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Subject: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Todd Cannon on 11/16/05 at 6:54 pm

I'm trying to put together a list of 80's mall stores.  Any kind of stores... so long as they were in malls, and aren't so popular anymore.

Think "Chess King", "Merry Go Round", "Record World", "Wicks n' Sticks", etc.

I can use ALL the help I can get.  Any ideas???

Thanks!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/16/05 at 7:28 pm

Ups & Downs (women's clothing store), Trends (store that sold the trendy things of the day..pencils, erasers, glitter bracelets, etc.), Deb (women's clothing), Jean Nicole (women's clothing), National Record Mart (music store), B. Dalton (book store).

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: nycmystery on 11/17/05 at 6:53 am

here in new york,,,we had the quintessential 80s mall store..."oak tree"{mens clothing}...and merry go round was def the store for the ladies to hit for a sat night,,,,also NBO was another biggie,,,,male image ..male dimension....

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: lldn324 on 11/18/05 at 11:26 am

A few that come to my mind are:

Camelot Records (records, cassettes, sheet music)
The Weathervane (women's clothing)
Orange Julius (food...I used to love their pizza and, of course, the classic Orange Julius drink!)
Time Out (arcade)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: lldn324 on 11/18/05 at 11:27 am

Forgot one....the Hello Kitty store...

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/18/05 at 12:19 pm

here are a few more....


Beneton (clothing), Au Bon Pain (cafe), AfterThoughts (jewelry), Buster Brown (children's shoes).

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Davester on 11/18/05 at 2:42 pm

  I remember these two from the Bay Area...

  Musicland - record stores. 

  Dr.x (I think this is the name) - pet stores.

 

 

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Marian on 11/18/05 at 3:18 pm

Units(clothing),Down Home(country stuff),Children's Bootery(shoes),Zody's(cheap merchendise),Clothes Stable(clothes),Kay Bee Toys

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: ValleyGirl on 11/18/05 at 5:19 pm

I remember Orange Julius ( I love them!!), and definately Spencer's-that was the one place we always went to.

Deb and Lerner is where we went for clothes.

There was a Mister Pizza ....a pizza place at the mall near me...don't know if it was a chain, but we all loved their pizza, and there was a place called maybe: The Potato Sack ....they had the best french fries, they were like boardwalk fries, and you could get all kinds of topppings, from different flavors of cheese to sour cream and onion...they were yummy!

I always remember hanging at the movies, we always went to a matinee when we went to the mall...I remember going to see Arthur with a bunch of my friends.  We hung at the arcade too and played pinball and videogames. 

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/18/05 at 6:50 pm

Some of these may have been regional--

Cheesy clothing stores:

Tello's
Casual Male
His Place

Cheesy record stores:

Record Town
Midland Records
Tape World

Cheesy pizza:

Papa Gino's
Sbarros (still around, worst pizza on the planet)

Cheesy novelty crap:

Spencer's Gifts

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Triviamom on 11/18/05 at 8:45 pm

Ormond for cheezy ladies' clothing. Kinney's, Thom McAn, and Butler's shoes.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 11/18/05 at 8:55 pm

How about K.B. Toy and hobby? Theyre not here in Modesto anymore. The Tilt was an arcade from the 80's/early 90's, but they recently brought it back. Our mall used to have a Swiss Colony store that sold meat and cheese.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/18/05 at 9:00 pm

Montgomery Ward
Sam Goody
Roy Rogers (food chain that changed into hardee's)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: ValleyGirl on 11/18/05 at 9:49 pm

We had a Hickory Farms in every mall for stuff at Xmas, with the meat and cheese stuff.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Class of 84 on 11/18/05 at 9:57 pm

Anyone remember Buzzard's Records, or Dr. Pet Centers?  The arcade in our mall was Funway Freeway.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/19/05 at 2:34 am


We had a Hickory Farms in every mall for stuff at Xmas, with the meat and cheese stuff.

They were all about getting you to put together expensive gift packs of smoked meats, cheeses, jams, and other overpriced commestibles to send to your relatives.  Order it in June for xmas, that stuff never goes bad 'coz it was never good.  Feh!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/19/05 at 2:56 am


I remember Orange Julius ( I love them!!), and definately Spencer's-that was the one place we always went to.

Deb and Lerner is where we went for clothes.

There was a Mister Pizza ....a pizza place at the mall near me...don't know if it was a chain, but we all loved their pizza, and there was a place called maybe: The Potato Sack ....they had the best french fries, they were like boardwalk fries, and you could get all kinds of topppings, from different flavors of cheese to sour cream and onion...they were yummy!

I always remember hanging at the movies, we always went to a matinee when we went to the mall...I remember going to see Arthur with a bunch of my friends.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Davester on 11/19/05 at 3:03 am


Anyone remember Buzzard's Records, or Dr. Pet Centers?

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/19/05 at 3:11 am


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Jennifer028 on 11/19/05 at 12:23 pm

5 7 9
Contempo casuals
wet seal


LMAO @ Chess king....man thats OLD!!!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/19/05 at 12:41 pm

Orange Julius-that brings back memories.


(some were already mentioned)

Spencers
Wicks and Sticks
Peaches (which turned into Strawberries then turned into Coconuts-sells music)
Deck the Walls (sold posters, artwork, etc.)



Cat

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Tanya1976 on 11/19/05 at 12:44 pm


5 7 9
Contempo casuals
wet seal


LMAO @ Chess king....man thats OLD!!!


I loved 5 7 9 and contempo casuals.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: nycmystery on 11/19/05 at 3:16 pm

altamoda...mens clothes
sids
just pants
jarman

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Davester on 11/19/05 at 3:26 pm


Orange Julius-that brings back memories.


(some were already mentioned)

Spencers
Wicks and Sticks
Peaches (which turned into Strawberries then turned into Coconuts-sells music)
Deck the Walls (sold posters, artwork, etc.)



Cat


  I worked at Orange Julius - Solano Mall for a few months, late '86/early '87.  My best memory is hurrying to make more of the drinks just before closing as we were allowed, nay, encouraged to drink what was left-over...I'm getting a stomach ache just thinking about it...

  Spencers - to spend quality time with rubber dog sh** and lava lamps...

  Wicks 'N Sticks - always smelled nice.  Could almost smell it from the other end of the mall, but I preferred playing with rubber puke and whoopee cushions... :P

 

 

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Marty McFly on 11/19/05 at 3:36 pm

Orange Julius and Sbarros bring back memories! I actually thought the latter had really good pizza - very Italian-styled and thin crust.

There were clothing/fashion ones like Sunglass Hut.

KayBee Toys was another good one - alot of Nintendo games I still have were bought there. I still see those in malls today a little bit, and I get instantly reminded of that. ;)

Aladdin's Castle was an arcade in this area at least. Last one I know of closed back in '99 - I got a load of tokens last time I was there (still have 'em). I miss the old-school arcade games, especially the driving ones.

Sam Goody and Musicland are basically identical music places we bought alot of tapes at back in the day (well, my mom primarily did it from, say the 80's up to the early 90's. I did it myself from, say 1994-2000). Those are definitely dying a slow death. Normally I wouldn't care (I buy used and/or cheaper places anyway now), but it is a part of my childhood, so that's kinda saddening in its own way. :(

^ At least in the second half of the 90's, I could recreate my childhood of the 80's pretty easily! :)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 11/19/05 at 6:57 pm

oh, we had a G.C. Murphys in our mall back in the 80's as well.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: nycmystery on 11/19/05 at 9:41 pm

sbarro is owned by people from brooklyn,,,they also started the longhorn steakhouse franchise

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/20/05 at 1:21 am

When did Chess King go out of business?

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: GREEN67 on 11/20/05 at 3:43 am

8) All these I remember well...Spencers...( when I was really young..used to sneak into that ONE section of "ADULT"...gifts..LOL...GREAT store...Claires boutique..SP??..Used to get all my earrings there..( remember girls when the Janet Jackson..one big hoop with a key on it was big...UUGG..and YES..I did sport that for awhile.. :-[ )...Lerner..had all the latest syles..just cheaper than The Limated...Peaches...I loved that store...Had the CRATE..if any of you remember Peaches..you will remember the wooden crates they sold to keep your albumns in..sooo cool...Woolworths...remember..anyone.anyone...( BUELLUER.....)...LOL..They used to sell pets even..you could buy a parakeet or fish or a hamster....WIERD...and...I dont know if anyone had this store anywhere else..but..The Treasury....The roof was all wavy~~~~~~~~~~~~~it was lika a cross between walmart..target and woolworths...I miss those stores :\'(

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Davester on 11/20/05 at 6:03 am


8) All these I remember well...Spencers...( when I was really young..used to sneak into that ONE section of "ADULT"...gifts..LOL...GREAT store...Claires boutique..SP??..Used to get all my earrings there..( remember girls when the Janet Jackson..one big hoop with a key on it was big...UUGG..and YES..I did sport that for awhile.. :-[ )...Lerner..had all the latest syles..just cheaper than The Limated...Peaches...I loved that store...Had the CRATE..if any of you remember Peaches..you will remember the wooden crates they sold to keep your albumns in..sooo cool...Woolworths...remember..anyone.anyone...( BUELLUER.....)...LOL..They used to sell pets even..you could buy a parakeet or fish or a hamster....WIERD...and...I dont know if anyone had this store anywhere else..but..The Treasury....The roof was all wavy~~~~~~~~~~~~~it was lika a cross between walmart..target and woolworths...I miss those stores :\'(


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 11/20/05 at 12:45 pm

OMG... I used to sooo love shopping at Merry-Go-Rounds... they always had the kewlest 80s fashions!  ;D There were two local stores I used to go to as well, Dizzy Dave's and Maurices...

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: ValleyGirl on 11/20/05 at 7:25 pm

I grew up in a really small town, I didn't go to an actual mall until I was in the 7th grade and I went with the Home Ec Club at Christmas on a bus to a mall.

We always shopped at the little stores in our town....I never knew if some of them were at chain...the one clothing store I loved was called: Artley's, and it had the cutest stuff.  We use to have Murphy's and G.C. Murphy's...I loved those stores, I loved when Murphy's use to have a restaurant in it, I loved their french fries.

We had plazas....we had The Country Garden six pack...that we went to on "Nacho Runs" on Friday and saturday nights, we did have a Mister Donut too- we use to go there after school and get 1 donut and hang out.

We went to Family Fun...which was an arcade and played Pac-Man all day long on Saturday afternoons, or we hung out at the Stop N Go and played Pac Man all day. Just about every store in town had a Pac-Man machine.

We had a T-shirt shop called Designs Alive, where you picked out your style of t-shirt, then you picked a picture off the rack, and they could press it on your shirt and put your name on the back, now that was cool....When I went to the Outerbanks over the summer, I found a t-shirt shop at the beach that was just like it...talk about a nostalgic moment. :\'(

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: jackas on 11/20/05 at 11:41 pm

I'm from Southern California so these are the ones I remember in that area:

In the mall

Robinsons dept store

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: mike on 11/21/05 at 5:38 am

"JW"

was a cheesy, wanna-be hip-hop store...the worst of the worst...hahaha god i was such a nerd.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Davester on 11/21/05 at 6:05 am


I'm from Southern California so these are the ones I remember in that area:

BEST

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: jackas on 11/21/05 at 10:24 am


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: GREEN67 on 11/22/05 at 8:44 am


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/05 at 10:08 am

Orange Julius is still around.  They've got one at the local mall here


Here's a few.  Think many of these might be Canadian, but not sure:

Salmagundi - They made soup and sandwiches
Atlantic / Atlantique - They sold TV's and Stereos
Discus - Record Store
Mmmarvelous Muffins - They still exist, but all of the ones in my area no longer do  :\'(  I used to go there every morning and get a Spinach and Cheese Croissant.  Boy were those things ever tasty

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Skippy on 11/22/05 at 11:18 am

Haven't been to a mall in ages, but I do remember piano/organ stores were popular in the 80's. You couldn't hardly walk into a mall that didn't sound like a karaoke machine. Every time I'd hear a piano or organ I immediately thought of Edith Prickley from SCTV.
Was "Service Merchandise" really "Best" with a different name?
I don't think so. Best was associated with La'Belles. Service Merchandise is still alive on the internet.
I usually went to the mall to buy books, so I remember Walden Books the most, which are still around.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/05 at 11:22 am

Here's some non Mall stores that I remember:

Cherney's - They sold furniture
Woolco - Like Wal-Mart.  The one we had here actually turned into Wal-Mart
Dominion - Grocery Store

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 11/24/05 at 12:01 am


I'm from Southern California so these are the ones I remember in that area:

In the mall

Robinsons dept store

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 12/07/05 at 10:37 am

;) Circus World Toy Stores
    Chick-fil-A
    Durham Sporting Goods
    Toy Works

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 12/07/05 at 8:11 pm


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 12/07/05 at 8:16 pm


sbarro is owned by people from brooklyn,,,they also started the longhorn steakhouse franchise


I've lived in Brooklyn a couple years, and one day was driving down the street and saw the original Mama Sbarro's, which is out of business.  There's a sign there that says, "Please check out Sbarro's in the malls..." etc.  It's not on 86th Street, but it's near there...forget what street, though...

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: ADH13 on 12/07/05 at 8:19 pm


You guys covered most of the ones I can remember... except for Emporium Capwell

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: AnnieBanannie on 12/07/05 at 8:29 pm

One of my first jobs was at Scribbles, which was owned by the same company as Canadian's and Pants Place...they had pretty good clothes, but were mainly known as THE store for f-me boots in our mall.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: midwestmrs on 02/29/12 at 7:45 am

Ok gals!

Remember:

  Casual Corner
  Foxmoor's
  Petie Sophisticate

Guys:

  Harry Levinson's (midwest store)
  National Shirt Shop

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: wsmith4 on 02/29/12 at 8:05 am

Sam Goody
Wall to Wall Sound & Video
Kiddie City
Strawbridge & Clothier
Kay Bee Toys
Woolworth's

My area must be stuck in the past because we still have an Orange Julius store!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/29/12 at 10:23 pm

Midland Records
Record Town

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/01/12 at 4:42 am

Montgomery Ward was in our mall until it left and K-Mart took it's place.

Soundwaves record stores

We had a chinese food place called Panda Express (I think)

McCrory Five and Dime (kinda like a Woolworth type store) 

There were like 2 piano sellers in our mall, and 4 jewellry stores. 

There was a store that strictly sold womens' clothes sizes 5, 7, 9 called (you guessed it) 5-7-9

We had a Gap, a JCPenney, a Sears.

Gosh I'm surprised that I can't remember the stores since going there was like, THE only thing to do during my teen years. 

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Stinkyy on 03/01/12 at 12:42 pm

The slideshow in this article is awesome, if you haven't yet seen:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upshot/scenes-80s-malls-20110418-123150-549.html

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/01/12 at 6:08 pm



We had a chinese food place called Panda Express (I think)



Panda Express was the Sbarro's Pizza of Chinese food!
8-P

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: star80 on 03/02/12 at 1:01 am

Fashion Bug

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: mitch1987 on 03/04/12 at 10:41 am

Wow so many stores have come and gone. I've worked in the local mall for 26 years now and have seen a ton of changes.  I remember stores like Toys and Wheels, Tops in Toys, Wizards Castle arcades, Woodwards, Eatons. Woolco, lots of different bookstores and record stores. Back in the day when you had to choose between record, 8 track, cassette and then cd.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/04/12 at 12:25 pm

Fayva shoes, it was kind of like Payless.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/04/12 at 12:56 pm


Panda Express was the Sbarro's Pizza of Chinese food!
8-P
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Funnily enough, that was my first exposure to Chinese food though, and I really liked it.  Of course, now, more "genuine" places are preferred, but since mom never had even heard of an eggroll, it was a remedial start.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Dagwood on 03/04/12 at 1:35 pm

Units was a popular one in the mall I went to.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/04/12 at 2:19 pm

We had Fluff-n-Stuff that sold stuffed animals, figurines and Hello Kitty stuff (before they open stores).

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: goodsally on 03/04/12 at 3:19 pm

Bressler's 33 Flavors Ice Cream

Hickory Farms of Ohio would have temporary stores at the malls around Christmas time.  They still might in some areas, but fewer than I recall.

Meier and Frank

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 03/04/12 at 7:11 pm

Gimbels,Korvettes,The Wiz and Coconuts.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/05/12 at 9:02 am


We had Fluff-n-Stuff that sold stuffed animals, figurines and Hello Kitty stuff (before they open stores).

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant


I ate at a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour once when I went to visit my friend (who had moved away to Alexandria, Virginia) in 1988.  It was my birthhday and they told the staff who rang this fire truck siren when they brought out my ice cream.  I must have turned about 30 shades of red because of all the unwanted attention.  :-[ ;D

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: lorac61469 on 03/05/12 at 9:14 am


I ate at a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour once when I went to visit my friend (who had moved away to Alexandria, Virginia) in 1988.  It was my birthhday and they told the staff who rang this fire truck siren when they brought out my ice cream.  I must have turned about 30 shades of red because of all the unwanted attention.  :-[ ;D


Ha ha!
We would lie and tell them it was someone's birthday just so they'd do that.
They used to have enormous sundaes, one was called The Pig's Trough...it was served in a trough. ;D

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/05/12 at 10:11 am

Strawberries music stores

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 03/05/12 at 12:08 pm


I ate at a Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour once when I went to visit my friend (who had moved away to Alexandria, Virginia) in 1988.  It was my birthhday and they told the staff who rang this fire truck siren when they brought out my ice cream.  I must have turned about 30 shades of red because of all the unwanted attention.  :-[ ;D


What kind of flavor was it?

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/05/12 at 4:58 pm


What kind of flavor was it?


Goodness me.  That was an ice cream that I ate 24 years ago.  I can't even remember what I ate two days ago.  ;D

I think it was a sundae (since I didn't have diabetes diagnosed yet back then.)  It was probably hot fudge or caramel.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/05/12 at 9:35 pm


Sam Goody
Kay Bee Toys
Woolworth's

Wow, I remember all of these! We don't have any of them at our malls anymore.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 03/06/12 at 6:26 am


Goodness me.  That was an ice cream that I ate 24 years ago.  I can't even remember what I ate two days ago.  ;D

I think it was a sundae (since I didn't have diabetes diagnosed yet back then.)  It was probably hot fudge or caramel.


Wow that sounds delicious.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 03/10/12 at 2:32 pm

Waldenbooks and Musicland were my favorites.  While everyone else wandered all over the mall I would spend hours in those two stores.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 03/10/12 at 4:39 pm

Borders Book stores

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: wsmith4 on 03/12/12 at 8:12 am

So I can remember the following stores at my mall:

H R Puffinpants - big parachute pants like MC Hammer wore
Mugs on a tree - it was a tree of mugs
Souperbowl Sunday - soup and soup bowls - that's all they sold - and they were only open Sundays
This Is Your Store
Rainbow's Edge - a place where you could buy pots of GOLD!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: runawaygrl73 on 06/19/12 at 7:20 am

Hey everyone! I'm from Warren, RI and the nearest mall to me is the Swansea Mall in Mass..,
      I remember stores like:
     

      Jordan Marsh..
      Tom McCann..
      Strawberries records and tapes..
      BeDazzled..
      And we had this one store called Spin-and-Wear where you could either buy an item or spin something you already had.
              They would put it on a form and have you drizzle latex paint over it,(you design it your way) then they would spin it and bake it to harden the paint and then it was done (does this sound familiar?)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 06/22/12 at 9:00 pm


      Strawberries records and tapes..
     

I loved going to Strawberries back in the day when they had cassettes and cassette singles.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: crabitha on 06/23/12 at 1:23 am

We still have an Orange Julius, Maurices, Claires Boutique, and a Spencers gifts in our mall! 

We lost Kaybee toys, Osco Drug, B Dalton, Waldenbooks, musicland, and  Montgomery wards






I'm trying to put together a list of 80's mall stores.  Any kind of stores... so long as they were in malls, and aren't so popular anymore.

Think "Chess King", "Merry Go Round", "Record World", "Wicks n' Sticks", etc.

I can use ALL the help I can get.  Any ideas???

Thanks!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 06/23/12 at 11:33 pm


Goodness me.  That was an ice cream that I ate 24 years ago.  I can't even remember what I ate two days ago.  ;D


The Sbarro's pepperoni I ate in 1987 is still coming up!
:P

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 06/24/12 at 9:29 pm


The Sbarro's pepperoni I ate in 1987 is still coming up!
:P

Hahaha ;D

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Foo Bar on 06/24/12 at 11:42 pm


The Sbarro's pepperoni I ate in 1987 is still coming up! :P


Yeah, that was good stuff, wasn't it?

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 06/25/12 at 6:44 am


The Sbarro's pepperoni I ate in 1987 is still coming up!
:P


After 25 years? That must be a lot of vomit.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: beth on 07/21/12 at 12:02 am

Department stores:
G Fox
Cherry & Webb

Discount stores:
Zayre/Ames

For the ladies:

Foxmoor
5-7-9
Stuarts
Lerner
Susies
Casual Corner
The Limited

We also had a Ponderosa type steak house in our mall, that we thought was so cool as kids!  ???


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/21/12 at 9:06 am

[quote author=beth link=topic=14574.msg2900975#msg2900975 date=134284693

Discount stores:
Zayre


I certainly remember Zayre. Then after they went out of business it became Ames.

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Written By: Talya on 12/23/12 at 11:41 pm

:)
I'm trying to put together a list of 80's mall stores.  Any kind of stores... so long as they were in malls, and aren't so popular anymore.

Think "Chess King", "Merry Go Round", "Record World", "Wicks n' Sticks", etc.

I can use ALL the help I can get.  Any ideas???

Thanks!

I saw this page and was wondering if anyone knew where to get. A fluff n stuff plushie because I had told  my daughter about how I got a plush toy from there when I was little and now I can't find a fluff n stuff anywhere!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/24/12 at 12:41 am

The Tie store in the mall.  Forgot the mall forget the name.  Anyway, they sound the pimpin' skinny leather ties I wore to work at the supermarket!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 12/24/12 at 11:21 am


The Tie store in the mall.  Forgot the mall forget the name.  Anyway, they sound the pimpin' skinny leather ties I wore to work at the supermarket!


There was one in Toronto called "Tie rack" . A few locations for that one. Not sure if they are still around.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Lindee on 12/24/12 at 12:23 pm

Helen Gallagher gifts (just like Spencers)
Casual Corner
Wooden Nickel (all pants used to be $5.99)
County Seat
The Gap
Just Pants


Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: belmont22 on 12/24/12 at 4:59 pm

This was 90s but I'm sure it was 80s too - KB Toys. I miss those places.  :(

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 12/24/12 at 7:04 pm


This was 90s but I'm sure it was 80s too - KB Toys. I miss those places.  :(


KB Stores doesn't exist anymore I believe they went bankrupt. ???

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 12/25/12 at 9:12 pm


There was one in Toronto called "Tie rack" . A few locations for that one. Not sure if they are still around.


I remember 'Tie Rack'

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 12/28/12 at 5:50 pm


I remember 'Tie Rack'


I bought some ties there, at the Eaton's Centre, some 20 years ago.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Wanda on 01/11/13 at 11:16 am

Brooks Fashions, Baker Shoes, 5,7,9 Shops

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/11/13 at 5:24 pm

Fayva Shoes store

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Howard on 01/11/13 at 7:25 pm


Fayva Shoes store


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Jj--y7nzkjo/SxhYmAM707I/AAAAAAAAIBU/Ij3zC4L6Ekc/s400/fayva_kpqn.png

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/15/13 at 11:52 pm

http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/woolco1.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.walletpop.ca/media/2012/08/eaton.jpg

http://www.peterboroughkiosk.com/themes/peterborough_kiosk/content/cache/9492476324fa55b074216e-180x120.jpg

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/83F86718-2A00-4746-A485-91F1C11A2F5B/0/Zellers_hi.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Bay-logo.jpg

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: wsmith4 on 01/17/13 at 9:48 am

There was this restaurant at the Concord Mall in Wilmington, DE that was kinda of like a snack bar.  I remember it was the first time I ever had cheese fries.  I was about 10.  I wish I could remember the name of it!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 01/17/13 at 1:40 pm



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Bay-logo.jpg


Before "The Bay", the store was called "Morgan's"

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0bRrhyfW294/S_w3difE1DI/AAAAAAAADEs/Wd8Lrc_HQ-4/s1600/morgans+70s+logo.jpg

Some other older Canadian stores I remember from the 60s and 70s:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5160/6920900796_c5e55a94c1_z.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/1/11/LogoSteinberg.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_0bRrhyfW294/TPpnpf4k4lI/AAAAAAAAGkY/17oeG8kmttc/s1600/z+ca+simpsons+clr.jpg

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/17/13 at 4:13 pm

K Mart existed in Canada for a short while.

http://americanmanufacturing.org/files/kmart.gif

Woolworths
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/20/Woolworths_Camberwell_-_2004_-_Exterior.jpg

Consumers Distributing: The Canadian version of Service Merchandaise.

http://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_jamieb/20110420consumers.jpg

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Katluver on 01/23/13 at 9:35 pm


http://www.canadiandesignresource.ca/officialgallery/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/woolco1.jpg

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.walletpop.ca/media/2012/08/eaton.jpg

http://www.peterboroughkiosk.com/themes/peterborough_kiosk/content/cache/9492476324fa55b074216e-180x120.jpg

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/83F86718-2A00-4746-A485-91F1C11A2F5B/0/Zellers_hi.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a0/The_Bay-logo.jpg



Wow, I had forgotten about those logos! Thanks for the memories!

Other Canadian stores that I remember from the '80s:

-Toy World (was the toy store before Toys R Us took over)
-Dominion grocery store (I think there might still be a few in Toronto)
-Kiddie Cobbler
-Panda Shoes (I liked going in there because they had this loft to try on shoes)
-MmmmMuffin (last time I saw one was in '96. They were really good)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/23/13 at 10:25 pm



Wow, I had forgotten about those logos! Thanks for the memories!

Other Canadian stores that I remember from the '80s:

-Toy World (was the toy store before Toys R Us took over)
-Dominion grocery store (I think there might still be a few in Toronto)
-Kiddie Cobbler
-Panda Shoes (I liked going in there because they had this loft to try on shoes)
-MmmmMuffin (last time I saw one was in '96. They were really good)


Also.......

Toy City which was taken over by Toys "R" Us
Simpsons Limited: Which was taken over by Eatons.  The Bay street locale was where the TVOntario show Today's Special was filmed.
Foot Locker: I'm not quite sure what exactly happened to that?
Knob Hill Farm: My gran shopped at the one in Oshawa.  It closed because Steve Servo who owned the chain decided to close up shop because he didn't believe in technology.  It was heart wrenching to hear that so many of Mr Servo's employees were laid off.  :(

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 01/23/13 at 10:59 pm

I remember Towers.  A wee bit o' trivia:  In the episode of Degrassi Junior High where Lucy is caught shoplifting, she is in a Towers store.

I remember Simpsons quite well.  By 1989, most Simpsons stores had converted to The Bay stores, especially the one that was used on the TV series Today's Special that is located in Toronto on Bloor St.

Consumers Distributing wasn't a mall store, but I do remember it.  It was catalog shopping, and all the merchandise was kept in the warehouse.  You picked out what you wanted, wrote it on the slip, and the person would go back into the warehouse to bring the item out.  My folks hated shopping there because you never knew if the item that was brought out was dropped or not.  But they had such good prices, we always shopped there regardless.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Katluver on 01/23/13 at 11:27 pm


Also.......

Toy City which was taken over by Toys "R" Us
Simpsons Limited: Which was taken over by Eatons.  The Bay street locale was where the TVOntario show Today's Special was filmed.
Foot Locker: I'm not quite sure what exactly happened to that?
Knob Hill Farm: My gran shopped at the one in Oshawa.  It closed because Steve Servo who owned the chain decided to close up shop because he didn't believe in technology.  It was heart wrenching to hear that so many of Mr Servo's employees were laid off.  :(


I forgot about Toy City! It didn't seem to be around for very long.
I think they still have some Foot Locker stores here in Canada---I should google it. I do know they have them in the States because that is one of the partners listed under one of my rewards cards.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Katluver on 01/23/13 at 11:30 pm


I remember Towers.  A wee bit o' trivia:  In the episode of Degrassi Junior High where Lucy is caught shoplifting, she is in a Towers store.

I remember Simpsons quite well.  By 1989, most Simpsons stores had converted to The Bay stores, especially the one that was used on the TV series Today's Special that is located in Toronto on Bloor St.

Consumers Distributing wasn't a mall store, but I do remember it.  It was catalog shopping, and all the merchandise was kept in the warehouse.  You picked out what you wanted, wrote it on the slip, and the person would go back into the warehouse to bring the item out.  My folks hated shopping there because you never knew if the item that was brought out was dropped or not.  But they had such good prices, we always shopped there regardless.


Actually some of the shopping malls did have Consumers Distributing, and I think they even had some merchandise in the back. When I was 12, from what I remember, I ordered my bike there in our local shopping centre (ok, it was a mini-mall), and I think we picked it up on the same day.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 01/24/13 at 7:26 am



Wow, I had forgotten about those logos! Thanks for the memories!

Other Canadian stores that I remember from the '80s:

-Toy World (was the toy store before Toys R Us took over)
-Dominion grocery store (I think there might still be a few in Toronto)
-Kiddie Cobbler
-Panda Shoes (I liked going in there because they had this loft to try on shoes)
-MmmmMuffin (last time I saw one was in '96. They were really good)


MnnnMuffins are still around. Dominion's are now "Metro" grocery stores.


Actually some of the shopping malls did have Consumers Distributing, and I think they even had some merchandise in the back. When I was 12, from what I remember, I ordered my bike there in our local shopping centre (ok, it was a mini-mall), and I think we picked it up on the same day.


There was a Consumers in a mall in Toronto at Kennedy/Sheppard (Agincourt mall?) during the 80s and maybe even to the early 1990s. And they did have a  selection of merchandise within the store in the back, but mostly (like Whistledog wrote) it was catalog shopping.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/24/13 at 3:54 pm


I remember Towers.  A wee bit o' trivia:  In the episode of Degrassi Junior High where Lucy is caught shoplifting, she is in a Towers store.

I remember Simpsons quite well.  By 1989, most Simpsons stores had converted to The Bay stores, especially the one that was used on the TV series Today's Special that is located in Toronto on Bloor St.

Consumers Distributing wasn't a mall store, but I do remember it.  It was catalog shopping, and all the merchandise was kept in the warehouse.  You picked out what you wanted, wrote it on the slip, and the person would go back into the warehouse to bring the item out.  My folks hated shopping there because you never knew if the item that was brought out was dropped or not.  But they had such good prices, we always shopped there regardless.


That was at the Riverdale store which was at the bottom of Pape Street.  I think there was a Food City there too.  Both were owned by Oshawa Food LTD. 
There was a Consumer's Distributing at the mall where I am but then the entire company went belly up.  I think there was one at the Duff too.  :(

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/24/13 at 6:31 pm

The Disney Store!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 01/25/13 at 7:20 pm

Lewiscraft.  The chain since folded.  I don't know if it was specifically a mall store, but the ones in my area within a 60km radius were all found in malls

http://www.lydale.com/gfx/after_photos/large_lewis_craft.jpg

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/25/13 at 9:25 pm


Lewiscraft.  The chain since folded.  I don't know if it was specifically a mall store, but the ones in my area within a 60km radius were all found in malls

http://www.lydale.com/gfx/after_photos/large_lewis_craft.jpg


There was one at the Cumberland Terrace in Toronto.  The company must have gone bankrupt because I remember that particular store was were my mom got her arts and crafts supplies.

http://cache.virtualtourist.com/4/3038095-Brian_Wilsons_late_night_record_shop_Toronto.jpg

Sam The Record Man was another mall based store too with heaquarters on Younge Street just south of Bloor Street.  Sam Snyderman retired a few years ago and died just last year.  It was the end of an era.  :(

http://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_jamieb/20100807aagccc.jpg

And then A&A Records and Tapes that went bankrupt sometime in the early 90s.  :( Headquartered right next to Sam The Record Man.  I don't remember who owned that but they obviously knew nothing about running a business if they went bankrupt.  I guess they refused to modernize their stores and that's why they went under.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/25/13 at 9:50 pm

At the Methuen Mall we had Midland Records and Record Town.  Midland Records was a little bit hipper.  In other words, the clerk had heard of New Order, even if they didn't have the New Order record I was looking for.  These sufficed so long as my tastes were Top 40.  After that I had to go into the city to find my tunes.

They also had a streusel -- German pastry -- shop, which I'm sure was a chain.  I wonder if anybody remembers such a place.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: belmont22 on 01/25/13 at 11:00 pm

Aw shucks guys, you're making me wanna go back and visit Toronto again! I love that city <3

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/26/13 at 12:44 am


Aw shucks guys, you're making me wanna go back and visit Toronto again! I love that city <3


Me too.  I was born in Toronto.  I haven't been there in almost 17 years.  :)

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 01/26/13 at 6:41 am


Sam The Record Man was another mall based store too with heaquarters on Younge Street just south of Bloor Street.  Sam Smitherman retired a few years ago and died just last year.  It was the end of an era.  :(


There is still one Sam the Record Man left.  It's independently owned.  I shop there atleast once a week, and it always brings back memories of the good ol' days when Sam was all over

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 01/26/13 at 8:24 am

I went to Sam's and A&A's often in the 1970s and 1980s. Boxing day sales to buy albums. Waiting for the day a specific '45 was released. Those were the days. I went to Sam's & A&A's the day after John Lennon was killed in 1980. His "Double Fantasy" album was selling like hot cakes.
Also went to "Zounds" in Scarborough to buy records.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/26/13 at 10:30 pm


I went to Sam's and A&A's often in the 1970s and 1980s. Boxing day sales to buy albums. Waiting for the day a specific '45 was released. Those were the days. I went to Sam's & A&A's the day after John Lennon was killed in 1980. His "Double Fantasy" album was selling like hot cakes.
Also went to "Zounds" in Scarborough to buy records.


We didn't have Sam's.  We had Sam Goody's, Coconuts, and Strawberries.  All of those are long gone.  I remember when Tower went under.  I did pick up a bunch of CDs for cheap, but I thought it was sad the chain was dying out.  I used to be able to get all kinds of classical composers at Tower in Boston.  Orland Jacinto Garcia, Jerry Hunt, Jin Hi Kim, Gordon Mumma, Pauline Oliveros just to name a few.  You can easily find all those composers online now, but it was great having at least ONE record store that sold esoteric contemporary music!

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 01/26/13 at 10:35 pm

There used to be a record store in the local mall here called Discus.  I don't know if it was a chain or not, but I can't ever remember going in there.  I wish it was still around.  I'd probably be in there once a week.

Nowadays, the two major CD stores in Canada are Sunrise Records and HMV

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/27/13 at 7:26 pm


We didn't have Sam's.  We had Sam Goody's, Coconuts, and Strawberries.


I remember all three of these music stores! I LOVED shopping at Strawberries, good times.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 01/27/13 at 8:05 pm


I remember all three of these music stores! I LOVED shopping at Strawberries, good times.


I loved shopping at the A&A Records and Tapes store that was in our mall.  They went under in 1991.  I guess something went wrong because they had just come into our mall.  I remember I bought, or my mom bought, a tape of my very first crush band New Kids On The Block from them.  :)

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Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/27/13 at 8:20 pm


I loved shopping at the A&A Records and Tapes store that was in our mall.  They went under in 1991.  I guess something went wrong because they had just come into our mall.  I remember I bought, or my mom bought, a tape of my very first crush band New Kids On The Block from them.  :)


I believe we had an A&A music store at out malls back in the day, but I never shopped for music there.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 01/27/13 at 8:24 pm


I loved shopping at the A&A Records and Tapes store that was in our mall.  They went under in 1991.  I guess something went wrong because they had just come into our mall.  I remember I bought, or my mom bought, a tape of my very first crush band New Kids On The Block from them.  :)


I bought lots of albums at A&As or Sam the Record man, well over 100 or 150. in both. The stores served me well.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: whistledog on 01/27/13 at 11:50 pm


I bought lots of albums at A&As or Sam the Record man, well over 100 or 150. in both. The stores served me well.


For the longest time, Sam the Record Man stopped selling vinyl when the 90s came.  Vinyl has made a BIG comeback.  Whenever I go to Sam the Record Man (which is like once a week), I still see lots of vinyl.  I just bought a bunch of used LPs from there 2 weeks ago.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: warped on 01/28/13 at 6:01 am


For the longest time, Sam the Record Man stopped selling vinyl when the 90s came.  Vinyl has made a BIG comeback.  Whenever I go to Sam the Record Man (which is like once a week), I still see lots of vinyl.  I just bought a bunch of used LPs from there 2 weeks ago.


You must go to the one in Belleville, it's the only one left. I used to know a girl who went to school at St Agnes there  (in Belleville).

https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1290754850/Sams_in_Belleville.jpg

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/28/13 at 8:07 pm


I remember all three of these music stores! I LOVED shopping at Strawberries, good times.


I think Strawberries used to sell a lot of concert tickets.  If memory serves, they were an outlet for Ticket-Tron, which became TicketMaster. 

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: devon on 03/06/13 at 5:18 pm

i remember in the 1990's there was a store i loved to go to in the mall. it sold science things!! you could get fossils or insect things you could get telescopes anything science they had it. i cant remember the name of the store and its driving me crazy!!!! does anyone else remember a similar store??

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 03/21/13 at 11:16 pm


You must go to the one in Belleville, it's the only one left. I used to know a girl who went to school at St Agnes there  (in Belleville).

https://twimg0-a.akamaihd.net/profile_images/1290754850/Sams_in_Belleville.jpg


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Sam The Record Man Commercial from 1987

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: bookmistress4ever on 03/22/13 at 3:35 am


i remember in the 1990's there was a store i loved to go to in the mall. it sold science things!! you could get fossils or insect things you could get telescopes anything science they had it. i cant remember the name of the store and its driving me crazy!!!! does anyone else remember a similar store??


Maybe Discovery Kids store.  I remember a few different stores but cannot remember the names of them.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: MashedButton1 on 03/22/13 at 5:06 am

I remember the one is Belleville had a very limited selected of rock-metal related stuff back in 08.

Does the IT store still exist in downtown toronto? I remember they used to sell obscure figures, lava lamps, masks and pop culture shirts in the 1990s and then they stopped selling such items later on if I can recall.

There used to be A lot of trading card and comic books stores in toronto in the 90s during the collectors craze. I remember the fairview mall having a number of trading card stands with every series you can imagine. They were always overpriced though.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Daniel Bentley on 09/30/13 at 9:24 pm

I remember one of the music instrument stores. In the 70's they would always play Wurlitzer and Kimball organs from the store. The guy there always had a hair piece and he wore a big gold ring on his pinky finger.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: c_keenan2001@hotmail.com on 09/30/13 at 10:43 pm

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Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Kevin on 10/18/13 at 2:23 pm

Casual Male-Not the new XL version
His Place
Chess King
Those were the main ones I shopped at.... Graduated HS 1985 so they were def booming stores for the day and styles...

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: SpaceHog on 11/25/13 at 7:47 am

Not the 80's, but very early 90's

The Cape Cod Mall was a whole lot different then. I remember a Benetton Store, Ames, and something else. Across the street, there was the KMart that's still there as well as the good 'ol IHOP. I remember being in the KMart on the way to go to Wakefield to visit my grandfather (My mom and I flew to Hyannis to meet my father who took the 6:45 AM boat out of Nantucket.) We went to the McDonalds that's still there on Route 132 in Hyannis.

The good old days nearly a 1/4 century ago.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: aja675 on 11/25/13 at 7:51 am



Wow, I had forgotten about those logos! Thanks for the memories!

Other Canadian stores that I remember from the '80s:

-Toy World (was the toy store before Toys R Us took over)
-Dominion grocery store (I think there might still be a few in Toronto)
-Kiddie Cobbler
-Panda Shoes (I liked going in there because they had this loft to try on shoes)
-MmmmMuffin (last time I saw one was in '96. They were really good)
http://www.mmmuffins.com/en/ It's still around.

Subject: Re: What Mall Stores do you remember (besides "Chess King")?

Written By: Foo Bar on 11/25/13 at 11:25 pm


http://www.mmmuffins.com/en/ It's still around.


"In November 2009, Bruegger’s Enterprises Inc. acquired the restaurant holdings of Timothy’s Coffees of the World, Inc. ® , a wholesale coffee distribution company serving Canada and the U.S. and encompassing three restaurant brands including Timothy’s World Coffee, mmmuffins and Michél’s Baguette.

In 2010, Bruegger’s began offering their famous kettle-boiled bagels at three mmmuffins co-branded locations in the Greater Toronto Area–Exchange Tower, Hillcrest Mall and Union Station.

Threecaf Brands Canada Inc. Head Office:
7880 Keele Street, Suite 101
Vaughan, Ontario
L4K 4G7
Tel: 905-482-73xx
Toll Free: 1-877-434-32xx"
  - Source: http://www.mmmuffins.com/en/about-us/

"Threecaf Brands Canada: Expanding Canada’s bakery-café market: June 2010

As you might guess from the name, Threecaf Brands Canada is a company that owns three café-style franchises: Timothy’s World Coffee, mmmuffins and Michel’s Bakery Café. These well-known brands are dispersed throughout the country and are recognised for their quality products, serving items like coffee, bagels, breads, specialty drinks, soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts"
  - Source: http://www.mmmuffins.com/en/news/

Because this website may last another 10 years, and the above-mentioned Threecaf company (which took over a few 80s/90s baked-goods businesses aimed at the southern Ontario office worker / mall shopper market) might not, I've taken the liberty of reproducing a few tidbits for posterity.  That's what happened to the mmmuffins, Timothy's Coffee, and Michel's Baguette chains.

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