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Old 04-11-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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As a store, I liked and miss Caldor. Interviewed for a job down in Norwalk by two of the biggest IT jerks I've ever run into. Didn't hear back from them...no way would I ever work for them though.

Lunch counter at Malley's in New Haven was a favorite.

Railroad Salvage(Ruby Vine and Choo-Choo) and Giltex!
Ha ha ... They had a central mainframe in the basement and everyone had black screen terminals on their desks- the system for store allocations would crash all the time
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Middlesex
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Slipperman - Kitts Lane is a different area than where the OP is talking about. this is south of ConnDOT while Kitts is north. Jay
yup, you're right. those are the 2 places i visit the most so sometimes i get them confused. but i did see somewhere in 98 that a Computer City (or whatever) was near/on Kitts Ln back then. any ideas on this?
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:51 PM
 
Location: U.S.
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Ponderosa - anyone??

Wasn't there a place called Big Boys?
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Remember HL Green in downtown Bridgeport and the 1000s of 45s the sold for about $1 I believe. also Blinn's toys and Holland's. Don't forget the Casbar, lol.
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:01 PM
 
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As a very SMALL child my mom got green stamps at grand union for each dollar spent ... My brothers and I would paste them in the collection books.... Once you had a bunch of books you could take them to the redemption store in Bpt. It took 23 books, but we got a ping ping table that way
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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Ponderosa - anyone??
I got quite sick from that place. Gross buffet.
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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For some reason I am fascinated by stores that went out of business. It's amazing how nowadays everything is dominated by Walmart and Target. Then of course, you have Kmart and Ocean State Job Lot, which play second fiddle. How many of these stores do you remember seeing in CT? Actually, there is still an abandoned Bradlees in Manchester. I drove by it last summer.

There are other stores, for which I could not find the logo or any pictures. These include Purity Surpreme, Heartland, Edwards and Colonial Market.
Roy Rogers is still in Business. Off of exit 1 in MA on Route 84. We stop there every time we drive between CT and MA.

I used to shop at Bradlees (liked it. Clean and reasonably priced), Caldor (mostly cluttered and junk quality), Lechmere (used to love it for electronics, in Nashua NH) and Shaws. Remember A&P & Shaws (I think, they are still open in CT some places). Did n't care much for Service Merchandise..
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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^ why Roy Rogers left Connecticut?????
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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There was a Gemco on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington I believe, long gone.
In the 60s we shopped at Motts Supermarket. In the 70s my drinking buddies an I ate eggs and hash browns at the Dobbs House in several locations.
I even worked at the Farm Shoppe in WH Center, long before it became a Friendlys and anyone thought The Center was "upscale". (barf)
I liked that music store on LaSalle Rd, Irvs Music I think?? *sigh*
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Old 04-11-2011, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Grass Valley,CA.
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How about Bill Savitt's Jewelry store? I can still recite the Savitt Choir TV commercial theme!!
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