That Mall’s Sick And That Store’s Dead!

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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July 4, 2014

That time Balki said we could have free Pepsi at Burger King on July 4th

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 1:02 am

 

 

 

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Remember the two seconds Burger King had Pepsi?

Related Links:

My history blog entry about the commercial works of Mark Linn Baker and Bronson Pinchot. 

July 3, 2014

A new Thalhimers book is born! | Finding Thalhimers

Filed under: dead chains — Anita @ 11:07 pm

A new Thalhimers book is born! | Finding Thalhimers.

I didn’t even get a chance to finish the last Thalhimers book, and now there is a new one! (also a Kindle version)

 

June 27, 2014

“Columbus’ holiday shoppers throughout the years | The Columbus Dispatch”

Filed under: other malls — Anita @ 11:11 pm

Columbus’ holiday shoppers throughout the years | The Columbus Dispatch.

June 10, 2014

“The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City | VICE United States”

Filed under: what — Anita @ 1:21 pm

The Beautiful Decay of Bedrock City | VICE United States.

May 31, 2014

River View Plaza, Norwalk, CT (1995)

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I found this tonight while looking for something else on (sadly discontinued) Google Newspapers. This is from September 1, 1995.

Caldor Rainbow has more information about this place, and the futuristic looking itty bitty McDonalds inside.

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