SE Nichols Store 18 Maple Shade NJ

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SE Nichols Store 18 Maple Shade NJ

S.E. Nichols Discount City #18 in Maple Shade, N.J., the "Mighty 18" as it was called by the staff, which operated from October, 1964 to September, 1985. In 1978, it was one of the first Nichols stores to add a Home Improvement Center which is on the right side of this shot. After Nichols closed, the building housed a Cost Cutters store – which was like a large dollar/odd-lot store. It was demolished in 1990 and a Price Club warehouse-membership club store was built, replaced by a Caldor discount store in 1994. After enlarging the building it became Lowe’s in the early 2000s. If this Nichols did not close and survived long enough, it might have become PharmHouse – which was a discount drug and houseware store Nichols converted its stores into when they left the full-scale discount store field in 1990. It also probably would have lost its retro looking canopy as Nichols began an extensive remodeling program about the time this store closed and rolled out an upgraded image with a new stencil style font logo before changing to PharmHouse.

Posted by JSF0864 on 2014-12-28 17:00:41

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i could arrest you

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i could arrest you

This is the outer shell of one of Krefeld’s home improvement stores. I am wondering why they all, like Home Depot, have orange as a theme color. The story of this shot?
I was approached by an employee (after beeing stared at by customers for a while) asking me if he could help. No, I am fine, I am just taking shots of the wall nothing more, and the carts and the hinges of some doors. No, forbidden, need approval of Mr. V. O.k. I explained to Mr. V. – no big deal, no spying, just abstract images. I could go ahead. I was into it when I heard "whatyour doing there?" A customer in his top of the line Audi started shouting. I asked him who he was, somebody from the company? No, just a concerned citizen. He added: "I could arrest you for taking shots – people can arrest people if …" "a crime is happening or had just happened," I added. So, what’s the crime? He said: "Just this, taking photos, uhm, you could be preparing a theft." "Preparing," I said, "is not a crime and does not fall under the statute." I explained what I did … Read More

Central Hardware

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Central Hardware

Central Hardware was once a midwestern hardware store chain based in St. Louis, Missouri. Central was one of the first home improvement store chains to regularly build stores topping 50,000 square feet. This store in Columbus was built in 1979. In the late 1980s and 1990s, other chains like Hechinger and Builders Square with larger stores moved into the area. The Central Hardware chain went bankrupt in 1995 and shut down all their stores. Central once had stores in many markets. Some of these markets include Columbus, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Memphis.

I really can’t find much about this chain but here are some former locations I tracked down.

Ohio
>Northland Boulevard and Southland Road (Central Park Plaza), Forest Park
Might be empty, not sure if buffet is still there
>Montgomery Road and Sherman Avenue (Surrey Square Mall), Norwood
Surrey Square was an actual enclosed mall anchored by just Central and a Thriftway Supermarket! It has been demolished since the mid-2000s.
>Beechmont Avenue and I-275 (Beechmont Plaza), Cincinnati
Demolished for Home Depot
>Refugee and Hamilton Roads (the location this picture is of), Columbus
>Cleveland Avenue and I-270 (Westworth Station), Columbus
Looks like it might be empty now
>Olentangy River … Read More

The Holy Grail (…with an eye twinkle…;-)

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The Holy Grail (...with an eye twinkle...;-)

Apple store on 5th avenue, Manhattan, New York City (currently under renovation).
Taken – of course with an Apple iPhone 4 – during our visit in New York, April 2011.

We are a real (crazy) Apple family with:

1 iMac 27"
2 MacBook Pro 15"
1 MacBook Air 11"
1 iPad
2 iPhone 4
1 iPhone 3GS
1 iPhone 3G
1 iPod Touch
2 iPod Nano
2 iPod Shuffle

Comments and favs welcome, even from poor Microsoft Windows Users 😉

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL; NYSE: AAPL; previously Apple Computer, Inc.) is an American multinational corporation that designs and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers. The company’s best-known hardware products include the Macintosh line of computers, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Apple software includes the Mac OS X operating system; the iTunes media browser; the iLife suite of multimedia and creativity software; the iWork suite of productivity software; Aperture, a professional photography package; Final Cut Studio, a suite of professional audio and film-industry software products; Logic Studio, a suite of music production tools; the Safari web browser; and iOS, a mobile operating system. As of October 2010, the company operates 317 retail stores in ten countries, and … Read More

Home & Backyard garden

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Home & Garden

Former Backyard garden Center

This store was opened in 1996 as a Home Depot Home Improvement store. This a hundred and one,568 sq. foot Home Depot was really fast paced. In 2004, Home Depot relocated about two miles away to a greater store in Detroit(142,015 sq. ft) that was formerly a Tremendous Kmart. Universal Wholesale moved into this Home Depot setting up in 2005.

Universal Wholesale / Former Home Depot – East 8 Mile Road and Northland Push – Southfield, Michigan

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-03-29 eighteen:51:19

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