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Phillip’s 66 Cornerstore

Cornerstore was originally founded as a Subsidiary of Valero Corporately owned gas stations, as a brand to operate their C-Stores under. Eventually Cornerstore would be spun out on their own, and later purchased by Circle-K. Due to the long history

Exploring the Abandoned KFC in River Oaks

The Closing of Luby’s

So Luby’s, like many other Cafeteria chains hailing from the 1950s has experienced many woes over the years. The largest was the bankruptcy that nearly killed the company. I came across a list of locations which closed during the 2003

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Exploring an Abandoned Dairy Queen

I recently had the chance to take some video of an abandoned Dairy Queen in Nacogdoches. I uploaded the results to YouTube!

Northwest Mall December 2017 Update

As it had been nearly 6 months since my last visit to Northwest Mall, I figured it was time for me to stop by. From the outside it looks like not too much is going on, and the views from

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Riverpark Shopping Center Sugar Land

I recently came across a few pictures of the Riverpark shopping center from the year it opened. For the most part it looks the same, the biggest exception would be the closure of Gander Mountain. Not represented are some smaller

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Katy Mills Opening Day

All images in this post were taken by Darel Rex Finley. With his permission, I have used them to write this post. When Katy Mills Mall opened in 1999, it wasn’t surrounded by much. To the South two recently developed,

Northwest Mall June 2017 Update

Northwest Mall closed the interior of the mall March 31st, 2017. It was a sad and unexpected occasion. I made a final visit to the mall to try to talk to some of the shop owners. I found that everyone

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Micro Center Map

Quick Post, to share what I found. A map of the original Micro Center location! While not a high-res image, it should help to kick-start a few memories. This is an earlier map from the late 90’s. It includes things

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Rice Epicurean, taking the term chain to the extremes

The chain, Rice Epicurean, is the result of many adaptions and “mutations” of a family owned grocery store originally named “Rice Boulevard Food Market”. You can read more about the history of the chain overall on my Rice Epicurean Store Page.

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