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Old 04-09-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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I used to love Service Merchandise, they were great stores. I remember National Tea Grocery Stores, too. I shopped at Lerners all the time, Wieboldts, Montgomery Ward, and a host of others, Venture, too. List could probably be endless and I won't start on restaurant chains.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Sizzler is still around, mostly in the west, a few in NY, FL and NE. We have one in out town about a mile away.

Menu has changed, don't recall seeing corn fritters there.
Good to hear Sizzler is still around. Another poster earlier was correct with some chains moving out of certain areas. Up until only about 2 years ago i thought Chuck E. Cheese was defunct and they are not. Me and my childhood friend almost got kicked out of there as kids because he would pull the tails of the characters. They would turn around and he would turn with them again pulling the tail. Finally he put a slice of pizza on my head and the party chaperone was not having it at that point.

Fond, Fond memories.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Montgomery Wards, Two Guys, Woolworth, Fedco, Gemco, Unimart, Good Guys, Tower Records, Music Plus, Wherehouse Records, Best, The Federated Group, Pacific Stereo, Cal Stereo, Mervyn's, The Broadway Department Stores, I Magnin, Robinson's Department Stores, The May Company

Brings back memories!
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:34 PM
 
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Maybe a regional thing, but Heartland Drug Store. There was Heartland Grocery and across the parking Heartland Drug Store. They were either bought out by Pathmark, or just closed their doors and Pathmark happened to move in. Pathmark no longer exists here, but I think it's alive and well in other states.
Pathmark might still be alive but it isn't doing well at all. They have closed quite a few of them around here, and the ones that are still open are ghost towns.
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I know I could Google it but what is/was Gemco? never heard of them - and thanks for someone mentioning Hill's - I went there back in the day when clothes were actually made of cotton, in the US and they carried designers that fit me!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Happy in Utah
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Thriftys we would go there and once in awhile, My Mom would buy us a comic book and an ice cream. Is circle K still around?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:00 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Gemco was a membership department store, which was owned by Lucky Stores, in San Leandro. The last store
closed in 1986.

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I know I could Google it but what is/was Gemco? never heard of them - and thanks for someone mentioning Hill's - I went there back in the day when clothes were actually made of cotton, in the US and they carried designers that fit me!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I still see Circle K stores here in California.




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Thriftys we would go there and once in awhile, My Mom would buy us a comic book and an ice cream. Is circle K still around?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Hahaha



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Radio Shack

(just getting ready for 2016)
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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Service Merchandise, Circuit City, Linens n Things
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