Defunct stores/brands that you miss

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    Tatnuck Booksellers in Worcester


    Tatnuck Booksellers is still around - they moved from Worcester to Westborough
     
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    Not completely defunct (yet) - but the place that my wife and I really miss is The Ground Round.  They used to be everywhere - Framingham had 2; Shrewsbury; Needham.  Best hamburgers and steak fries around.

    While on the restaurant kick - also miss Beefsteak Charlie's - mega salad bar with all the shrimp you want, plus pitchers of beer and sangria. 

    And Papa Brillo's - boiled lobster, spaghetti and salad dinner or $9.95
     
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    The Wursthaus! I still miss the Wurtshaus!

    I miss Wordsworth terribly, but most of all, I really, really, (inconsolably) miss Filene's Basement in Downtown Crossing.
     
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    How bout Zayre's?  That became Ames and they went out.  We still have Marshalls. I think Kohl's has become the new Zayre's, although more expensive.
     
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       what about Fretter's?
     
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    Coffee Connection!
     
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    I miss Tower Records on Newbury Street.  I could go in there and spend two, three hours in there and it felt like thirty minutes.  There was another used record store on Newbury Street whose name escapes me which went out of business due frankly to the high rent they had to pay on Newbury Street more than the recession I dearly miss.   I also miss Kaps Clothing for Men and a store located on Boylston Street named I believe Aqua something.  Right across the street from where Louis Boston use to be.

    There was a time when a business closed it was very unusual now it is such a normal occurrence it does not surprise us anymore.

     
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         I miss Woolworths and Kresge's.  If I couldn't find something at Woolworths I would find it at Kresge's.  I miss being able to buy just one thing rather than a whole bunch of things packaged together.  I miss having sales folks actually know their stock and being able to help you.

    Karen Wepsic
     
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    Newberry's
    Lechmere Sales
    Britts
    Jordan's and Filenes
    Gilchrists

    Cressy's in Georgetown, MA
     
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    Woolworths
     
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    I miss Lechmeres, Jordan Marsh and Caldors.  Lechmeres was probably my favorite.
     
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    I always liked Lechmere.  I also liked Service Merchandise a lot (though I know that they were not locally based).  Both stores had a great selection of household items.  Service Merchandise was a little less expensive than Lechmere but Lechmere had a good selection of CD's and sneakers.

     
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    I could trace the floorplan of Lechmere from scratch at any time, I spent so much time there as an impressionable young kid. Also, bought two new bikes there - there's nothing like that feeling as a kid!
     
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    CWT (Cherry Webb & Touraine) in Stoneham
     
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    Cramer Hi Fi at the Pru.
     
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    grew up on the north shore we had:

    Almy's
    Windsor Button Shop( any kind of button or snap ever made could be found here)
    China Sales
    First National
    A&P
    Thom McCan
    Northshore Mall with no roof and giant toy soldiers at Christmas time
     
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    The movie theater in Quincy Center.
     
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    Thom McCann Shoes,
    Mary Hartigans, & The Italian Kitchen. 
    Arby's (none on Ma. anymore)
    The Leaning Tower of Pizza Quincy.
    Morey Pearls.
    Liggets Drug Store
     
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    Ann & Hope.  The store in Cumberland RI was in an old textile mill and had a escalator for your cart to the second floor.  A number of Targets in urban areas have the same escalator system as the store portion is on the second floor.
     
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     A long time I worked downtown. Used to be able to buy a king size candy bar at Woolworth's for 50 cents.

     There was an arcade on Washington Ave. as you walked towards Chinatown that's long gone. 

     Sam Goody was on the opposite corner of the mall. I'd go in as they were one of the few places where you could buy anime back then.

     There was a comic book store on the second floor of the complex on that street.

     Don't know if they're still around:

     Ground Round
     Bickfords
     Congress (Men's clothing store)
     Circuit City
     
     One I know that isn't around anymore and I consider this a great loss: Good Times.

     
     
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    What about Mammoth Mart
     
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    The article left out JM Fields. That chain was as large if not larger than Bradlee's at its peak.
     
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