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Old 06-04-2020, 12:06 AM   #46
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Probably not. I wouldn't say they were strangers per se, these ladies worked at the store for 40-something years and my mom and her friends saw them there when they were younger.

Still, I don't think people would agree to watch over kids today (liability).



I've been there a few times, there is this neat place in Downtown Brooklyn called Brooklyn Farmacy and Soda Fountain that's made to look like the old lunch counters from "back in the day".

They aren't a pharmacy so they can't legally call themselves one, hence "Farmacy".

That place looks really cool !!

That was another thing from back in the day , you were saying those ladies worked there forever! Seems back in the day a lot of people did stay at the same job for years and years, not cause of lack of jobs or not being able to get a new job, just that they really liked it there. If was nice seeing a very familiar , nice , smiling lady working behind a lunch counter or a grocery counter !
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That place looks really cool !!

That was another thing from back in the day , you were saying those ladies worked there forever! Seems back in the day a lot of people did stay at the same job for years and years, not cause of lack of jobs or not being able to get a new job, just that they really liked it there. If was nice seeing a very familiar , nice , smiling lady working behind a lunch counter or a grocery counter !
I remember the owner's wife of a family-owned diner worked as the hostess/greeter at the place from beginning to end. She had to be in her 90's when the restaurant finally closed, long after her husband's death.

The place closed around 2015 and she was there since the beginning at 1940-something. I heard that this was a common thing where military cooks would open up restaurants after they came back from the war. The husband was a Navy cook during WWII.
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That was a great story. Seventy five years working in a diner. How was the food?
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Okay, ready for another round?

The Fotomat drive up booths, with their "overnight" photo development

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The only problem is they leave these big empty shells behind, .
Way too many malls were built. Mostly because they were such a cash cow for the communities they were located in. Between property taxes and sales taxes collected, the malls were often the largest sources of revenue for the communities they were located in.

You might have a large metro area made up of dozens of smaller communities. And after a mall gets built in suburb "A"....that town immediately has money to build new schools, parks, whatever it's been wanting...and that abundance tends to make neighboring suburbs B,C, D, and E envious.

Hoping to climb onto the same bandwagon, it was not uncommon for such communities to make sweetheart deals to mall developers.

When the developers have more interest in harvesting those sweetheart deals than they do in long term ownership, they found institutional investors such as pension funds, earmarked to take ownership upon completion.....consequently you had a whole string of people who never bothered to contemplate if the local retail environment would support another mall, they just wanted "what the other guy is having".

That's where your "dead malls" originated.

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That was a great story. Seventy five years working in a diner. How was the food?
Honestly, nothing special. Typical diner food. I loved their tuna melts.
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