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Old 01-15-2012, 07:47 PM
 
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does anyone remember the old sears on 10th and tryon sts in charlotte
across the street wasn't there a sears toy store?
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I don't know but you could try asking this people if no one here knows.

Welcome to Historic Charlotte Inc.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Steele Creek, Charlotte, NC
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Isn't that the Hal Marsall building now? County offices are there.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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Isn't that the Hal Marsall building now? County offices are there.
This is correct.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:40 PM
 
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I remember the downtown Sears very well. Back then, my parents had to do all their department store shopping in downtown (Belks, Ivy's Sears) as there were none in the suburbs. I absolutely loved going to that Sears during Christmas as they were known for their huge toy section. I do not remember a separate Sears toy store across the street although it's entirely possible. When I went there as a small kid, the toy store was inside the main store.

here is a 1965 aerial showing a busy parking lot at that Sears (center of photo). You can use the "zoom" lever on the bottom right of the photo to zoom closer.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:53 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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When I was about 6-12, I used to ask for money from "Santa" rather than actual items. . . then take my dollars to Sears (and Ivy's) after Christmas, when the $$ went further, lol. That Sears building held a lot of memories for many folks, I am sure.

Thanks for that link on the aerial view, Swamp!
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:50 AM
 
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SEARS had a large selection of toys at the store you reference. We move here in 1967 and at time a separate SEARS toy store did not exist. There was a building across the street from the main store. That building housed the auto repair/tires, etc part of the store. SEARS moved from downtown to the new Eastland Mall (ah, those were the good ole days). I was a loyal customer at SEARS for many years, but bad management and poor service finally changed my shopping habits.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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The old Downtown (uptown) Charlotte Sears store moved to South Park Mall in 1970. The Eastland store opened in 1976. Sadly, both store are now gone, as soon will the Statesville and High Point stores. Ever since the Kmart Sears merger, Sears is not the same corporation. As you can guess, I until today, have worked for Sears for a long time, 19 years. I still love the golden age of retail, the 50s and 60s. Too bad I did not devote half my life in that era...
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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My dad also worked for Sears. Started at the Greensboro store pricing bras right out of college. He retired in Chicago as a buyer for the catalog 31 years later. Sears put food on the table, clothes on our backs and me and my brother through college. They also gave my parents a nice retirement.
The store sure has changed, though.
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