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by Harvas
01 Apr 2007 11:53
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Woolco
Replies: 43
Views: 41722

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...
by Harvas
31 Mar 2007 18:37
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 72936

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 ...
by Harvas
31 Mar 2007 17:44
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Old Department Store Restaurants
Replies: 37
Views: 21794

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 ...