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The last of Houston’s Toys ‘R Us

Prior to Toys ‘R Us closing I took a day to drive to the locations closest to me and grab a few pictures.

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The Pig Stand

The Pig Stand was supposedly the first chain to ever offer, drive-in service. Fort Worth was home to the original location, eventually expanding to Houston by location number 7.

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Kmart Pointe West

I found this image while researching other properties. I figured it would be worth identifying for the sake of prosperity. This photo is of The Big Kmart at 333 S Mason Rd Katy, TX 77450. It was located where Mason

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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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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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A look at one of Houston’s Former Food Lion Locations

First, I’d like to welcome you to a new feature of Houston Historic Retail, blog posts. I’m still experimenting with content styles, and want to explore this avenue. I may or may not stick with it, but for sure the

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