That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

July 1, 2010

My 1991 Group of Localish commercials

Filed under: commercials,dead chains — Anita @ 11:17 pm

From a Gone With the Wind tape of my mom’s from 1990 or 1991.

Includes several dead chain mentions in a Master Card spot, and Food Carnival, which was I think Farm Fresh’s short foray in a discount grocer?



  1. you got it in one, there was a food carnival in the southside of richmond across the road from the studios of WWBT nbc 12, strangly enough the only reason i actualy remember the location was i’d gotten attacked by some wankers years ago there soon afterwards food carnaval at least in richmond went “POOF” and i think that was farm fresh’s last atempt in the richmond market

    Comment by kris devereux — July 4, 2010 @ 10:44 am | Reply

  2. That’s right about Food Carnival. There was a Farm Fresh up the road from where I lived at the time. It became Food Carnival then morphed into a Rack n Sack (where you, the customer, had to buy the bags from the cashier – or bring your own – and put stuff in the bags yourself; eventually they just gave the bags for free but you still had to bag the items after the cashier scanned them) then, when purchased by Richfood, became one of the “new” Farm Fresh stores, then (just a few months ago) shut down

    Comment by Michael Ragsdale — July 10, 2010 @ 8:30 am | Reply

  3. Just as interesting as the stores is seeing the TNT network in its original format as a “movies of all eras”, before Turner Classic Movies.

    Comment by Paul Duca — July 18, 2010 @ 11:01 pm | Reply

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