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.
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?
Brostocks has extensively covered the demise of Sears by tracking the number of stores remaining and visiting individual locations and providing video. But the Sears name and sign still hangs in over 40 states but maybe not in the way you'll recall from your childhood. The vast majority of states have what are called Sears … Continue reading How many Sears Hometown stores are left?
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.
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?
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.
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?
"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
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
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.