Where are the remaining Suncoast stores? The remaining four Suncoast locations are in: Beaumont, Texas Beavercreek, Ohio Omaha, Nebraska Jacksonville, North Carolina, What is the history of Suncoast Motion Picture Company? Suncoast launched in 1986 as Paramount Pictures, a partnership between the movie studio and Musicland. At this time, purchasing VHS tapes to own was … Continue reading What happened to Suncoast Motion Picture Company? Are there any Suncoast locations left?
This piece is a continuation on our series keeping tabs on classic retail chains as they, unfortunately, fade into the rear view. This list is solely for full-line Sears stores, which as of now are the only ones that still exist. The owner operated Sears Hometown Stores have all shut down. As we noted in … Continue reading How Many Sears Stores Are Left?
Brostocks has reported extensively on the demise of Sears, particularly over the last few years since Sears Holdings declared bankruptcy in 2018. Since Sears reemerged under the new Transformco company, it dabbled briefly with smaller format Sears Home & Life stores that opened in 2019 which eventually all closed by 2023. Transformco reacquired, out of … Continue reading A Strange Twist: Is Sears actually reopening stores in 2023?
The Westwood Kmart, located at 700 Broadway in Westwood, New Jersey in the northern part of the state opened in the Fall of 1982. The early 80’s was a bit of a heyday for Kmart as they were the second largest retailer in the United States with once around 2,400 stores, second only to Sears. … Continue reading Kmart, Westwood Plaza, Westwood, New Jersey (one of three in lower 48 USA)
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.
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?
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?
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?
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
The Sears in the Florida Mall in Orlando, Florida is one of only three remaining Sears stores in the state of Florida. With three remaining full line Sears stores, Florida is the state with the second most Sears stores remaining, second to only California with four. When we visited the Orlando, Florida Sears in April … Continue reading Sears, The Florida Mall, Orlando, Florida.