Name your favorite local or regional chain stores.

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    Oct 20, 2013 9:05 PM GMT
    Wahoo's Fish Tacos.
    They have locations in Southern California mainly. They opened a location in Austin, Texas not too long ago. Their food is Mexican inspired with a SoCal twist. Very tasty and healthier than traditional fast food.

    Fry's Electronics.
    Locations throughout California, and one in Austin. This is a geek's toy store. They sell everything from computers to PC components to audio video gear to appliances and more. It puts Best Buy to shame. Each store has a unique theme that reflects something about its locale. Like the one in San Diego has a Top Gun theme. The one in Burbank has a War of the Worlds theme. And so on.

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    I take that back. Looks like Fry's has expanded a lot over the years.

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    What are your favorites?
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    Oct 20, 2013 9:07 PM GMT
    I don't think we have those here. It's all big corporate stores.

    Edit: Oh I thought of one. There's a regional chain of surf shops called QuietFlight.
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    Oct 20, 2013 9:11 PM GMT
    Lassen's Natural Food, it's expensive, but the meat and produce always taste fresh. You can get grains in bulk, too.
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    Aristoshark saidI never buy anything. I get rid of stuff. I went from a 12-room house in Richmond down to an 8-room house in Fort Lauderdale and now a 4-room apartment in Boca. I gave my kids furniture, artwork that I'd collected, books, it's so liberating to get rid of stuff.


    Pretty much true. I spent the first 50 years of my life collecting possessions (house, furniture, clothes, books, knicknacks, etc.). I've spent the past 10 years getting rid of them. About the only thing left are some photo albums.
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    Trader Joe's, Earth Fare, Zaxby's, Tommy Bahama, Banana Republic, Nordstrom.
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:25 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWahoo's Fish Tacos.
    They have locations in Southern California mainly. They opened a location in Austin, Texas not too long ago. Their food is Mexican inspired with a SoCal twist. Very tasty and healthier than traditional fast food.

    Fry's Electronics.
    Locations throughout California, and one in Austin. This is a geek's toy store. They sell everything from computers to PC components to audio video gear to appliances and more. It puts Best Buy to shame. Each store has a unique theme that reflects something about its locale. Like the one in San Diego has a Top Gun theme. The one in Burbank has a War of the Worlds theme. And so on.

    What are your favorites?


    OMG! I FUCKING LOVE Wahoo's fish Taco! I first experienced this in SoCal, then had one in my backyard in HNL!

    I also dig Crossroads Trading Company for recycled fashion.
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    WAWA WAWA WAWA WAWA - need nada else!
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    Oct 20, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    Wegmans! Although, it is expanding in the East coast.
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:11 PM GMT
    In-N-Out.
    Primarily located in California. One in Las Vegas, and one in Texas. Although that might change, considering the drama that's going on with the family that ones it. Simple menu, simple foods, fresh ingredients, low prices. "Quality you can taste" is their motto.
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    Oct 20, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    Hooters...

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    Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    Norm's.
    Another LA local chain. It's like Denny's but better. Too bad there aren't more of them.
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:02 AM GMT
    Food City! It's like Piggly Wiggly, but Mexican-American, Essae!
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
    Oh yeah. We have something like that too. Superior Grocers. Great place to get Mexican pastries. And of course Mexican and American grocery items.
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    Aldi - for their chocolate
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:35 AM GMT
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:42 AM GMT
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    One hopes that this does not refer to high volume personal needs.


    Most all of the stores mentioned above are national chains. Don't know if they are related, but Richmond has a Fresh Market, too, Sharks. It is getting harder and harder to find a truly local outfit.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:25 AM GMT
    Fat Sal's in NYC. They have a location in Hell's Kitchen and down on 14th Street (I think that there might even be a third). Tiny little hole-in-the-wall place that has the best pizza. The ravioli and lasagna are spectacular too.


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    Mighty Taco, famous in Western New York for it's very inventive ads:



    Terrapin Station, a go-to place for hippy-inclined Buffalo college kids to get incense, jewelry, tie-dye, etc.:

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    Vidler's Five and Dime, a Western New York mainstay where you can get all manner of toys, crafts, sewing supplies, and candy:

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    Oct 21, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:10 AM GMT
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    They have these in the Midwest. No joke.
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:27 AM GMT
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    They have these in the Midwest. No joke.


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    I think I'd "kum" if I could find gas for $1.32 a gallon!!! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:28 AM GMT
    FoodMaxx. They're only in northern California. Very low priced grocery store that's owned by whoever owns the Lucky grocery store chain.

    TJ Maxx for the cooking utensils section. I'm stocked up for a long long time now on designer trunk briefs underwear from them. Although I still cruise that section to see what's new.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:31 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWahoo's Fish Tacos.
    They have locations in Southern California mainly. They opened a location in Austin, Texas not too long ago. Their food is Mexican inspired with a SoCal twist. Very tasty and healthier than traditional fast food.

    Fry's Electronics.
    Locations throughout California, and one in Austin. This is a geek's toy store. They sell everything from computers to PC components to audio video gear to appliances and more. It puts Best Buy to shame. Each store has a unique theme that reflects something about its locale. Like the one in San Diego has a Top Gun theme. The one in Burbank has a War of the Worlds theme. And so on.

    burbank.jpg

    EDIT:
    I take that back. Looks like Fry's has expanded a lot over the years.

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    What are your favorites?


    I miss my frys. There were 3 in Dallas
  • pandx970

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    Oct 21, 2013 8:07 PM GMT
    HellNo saidWegmans! Although, it is expanding in the East coast.


    It is amaaazing!
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    Oct 21, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    http://www.babeland.com/
  • Apparition

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    Oct 22, 2013 5:24 AM GMT
    kw surplus

    it is like a walmart sized garage sale of stuff. always an adventure

    they have a tank, a spitfire, and the address is 666. awesome.

    http://kwsurplus.com/