Sears, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, Maryland.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-wLgbpwgQY Update: scroll to the bottom for our updated 2022 visit video! Better quality shot, but not much has changed in the store... The Sears in the Francis Scott Key Mall in Frederick, Maryland is one of less than 30 remaining Sears stores. It is also the last Sears store in the state of Maryland. … Continue reading Sears, Francis Scott Key Mall, Frederick, Maryland.

Are there any Sam Goody stores still open? How many Sam Goody’s are left?

What is Sam Goody?: Sam Goody history Sam Goody was an iconic music retail store chain that traces its origins to the late 1930's when Sam "Goody" Gutowitz (1904-1991) began selling records out of a New York City toy store and eventually opened up a dedicated location for discount records in the 1940's. The iconic … Continue reading Are there any Sam Goody stores still open? How many Sam Goody’s are left?

Kmart, Delco Plaza, Avenel, New Jersey.

One of four remaining Kmarts in the lower 48 The Avenel, New Jersey Kmart is one of only four Kmart stores remaining in the contiguous United States with only 10 total including locations in Guam, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The store is located in the Delco plaza with an LA Fitness and Urban Air … Continue reading Kmart, Delco Plaza, Avenel, New Jersey.

Does Disney pay dividends?

The entertainment company started by Walt Disney will have its 100th birthday in 2023.  They don't just make animated movies now.  Disney has control of many very valuable franchises such as Star Wars and the majority of the Marvel Universe.  They run cruise ships, have theme parks, have their Disney+ streaming service, and all of … Continue reading Does Disney pay dividends?

What is American Airlines Airpass? How AA once offered a lifetime of flights for $250,000

"We thought originally it would be something that firms would buy for top employees...it soon became apparent the public was smarter than we were." Bob Crandall, American Airlines CEO & Chairman 1985-1998 The early 1980's were a time of difficulty for American Airlines. The Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, a law that was arguably quite … Continue reading What is American Airlines Airpass? How AA once offered a lifetime of flights for $250,000

Sears at Christmas in 2021

UPDATE: Since publishing, it's been announced that this store will close in March 2022. Two years ago, we checked in on two Sears stores around Christmas in 2019. We skipped last year but we are back at it this year. The difficulty, first, is to find a Sears store. As we have documented, there are … Continue reading Sears at Christmas in 2021

Sears, Friendly Center, Greensboro, North Carolina.

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 Sears at the Friendly Center in Greensboro, North Carolina … 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?

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.2014 was … Continue reading How many Atlantic City casinos are left? A list of casinos in Atlantic City

Dead Malls: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum, Pennsylvania.

We continue our series on dead malls with the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum, Pennsylvania. The Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, colloquially known as Pittsburgh Mills, opened in summer 2005 to great fanfare as the second-largest shopping complex in western Pennsylvania. It started out with three anchor stores JCPenney, Kauffmans (which eventually became Macy’s), and … Continue reading Dead Malls: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills, Tarentum, Pennsylvania.