Defunct stores/brands that you miss

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    Woolworths.  I was just talking to a freind about it.  Really miss it.  Where else downtown could you get a spool of thread, a plant, a goldfish, mascara, a shower curtain, and propane for the grill?
     
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    [QUOTE]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.
    Posted by BDCBusinessStaff[/QUOTE]

    Everytime I need to purchase something and can not find what I want, I remember Lechmere and I mourn all over again. This store had just the right items in every catagory. Then when I am down I remember I can't have another Jordan Marsh Bluberry Muffin anymore to make me feel beter. OK I feel better now!!!!
     
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    My list would have to be:

    York Steak House - I remember the little plastic number "tents" that they would give you to signify your order.

    Pewter Pot in the Dedham Mall - Good food for a teenager working across the hall at my next place.

    Bradlees - Too many years working here but helped me be a better person. :-)

    Baileys - Always got a grilled cheese, lime rickey, and fruit slices on the way out the door.

    Not sure if anyone remembers this last one but there was a store in the Dedham Plaza (across from what used to be Lechemere - now BJ's) that I swear was called "Consumers". It was like Service Merchandise but I remember getting my Transformer toys there back in the 80's. :-)
     
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    Thom McAn (based in Worcester, once the country's largest shoe retailer)
     
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    [QUOTE]chain stores: Almy's Grant's (anyone remember Midnight the mynah bird at the Shawsheen Plaza, Andover, store?) McCartney's in Andover and Lawrence
    Posted by ZhiNing201[/QUOTE]

    I remember the bird, but not his name- this would have been in the 60's. It seemed that he only spoke when no one was looking. You had to speak to him,  then walk away and he would retort. Kinda like my kids...except now its called talking back...
    I used to buy the red eared turtles at Grant's.
     
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    I miss the Tasty in Harvard Square. The two guys working the grille were priceless. Better than any Comedy Connection.
     
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    The old BPM stores in the south shore (Brockton area) back when they were family owned and cared about their customers. 
     
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    Robert Hall (clothing store) on Memorial Drive in Cambridge,
    "Robert Hall is seasoned
    to show you the reason
    Low overhead...."

    Kennedy's men's store
    opposite Jordan Marsh,

    Mayflower Furniture in Newton
    sign on the store you can read from the Mass Pike
    "Thirty years without a sale"
    Always asked my dad "how did they stay in business?"

    5 & 10 in Brighton Center,

    Raymond's Rugs,
    Boston
     
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    S. S. Pierce, Bailey's, Lechmere Sales & Filene's.

    Sorry but the pasty faced midwesterners have taken control and destroyed brand value. Just look at what happened to Boston Chicken. I'm was thinking this is about Boston.........Mt Desert Island????........please. We didn't have the luxury going away with mom for the summer and having dad come up on weekends.

    P. S. Spags gets a pass because the guy was Italian.
     
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    [QUOTE]LITTLE CAESARS! I swear they were in MA for like 5 years, then poof they were gone.  Still have them elsewhere, but bring them back! I know it doesn't qualify as "missing" if they were never here, but how about bringing to MA the following eateries:  Sonic, Buffalo Wild Wings, CiCi's Pizza, White Castle I mean they play the advertisements on TV enough... stop tantalizing us!
    Posted by bouncer91182[/QUOTE]

    As a Boston Transplant living in the south I can comment on these. 

    Little Caesars seemed better up there when they were around, now they are pretty crappy down here.  sonic is just fast food, howver they have terrific drinks such as the rasberry lime rickey.  Cici is pretty terrible too.  White Castle and Krystals are basically the same, a big disappointment when I first had them but still fast food.  Wild wings is pretty good, known as BWthrees....That's worthwhile!  If I could have anything though, I would take In & Out Burger.  They are awesome.  A couple runner ups are Red Robin, 5 guys burgers and fries, and Pollo Loco.  All not bad for fast food restaurants.
     
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    Is Harry the Greek's still open?  I loved that sh1thole. 

    My first time I was in there buying some sneakers a bum came in and tried to steal pants or something I think.  They beat him silly with a baseball bat!  I remember I was about 10, and I fell in love with the store that day!
     
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    Jacks Joke Shop

    Stairway to Heaven

    Old Shopper's World in Fram

    Moe Black's

    Most of all the old Howard Johnsons that were on the highway 
     
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    Ames
    Ann & Hope
    Bailey's
    Bradlees
    Filene's
    Filene's Basement (at Summer & Washington Street)
    Herman's Sporting Goods
    Stoller's Pharmacy (Brookline)
    Musicsmith (Brookline)
    Popcorn (record store on Boylston Street in Back Bay)
     
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    Purcell's restaurant on School Street
     
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    Deli King on Comm Ave and Harvard Street.
     
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    Macy's sells gaarbage....cheap,tawdry clothes from china, sri lanka and other places no one would travel to . So, they make the junk there and send it here...for what reason?????

    I miss :

    Jordan marsh

    Filene's

    RH Stearns

    APOGEE @ South Shore Plaza

    South SHore Plaza before it was closed in

    The Jordan Marsh Bakery

    Maison RObert

    Grant's

    Hill's 5 and dime, South Shore.

    Lord & Taylor before federated stores got a hold of it.

    The Bay Tower Room

    Eagerman's Bakery

    howard Johnson's ice cream

    The Old Farm in Pigeon Cove, Mass.

    The Chanticleer on Nantucket, MA.

    and the worst of all :

    Santa's Village -  Jordan Marsh


     
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    and more:

    Eddie's Diner in Quincy

    The Wursthaus

    B&M baked beans before they were bought out, sold...whatever....

    Hydrox cookies...sooooooooooooooooooooooo much better than stupid oreo's.


    The lunch counter @ Woolworth's

    Jordan Marsh Muffins

    The pink coconut bon bons from the Sears candy counter.

    Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation before the Shaw group bought them out.

    My dentist - Dr. Domenic Conca.

    Prell shampoo

    Volcan D'amour parfum - by DVF


    Herman's Sporting Goods


    Child World

    The ground Round

    Bradlee's cafeteria

    Jordan Marsh - shoe department - the very, very best in designer shoes.

    Joan & David shoes - before CHina....started making shoes.


    The Limited - before China got into them.

    Joseph's Aquarium - down town Boston

    The Winery - Boston

    Jimmy's Harborside - Boston

    The  (original) Porthole before they moved accross the street in Lynn, MA

    Anthony's - Pier 4 - downtown Boston

    James Hook Lobsters

    Schroeder's - downtown Boston

    Walsh's Ice Cream - DW Fields Park, Brockton, MA


    The clam fritters @ the Braintree Drive - in

    The egg rolls and the pizza at the Avon Drive in

    The Avon Drive in

    The Body SHop before L'oreal got a hold of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!








     
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    Bergsons's Ice Cream - SOuth Shore Plaza

    Valle's Steak House - braintree


    Friendly's - when they were.

    Thom Mccann

    Baker's shoes - South Shore Plaza

    The SHip - Suagus, MA

    Yokum's - New Hampshire

    Bickford's - Saugus  - Rte. 1

    HIlltop Steak house - Original owners

    Mr. Pancakes - Bass River - Cape Cod

    The Old Mill in Groton or Lunenberg??

    Westgate Mall - Brockton - when it was really, really nice.

    My ex-mother in law's chicken soup..yummo!! Yummo!!

    Bailey's Ice Cream

    The Quincy Shipyard before Admiral Rickover and the US Navy tore it apart!!

    Gilchrist's

    Ames

    Karten's jewelers - SOuth Shore plaza

    Howard johnson's Donuts - made FRESH!!! every night and they used real honey glaze!!! NOT!! sugar and water syrup.

    Zeppy's Bagels

    Leon's diner in Randolph Center

    The Tikki Lounge - Westgate Mall - Brockton

    Paragon Park

    Jordan March - Santa's Village

    Kelly's Roast Beef before they turned into a chain

    fayva shoes

    and good old fashioned, made in the USA quality!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Where has that gone to???????????????????????????




     
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    [QUOTE]Strawberries (are they still around with a new name?) [/QUOTE]

    Strawberries was absorbed into the national chain "f.y.e".  They changed the signs at the Downtown Crossing store a few months ago.
     
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    [QUOTE]anyone remember Grants?  [/QUOTE]

    The now-closed Barnes & Noble in Downtown Crossing was originally a WT Grant store.
     
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    [QUOTE]The Smith stores Recordsmith videosmith booksmith
    [/QUOTE]

    Booksmith is stlll very much alive in Coolidge Corner, and a few years ago they opened a second store in Wellesley .   (The Wellesley store was formerly a Lauriat's Books -- a local chain nobody has yet mentioned here.)
     
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    [QUOTE]It wasn't all that big, but Bowl and Board was great for small (and unique) kitchen implements.
    [/QUOTE]

    They're still around!  They moved to Elm Street in Davis Square, Somerville.
     
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    I love food so here we go Ruggles pizza in Harvard Sq and Downtown Crossing
    Jack in the Box in Central and Porter Square
    The original Baskin and Robbin's in Harvard Square
    Boardwalk Fries in the Arsenal Mall
    The Burgers at Jordan Marsh restaurant
    The hair salon at the Filenes mezzanine level
    York Steakhouse
    Vie de France in Harvard Sq
    Magic Pan
    Popcorn and old cartoons at the Ground Round
    Woolworth restaurants at Downtown Crossing, Central Sq, and Fresh Pond
    The Restaurant at Turnstyle in Allston
    Mug N Muffin in Harvard Sq and Medford
    Emma’s pizza in Huron Ave in Cambridge 
    For stores
    Skippy Whites
    Mr Big Toyland in Waltham (where I finally found Shogun Warriors)
    Kennedy’s
     
    Medi Mart
    Heartland Super
    Drug
    Decelle in Porter Sq
    Child World in Medford
     
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    [QUOTE]Lechmere Tatnuck Booksellers in Worcester Spag's
    Posted by Wayne-N[/QUOTE]

    Remember Wordsworth bookstore in Havard Sq?  Freakin sweet bookstore... I miss it bad.
     
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    The original Filenes Basement.  Nothing compares to the deals.

    Tweeter--I didn't buy often but loved their technology.
     
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