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Which Ain't Dere No More do you miss the most?

Sears and Kmart to join the ranks of the gone pecans

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 15, 2018 - 7:27 am
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With Sears filing for bankruptcy, many of the remaining Sears and Kmart stores are expected to close by the end of the year.

The one time retail leader in the US, is on the brink of joining the ranks of the Ain't Dere No Mores.

It got me thinking about all of the institutions that have come and gone.  Of them, which do you miss the most?

That's what we asked our listeners during the Early Edition of WWL First News this morning.  We got a slew of text messages to 870870 between 5:00am and 6:00am.  I expected a bunch of people to say Hubig's Pies, McKenzies and K&B... but there were lots of others that did make me long for the bygone too.

Here is the list:

  • Dollar movies
  • Toys in cereal
  • Saturday morning cartoons
  • Common courtesy and human decency!
  • Out of all the things that 'ain't der no more' I miss my memory the most
  • I missed the most drive in movie theaters
  • O'Henry's
  • Super Popeye's
  • The Real Superstore
  • Bonanza Steak house
  • Toddle House
  • Show Biz pizza palor
  • Fireside Inn Pizza
  • Hoppers
  • Hubig pies
  • Western Auto
  • Browns velvet ice cream parlor
  • Johnny Carson restaurant
  • I miss Luther's bbq!
  • I missed respect and human decency towards one another
  • Morrison cafeteria in the Gentilly Mall and entire Gentilly Mall
  • Bonanza restaurant
  • Loved Sears Xmas toy display area back in the 70's. All the new toys. Atari etc.
  • Taco Tico in Gentilly
  • Who remembers what a huck a buck was..?
  • Western Sizzler in New Orleans East on Bundy road
  • Houlahan's restaurant
  • Airplane on top the building at the corner of Causeway and I-10
  • Wilson stores. And Lionel play store. And. Sound track
  • Shoe town and the Crazy George commercial.
  • Del Champs
  • The Carver Theater on Orleans Ave.
  • Gex
  • Wise cafeteria
  • I miss malts at Borden's on airline highway
  • Melba's Ice cream on Franklin Ave.
  • Autolec, Joy's Panarama, Radio Shack, Barkers, Woolco, Gaylords, Schwegman's
  • Fun works
  • Pin Ball games
  • Full service gas stations.
  • I miss video stores
  • 1st man came in 3rd because of one big reason. It didn't add the scene with the American Flag being stuck on the moon. Many of us know that, and we are not going to watch the film.
  • You missed the biggest one of all CHEAPER GAS PRICES . Your welcome
  • I miss purchasing music materials from Werlein's and Campo's for Music..
  • Frosttop in Mandeville and I'm 56 years old
  • Howard Brothers
  • Orange julius aint der no moy
  • I miss the pre Saints game tailgate sponsored by Bud Light on Loyola and Poydras
  • Delmart
  • Life before the goverment got so involved in our lives.
  • Godfathers Pizza
  • Morgan & Lindsey , Hoppers
  • Yes, Woolworth & Wilco, i think
  • Toys and cereal
  • Kmart
  • Eckerds and Time Saver
  • Farrell's in lake forest mall
  • Western Sizzlin in Thibodaux
  • Schwegmans
  • Farrels Ice Cream!
  • Christians Restaurants & their cold smoked soft shell crabs!!!
  • Jim's fried chicken on Carrollton Avenue
  • Delchamps
  • Service merchandise
  • Respect for each other
  • Kenny Key West club
  • The sunshine bridge LOL
  • I miss the most is fundamental common sense
  • Melba's ice cream
  • I miss bennigans Irish pub in Metairie on vets
  • Loved Sears Xmas toy display area back in the 70's
  • Gibson discount center
  • Seafood City
  • Grants
  • Frankie & Johnny's
  • The big movie 3 pm M-F on channel 6
  • Miss Swensons, Farrells, and Montgomery Wards! Now Sears, ...dang.
  • Showbiz pizza
  • Hunan's Chinese restaurant in Biloxi Mississippi. The best Chinese in the south.
  • Service merchandise
  • T G & Y
  • Shoneys
  • Celebration station in metry
  • KB toys and ice cream
  • SNL being funny.
  • Western sizzlin
  • The 90's
  • Renember (time saver.)
  • Soda Fountains
  • Six flags. And Delchamps
  • Jim Dandy fried chicken...
  • Steak & egg
  • LeRuth's restaurant and it's owner and name sake Chef Warren LeRuth. The creator and brains behind oyster /artichoke soup.
  • LeRuths
  • 1825 Tulane commercial
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Celebration station
  • The Lillypad
  • "The Famous '
  • Woolworths
  • Godchaux clothing. Store ....Krauss Dept store...tg&y
  • Cannon's restaurant in Gretna! Loved that place!
  • National canal villerie
  • Delchamps yellow brand beer. Yellow brand everything.
  • Chez Helene Restaurant and Chef Austin anit here anymore. Wow that Chicken!!
  • I miss my mom. She aint been here since i was 18.
  • Crazy Johnnies steakhouse Mmmmmmm
  • Brunnings restaurant
  • KaramelKorn and HotDog 7- great memories as kid, plus Game Rooms...gone
  • Lawrence's Bakery on Elysian Fields red velvet cake the best till this day
  • I miss the Sunshine Bridge in Donaldsonville. Commute went from 10 minutes to 1 HOUR!!
  • Hubig's pies.
  • What about cartoons on Saturday
  • Classy women
  • Western auto
  • Drive Ins
  • Tiffin inn
  • Toys r us is gonna pop up for 2 months prior to Christmas every year. Similar to what the sprit Halloween stores do. It may be the future of Brick and mortar stores
  • Ain't dere no more that I miss most... Common courtesy
  • House works in chalmette
  • When I was a kid I used to love looking at the Sears catalogs to see the women in their bra and panties
  • Flaming Burger & Bobs Big Boy..
  • How about Mervyn's in the New Orleans east mall.
  • The Plaza...in da East, brah
  • I miss Laura Buchtel
  • MALLS- disappearing
  • Remember shopping at TG&Y a lot.
  • Holmes and K & B
  • Hey there Dave, I really miss the burgers and 'floats' from FROSTOP! Western Auto was another favorite place of mine.
  • H H Gregg
  • The sears Christmas toy catalog
  • Tg&y and Ben Franklin
  • Woolsworth
  • Five and dime, T G and Y
  • DAVE H0W B0UT GAY L0RDS
  • The pit barbecue joint on Jackson and felicity which went away because the owner was robbed and killed.
  • I do miss the Sears catalog When i was a kid that was my first playboy
  • Woolco... probably Walmart was the store that took them over..
  • Sears customer service was poor in later years, couldn't get anyone to wait on you . Miss Shweggmans
  • Morrison's and a&g cafeterias
  • J c penny's
  • Maison Blanche
  • I really miss K&B. But I remember going to Western Auto a lot with my father to get parts for his truck.
  • Belle promenade mall
  • TG&Y
  • I would say Tony Angelo's but I had dinner at Nephew's recently and it was almost the same. Yay!
  • I miss Schwegman’s & K&B
  • McKenzie's
  • Blockbuster
  • Morgan and Lindsey
  • Schwegman’s & K&B
  • Woolworths
  • Mason Blanch and Mr. Bingle. Nothing but the greatest memories. I'm 49.
  • As a kid- could not Wait until Seats catalog just to look and circle my Christmas list....sad
  • Ponchos
  • krauss!!
  • MC Kenzie s
  • Sears in Clearview used to have a counter that sold hot peanuts cashews and other candies by the bag. I remember that well
  • Hubig pies
  • McKenzies
  • K&B is the store I miss the most.
  • Love Craftman's tool
  • Circuit city
  • Original Amazon
  • Sunday

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