That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

November 24, 2011

Two black Friday examples of why Kmart sucks

Filed under: Christmas,Kmart,newspaper clippings,potential dead chains — Anita @ 2:24 pm

I saw these two in today’s sales papers and I laughed:

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Obviously Kmart is still stuck in 1991

And of course, Kmart is stuck in 1997

…and in 1997.

November 23, 2011

X-Entertainment | Recreating McDonald’s Holiday Chicken McNuggets from 1987.

Filed under: Christmas,old packaging — Anita @ 2:09 am

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X-Entertainment | Recreating McDonald’s Holiday Chicken McNuggets from 1987..

November 19, 2011

Delias Summer 1999 Catalog – a set on Flickr

Filed under: catalogs — Anita @ 10:43 pm

Delias Summer 1999 Catalog – a set on Flickr.

Total memory seizure looking at this catalog. I’m 15 years old all over again.

November 4, 2011

Dippin’ Dots, Difficult Snack and National Treasure, Files for Bankruptcy | Blogs | Vanity Fair

Filed under: dead chains — Anita @ 10:39 am

Dippin’ Dots, Difficult Snack and National Treasure, Files for Bankruptcy | Blogs | Vanity Fair.

 

No 😦 I remember the first time I had them was at Chesapeake Square Mall in 1997 on the insistence of my niece and nephew who had tried them a few weeks earlier. Then after that, they became increasingly harder to find, I think Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News had a booth for a long time, but its been gone for a while too.

November 2, 2011

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA (abandoned since 2008)

Filed under: Cloverleaf Mall,dead stores,deadmalls.com — Anita @ 4:11 pm

Slated to be torn down soon for a big Kroger. These are the pics I took today:

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

This building is so scary looking. From research, this used to be a Penneys.

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

This was a Sears. Classy looking Sears.

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

You’re probably wondering about the big hole. It’s because of this ceremony last week that was supposed to be the beginning of Kroger, and the end of the mall or something. I have the news coverage on DVD, I just need to rip it to my computer and put it on YouTube.

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Also, note the abandoned Pearson Honda dealership across the street. If a Honda dealership can’t do well in this neighborhood…

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Scary building is scary.

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

Was the building to the right the mall, or another anchor store I missed?

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

It’s really odd, this mall looks like it got a renovation maybe in the early 2000s? I’m only judging by the fonts used for the Cloverleaf Mall sign, and for the Food Court.

Cloverleaf Mall, Richmond, VA

External Links:
Labelscar entry — apparently I missed taking a pic of the former Thalhimers that was way in the back of the mall.

Interior Pics taken by Flickr user aynebalesphotography

Exterior pics taken by the same Flickr user

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