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Old 07-15-2010, 11:46 PM   #21
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Consumers Distributing. Used to go there each year and use my birthday money from my grandparents to buy a new toy.

Fill out a slip of paper, take it to the counter and cross your fingers that it was in stock. Waiting for the guy to search around in the back for your item was torture!
Lol, got my first "ghetto blaster" there. Still remember the brand too Prosonic. Thing would go through 6 D cells in about 3 hours. I think that place is an Office Depot now, the South one that is.
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Old 07-15-2010, 11:53 PM   #22
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Old Chinook Mall with the marble pillars with cheesy 1960s gold flake in them and on the floor, etc. You can see the remnants on the staircase going to the bowling alley (is it still there?)

I hardly remember the layout anymore. Where was the old foodcourt?
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Old Chinook Mall with the marble pillars with cheesy 1960s gold flake in them and on the floor, etc. You can see the remnants on the staircase going to the bowling alley (is it still there?)

I hardly remember the layout anymore. Where was the old foodcourt?
It was down by where the Zellers is now I think. When I was 13 or 14 I met Doug Gilmore at the Chinook Bowladrome (which is still there), when he was with his family. I still have the 5 pin score sheet he signed for me kickin' around somewhere
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I'll raise your Woodwards.... with Woolco.

Every Woolco smelled like vomitted popcorn. However, being lucky enough to dine on a grilled cheese sandwich at "The Red Grill" when your mom took you for a new pair of Bullitt velcro shoes which didn't even come in a box, just that plastic strap holding them together, was a big time bonus.
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I'll raise your Woodwards.... with Woolco.

Every Woolco smelled like vomitted popcorn. However, being lucky enough to dine on a grilled cheese sandwich at "The Red Grill" when your mom took you for a new pair of Bullitt velcro shoes which didn't even come in a box, just that plastic strap holding them together, was a big time bonus.
I smelled all of that you described at the exact same time together when I was reading that. The store, the carpets, the grills, the shoe rubber, the shelves, etc. All had that Woolco smell.
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Anybody remember what Safeway in Market Mall used to be? Food City or something?

My grandparents still call a few Safeways "Food for Less"
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Lol, got my first "ghetto blaster" there. Still remember the brand too Prosonic. Thing would go through 6 D cells in about 3 hours. I think that place is an Office Depot now, the South one that is.

Look familiar??

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Anybody remember what Safeway in Market Mall used to be? Food City or something?

My grandparents still call a few Safeways "Food for Less"
I thought it was "Woodwards world of food" or something like that.

Yes some Safeway stores were called "Food for Less" as well.
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Old Chinook Mall with the marble pillars with cheesy 1960s gold flake in them and on the floor, etc. You can see the remnants on the staircase going to the bowling alley (is it still there?)

I hardly remember the layout anymore. Where was the old foodcourt?
Upstairs, actually not far from where it is now. Woodwards exit was pretty much where the Bay exit is upstairs, right next to the old theatre (where Sportchek is now). The foodcourt was along that wall towards the where the new foodcourt.
Speaking of Chinook...back in the day Saan, and the Met, both having lunch counters.
Woodwards food floor.
Sears was extended out on the lower floor...you could go up the escalator and find your self in the middle of the mall on the upper floor.
Brettons in the "new wing" (now Zellers).
The outrageously poorly planned parkade ramp just off McLeod.

McLeod Mall - Woolco and Safeway, with another Saan and other mom and pop stores...no longer a mall now of course, just Walmart and Rona.

Southcentre - Tops in Toys FTW.
The old theatre where Chapters used to be.

The Fish Creek Library...for years, even decades, the small half of it was supposed to be a theatre like the downtown library...never got finished and finally added it on to the regular floor plan.

Earls in Southport.

Black Swan used to be Gullivers.

Kmart at Southland and Elbow...Food City around the city, then the revival of it in the early 90's down at what is now Canyon Meadows theatre.

Toy City is now office Depot...Consumers was actually where the greek restaraunt is I think just north of there.

Longhorn Saloon, which turned to Grapes, which is now Chapters.

Curly's at Heritage and McLeod...Studio 82 when it was a theatre.
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Tops in Toys, there is one I had forgotten about. Those were awesome!
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Look familiar??

You link seems broken, but this is the one. It was a pretty compact unit...lol.

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Only problem with this thread, is it is going to out all of us old farts.
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Only problem with this thread, is it is going to out all of us old farts.


Depends on your definition I guess. Actually I think there is quite a few on this board who are in their 30's. Not old in my opinion.
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Only problem with this thread, is it is going to out all of us old farts.
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I miss Toy City, Toys n' Wheels, Toys n' Trains and the toy departments in Woolco and K-Mart (+ all of Brentwood Mall)

Toys were so big for such a long period of time. I guess today's generations still play with toys but videogames and media and internet have supplanted that.

Another strange thing that I miss is the big planters with white rocks and ash trays with white sand everywhere.

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Depends on your definition I guess. Actually I think there is quite a few on this board who are in their 30's. Not old in my opinion.
I guess, at 35 I still feel young, but when I mention some of this stuff to the younger people I work with... it kinda makes you feel like a bit of a relic. Seriously, who can call them self a Flames fan, if you don't know who Ed Whalen is? The biggest freakin homer of all time, but it was classic. It was like watching a game with a fellow fan... that just happened to have a great play by play voice. I think that's why I love Rick Jeanerette so much. Fan first, pbp guy second.
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Food for Less by Southcenter, Saan Store, Meats and Treats in Sundance,
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How about the bowling alley and big theatres at Northhill Mall?
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Apparently Crystal Pepsi was pretty big back before my time
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