This was actually the first major record store chain in America. It once had hundreds of locations across 30 states, but originated in the Pittsburgh, PA area. It actually operated from 1937 - 2002. They must not have had any southeastern locations, because I never saw one.
Tags: logo, retail-stores, defunct, cassette-tapes, compact-discs
This was the coolest video store ever, and at one time, had nearly 300 stores nationwide! I went here all the time for my SNES and wrestling video fixes. They had a really awesome cow-print concept for the store, and there were a lot of hokey sayings that were included on their box-art and signage. Then it became the extremely boring Video Update and eventually Movie Gallery. So much for the people's taste.
Tags: logo, retail-stores, dvd, vhs, cow
How ironic is it that a store that once sold ironic T-shirts is now an ironic t-shirt itself? This store was pretty popular amongst lame high school kids in the mid-90s. Then they decided to stop selling guy's clothing for no apparent-reason and that was the end.
Tags: logo, retail-shopping, nostalgia, retro, mall
Merry-Go-Round was a national clothing retail chain owned by Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, Inc., that thrived from the 1970s through the early 1990s. The chain fell into bankruptcy during the mid 1990s, and eventually ceased operation in 1996. It was famous for its ability to profit from short-lived fashion fads. I believe my sister went in one a time or two.