Can you complete the names of these extinct mall stores?

Did your memory keep the receipts of these bygone businesses?

Shopping malls were once the epicenter of American life. Where else could you buy jeans, play Pac-Man, stock up on summer sausage, eat hot pretzels and meet Santa — all in one go? We can't imagine being a teenager again without hanging out at the mall.

Alas, malls are an endangered species now. Many of our favorite shops have gone the way of the dodo. We're taking a trip back through a mall of the past (circa the 1980s and early-'90s). 

See if you can complete these store names. Try to get 10 or more correct.

  1. Free sausage samples!
  2. Your one-stop shop for electronics. Once upon a time.
  3. Hope you brought some quarters, because there's an arcade.
  4. A place for movies and music.
  5. What did Camelot sell? (Hint: Not round tables.)
  6. He sold shoes.
  7. A catalog showroom. Which was literally like walking through a catalog.
  8. Pick up some trendy clothes here.
  9. …or here…
  10. …or here…
  11. …or here…
  12. …or here.
  13. This T-shirt shop typically had a VW Beetle inside. Complete its name.
  14. Use your noodle for this one.
  15. This record store had a unique name — and appeared in a scene in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High.'

Can you complete the names of these extinct mall stores?

Your Result...

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DarioWiter 46 months ago
10 out of 15. 😁😁😁😁😁
idkwut2use 46 months ago
14. I actually remember about 7 or 8 of them.
BrianMoore 46 months ago
10 out 15. Admittedly, some of these stores weren't at the mall I went to.
JoDeMarc 61 months ago
I guess in a way I cheated - I used to work at the King of Prussia mall outside of Philly..... :-)
RobChapman 61 months ago
I assume "mall" in the context of this article means a traditional enclosed mall (usually 2 stories), with 3-4 anchor stores. In that case, I've never seen a mall that had a Service Merchandise or a Circuit City.
WILD 62 months ago
You got 7 out of 15
Alas, there are some empty stores in your imaginary mall. I have never heard of about 66% of them. Unless you advertised locally (upstate New York or on Burlington Vermont) channels, I had no idea you existed. I've lived here in Montreal my entire life, so most of these stores weren't in the areas.
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