Retail Stores no longer Around

Discussion in 'Lighten UPS' started by fxdwg, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    I watched an interesting TV show about the post WWII era of the great retail stores; specifically Sears.
    I recall several that are no longer around:

    Montgomery Ward
    W.T. Grant
    Two Guys (from Harrison)

    anyone remember any others?

    BTW..Anyone can reply to my thread. I have no "rules".:peaceful:
  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Mend my broken heart but I miss you...
    Marshall Field's

    These are gone with no loss in my heart...
    Treasure Island
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Shoppers Fair
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Yep, I remember "Two guys", that was always the punchline about someone's parents. Hey did you hear that Richard's parents opened a store and named it after themselves? Richard - my parents didn't open no store." "Sure ,they did, it's called TWO GUYS." Richard -"Yo man , don't be talkin' bout my mom like that."

    AJ mentioned Gimbels , I remember that as well as a store called "Alexander's."

    I also remember a chain of stores called "KORVETTES" (department stores).

    And in the new york area, we had stores such as "TSS" stores which was short for Times Square Stores, Crazy Eddie, The Wiz which became bigger when Crazy Eddie went belly up. When "The Wiz" stores went belly up, Circuit City filled the void . Now Circuit City is gone.

    And my favorite - Mays stores (ny area) - loved the jingle - "Everyday's a sales day at Mays"
  5. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    We used to have Robinson-May here in California and I miss them !!
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    We had Yellow Front here.
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

  8. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Bradlees, Filenes, G Fox. I miss Spags
  9. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    There used to be a store in Utah called Skaggs.....I always thought that was a weird name for a store.
  10. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    For those of you that have ever visited Canada :

    Eatons (which was once Canada's largest department store chain), is gone since 1999. However, Toronto, Montreal, and Calgary still have malls named after it, even though they no longer exist (called Eaton Centers). Even in Edmonton, the new name of the downtown mall (city center mall) hasn't really caught on yet. Most still call it the Eaton Center.

    Woodwards, another huge department chain, also went under.
    But, yet, still has roots in Vancouver where it all began. The store no longer exist, but the building is now a historic site, and they finally added the huge "W" sign (newly manufactured), back where it belongs. see:

    And, just like you, we lost Woolworth as well.

    `The Bay` the oldest Department Store in North America !, ( started from fur trading ), full name `Hudson Bay Company`, was sold to a Mr. Zuckermann :
    On 16 July 2008, it was announced that Hudson's Bay Company (the parent company of the Bay) had been purchased by the US firm NRDC Equity Partners, which owns Lord & Taylor. The new combined multinational corporation is called Hudson's Bay Trading Company

    It still does exist... actually, the only, official supplier of Olympic Clothing (no where else can you buy it, other then `the Bay`!

    But, it`s American owned now.
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  11. fxdwg

    fxdwg Member

    Gosh.... I think I'm showing my age. I recognize a lot of these business names. Is ACME still around (grocery store)
    I recall Korvette's because as a 12 year old some fishing weights jumped into my pocket without my knowledge and authorization and the "Store Dick" grabbed me!!!
    That was in NY Moreluck.....a long time ago. Bad deal, but great memory (yeah right, grabbed for shoplifting is a great memory)!

    Young and dumb, I guess.
  12. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Look , covermaster, over, and big babooba shopping at bradlees
  13. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We used to have a chain around Atlanta called Rich's too. It was a good quality department store with great service when I was growing up. They were bought out by Federated and the name changed to Macy's. We don't shop there anymore.
  14. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Bamberger's Department Store

    By Bill Newman
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I grew up with my mom shopping at ACME on North Hill in Akron Ohio. It's closed down now. We also had an A&P and a Kroger.
  16. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Around here we had a Hinky Dinky, a Piggly Wiggly, and a Safeway. All grocery stores.

    I can remember the Crazie Eddie commercials that pickup mentioned is his post.
  17. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Safeway is still huge in the west (western Canada, too). In the east, they bought up all these stores, that now belong to the safeway group.


    Safeway Inc. is one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on annual sales of over $27 billion. The company currently operates 1,529 stores in the United States and Canada, and currently has approximately 165,000 employees
  18. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Lots of sexy half naked men in that pic. I can see why it appeals to you.