That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

October 18, 2014

Straw Hat Pizza

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 11:21 pm

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(screencap from this commercial break from 1981)

September 26, 2014

Flickr: siteride’s Photostream

Filed under: dead chains,Retail/Mall fan websites — Anita @ 5:55 pm

The Wall Staten Island Mall, NY

 

The Wall Staten Island Mall, NY

Flickr: siteride’s Photostream.

 

I’m in absolute love with this person’s Flickr album of stores from the late 90s and early 2000s. Most of these are from the Staten Island area of New York.

Wasn’t The Wall the most overpriced store of our childhood?

September 23, 2014

Caldor Worker, 1980s (eBay)

Filed under: dead chains — Anita @ 1:10 pm

Creepy Man at Caldor I found on eBay.

(Posted on the deadmalls Pinterest)

I mean, look how scary this man is. The glasses, the hand placement, the standing under the “Back to School” sign. THE STARE.

September 19, 2014

My Review of Karma Soap

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 9:59 pm

Originally submitted at LUSH USA

The fresh earthy scent of Karma, in a bar

No sir, I didn’t like it.

By deadmallsanita from Wakefield, VA on 9/19/2014

 

1out of 5

When you survey your stash, you label this product: None of the above

Cons: Unpleasant Smell

Best Uses: Showers, Facial Soap

Describe Yourself: Budget Buyer

I didn’t like the smell of this, it reminded me of harsh cleaning chemicals my parents would use in the 1980s.

(legalese)

September 9, 2014

Truck fire leads to death investigation in Hampton – dailypress.com

Filed under: Hampton,newmarket fair mall,what — Anita @ 11:12 pm

HAMPTON—

Firefighters apparently did not realize the smoldering truck they extinguished at about 4 a.m. Tuesday also contained a deceased occupant.

Police are now conducting a suspicious death investigation after officers were called back to the scene when a body was discovered shortly before 10:30 a.m. in the Sears Auto Care Center parking lot in the 5200 block of West Mercury Boulevard.

“At the time (of the fire), weather conditions were pretty poor,” Hampton Police spokesman Sgt. Jason Price said. “The deceased person was not discovered at that time.”

Several inches of rain fell throughout Monday and overnight into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, in Wakefield.

“They responded to a vehicle fire on Mercury Boulevard and it’s being investigated as we speak,” Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Jeff Pereira said. “That’s all I can tell you now.”

The body — which was still inside the 2006 Dodge Dakota when media arrived Tuesday morning — will be transported to the Norfolk Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Police could not determine the identity of the victim because of the condition of the body, which was burned, Hampton Police Division spokeswoman Cpl. Mary Shackelford said.

Police are still determining the identity and whereabouts of the vehicle’s owner.

Investigators are still determining whether the incident is a criminal matter, Price said. The deceased person’s identity will be made public if police determine the incident was criminal in nature.

Tuesday’s incident was the second within a week on the Peninsula in which a body was found inside a burning vehicle.

On Friday, Newport News police found the body of 28-year-old Portsmouth resident Jermaine Custis in the trunk of a car found near the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and 12th Street. Firefighters initially responded to the scene after receiving a report of a vehicle on fire, though it was put out by an employee of a nearby lumber business before officials arrived.

Newport News officials found Custis’ body after checking the car. They said the body did not appear burned, with fire damage confined to the car.

While Hampton police are talking to officials with neighboring law enforcement agencies about the case, Shackelford said Tuesday it would be premature to make any connection between the two incidents.

Staff writer Andrea Castillo contributed to this story. Brauchle can be reached by phone at 757-247-2827.

via Truck fire leads to death investigation in Hampton – dailypress.com.

August 10, 2014

Wal-Mart Moonlight Madness (August 10, 1990)

Filed under: newspaper clippings — Anita @ 7:54 pm

Walmart Moonlight Madness Sale, 1990

such deals

 

 

August 8, 2014

New & new to me places

I don’t really leave the house too much anymore, so everything is new to me these days.

Mooyah veggie burger and side salad

MooYah, Hampton, VA 

The veggie burger on wheat was meh, too “beany” for my tastes. However, that side salad was amazing. Look how big it is! When I ordered the side salad, I thought it was going to be some dinky thing with one tomato slice and some iceberg. There’s mushrooms in that salad!  I was bad and got the MooYah sauce for dressing, which is like thousand island dressing.
Urban Outfitters, Norfolk

Urban Outfitters, Norfolk

Urban Outfitters, Norfolk, VA

This location is almost across the street from the California Pizza Company at MacArthur Center. It’s a three level old building, which I brought up here a couple of years ago. I swear they’ve kept the ancient cobwebs in the ceiling too! I visited this place on my birthday back in June.  I bought some stickers and an Adventure Time book, oh and these amazing Bart Simpson socks:
Birthday 2014

(I haven’t worn the Bart socks yet D:, and no I don’t know why UO thought it was cool to make stickers that say “stay drunk”…)
Birthday 2014

Lush, Norfolk, VA 

This location opened up almost 2 years ago? I have never been into Lush before, but I’ve been on their website to window shop a few times. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think this was in the old Starbucks before they moved to a kiosk on the first level. It has that shape. There was so much stuff I wanted, but wow you have to take a loan out to buy more than two things at Lush, or Grav3yardgirl. I bought the Danger! Cosmetics to Go book, about the company that later became Lush, and unless you are from the United Kingdom, where Cosmetics to Go originated, you really can’t relate to this book. I’ve already sold it on eBay. The other products I bought was the Wiccy Magic Muscles , and You Snap the Whip.

 

Crappy pic of MacArthur Center, Norfolk.
Sephora, Norfolk, VA

I didn’t take any pictures, or buy anything. Sephora came back to MacArthur Mall after a 15 year absence. Sephora had a location at the mall when it first opened in 1999, but I guess back then with the store coming to the States for the first time they didn’t have a good business plan for opening new stores. The location was gone after just a few months, I believe.

Zoë’s Kitchen, Williamsburg, VA (no photo)

I think when I came by the other day, it was during the opening week. They were giving away plastic reuseable cups, but they uh, didn’t wash them first, and my drink tasted like plastic. I had a Ruben sandwich and fruit as my side. On every table, there is their special vinaigrette salad, I put it on my fruit salad, and it was pretty good. Other than my sandwich, everything else on the menu was stuff I could just make at home. Even the tabbouleh salad.

Sticks, Williamsburg, VA (no photo)

My to go plate looked like a dog’s breakfast, and my rice was cold, and they gave me too much hummus.

 

Lush, short pump mall

Lush, Short Pump, VA 

This location just opened a few weeks ago, it had its official grand opening this past Saturday. I went by yesterday, and they still had a good stock, except for the fresh masks. I don’t think I’d spend money on those anyway, because they’re so perishable. It was crazy hot inside that day. This saleslady forced me to put my hand under the sink so she could wash my hand with the African Paradise, which I wouldn’t be able to afford even if I had a full time job, which I don’t right now. She was kinda pushy to say the least. I couldn’t afford much yesterday, like I said, I’m not Grav3yardgirl. I bought the Magnificent soap, a tea tree toner tab, the Greenwich, and the stepping stone.
Short Pump Mall work

Short Pump is currently getting some work done. Looks like they’re adding another elevator, and a crosswalk, because honesty time, it does take for-ever to get to one point of the mall to another.

 

Short Pump Town Center Lomography Fisheye

This is what the area looked like back in 2010.

 

August 7, 2014

SECRET FUN BLOG: The Charles Spencer Anderson Halloween

Filed under: Target — Anita @ 9:13 pm

SECRET FUN BLOG: THE CSA HALLOWEEN.

Great blog entry about the 2003 Target Halloween campaign.

July 13, 2014

The new Olive Garden logo

Filed under: then & now — Anita @ 5:00 pm

 

 

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Did you see that new Olive Garden logo? It reminds me of the packaging for store brand organic food. Not a good look.

July 8, 2014

Crumbs bakery closes all locations

Filed under: dead chains — Anita @ 3:49 pm

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http://time.com/2964521/crumbs-bake-shop-shutting-down/

 

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