The primary reason many people go to Atlantic City is to gamble. However, as gambling legalization has loosened up across the eastern United States, there are other considerations as a tourist for visiting Atlantic City. As someone who frequently visits, one of my favorite spots to stay in is the Tropicana Casino & Resort. My … Continue reading A Visitor’s Guide to Tropicana Casino Atlantic City
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(Abandoned) Sears, Lincoln Park Shopping Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan.
The Sears in Lincoln Park, Michigan opened in 1957 and was an iconic staple of this greater Detroit Suburb. The shopping center plaza was even the site of an election campaign rally for then President Ronald Reagan in 1984. The Sears was surrounded by numerous stores in the larger shopping center. However, after years of … Continue reading (Abandoned) Sears, Lincoln Park Shopping Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan.
Is Toys R Us coming back?
What happened to Toys "R" Us? When did Toys "R" Us go bankrupt? Toys "R" Us, the iconic toy chain that operated over 1,400 stores at its peak, was a mainstay of American retail for over 50 years. After the company went bankrupt in 2017 and subsequently liquidated all US store in 2018, the iconic … Continue reading Is Toys R Us coming back?
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?
How many JCPenney stores are left?
Post last updated January 29, 2023. According to JCPenney's official website, there are "more than 650" remaining locations. We started this list when the company announced a list of 154 stores closing on June 6, 2020 in the wake of their Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in May 2020. (This was revised and is now 152 … Continue reading How many JCPenney stores are left?
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