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  1. Kinda an off kilter topic, but I was walking through a Tractor Supply in Greenville, SC today, when I happened to look up at the ceiling. Lo and behold, there were 4 of the huge AC vents that seemed to be in every Kmart.I remember these things creeping me out as a kid, and as we all know, even in the mid eighties, most Kmart store felt old, dirty and creepy. I am kinda fascinated by these monsterous devices that only Kmart had. Am I the only one???

    Please feel free to use this as a Kmart Discussion topic as well.

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  2. Mine is a nod to our family's trucking company that was started by my Grandpa's brother in Paterson NJ in the 60's. In the mid to late 70's, he decided to open another terminal in Houston, and appointed my Grandpa to run that one. So that is how my family got to Houston as well (before I was born). My dad drove for them as did 2 of my uncles. The Houston terminal started out in the warehouse district at the East Loop at McCarty behind the Wendy's, then moved to Mesa Rd off of Wallisville, and wound up off of Hwy 90 just outside of Liberty in Ames. That was the last terminal when we were bought out by Quality Carriers in the early 200's.

    Side note, this the only online application that I didn't use my usual username of Frito-Bandito, lol.

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  3. Correct Mirrers, the Academy is in what used to be the older, smaller type Walmarts. I remember this well as I grew up in this part of town and frequented this area often. It later closed to open a larger format store not far down the freeway to the east. It sat vacant for a long time if I remember correctly and then Academy and Circuit City subdivided the space and opened shop there. When Circuit City closed, Academy took over the remaining space.


    That's what I thought, I remember the old style merchandise only Walmart being there, I always thought there were some rough people in there. Is the Whataburger and the Cavenders still on that property?


  4. I was blankly surfing the web last night when I somehow wound up on a lot of info about the moon towers in Austin. Basically they are very tall towers with 6 lights at the top that illuminate large areas beneath them. So of course now I am curious if Houston ever had actual moon towers way back in the day?

  5. Champs was at I-10 and Federal. It was demolished sometime in the 90's for the Burger King that now stands there.

    I'm sure your right, I was probably 9 or 10 the last time I ate there... Back then I didn't even know there was a road named Federal, lol.

  6. I remember a Champs that I've ate at a few times, I believe it was somewhere near I10 and Uvalde... But maybe it was on Wallisville, I can't remember where exactly it was anymore. I do remember that one of the early Sams Club stores in the area was at I-10 and Uvalde. We frequented there a lot because my parents thought that buying bulk items was innovative!

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