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?
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.
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?
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.
Ebay, an American multinational E-Commerce firm, was founded in 1995 by Pierre Omidyar, headquartered in California, and it supports consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer transactions via its web pages, and was first recognized for its auction format. People and businesses buy and sell a variety of products and services worldwide. Customer support at eBay can be contacted … Continue reading Ebay Support: How do I talk to eBay customer support / service?
Note: As of late 2023, Sears has now since closed all of their Sears Hometown stores. The below remains to document which locations were still open toward the end of the brand's existence.Brostocks has extensively covered the demise of Sears by tracking the number of stores remaining and visiting individual locations and providing video. But … Continue reading How many Sears Hometown stores are left?