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.

How many Kmarts are left in the United States?

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. At BroStocks we have a soft spot … Continue reading How many Kmarts are left in the United States?

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?

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.

Verizon Says Goodbye to Ringback and Ringtones

What happened to the Verizon ringback tone? As if Millennials needed another reminder of our own aging, Verizon has announced full discontinuation of ringback tones and ringtones. The iconic tones shaped so many of us who were coming of age in the early to mid 2000's. The decision: what song do I want to play … Continue reading Verizon Says Goodbye to Ringback and Ringtones

What Happened to Stein Mart? The Rise and Fall of the Department Store Chain

Is Stein Mart Bankrupt? Stein Mart, the storied chain that began in 1908 with a first location in Greenville, Mississippi by Russian Jewish immigrant Sam Stein, recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy due to the COVID-19 pandemic back on August 12, 2020. All 281 stores across 30 U.S. states will be liquidated. We will examine … Continue reading What Happened to Stein Mart? The Rise and Fall of the Department Store Chain

How many JCPenney stores are left?

Post last updated September 28, 2021. 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?