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There were at least two other Woolcos in Northern VA. One on Leesburg Pike in Tysons Corner, in a building that opened as a GEM, then became a Memco and then a Giant Department Store. GDS closed and Woolco opened in 1978. The second was in Pan Am Shopping Center on Lee Highway at Nutley Road in Vien...
We had a Grant's in Vienna, VA, in a strip mall on Maple Avenue (with a Giant supermarket at the other end.) The sign was orange letters on a white background. I remember it always being dimly lit inside, probably because of the energy crisis. After it closed in 1975, it became a Dart Drug, part of ...
- 31 Mar 2007 17:44
- Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
- Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
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Bloomingdales in Tysons Corner had an Eatcetera cafe on the main floor, located in their gourmet-foods department (which had its own entrance) where the Estee Lauder Spa is now, and a Forty Carrots restaurant (which I never saw, so I don't know where in the store it was.) Woodward & Lothrop had the ...