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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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