My friends and I got into a discussion this weekend about some stores that we used to have and now are long gone... We decided we missed Best (not to be confused with Best Buy) most. I don't know if there is other people on the board that remember shopping at Best, but it was an awesome place. I can remember when I was a real little kid it was called La Belle's and our parents used to take us shopping for toys. Later sometime in the 1980's it changed to Best, but had the same products. It was a catalog showroom, which means they had a catalog with all the products as well. You went into the store and everything was displayed around the store on shelves. If you found products that you wanted you grabbed a little ticket off the shelf and took it to the back for pickup. It was sort of a neat concept. They had everything from lava lamps in a million colors, nice dishes, electronics, toys, decorations, office supplies, jewelry, lots of fun gadgets, and on and on. I know places like Walmart broke them in the end, but it was a cool place because they had stuff that other places just did not have. I miss that place. I remember when I was real young one time, my mom forgot to take a La Belle's price tag off a toy she got me for Christmas. For awhile I thought Santa did all of his shopping at La Belle's! If you totally forgot this place, here is the Best logo to jog your memory. It is amazing what you can find on the Internet!