Defunct stores/brands that you miss

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    Is there a store that's gone out of business - whether this past year or even 10 years ago - that you desperately miss shopping at? Is there a brand no longer available that you used to swear by? Share your memories of stores and brands of yesterday - and yesteryear.
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    Lechmere Sales, Cambridge  MA

    Bargain Center, Quincy MA
     
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    Well, this doesn't qualify as a store closing or brand evaporation, but it made me think about how I have desperately missed the French fries from McDonald's that they cooked in animal fat.  You could smell those babies for miles, and you just had to stop for them.  Now, they're soft and tasteless.  It's not like they're health food now for pity's sake - they are FRENCH FRIES.  If you want a decadant treat, may as well be the real thing, right?  I can't remember what year they changed them, but it was a tragedy...sometime in the 80s, I think.

     
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    I'd say the thing I miss most from McD's were the fried apple/cherry pies.  The baked ones just aren't the same.
     
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    Lechmere 
    The original Filene's Basement
    Filenes
    Quincy Bargain Center
    Bargaineer in Weymouth
     
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    oh yeah, I forgot - Bradlees
     
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    Bradlees, Ann and Hope, Ames
     
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    I miss Lechmere's, and Bradlee's, but most of all I miss Filene's.  They were so much better than Macy's.  I used to shop in Chestnut Hill, but Bloomingdale's just does not cut it for me, and neither does Macy's.  I will miss the super Filene's Basement store in Boston where I used to get my husband's and my son's suits with name brands at great prices.  The salesmen there were so helpful.  And we all know that the other Basement stores are good, but not like the original basement downtown, with the automatic markdowns.   
     
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    Lechmere! (originally Lechmere Sales -- Cambridge & Dedham). They were the best!
     
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     I miss Jordan Marsh ( And the blueberry muffins ) Lechmere ( camb ) Best Buy and Circut City etc - Just don't cut it for me.
     
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    I miss Bailey's and there hot fudge sundaes! Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins too.
     
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    Carter's in Needham.  For years I didn't know where to go for underwear, children's clothes and socks after they closed!  They were the best.

    Lechmere Sales as has already been mentioned.
     
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    Steve's Ice Cream.  Whatever happened to them?  They expanded from a single Davis Square store to a regional chain, then a national one, then suddenly they were all gone.   The very last one I knew of, at Quincy Market, changed its name to Sprinkles a couple years ago.

    Bailey's Ice Cream, with those lovely deep metal cups and real silverware.

    Brigham's isn't entirely dead but they are no longer nearly as ubiquitous as they once were -- locations in Central, Harvard, Porter, and Davis squares are all gone.
     
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    Lechmere, as already mentioned by many other folks.
    Filene's Basement, as already mentioned by other folks.

    Tower Records.

    WordsWorth Books in Harvard Square.
    Waterstone's Bookstore.
    Avenue Victor Hugo Bookstore.
    100 Flowers Bookstore (1970s, Central Square, Cambridge)

    President's Choice store brand products at the old Star Market, before they merged with Shaw's.

    I hope we don't have to add The Boston Globe to this list on Friday.
     
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    Child World.

     
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    Moxie.  Technically it still exists, but if you are old enough to have tasted it before it was reformulated you know it's nothing like the original.  An acquired taste to be sure, but truly unique.
     
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    Mello Yello

    Quisp cereal

    Frankenberry cereal

     
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    Mug & Muffin in Harvard Square
    I also LOVED Bailey's.
     
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    Lechmere
    Tatnuck Booksellers in Worcester
    Spag's
     
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    Hate Macy's... bring back Filene's...

     
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    Filene's.  Macy's doesn't come close to comparing in terms of merchandise, prices or customer service.

    Also Lechmere, Chadwicks ice cream in Lexington (where the whole restaurant sang to you on your birthday), all of the Brighams that have closed, Tuesdays ice cream in Brookline. 

    And most of all Eagerman's Bakery in Brookline.
     
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    restaurants, book stores


    Tobiko sushi in Littleton MA
    Indian Village in Nashua
    Crumpets bakery, Pepperell

    Softpro technical bookstore

     
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    the local Maine fishing industry

    I miss... the tour of the Beachcliff sardine cannery on Mt. Desert Island. I remember that they gave us some mackerel that were mixed in with the sardines, and we took them home and grilled them over the campfire. Yummy! and probably the only time I ever ate fresh fish, growing up. Went to Mt. Desert last fall and positively quested for local catch -- the only things that come in locally are lobsters, mussels... if you want a fish, you have to catch it yourself or get it distributed from a packer in Canada or MA.
     
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    I'd say the thing I miss most from McD's were the fried apple/cherry pies.  The baked ones just aren't the same.
    Posted by jasonallenross


    Oh, YEAH!  I should have mentioned those.  Mmmmmmmmmmm.  I bet they would still sell...Twinkies and such still do, after all.
     
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    Gilchrist's
    Grover Cronin
    The drive-ins at Braintree and Weymouth
     
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    For food: Scooter Pies
                  Fiddle Sticks
                  PDQ


    Fabric Place
    Sears (Fenway location)

    Other:  Rat Fink
              Creeple Peeple
     
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