That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

July 31, 2011

Amazing photo of old Hampton Coliseum sign, 1989

Filed under: dead stores,signs — Anita @ 8:47 pm

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Taken by Jim Anderson for the Warlocks aka Grateful Dead show at the Coliseum in 1989.

Please note:

The “good food 24 hr” sign that is a re purposed Waffle House sign, I believe this place is a Waffle House again.
The exxon that later became (uggh) Hooters.
You can see some of the flyover.

Please see the rest of his dead photos here.

WNOR 98.7 FM Norfolk, VA 1982 {You Tube}

Filed under: You Tube Garbage — Anita @ 6:49 pm

WNOR-FM, June 13, 1982 2.22 – 2.37 a.m. as received from Philadelphia with an indoor antenna. Technical difficulties at 00:41.

The Daily Press Venom Line, April 30, 1993

Filed under: newspaper clippings — Anita @ 12:06 am

Apparently my local newspaper had a line where people would call and complain about things, and they would be published in the newspaper.

Some gems:

* I have a question for LeAnne Raines from WAVY TV-10. You’re the prettiest woman on TV; why aren’t you married?

* Don’t you hate it when you get a fresh pack of gummy worms, open them, eat a couple and when you’re done with them, try to fold the pack and it won’t stay folded and the gummy worms get stale?

* It is such a turn off when you see guys who have their jeans tight rolled.

* To the guy who thinks Crystal Pepsi tastes bad, get your head out of the dog dish.

* To the people who don’t like to be made fun of when they wear the ’60s look. If you would be original and quit trying to copy the lowest cultural point on our planet, you wouldn’t be ragged on so much.

* To the Garth Brooks, John Travolta wannabe who comes to the RK. Boy, can you really dance – NOT!

* To the person who wrote that Tori Spelling was beautiful. To me she looks like a dead person that just woke up and came from out of a grave. I think she has no purpose on the show and her character should be cut. The only reason she’s on the show is that her dad is the producer.

* This new song from Snow “Informer” drives me crazy. What the hell is he saying? If somebody knows, please tell me.

*Hey, I’m a 16 year-old-girl. How should I tell my mom I want to have sex? She’s not really a person I can talk to and I don’t know how to break it down for her. I hate the idea of sneaking around, I don’t want to and I’m not going to start. How can I go to her and tell her I want protection and I’m responsible enough?

July 30, 2011

Coliseum Mall Food Court – So Many Choices (February 11, 1993, Daily Press)

Filed under: "coliseum mall" — Anita @ 9:26 pm

article here.

It is very rare that every family member is happy with the group’s choice of a restaurant. The Food Place, located inside Coliseum Mall in Hampton, can solve squabbles over where to eat.

The Food Place is covered with a large glass dome, and it has many different trees as well as an assortment of live plants and ivy which create an outdoor cafe atmosphere. Whether visitors come to the Food Place for a meal or just for a snack during a busy day of shopping, they are sure to find the setting relaxed and inviting.

Eleven different food merchants offer unlimited options. Pizza fanatics can stop by Sbarro, while those with a taste for Oriental cuisine may pick Chao Praya. Wendy’s Old-Fashioned Hamburgers serves up hot french fries, hamburgers and specialty sandwiches, and Chick-fil-a is best known for its chicken items. Taco Viva brings the flavor of Mexico to the Food Place, and the Sandwich Place specializes in submarines. Opt for something from Corn Dog on a Stick, or try a warm sandwich from Philly Steak & Grinders. Hot dog lovers can choose Orange Julius, and potato fans may pick Boardwalk Fries for their meal. Cinnabon, with its wide array of pastries, is just the place to indulge a sweet tooth.

July 18, 2011

“Montgomery Ward, I’m gonna let you finish, but Borders had the least surprising store closing of all time.”

Filed under: dead chains — Anita @ 5:11 pm


Lacking bidders, Borders to liquidate –


Not surprised at all, Borders was always too overpriced in some departments.

Screenshot of Borders website, 7-18-11:


It took a while for it to load up, I’m guessing because people stormed it thinking a clearance sale was going on immediately after the annoucement.

July 11, 2011

“In 1986, Owings Mills Mall Opened with Fanfare (Rare Archival Video) “

Filed under:,other malls — Anita @ 7:18 pm

Owings Mills Mall at 25: Not Aging Well

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