That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

August 12, 2005

Possibly Older Than I Am

Filed under: "coliseum mall",dead stores — Anita @ 1:08 am

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I was looking through a cd-r of images I had taken in 2002-2004 and I totally forgot I took a pic of this old Thalhimers bag that holds my parents “retired” Christmas tree decorations (home made ones I made, those photo ornaments you’d get at Sears photo studio with a baby pic of you on them). I just thought it was crazy that they still had this shopping bag from this store that went out of business in like 1989. Mom must of got this bag before I was born because I don’t even think we went to Thalhimers (located at Coliseum Mall in Hampton, VA, the building now holds a Hecht’s) once when I was growing up.

I think I found an old Hills bag once in our decorations and an old Woolworth’s bag too, I put those in a trunk, that got put in storage last month.



  1. Oh man! That’s the coolest.

    I totally forgot about the old blue Thalhimers bags with the fleurs-de-lis.

    Thanks for bringing back a good memory.

    Comment by Steven Swain — August 12, 2005 @ 3:10 am | Reply

  2. I thought about this picture yesterday when I was picking up my drycleaning…a women came in to drop off her clothes, and they were in in a bag from The Broadway. The Broadway was a department store in SoCal, Arizona, and Nevada that I grew up with – it was owned by the same company that owned Thalhimers. Athough The Broadway’s been out of business for over 10 years (yep, part of Macy’s now), the bag looked like she got it yesterday. I was tempted to ask if I could buy it from her, or at least ask if I could take a picture of it with my cameraphone, but I realized how insane this would seem to her.

    Comment by Mitch Glaser — August 18, 2005 @ 4:05 am | Reply

  3. My mom still has the red Miller & Rhodes shopping bags with the Santa face on them! All us kids got to take off a day of school to go up to Richmond and see Santa there. Good times.

    Comment by ellez — August 13, 2009 @ 3:22 pm | Reply

  4. Our family has been known to still wrap presents to this day in boxes from Thalhimer’s and Miller & Rhoads.

    Comment by Dave — August 24, 2009 @ 6:58 pm | Reply

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