Defunct stores/brands that you miss

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    It wasn't all that big, but Bowl and Board was great for small (and unique) kitchen implements.
     
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    [QUOTE]Hate Macy's... bring back Filene's...
    Posted by vinca123[/QUOTE]

    Agreed. My year is split betweeen Boston and San Francisco area. Macy's/Federated bought The Emporium and converted the stores to Macy's. I won't set foot in the place. A city or region that is also a tourist destination has the ability to derive much needed tourist dollars when visitors purchase a memento of their trip at a local retailer. With nothing but national retailers with their homogenized selection of goods, can one honestly expect tourists to come home and show off the cool new jacket that they bought at the Costco on Route 1 when they visited Boston? I don't think so.

    I really miss stores like R.H. Stearns and S.S. Pierce where customer service was elevated to heights that only Bostonians could achieve (Californians are clueless when it comes to attentive service). Also miss Bailey's and all-you-can-eat fried clams at HoJo's, and Ken's at Copley.
     
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    Has anyone tried the "Jordan Marsh" blueberry muffins at BJ's Wholesale Club? If you have, what do you think?

    To me they weren't as good as the JM muffins I remember, but when does anything live up to the memory?
     
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    I remember my grandmother bought me my first communion suit at Edgar's.  Another long gone store.
     
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    Interesting story about what went wrong with Tweeter here ...

    http://www.cepro.com/article/the_rise_and_fall_of_tweeter/
     
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    Lechmere...used to get all of my electronics there...still have my Dual Cassette player that I purchased just before the closing in Dedham...works like a charm.

    Service Merchandise...Brockton store was decent before they got rid of the electronics.

    For a while, the guy who made the JM Blueberry Muffins downtown opened a shop in Brockton. I lived in Easton. He made a lot of money off of me....LOL
     
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    Pewter Pot Muffin House in Lexington Center. Used to go there after (and sometimes during) school.

    Howdy Beef & Burger
     
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    Caldors and Lechmere
     
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    Lechmere
    Zayre's
    Ames
     
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    Remick's of Quincy
    Caldors
    Lunch counters at Woolworths
    By-the-pound hot nuts and candy in the old Sears stores
     
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    why 10 years, how,s 40 years , 5 and 10 in lowell, bon marche, kings, zayes, record lane, pollards, some things i missed spelled but we remember when.
     
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    Jiffy Choclate frosting mix!
     
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    Quisp is available at many grocery stores in greater Boston again.
    [QUOTE]Mello Yello Quisp cereal Frankenberry cereal
    Posted by mosismooses[/QUOTE]
     
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    MVP Sports!
     
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    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!
     
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    Eric Fuchs Hobbies
     
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    MONKEY WARD destroyed Lechmere.  They added bedding and jewelry and chased employees away to TJX and Staples.  Then the MONKEY went bankrupt itself.  Could not have happened to a more miserable bunch of know-it-alls in Chicago.
     
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    "You'll love it at Levitts"
    Raymonds Department Store
    the restaurant at Jordan Marsh; they had wallpaper with a hot air balloon on it; as a kid I was mesmerized.  The ice cream in the metal bowl with a sugar cookie in it.  Mmmmmm
     
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    In no particuar order:

    R.H.White
    City Mart
    Raymonds
    Howard Clothes
    Kennedy's Butter & Egg Stores
    Kennedy's Clothing Stores
    White Castle
    Chickland in Saugus
    Adventure Car Hop
    Howard Johnsons
    Chess King
    The Hollows Restaurant in Milton
    Ye Olde Brown Jug (Mattapan)
    Tech HiFi
    Linda's Chicken in Neponset Circle
    Paragon Park
    Norumbega Park
    Scollay Square
     
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    Home Quarters
    NHD Super Hardware Store
    King's Department Store (Watertown)
    Lafayette Electronics
    Strawberries (are they still around with a new name?)
    K&L Sound
    Rix
    New England Music City
     
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    Lechmere was the best.
    You could get a good price there and also they would deal a bit sometimes if you asked.
    When they were selling off inventory, I bought dozens of CDs and even a few cassettes for next to nothing. Some of them were rare and I sold one of the tapes for far more than the few $ I paid for it at Lechmere.

    One store not mentioned was King's Department Stores. They had a lot of useful stuff for cheap. I worked in their IT Dept. back in the 80s and got employee discounts, too.
     
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    How about:
     
    Thom Mcan shoe stores
    Anderson Little clothing
    Almys
    Millers (in Nashua)
    Friendly's (sure I know they are still around but they barely resemble the Friendly's of my youth)
    Service Merchandise
    Tech Hi-Fi

    and I, like so many others, loved Lechmere
     
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    Gilchrist, Mammoth Mart and Kings! (Boy am I getting old)

    By the way, the picture of Ames in the slide show is of the Ames envelope company in Somerville and is still very much in business.  get it right editors!!
     
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    Bradlee's, Virgin Megastore, and Krispy Kreme are ones I miss. I also really miss the limited time Dunkin Donuts had that green Sobe Coolatta. Those things were addictive!
     
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    chain stores:
    Almy's
    Grant's (anyone remember Midnight the mynah bird at the Shawsheen Plaza, Andover, store?)
    McCartney's in Andover and Lawrence
     
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