Since its the shopping season, I was thinking of Knoxville retailers that have gone to that great discount bin in the sky.
Some I can remember
- Sterchi's Furniture -- google says there's Sterchi's in Kentucky, but are they gone from Knoxville?
- Speaking of furniture, Mad Jack Fielding's Furniture Warehouse Outlet -- how could anyone who had a TV in Knoxville in the late Seventies or early Eighties forget Mad Jack? (You might want to forget him, but that's different.)
- Hills -- low end department store, noted for their no credit cards policy
- Watson's -- mid range clothing
- Giant Food -- there's still Giants in the mid-Atlantic and PA, but I think both are different chains. (And don't get me started about the decline of Giant here in Maryland since the founder died and his heirs sold off the chain to a Dutch conglomerate....)
- White Stores/Whiteway -- noted for being a grocery store that wouldn't sell beer, which got them business from religious conservatives. Become Red Food, then Food City.
- Miller's -- somewhat high end department store, now Dillards (?)
- The Knox -- another high-end department store, long-gone
- Yankee Peddler -- okay, a geek favorite, but a little store in Farragut that sold Dungeons and Dragons paraphernalia and the like.
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