The thread on the demise (almost) of Comp USA got me to thinking about how many retail stores have come and gone in my own lifetime. I miss a few, and some I don't miss at all. Which retailers do you miss? My list: -Jordan Marsh. I could always find Jeans of the correct size there, and they had a cool consumer electronics department. -Lechemere Sales. Cool place, nice photography department. Helpful staff. -Zayres. Discount Retailer. Had some of the best tasting popcorn to be had anywhere. Saturday Afternoons were "toy time". They'd have toys and games set up for the kiddies to play with. (after seeing the ads for them on the Saturday morning cartoons. Ahh, Marketing.) -Lauriat's Books. I really miss this one. Oddly enough, the Barnes and Noble stores of today closely resemble Lauriat's, only they're bigger. -Woolworth's. I don't think there are many left, if any are left at all. The lunch counters, the ten cent sno-cones, the smell of moth balls. They were the only place I knew of that sold kits to repair your own shoes. How could you not love the place? -Radio Shack. Ok, they're not gone,,, yet. But the shopping mall Radio Shack stores of today are not the same as the electronics geek stores of my teenaged years. Back then, every Radio Shack store had a tube testing station just inside the door. The stores were staffed by older guys who knew their stuff, or young guys who were students at local engineering schools. Today's Radio Shack, with the emphasis on cellular phone accounts, and anything that can be sold with a service plan, is just not the same. I suspect they've got another five years left.