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Old 04-21-2015, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Northeast
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Caldors was popular in the NE, remember that place well. And more recently Filene's Basement which is now defunct.
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Old 04-21-2015, 05:37 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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This is the closest I or my siblings ever got to "Mayberry" we just didn't know it at the time. Can you believe the prices?

What a treat this was on the rare occasion my mom would permit us to accompany her on these visits, but very good memories from the 'good old days'.

Once we were a little older we were allowed to go to the show (down the street from 'Woolworths') by ourselves and all of us had to go together of course and stay together. We would make sure to have some allowance set aside to treat ourselves to an "EXTRA RICH ICE CREAM SODA" after a movie; and then we ran all the way home.

There are many, many more stores that I recall but they were not nationwide but instead particular to the neighborhood I grew up in.




Eddie's Rail Fan Page: 1950's era F.W Woolworth store lunch counter menu.
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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East coasters:

The Rag Shop
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Old 04-21-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Brit here so the stores I remember may be a bit different

Woolworths, where we bought our Rimmel make up

C&A which still exists in Europe but moved out of the UK, great for teenage girls in the 70's clothing as cheap as chips and lasted about the same too.

Local department store called Elliston & Cavell, taken over by Debenhams we would be treated to milk shakes once in a while.
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Caldors was popular in the NE, remember that place well. And more recently Filene's Basement which is now defunct.
I had forgotten about Caldors! That reminds me that I liked Cosmetic Center
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Kingsway
Montmomery Ward
Farmer Jack
Service Merchandise
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:43 PM
 
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This is the closest I or my siblings ever got to "Mayberry" we just didn't know it at the time. Can you believe the prices?

What a treat this was on the rare occasion my mom would permit us to accompany her on these visits, but very good memories from the 'good old days'.

Once we were a little older we were allowed to go to the show (down the street from 'Woolworths') by ourselves and all of us had to go together of course and stay together. We would make sure to have some allowance set aside to treat ourselves to an "EXTRA RICH ICE CREAM SODA" after a movie; and then we ran all the way home.

There are many, many more stores that I recall but they were not nationwide but instead particular to the neighborhood I grew up in.




Eddie's Rail Fan Page: 1950's era F.W Woolworth store lunch counter menu.
Those prices are fabulous. I wish prices would go back in time the way wages have.

I also can think of local places--a shoe-repair shop and a clock shop come to mind. The clock shop was on an avenue with a few doctors' offices, a theater with a big screen (and a loge section for smokers), a liquor store, small grocery store, hardware store--a lot of privately-owned businesses, plus the dime store and Walgreens.
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Old 04-22-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I really miss Boarders.
Were they boarding ships (arrrrrgh!) or were they just boarding people in rooms to earn a few extra bucks?
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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One day we will be reminiscing about Sears Roebuck too. It’s coming.
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Old 04-22-2015, 10:31 PM
 
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Woodward & Lothrop
John Wanamaker
Garfinckel's
Hecht's
Gimbel's
Raleigh's
Georgetown University Shop
Dimensions
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