That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

September 28, 2007

First Visit to New JC Penney in Hampton

Filed under: "coliseum mall",J.C. Penney,store profiles — Anita @ 2:39 pm

I went to the new J.C. Penney in Hampton this morning — the only reason why I went was because they have a mini Sephora. I don’t really have a good review of the store since this is all I went to today. So I’ll just have to talk about the Sephora.

This mini version actually does carry a lot of things. Of course, not every name brand offers (for example, no NARS), but a good choice. These are the brands I saw:

Bare Esentuals (The lady there put it on my face and it was all flakey and pasty looking)
Urban Decay
Too Faced

It’s really nice, considering that Hampton Roads hasn’t had a Sephora since the one at MacArthur center closed just a year after opening.

September 24, 2007

Eckerd Rite Aid Walgreens Synergy (Franklin, VA)

Filed under: dead chains,franklin,store profiles,then & now — Anita @ 8:14 pm

Does It Live There
September, 2006 Getting Away From Talky Lady
November, 2006 Eckerd soon to be Rite Aid
June, 2007 Old Rite Aid Sign Being Taken Down
September, 2007 It Used To Be A Coors Truck
May 2007 Rite Aid (Soon to be Walgreens) Franklin, VA
June 2007 More coming soon when the conversion is finally finished.

Rite Aid Across the Street From Another Rite Aid (Smithfield, VA)

Filed under: store profiles — Anita @ 7:56 pm

Rite Aid Across the Street From Another Rite Aid

This brick Rite Aid was an Eckerd that moved out of the shopping center in 2002 or 2003. The original Rite Aid across the street opened in the late 1990’s (its that blue building in that distance). It’s a pretty crappy building now.

Maybe soon they will just merge the two.

September 23, 2007

The Big Retail Playlist

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 12:33 am


I’ve been composing this for the past couple of months. None of these videos are mine, and I’ll constantly be adding on to it.

Pee Wee Christmas Special Commercial Break (1988)

Filed under: commercials — Anita @ 12:21 am

Multiply Mirror


-Lego (with Zack the Lego Maniac.)

-Wind Song (with a Tori Amos look a like)

-Pee Wee’s Playhouse

-A Christmas Carol (with the guy from the Equalizer)

-Citibank (I have so many parodies of these ads in my commercial collection)

-Osco (check out how expensive those blank VHS tapes are! And how cheap those Little Golden books are)

-“Will we be having a white Christmas? Tonight’s forecast at 10”


This is from my own commercial collection (scraped together from friend’s tapes). One of the reasons why I’m posting it here is because of the Osco commercial and the VHS tape prices. It reminded me of my post earlier this month involving the “I’M BUYIN'” Wal Mart guy who just got a new VCR and he needed some tapes.

September 21, 2007

The Complete 1983 Sears Wishbook

Filed under: 1983 JC Penney & Sears Catalogs,Christmas — Anita @ 1:35 pm

You know back in 2005 when I did a series on the 1983 Sears and J.C. Penney Christmas Catalogs my mom saved for me?

Well, someone on Flickr has THE ENTIRE CATALOG SCANNED.

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