
    White Spot
    Pig n Whistle
    The Barrel drive in (Where the cheese burger began)
    White house (coffee 5 cents a cup)

    all in Denver
  10. Jun 14, 2005 #70 of 100

    skidog Godfather

    Dec 2, 2004
    Donaldsons, don't know if it was listed already. Aurther Treachers fish and chips, I think that's how it is spelled. How about Big Boy, are there any of those around still?
  11. Jun 14, 2005 #71 of 100
    Tim Lones

    Tim Lones Mentor

    Jul 15, 2004

    Camelot Music..Now fye (in the Canton-Akron, Ohio area)
    Krogers (still around but not in my area)
  12. Jun 14, 2005 #72 of 100

    olgeezer Guest

    Dec 5, 2003
    That's strange, i thought the Kroger chain was still the largest in the country.
  13. Jun 14, 2005 #73 of 100

    Laverne Guest

    Feb 17, 2005
    AKA Dillon's here in SW MO.
  14. Jun 14, 2005 #74 of 100
    Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    I worked part time while getting established in my recording business for an outfit called "LaBelles". I worked in their stereo department for a couple of years (1974-5?) before they were bought out by Best. LaBelles and Best were both large "catalog showrooms". The LaBelles (Best) where I worked, in Wayzata, Minnesota closed down and the real estate was purchased by and turned into one of the first large scale Best Buy stores, sort of a proving ground for their current format.
  15. Jun 14, 2005 #75 of 100
    Richard King

    Richard King Hall Of Fame

    Mar 25, 2002
    When I lived in the burbs of Philadelphia (back in elementary school days) there was a burger joint that opened a few stores. The place was called Steer Inn (or In). They didn't do too well and closed after a short while. Steer Inn (or In) was owned by a fellow by the name of Dick Clark, a fellow Philadelphia resident.

    Another defunct burger joint was the Red Barn. They had several stores in the Minneapolis area. I think they were national.

    Is Chicken Delight still out there?
  16. Jun 14, 2005 #76 of 100

    Nick Retired, part-time PITA DBSTalk Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Little Tavern - D.C. area
  17. Jun 14, 2005 #77 of 100

    Art7220 Godfather

    Feb 4, 2004
    There are no Der Weinerschnitzels here in Tulare, CA. I have to go to Hanford, Fresno, or Bakersfield. They do have an A&W here though.

    To find a DW close to you, try www.wienerschnitzel.com

    -A- :)
  18. Jun 14, 2005 #78 of 100

    Laverne Guest

    Feb 17, 2005
    Sorry, Jason I don't remember any extinct candy offhand. But I will say it's harder and harder to find any Zeros anymore. :(
  19. Jun 14, 2005 #79 of 100

    jonstad Hall Of Fame

    Jun 27, 2002
    In Milwaukee we had the department stores Gimbels and Schusters. Gimbels had thier locations on the door "New York-Philidelphia-Milwaukee". You may remember them as Macy's rival in Miracle on 34th Street. Nowadays of course it would have to be Wal-Mart or something. All are now Marshall Field's if they haven't closed.

    Johnny Walker's was the place where all the punk white boys could load up on velour shirts, tight black pants and zipper boots. The ultimate music and electonics store was Radio Doctor's with later competition from the more upscale, hip Hi Fi Fo Fum! My cousin worked at the latter and got Jimi Hendrix' autograph on his first US tour when he played The Scene, a mafia run nightclub downtown with seating for maybe 300 three nights running. Needless to say I purchased tickets for all three shows. Perhaps the three best perfomances I've ever witnessed.

    Other then that we had A&W too(only open in summer), and Dairy Queens, and the Rexall Drug store with full soda fountain where you could get a 10 ounce "frosty"(root beer) for a nickel, or a cherry Coke for seven cents!

    Ah, the memories!:D
  20. Jun 15, 2005 #80 of 100

    Spruceman Legend

    Nov 21, 2004
    Anyone remember Robert Hall clothing stores. One of their radio ad jingles went "Robert Hall saves you more, shop and see." Was funny to hear that jingle right after some religious show in which the preacher was closing with "Jesus saves."
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