That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

July 25, 2006

That Mall’s Sick And That Store’s Dead Ohio Style (December, 1982)

Filed under: dead chains,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 2:55 am

I found this Ohio paper from 1982 in my dad’s office. I know where it came from. It was my parents first Christmas together and they went to Ohio to see my dad’s parents. My mom was pregnant with me. My dad must of brought this newspaper back home with him. I believe the date was December 17th, 1982.

Rink’s newspaper ad
(sorry that is so small. Photobucket resizes things and I didn’t want to put these on my flickr)
I’ve seen pictures of Rink’s and they look like they could’ve been quite possibly the nastiest store ever. But I could be wrong.

Videodics and videodisc players for sale at Bill Schwartz’s Home Entertainment Center! Northgate Mall in Cincinnati isn’t on deadmalls.comso I guess its alive and well. Yeah, apparently its 90% occupied.

McAlpin’s ad

McAlpin’s was eaten up by Dillards (along with six kajillion other stores) in the late 1980’s. Make sure to check out the TV set near the bottom of the ad!


  1. okay, I just don’t get it ….there are like a huge group of people who have an obsession for crapped out or non-operational malls and retail stores?

    Please explain, it’s fascinating.

    Comment by BBQCHICKENROBOT — July 28, 2006 @ 9:41 pm | Reply

  2. I’m one of those obsessed people…. there could be worse obessions, right? I saw the McAlpin’s ad and we had one of those popcorn machines like in the bottom of the ad. It was TOO DIE FOR when I was in junior high school!

    Comment by todd — August 12, 2006 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

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