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Re: Who Remembers These Stores.....

I'll list stores while growing up in San Antonio. I recognize a lot of stores listed here since I've lived almost everywhere in the country.

 

Dept stores-

Joske's

Rhodes/changed name to Liberty House (I Magnin stores)

 

Other type stores-

Kresge's

Woolworth

Winn's

GC Murphy

FedMart

Solo Serve

Handy Andy grocery stores

Handy Dan home improvement store

 

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Re: Who Remembers These Stores.....

In the Chicago area we had a fabulous clothing store, Chas A. Stevens. 

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I remember many of these stores. Also Hills Dept Stores and Mervyns.

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@DearPrudence  I had forgotten about Chas A Stevens.  Loved that store and OGs and Chandlers shoe stores.

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Stores I remember from my time living in the Seattle area:  Bon Marche, Jafco, Fredrick & Nelson, Lamont's, Nordstrom Place Two, Pay'N'Pak, Pay'N'Save, Ernst-Malmo, Chubby & Tubby, Prairie Market (you grabbed a grease pencil as you came in & marked the price on what you wanted, before putting it in your cart), Eagle Hardware.  

 

Flaky Jake's had the best burgers.

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I remember Higbee's in Ohio. Also I remember Sealfon's in Ridgewood, New Jersey. My daughter used to love the penny candy in the children's dept. and I loved that they used to wrap everything free of charge. Many a gift I gave from that store especially at Christmas.

 

Bailey Banks and Biddle Jewelry store.....

 

Filene's in the Palisade Center, New York.

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@caroln242  OMG, I'd forgotten about the "going steady" class ring wrapped with angora yarn. As host Courtney K would say, "how fun!" Thannks for reviving the memories from what my Gen Z friend would call the days of yore.

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@Flatbush wrote:

I remember almost all of these stores.

One of my first part time jobs, when I was in high school, was in the Woolworth on 34 th Street in Manhattan. It was right across the street from Macy's.

I worked on the second floor and was in the ribbon department. I learned how to add prices in my mind very quickly and accurately. Took me at least an hour on the train to get home to Brooklyn!


I don't remember the Woolworth on 34th St. - but I shopped at Macy's often. I went to the Woolworth on Utica Ave., Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

 

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@aubnwa01 wrote:

In SoCal, there was a dept. store called May Co.  Also, we had Zody's, The Broadway, Bullock's,White Front, JJ Newberry, The Akron, Licorice Pizza (a chain of record stores), Kresge, Ohrbach's.


I used to go to May Co. on Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles --- I remember The Broadway and Bullocks.

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@kathie66 wrote:

In New York about an hour north of NYC we had 

 

White's -Department Store 

Robert Hall -Department Store

Howlands -Department Store

Shopwell- Grocery Store

Walbaums- Grocery Store

Masters-Department Store 

Caldors 

Jamesway

A&P Grocery Store

Pathmark Grocery Store



@kathie66 wrote:

In New York about an hour north of NYC we had 

 

White's -Department Store 

Robert Hall -Department Store

Howlands -Department Store

Shopwell- Grocery Store

Walbaums- Grocery Store

Masters-Department Store 

Caldors 

 

Jamesway

A&P Grocery Store

Pathmark Grocery Store


@kathie66   oh yes White!   it was a big store in the middle of Nowhere. Middle Island (LI)   

 

i forgot about Billy Blake, another big dept. store

 

and Robert Hall!!  ugh the radio jingle meant back-to-school shopping 

 

Schoolbells Ringing Children Singing

 

Back to Robert Hall Again

 

Mother Knows for Better Clothes

 

It's Back to Robert Hall Again!