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

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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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






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.

“Inside the Montgomery Ward recipe scrapbook” (flickr)

Filed under: catalogs,dead chains — Anita @ 8:43 pm

Inside the Montgomery Ward recipe scrapbook

Someone a long time ago used an old Montgomery Ward catalog as a recipe book, like how people today will reuse books as art journals.

May 16, 2014

“Sears Tower by Tension Type | Font Squirrel”

Filed under: sears — Anita @ 11:29 am

Free Font Sears Tower by Tension Type | Font Squirrel.

May 5, 2014

Fire at the Soaps n’ Suds in front of Kmart (Hampton)

Filed under: dead stores,Hampton,Kmart — Anita @ 4:48 pm


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