That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

April 30, 2007

The Virginia Film Office (reposted)

Filed under: dead chains,dead stores,,other malls — Anita @ 9:20 pm

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{Walnut Mall [torn down], Petersburg, VA}

…. what is UP with the weights in center court?! Did the security guard who was looking over the abandoned place at night decide to do exercise?


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{Greenbriar Mall, Chesapeake VA, when you look at the photos note that there is a store called “mothers” and another store called “father and son shoes” This mall had some major parental issues…}

I fixed the links on this entry of mall photos from the Virginia Film Office.

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Also, Miller & Rhoads (empty Richmond, VA location…I assume this was the flagship store)

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Smith & Welton department store (Norfolk, VA location…I assume this was a downtown location?)
It’s hard to believe that department stores were so massive back then.

I remember driving by this dump a lot … Kings Flea Market.

One more! Check out the old Wal Mart in these photos.

//edit, May 25, 2008//

More Walnut Mall pictures (from the same website — I’m just afraid that pictures will be deleted one day) under the cut:


April 26, 2007

Kristin’s Simpsons Commercial Break

Filed under: commercials,dead chains — Anita @ 5:38 am

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Luv that Rosanne Font

Back in February, my friend Kristin sent me a TON of her old tapes that she recently converted to DVD. LOTS of commercial gems on these tapes. I’ve slowly been trying to upload them. Once you read the description you’ll know why I included this set in this blog:

Kristin’s Simpsons Commercial Break:
This was during the Maggie’s first word episode. Includes:

-Streetfighter for Super Nintendo (again!)
-Duracell batteries (remember that battery tester on the package! I thought that was the coolest thing ever when I was a little kid.)
-Levi’s 501 jeans
-YET ANOTHER Home Alone 2: Lost In New York promo
-Batman The Animated series
-1992 Billboard Music Awards promo
-Martin promo
-Montgomery Ward (!!!) price cuts sale

I don’t like…understand the commercial. Where is that man and that woman at? Where are they reporting from? A radio station newsroom? Why does it remind me of one of the final scenes of that MST3K film “Rocket Attack USA” where the radio newsman is telling his wife and baby over the radio that he’ll probably never see them again because the Russian nuclear weapon that looks like a pen is heading straight to the city.

April 24, 2007

“Even CEO Can’t Figure Out How RadioShack Still In Business” {Onion Article}

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 4:52 am

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Follow screenshot of article. Funny stuff.

April 16, 2007

1982 Venture Save With Style Commercial

Filed under: commercials,dead chains — Anita @ 2:24 am

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This old Venture commercial was profiled in the Yahoo! Remembering Retail group.

What tickles me is:

  • The dad and the son looking at the Kodak Disc Film and Cameras. Disc died in the very very very very very late 1980’s. My mom has a bag of disc film that was never developed.
  • How bright yet dark the store looks. Sure the walls are yellow and brown and the carpet is orange, but it looks like the store is just lit by flashlights in the clothing department
  • —-

    Venture died in 1998. {Wikipedia page}

    April 11, 2007

    Coliseum Mall East Coast Mall Directory Listing, 1988

    Filed under: "coliseum mall" — Anita @ 3:55 am

    (get close to your monitor for this one)

    April 5, 2007

    The Dead Amsterdam Mall (Flickr Photo set)

    Filed under: other malls — Anita @ 2:47 am

    Food Competition, originally uploaded by strongsad38001.

    Good photo set about the Amsterdam Mall in New York..

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