That Mall is sick and that Store is dead!

December 9, 2015

Windsor Pharmacy sells to CVS

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 6:53 am

Published 11:21am Friday, December 4, 2015

 Source

WINDSOR

Putting all rumors to rest, Windsor Pharmacy’s Bob Parsons confirmed on Thursday morning that the business is not shuttering, but will only change ownership to CVS Pharmacy.
The last day as Windsor Pharmacy will be on Friday, Dec. 11. Parsons and his son, Neil, who is the store manager, stressed that the store will be closed for just one day only, Saturday, Dec. 12. It will re-open under the CVS name on Monday, Dec. 14.
Parsons, 75, emphasized that he and his wife, Beverly, the bookkeeper, are retiring and that — as he put it — is the crux.
“They didn’t force us. There were no strong-arm tactics,” Parsons said. “We approached them. We think it’s the best choice for the community and our customers.
“We did not want Windsor to be without a pharmacy.”
The store has been in business since Oct. 1, 1973.
There had been past offers from other pharmacy companies to buy the shop, particularly the prescription files, but not keep the employees.
“We held out,” Parsons said, adding that CVS will retain those workers, such as longtime pharmacy technicians Linda Johnson and Barbara Alexander.
Johnson started as a clerk while still in high school. Alexander said Parsons offered her a job. Both have been there for 35 years.
Both concurred that becoming technicians was a natural progression for them, and each loves working there.
They also both agreed that the change is going to be good for both the Parsons and the community.
“It’s good for Windsor to have a CVS,” said Alexander. “They can do more for patients what an independent pharmacy can do.”
Lauren Lombard said she feels sad about the news. She added that her family has been coming to the Windsor Pharmacy since moving to the area in 1991.

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I’m going to miss the old timey feel of the pharmacy, but it’s time. I was in there on small business Saturday and I could feel that something was up due to the thinning shelves. 

November 23, 2015

Unavailable #pattipie ‘s at Walmart 

Filed under: Wal Mart,what — Anita @ 9:30 pm


Due to the soaring popularity of this man’s review of Patti LaBelle’s sweet potato pie, it’s sold out at Walmart everywhere.

November 17, 2015

“Our Snow Bear Scrapbook: Memories and Recipes from Thhimers” (Elizabeth and Sallie Thalhimer), 2000

Filed under: Christmas,dead chains,dead stores,Richmond — Anita @ 10:05 pm

  
Aw, that part made me sad.
Snow Bear lives on. The blog entry from Elizabeth is from 2012, but apparently he still works at the Repertory Theater in Richmond.  

November 9, 2015

Peanuts Movie 3d glasses boxes (amc 24, Hampton, VA )

Filed under: Hampton — Anita @ 9:26 pm

Charlie Brown 3D glasses box.

Oh wow. This is almost embarassing to admit. I grew up in Hampton, and I was in high school when the big amc24 movie theater opened in 1998 — its premeire movie was the Broderick Godzilla. I’m 32 years old and this past Friday was the first time I visited this theater, to see The Peanuts Movie. I went there because they were showing it cheap at 9:20 in the morning.

Peppermint Patty 3D glasses box.

The movie theater is being renovated right now. I was able to sit in the brand new reclining seats in the mostly empty theater that morning.

Lucy 3D glasses box.

From the looks over at Foursquare, this place needed a renovation after being permanently stuck in 1998. I saw it at 9:20 in the morning. Worth it.

There was 20 minutes of previews at the beginning–it felt like that episode of Rocko’s Modern Life where he tries to go to tne movies.

Pig Pen 3D glasses box.

November 6, 2015

There’s a boat in the new Whole Foods

Filed under: Newport News — Anita @ 10:24 pm

  

It serves coffee…it’s also used as Noah’s Ark apparently. 

November 3, 2015

The Whole Foods in Newport News opens tomorrow

Filed under: Uncategorized — Anita @ 12:50 pm

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October 24, 2015

Look Back: Christmas shopping – Daily Press

A long-standing holiday tradition – shopping!

Source: Look Back: Christmas shopping – Daily Press

October 14, 2015

The Founding Fathers at the Mall (Kate Beaton)

Filed under: other malls — Anita @ 2:35 pm

burger king

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September 5, 2015

“Newmarket Theatre ’65 time capsule to be opened” (Daily Press, 9/5/2015)

Filed under: dead stores,Hampton,newmarket fair mall,newspaper clippings — Anita @ 10:57 pm

Newmarket Theater '65 time capsule to be opened.

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August 14, 2015

A DMV in a Sears (Minnesota)

Filed under: sears — Anita @ 9:09 am

all you have is drapes to look at while you wait. 

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