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by bobsjers
01 Aug 2016 20:27
Forum: History: USA Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Super Fresh logo history
Replies: 8
Views: 10492

Re: Super Fresh logo history

I never understood the new logo. It looked to me like a swan on viagra.
by bobsjers
17 Aug 2015 20:48
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall
Replies: 3
Views: 7578

Re: Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall

Thanks very much. Very interesting.
by bobsjers
03 Jul 2015 12:27
Forum: History: Shopping Centers
Topic: Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall
Replies: 3
Views: 7578

Bucks Crossing/Bucks County Mall

Can anyone give me the history of the shopping center at 97E Street Rd in Feasterville PA? Right now it is a shopping center with a TJ Maxx, Acme, Petco, Five Below, Staples, Michael's, Dollar Tree, etc. I know it used to be a mall called Bucks County Mall. I am wondering if it was ever a Korvettes ...
by bobsjers
05 Jun 2015 22:32
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 14605

Re: Nichols Discount City

What was really ironic for me, is that in 1975 I was a teacher in Virginia and worked for Gamarel Electric during the summer. I was sent to Amsterdam NY to set up the new Nichol's store's electrical department. Then around 2002 after moving the NJ and (after 25 years with Hechinger) working for a co...
by bobsjers
14 Aug 2014 20:16
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?
Replies: 6
Views: 10218

Re: Anyone in DC/MD/VA area remember S. Klein's?

If you look online, there are some interesting stories behind S. Klein. I remember the one in Alexandria, Virginia. The last reminder of the store, a 6 story neon sign was torn down last year in Newark NJ.
by bobsjers
22 Dec 2012 12:59
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: The Andersons (Ohio)
Replies: 3
Views: 6256

Re: The Andersons (Ohio)

As I recall, they made their own fertilizer, and also sold it to other chains, using the chain's name as a house brand. I knew the Hechinger brand fertilizer was made by the Anderson's in Maumee Ohio. I knew they also had stores, but never saw one.
by bobsjers
21 Jan 2012 22:59
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7447

Re: The Sears Essentals experiment comes to a painful conclu

Those new stores were horrible. I wrote a letter to Sears the first time i walked in. There were aisles of mostly nothing. The first ones did not carry clothes for plus size people. It was laid out poorly. A lot of empty hooks and shelves. That store was finally converted back to a KMart. The other ...
by bobsjers
19 Nov 2011 01:04
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme "eyesore" Clementon, NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 3863

Re: Acme "eyesore" Clementon, NJ

This eye sore won't be there much longer. They have started tearing it down. They will be building housing on the site. Retail doesn't do well on Route 30 in NJ outside of Philly. There is a KMart in Lawnside and a WalMart just east of that (Sommerdale I guess). But further east, nothing has done we...
by bobsjers
21 Aug 2011 09:02
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 23753

Re: Levitz Furniture

I guess we have sort of gotten away from Levitz Furniture. I believe Modells is a family owned company that has been around for over 100 years. There is a Target a few miles away in Springfield on Baltimore Pike. It has 2 floors, so it was obviously not built as a Target. Targets on the East Coast i...
by bobsjers
21 Aug 2011 08:50
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Hechinger
Replies: 23
Views: 18067

Re: Hechinger

are you saying that the first store in Pa. opened in the early 80's? My mother in law thinks she remembers buying materials from the Woodlyn store in the late 60's. No, back in the late 60's, Hechinger was only in the Washington DC area. The first store outside of DC was Annapolis MD. And that was ...
by bobsjers
01 Aug 2011 19:14
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Sears Hardware, dead chain?
Replies: 8
Views: 8925

Re: Sears Hardware, dead chain?

The one in Berlin NJ is still open. Not sure why that one survived, and others closed. There is a Home Depot aacross the street, and they opened a Lowe's down the road. There is also a KMart nearby, where people can buy Craftsmen things.

Bob
by bobsjers
26 Jul 2011 17:58
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Hechinger
Replies: 23
Views: 18067

Re: Hechinger

I heard a rumor that the Downingtown store was originally planned as a one-floor JCPenney to replace the very old "J. C. Penney Co." store down the road in Coatesville. Instead, they built an addition to Exton Square Mall along with a new Sears, Boscov's, and food court. I never heard that. Althoug...
by bobsjers
26 Jul 2011 17:54
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Levitz Furniture
Replies: 27
Views: 23753

Re: Levitz Furniture

. For some reason their sign had to be taken down and re-hung before it opened. I noticed that too, and was wondering why. I am a vendor rep that goes to pet stores, so I was in the Petsmart watching the crew removing the letters. It's amazing the changes in the shopping center the few years I have...
by bobsjers
23 Jul 2011 00:11
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Circuit City
Replies: 43
Views: 35727

Re: Circuit City

A lot of stores in the Philadelphia area were taken over by electronic chains from outside the area. PC Richard from New York took Mt. Laurel NJ and Cottman Ave in Philadelphia. HH Gregg from Indiana took over stores in Wilmington DE, Christiana DE, Deptford NJ and other locations. The Sicklerville ...
by bobsjers
22 Jul 2011 23:59
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Defunct Video Store Chains?
Replies: 9
Views: 11687

Re: Defunct Video Store Chains?

I think Blockbuster was bought out by Dish Network. They will probably still close stores.

In Philadelphia, I remember West Coast Video. They have been out of business a while now.

Bob