This list was initially compiled in May 2020 utilizing Kmart's online store directory and then doing research through various news reports, phone calls to stores and message boards to verify the number of stores remaining open. We stand by the accuracy of this list recently cited in Forbes. Is Kmart Bankrupt? Does Kmart still exist? … Continue reading How many Kmarts are left in the United States?
How to spend a small balance on a Visa or MasterCard gift card
Last year, I received a $50 Visa gift card as a present. It's always nice to receive a Visa gift card as it gives one the flexibility to purchase a variety of items. However, it's always an issue when the balance on the card gets to a low point where it is not enough to … Continue reading How to spend a small balance on a Visa or MasterCard gift card
Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.
Update: This store closed permanently on May 28, 2023. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbWGHP4t7PU A video with some footage of our April 2021 visit to Sears in Greensboro, NC. This piece is the second in our series from visiting various remaining open Sears locations across the United States. We started with Frederick, Maryland and now we go south. The … Continue reading Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.
How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rearview. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, Sears Grand, Sears Appliance & Mattress, and Sears Home Life stores. This list does not include the typically owner operated Sears Hometown Stores. As we noted … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
The Radio Industry in 2023: What’s happening and what lies ahead for the earliest form of electronic communication?
History of Radio Industry The radio industry traces its origins to the early 20th century as the first form of electronic communication. In the 1920’s, companies banded together to urge the government to regulate the industry to establish order in who accesses each frequency. This led to the establishment of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). … Continue reading The Radio Industry in 2023: What’s happening and what lies ahead for the earliest form of electronic communication?
Mall Tours: Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
The Logan Valley Mall is a mall that holds a lot of sentimental value for Brostocks. I hung out in this mall when I was a teenager and shopped in it with my parents as a child. I decided to make a stop there after visiting family for the Christmas holiday and was sad to … Continue reading Mall Tours: Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Cashback Apps: What is Dosh and is Dosh a legit app? What is Rakuten and how does Rakuten work?
I'm always on the hunt for easy ways to earn money by doing, well, almost nothing. That is why I have used web and smartphone apps that easily give cash back for retailers I often shop with. The two I have had a good experience with are Dosh and Rakuten. The costs of shopping add … Continue reading Cashback Apps: What is Dosh and is Dosh a legit app? What is Rakuten and how does Rakuten work?
How many Kings Family Restaurants are left?
History of Kings Family Restaurants Kings Family Restaurants traces its origins back to 1967 when it began as Kings Country Shoppes in North Versailles, Pennsylvania. The name was eventually changed to Kings Family Restaurant and by the 1970's founder Hartley King had six locations and by the 1980's it was up to 21 locations. By … Continue reading How many Kings Family Restaurants are left?
How many Bed Bath & Beyond stores are left?
Bed Bath & Beyond, the New Jersey based home retailer, traces its beginnings back to 1971 when employees of the discount store chain Arlan's, Warren Eisenberg and Leonard Feinstein decided to go their own way as the company struggled. Arlan's eventually went defunct in 1973. The pair opened their first store in 1971 called Bed … Continue reading How many Bed Bath & Beyond stores are left?
How many Atlantic City casinos are left? A list of casinos in Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey, is an oceanside town on the Jersey shore known for its iconic boardwalk and, of course, gambling. But, in recent years, the 'Las Vegas of the East' has been characterized as having fallen on hard times. However, gambling and tourism is still a big moneymaker in this exciting beach town. With … Continue reading How many Atlantic City casinos are left? A list of casinos in Atlantic City