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Old 04-08-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Thom McCann and Stride Rite shoes

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Original Cookie
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Alexander's in Brooklyn. Sold cheap clothing in bins. Had insane customers.

Crazy Eddie-Eddie turned out to be crazy, getting in trouble with the law and fleeing the U.S.

Consumer's-Weird store where things were purchased with a catalog on site.

Spatula City-Sold spatula's....And that's ALL.

As seen on TV
-Sold garbage....And that's all.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is Spiegals (? sp) still around?

When I was a kid in Minnesota we would get a thick catalog from them.
I believe they were from Chicago.
I only remember them as a sponsor of Truth or Consequences TV show of the 1960s with Bob Barker
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Alexander's in Brooklyn. Sold cheap clothing in bins. Had insane customers.

Crazy Eddie-Eddie turned out to be crazy, getting in trouble with the law and fleeing the U.S.

Consumer's-Weird store where things were purchased with a catalog on site.

Spatula City-Sold spatula's....And that's ALL.

As seen on TV-Sold garbage....And that's all.

Really Spatula City? Wonder why they went out of business hah.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:23 PM
 
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Musicland/Sam Goody/Strawberries/Wherehouse/Camelot Records
Merry-Go-Round
Contempo Casuals
Hollywood Video
Circuit City
Kinney Shoes
Casual Corner
Circus World
Montgomery Ward
Gimbels
Ames
Eckerd Drug

chains local to the Nebraska/Iowa area: Hinky Dinky, Brandeis, Pickles Records & Tapes

Ben Franklin's is still around, in very small towns. Woolworth's still has locations in several countries, just not the U.S.
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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When you buy, better try Hochschild-Kohn,
It's the store Baltimore calls its own,
If you want it, you can get it,
Just use our easy credit,
When you buy, better try Hochschild-Kohn!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Best Buy
Radio Shack

(just getting ready for 2016)
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Tower records.-They had everything. If it was not there it probably did not exist.

Hollywood video-Was better then blockbuster IMO.

Chess king-Clothing store.

Orange julius-I never did figure out, Exactly what they sold there. I am serious.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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Most of those mentioned must have been local/regional as this old ex-Minnesotan never heard of most of them.

Kinney shoes and Zayres are probably the only 2.

Piggly Wiggley grocery ( but I guess they are now down south )
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Karl's Toys
Nibbler's Restaurants
Love's Restaurants

Old L.A. Restaurants
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