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I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harry Homeowner ()
Date: February 02, 2022 05:16PM

When did Hechingers close?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: February 02, 2022 05:23PM

1999... close to a quarter century ago...

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Memco ()
Date: February 03, 2022 06:37PM

I tried to go to Bradleys which used to be Memco. It was closed too.
As was Fritzbies

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harry Homeowner ()
Date: February 03, 2022 07:32PM

Sucks.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: dart home ()
Date: February 03, 2022 07:38PM

Go to Dart Home instead.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Bobby Haft ()
Date: February 03, 2022 07:47PM

Books cost too much.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Herb Haft ()
Date: February 03, 2022 07:53PM

I remember the Dart Dude with the pompadour. He divorced his wife of nearly 50 years, married his mistress and died two weeks later.

Now, who saw that one coming?????

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Fried Clam Strip w Hush Puppy ()
Date: February 03, 2022 08:05PM

There's still one behind the Chesapeake Bay Seafood House. The have a good selection of wide flange beams.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet Homeowner ()
Date: February 03, 2022 08:43PM

I stopped at Northern Virginia Bank -closed! Then tried Central Fidelity - couldn’t find it! I continued on to House of Lance beauty parlor in an attempt to get a wash and set, but instead ended up at Giant, The Quality Meat People, next door. I almost didn’t recognize Giant: where was the big G on the storefront?

Tried to run by Iva Trice Dress Shop - gone, as is Myers Gifts, AKA the card shop. Where will I find a greeting card? I searched for a drugstore: Peoples, DrugFair, Dart, Fantles are nowhere to be found!

By this time I was getting hungry. Thought I might go to Shakeys Pizza Parlor or even just sit down at a Pizza Hut and enjoy a pizza-for-one. No such luck. At least I could head into Juvenile Sales and buy some toys for the kids. Couldn’t find it! I don’t know where to buy toys! Thought of Ben Franklin but again, saw no such listing for these stores in the yellow pages.

I returned home, unsuccessful but undaunted! Tomorrow, I’ll drive to the Cosmetic Center (“what a beautiful way to save, indeed) that’s in the same shopping center as the sporting goods store, Athlete’s Attic. Right around the corner from Pants Corral. I may try Woolco for the toys. Is KB still at Springfield Mall? How about Taco Laredo? My daughter needs a prom dress so thought I’d check out Susie’s Casuals or Gunne Sax.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet Again ()
Date: February 03, 2022 08:48PM

Would my teenage son enjoy an afternoon at Time Out? Is that a nice place for the teens to meet up and play video games? I’ll bring him along while I shop at Penney’s! I’ll treat to one of those big sundaes at Farrells on the way out of the mall.

Should I park at the huge 1 wooden cube or is it 3 that’s closer to Farrells. It’s been so long since I’ve shopped at Springfield Mall.

Isn’t Hair Pair just down the way from Farrells? Should I park near the Garfinkels entrance or Penney’s?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet Homeowner ()
Date: February 03, 2022 08:52PM

Could anyone tell me the address of the Pop Shoppe in downtown Springfield? It was near the Hilton. I have company coming and want to buy a variety of sodas in glass bottles. Does Blackies House of Beef have line dancing or am I confusing it with Phineas down by the Chi Chi’s and near Kmart? Thanks in advance!

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: berl ()
Date: February 03, 2022 10:43PM

Where do I find Barlow's steam mill

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Sir Harry Haddock ()
Date: February 03, 2022 11:13PM

Old chaps, try Arthur Treachers down at Fairfax Circle. Cheerio!

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: plaza guy ()
Date: February 04, 2022 12:24AM

is Crown Books still next to Donutmasters?
I couldn't find it after bowling at Fair Lanes.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Flip Wilson ()
Date: February 04, 2022 05:27PM

My Metrocall pager quit working some time ago. The Metrocall place on route 1 in Alexandria is now a carpet store.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet Homeowner ()
Date: February 04, 2022 06:09PM

I stayed inside today because of the rain! Good thing, too- my husband took THE car to work. We share one car, purchased at Jerry’s Ford in downtown Springfield, right near the slides and the little league field behind the Medical Arts building on Brandon Avenue.

What’s playing at the rocking chair theatre next to the Scot gas station? Anyone know?

Also, consider yourselves forewarned, Dauphine’s Steak House is NOT a family friendly place like Sizzler or Ponderosa.

I may skip suburban shopping and instead drive to one of the 6 Morton’s I always see advertised on Channel 5, WTTG.

Anyone else have a kid who is a Captain 20 Fan?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: 84 Lumber ()
Date: February 04, 2022 07:12PM


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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Grease ()
Date: February 04, 2022 07:17PM


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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: BenFranklin ()
Date: February 04, 2022 08:12PM

For the old timer.
Evan’s.
Penguin Feather
Malcolm - Welcome Home
Roy Jefferson’s van.
Show biz

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Michael H ()
Date: February 04, 2022 11:24PM

Harriet Again Wrote:
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> Would my teenage son enjoy an afternoon at Time
> Out? Is that a nice place for the teens to meet up
> and play video games? I’ll bring him along while
> I shop at Penney’s! I’ll treat to one of those
> big sundaes at Farrells on the way out of the
> mall.
>
> Should I park at the huge 1 wooden cube or is it 3
> that’s closer to Farrells. It’s been so long
> since I’ve shopped at Springfield Mall.
>
> Isn’t Hair Pair just down the way from Farrells?
> Should I park near the Garfinkels entrance or
> Penney’s?


Dont forget to go to Taco Laredo on the first floor and then go to Orange Julios.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: WEEL radio 1310 ()
Date: February 05, 2022 06:48AM

BenFranklin Wrote:
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> For the old timer.
> Evan’s.
> Penguin Feather
> Malcolm - Welcome Home
> Roy Jefferson’s van.
> Show biz


Roy Jeffersons van was often seen at the pizza place tucked into the corner of Pickett shopping center. What was the name of that pizza place??

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 05, 2022 09:12AM

We bought our Gran Torino station wagon at Jerry’s Ford (“Jerry’s Ford Makes it Clear, Let the Competition Beware”)but are eyeing an import, a Datsun that we’ll likely buy from Manhattan (“You’re first choice by far…the first name in imported cars).

My son has me driving all over the place looking for Levi’s. So far we’ve shopped at Springfield Mall GAP, Pants Corral, County Seat, Zippers, Worthington’s in Vienna, Cedar Post (it’s an attitude…Cedar Post) way out at the new Fair Oaks Mall, Chess King, Nachman’s in Herndon.

Where is the closest Tandy Radio Shack? I’m in West Springfield. Getting ready to take some classes at The Computer Learning Center closer to the mall. Need supplies. Already had some training at WSS, Washington School for Secretaries.

Makes me think back to my later in life driving lessons via Easy Method Driving School…. (It’s Eeeeee-zeeee, at EZ Method!). First solo drive was to Barbara Ellen Fitness Salon. Quit Barbara Ellen and now I throw on my black long sleeved dance leotard and white keds and exercise at Spa Lady. The reducing machine with the parallel belts is making a difference in my figure. Trying to keep a perfect size 8.

Hint for my lady friends: carry a Figurines bar in your pocketbook. “I love how I look in my garbadines. So I fight for my figure with Figurines!” Alternatively, Ayds candies are available at your local Giant or Super Giant or A&P. DrugFair always has these in the Diet Aids aisle close to the flash cubes.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Best Fairfax County Cinema ()
Date: February 05, 2022 12:52PM

At the clean and modern Bailey's Crossroads KB Cinemas, you can enjoy the hit romantic comedy Chances Are starring Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, and Mary Stuart Masterson.

And as luck would have it, the best Fairfax County supermarket is next door. The brand new Super Giant has the first ever Heidi Bakery donut bar and a revolutionary deli concept with custom sandwich bar.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 05, 2022 02:10PM

I think my son might like to work out at the Wild West Show way out by Hunters Lodge and the drive-in?

I told him it’s either there or maybe Storybook Park but that’s in Prince William County.

Maybe Waxie Maxie’s or Kemp Mill Records? Do they hire teenagers?

He is more than willing to drive out to the Cap Centre for rock concerts.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: clam man ()
Date: February 05, 2022 02:17PM

Damn, I forgot that last night was the all you can eat fried clam night at the Fairfax Circle Howard Johnson's. Guess I will have to wait till next Friday.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: try Ground Round ()
Date: February 05, 2022 03:32PM

clam man Wrote:
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> Damn, I forgot that last night was the all you can
> eat fried clam night at the Fairfax Circle Howard
> Johnson's. Guess I will have to wait till next
> Friday.

The ground round has clams but they are not AYCE.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 05, 2022 05:36PM

Fried clams! My family loves Chesapeake Bay Seafood House and it’s AYCE!

The high school football team eats there before games. They call it carbo loading night.


I usually end up eating too many hush puppies but when that plastic basket gets refilled, how can I resist?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: KosmosPizza ()
Date: February 06, 2022 10:24AM

Korsono I think also.
Near record and tape exchange. )
Shoebiz before Chuck E.
Our Greek friends.
Kemp Mill Records was in fair City.
Christian Science reading room.
It’s all there.
Jaws was playing at theater.
Malcolm is home from Iran.
That oil tanker leak by the ice arena into neighborhoods for real?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: DirtRoad ()
Date: February 06, 2022 10:26AM

Only way to Burke lake.
What was before the JCC?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 06, 2022 10:53AM

Kemp Mill Records! They break their own records and smash them with a hammer while the record spins on the turntable! Such an edgy, locally-produced commercial!

Super Giant sells records! And clothes!

Has anyone gotten their sons into Springfield Boys Club soccer?

Today I’m going to call USA-1000 for Jhoon Rhee lessons. Jhoon Rhee means fight for might and no one is gonna bother my son.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Ollieburger ()
Date: February 06, 2022 10:55AM

Is LUMS still open? I could go for a Ollieburger and a frosty schooner of draft beer.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: boombox billy ()
Date: February 08, 2022 06:08AM

Going to Luskin's today to get a double deck cassette boom box. Luskin's, the cheapest guy in town!

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Old man Fairfax ()
Date: February 08, 2022 06:43AM

I just bought a new hi-fi from Myer-Emco.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Movie Warcher ()
Date: February 08, 2022 11:11AM

Can I still rent a video at Erol’s?

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Posted by: VHS or Beta ()
Date: February 08, 2022 12:22PM

Movie Warcher Wrote:
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> Can I still rent a video at Erol’s?


No, but you can get dial up internet for $9.95 per month.

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Posted by: DvD renter ()
Date: February 08, 2022 04:52PM

Movie Warcher Wrote:
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> Can I still rent a video at Erol’s?

I am still pissed off that I paid for a "Lifetime membership" from Erols. I am still alive but Erol's is not.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Krispy Kreme ()
Date: February 08, 2022 06:46PM

Best donuts are at the Baileys Crossroads Krispy Kreme.

With Krispy Kreme, Woolworth’s, Garfinckle’s, Lord and Taylor, Chesapeake Bay Seafood House, A&P supermarket, and the futuristic Mcdonald’s across from Montgomery Ward, Bailey’s Xroads and Seven Corners represent the best of affluent suburbia and the American Dream.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 08, 2022 11:10PM

DvD renter Wrote:
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> Movie Warcher Wrote:
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> -----
> > Can I still rent a video at Erol’s?
>
> I am still pissed off that I paid for a "Lifetime
> membership" from Erols. I am still alive but
> Erol's is not.

Dears - I am happy to report that not only can you rent VCR tapes from Erol’s, but you can also RENT A VCR from them! Sure came in handy for my teenage daughter’s birthday sleepover we hosted. The VCR went atop our big Montgomery Ward console television in the wood frame. Had to get the vcr back the next day!

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Posted by: Horny Toad ()
Date: February 08, 2022 11:52PM

Harriet Wrote:
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> DvD renter Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Movie Warcher Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Can I still rent a video at Erol’s?
> >
> > I am still pissed off that I paid for a
> "Lifetime
> > membership" from Erols. I am still alive but
> > Erol's is not.
>
> Dears - I am happy to report that not only can you
> rent VCR tapes from Erol’s, but you can also
> RENT A VCR from them! Sure came in handy for my
> teenage daughter’s birthday sleepover we hosted.
> The VCR went atop our big Montgomery Ward console
> television in the wood frame. Had to get the vcr
> back the next day!

How old is your teenage daughter now and is she hot?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: king crab ()
Date: February 09, 2022 06:52AM

speaking of hechingers, I just went there to buy a yellow screw driver and then went to eat at Sea Galley next door

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: WestFairfaxer ()
Date: February 09, 2022 07:33AM

Last time went to Hechingers, Rt 236 and Braddock, was before 1997 when moved from Annandale/Actiondale. Now at least a part of Annandale is lets Make Annandale Guatemala Again (MAGA), no disrepect, at least according to other Fairfax Underground postings, but that's a topic for another thread.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Hungry Italian ()
Date: February 09, 2022 07:52AM

Think I’ll pop over to Generous George’s for some pizza.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Born_in_Alexandria ()
Date: February 09, 2022 12:04PM

Harriet Wrote:
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> Kemp Mill Records! They break their own records
> and smash them with a hammer while the record
> spins on the turntable! Such an edgy,
> locally-produced commercial!
>
> Super Giant sells records! And clothes!
>
> Has anyone gotten their sons into Springfield Boys
> Club soccer?
>
> Today I’m going to call USA-1000 for Jhoon Rhee
> lessons. Jhoon Rhee means fight for might and no
> one is gonna bother my son.

The theme song was easily Nils Lofgren's most often heard tune.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 10, 2022 07:25AM

Anyone else enjoy seeing the window displays the competing shoe stores put together? I always like staring at the Kinney’s Back to School theme filled with saddle oxfords, ballet (black and blush pink only) and tap shoes, Earth Shoe copies, suede desert boots the high school boys are wearing today…

Hahn’s Shoes and Thom McAn have nice displays. Hahn’s doesn’t include the prices in their display like Kinneys and Thom McAn, so you know it’s expensive.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: old guy ()
Date: February 10, 2022 01:48PM

Belmont TV
Red Barn
Hot Shops Cafeteria
Dart Drug
Drug Fair
Eastern Airlines with smoking!

And yes, a pie at Generous Georges. Wow

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Posted by: Hungry Herman ()
Date: February 10, 2022 04:54PM

old guy Wrote:
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> Belmont TV
> Red Barn
> Hot Shops Cafeteria
> Dart Drug
> Drug Fair
> Eastern Airlines with smoking!
>
> And yes, a pie at Generous Georges. Wow


Generous George was good but I liked Starvin Marvin better.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Bill1995 ()
Date: February 10, 2022 06:02PM

At least Arthur Treacher's is still open and going strong. Thant place will never close.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: hamburger hungry ()
Date: February 11, 2022 11:09AM

Bill1995 Wrote:
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> At least Arthur Treacher's is still open and going
> strong. Thant place will never close.

I hear that Burger Chef might be closed. Going to miss that place but at least we still have Red Barn.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Georgetown Leather ()
Date: February 11, 2022 02:14PM

Comments have started to repeat… and repeat. This thread is now closed.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour ()
Date: February 11, 2022 02:22PM

The Baltimore Colts are in the Super Bowl.

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Posted by: super bowl watcher ()
Date: February 11, 2022 07:04PM

Got me a big screen television from Electric Avenue at Montgomery Wards.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: one way ticket ()
Date: February 11, 2022 08:23PM

just got out of the Greyhound station near Aamco. gotta stop by Fischers hardware to buy a single washer for 2cents

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: 123 and 29 ()
Date: February 11, 2022 09:04PM

Have to go to Genos for some Kentucky fried chicken. All you can eat tonight

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Cheap ass Shopper ()
Date: February 11, 2022 10:08PM

I love the blue light specials at K-Mart.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Which is the better theatre? ()
Date: February 12, 2022 01:41AM

The Americana on Heritage by Annandale High School or the one in the Bradlick Shopping Center?

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Posted by: Do you prefer???.... ()
Date: February 12, 2022 06:08AM

Dauphines or the 1320 club?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: no stairway to heaven ()
Date: February 12, 2022 07:44AM

Just played Stairway to Heaven at Veneman music. Got kicked out so went to the titty bar next door.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Down & Out in Falls Church ()
Date: February 12, 2022 03:34PM

Headed over to Color Tile on Rt.50 in my Volvo 145 to choose floor tiles for the kitchen in my brick fixer upper on Cameron Road.
Good pot, music and times.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 12, 2022 04:58PM

Should we join Memco?

Does Memco sell jewelry? I’m looking for a birthstone ring at W. Bell.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Need a new bong ()
Date: February 12, 2022 07:37PM

Penguin Feather or the head shop at Landmark?

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Posted by: Harriet High ()
Date: February 12, 2022 11:16PM

Need a new bong Wrote:
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> Penguin Feather or the head shop at Landmark?


Try Hong Kong, ground floor at Springfield Mall. Orange shag carpeting inside. Lava lamps and bongs and roach clips.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: pilsner ()
Date: February 13, 2022 03:00AM

I was just moving some stuff about a week ago and something still had a Hechingers price tag on it. Can't remember what it was but I just stared at it for a moment for the memories. Lol

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Bel Biv Devoe ()
Date: February 14, 2022 06:27AM

I just bought some Get Used Jeans from Merry Go Round in the mall. About to watch Tango & Cash at the movie theater.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Don Draper ()
Date: February 14, 2022 01:42PM

I just booked a flight via my travel agent to Istanbul on BOAC.

We will be flying on a L-1011 out of Friendship Airport.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Gerry B. ()
Date: February 14, 2022 01:48PM

Went to Luskins today for a new Merantz tape deck for my Datsun B-210.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Bobby Brady's ()
Date: February 14, 2022 01:50PM

When is Pants Coral having a new sale on Hang Ten sportswear?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: birthday party ()
Date: February 14, 2022 02:17PM

My mommy bought me a huge lollipop at Farrells for my birthday.

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Posted by: Traffic Report ()
Date: February 14, 2022 03:00PM

Traffic backed up on the Cabin John Bridge today. Avoid.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 14, 2022 09:13PM

Anyone want to meet at Time Out? I’ll be at the Orange Julius. Meet there - ground floor right by Wicks N Sticks.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: 200 thousand families use it eve ()
Date: February 15, 2022 10:41PM

I can remember my mother having a NAC Shopping Plate (credit card). It was smaller and slimmer then modern day credit cards, and it only had five numbers on it. NAC could be used at Woodies, the Gaslight Club, Britches, Wards, Hecht Company, Hechinger, Raliegh's, Clare Dratch, and I believe Clyde's.

Remember the tap dancer in a tuxedo on the NAC TV commercials?

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Posted by: Dr. Remulak ()
Date: February 15, 2022 11:02PM

I am Dr. Remulak

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Posted by: Shopper's plate ()
Date: February 15, 2022 11:20PM

200 thousand families use it eve Wrote:
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> I can remember my mother having a NAC Shopping
> Plate (credit card). It was smaller and slimmer
> then modern day credit cards, and it only had
> five numbers on it. NAC could be used at Woodies,
> the Gaslight Club, Britches, Wards, Hecht Company,
> Hechinger, Raliegh's, Clare Dratch, and I believe
> Clyde's.
>
> Remember the tap dancer in a tuxedo on the NAC TV
> commercials?


Wow!! NAC Shoppers Plate!

You forgot Garfinkle's
an Steins.

NAC was a local credit card that early on was card of choice for the elite in DC to use at mostly DC based establishments. You are right, the five digit card was exclusive. Unfortunately, when the big guys came in to the DC market, AmeriCard (now Visa), Diner's Club, Master Charge (now Mastercard), etc, NAC was swallowed up, and became a low brow affiliate for AmeriCard, abandoning the high net income market for a market that had financial troubles.

The five digit account number was the exclusive period.

A lesson in capitalism for sure.

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Posted by: Harriet Homeowner ()
Date: February 16, 2022 07:32AM

Shopper's plate Wrote:
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> 200 thousand families use it eve Wrote:
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> -----
> > I can remember my mother having a NAC Shopping
> > Plate (credit card). It was smaller and slimmer
> > then modern day credit cards, and it only had
> > five numbers on it. NAC could be used at
> Woodies,
> > the Gaslight Club, Britches, Wards, Hecht
> Company,
> > Hechinger, Raliegh's, Clare Dratch, and I
> believe
> > Clyde's.
> >
> > Remember the tap dancer in a tuxedo on the NAC
> TV
> > commercials?
>
>
> Wow!! NAC Shoppers Plate!
>
> You forgot Garfinkle's
> an Steins.
>
> NAC was a local credit card that early on was card
> of choice for the elite in DC to use at mostly DC
> based establishments. You are right, the five
> digit card was exclusive. Unfortunately, when the
> big guys came in to the DC market, AmeriCard (now
> Visa), Diner's Club, Master Charge (now
> Mastercard), etc, NAC was swallowed up, and became
> a low brow affiliate for AmeriCard, abandoning the
> high net income market for a market that had
> financial troubles.
>
> The five digit account number was the exclusive
> period.
>
> A lesson in capitalism for sure.

Was Kahn’s (“Cans”) not included?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Red lion ()
Date: February 16, 2022 08:32AM

Harriet Homeowner Wrote:
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> Shopper's plate Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 200 thousand families use it eve Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > I can remember my mother having a NAC
> Shopping
> > > Plate (credit card). It was smaller and
> slimmer
> > > then modern day credit cards, and it only
> had
> > > five numbers on it. NAC could be used at
> > Woodies,
> > > the Gaslight Club, Britches, Wards, Hecht
> > Company,
> > > Hechinger, Raliegh's, Clare Dratch, and I
> > believe
> > > Clyde's.
> > >
> > > Remember the tap dancer in a tuxedo on the
> NAC
> > TV
> > > commercials?
> >
> >
> > Wow!! NAC Shoppers Plate!
> >
> > You forgot Garfinkle's
> > an Steins.
> >
> > NAC was a local credit card that early on was
> card
> > of choice for the elite in DC to use at mostly
> DC
> > based establishments. You are right, the five
> > digit card was exclusive. Unfortunately, when
> the
> > big guys came in to the DC market, AmeriCard
> (now
> > Visa), Diner's Club, Master Charge (now
> > Mastercard), etc, NAC was swallowed up, and
> became
> > a low brow affiliate for AmeriCard, abandoning
> the
> > high net income market for a market that had
> > financial troubles.
> >
> > The five digit account number was the exclusive
> > period.
> >
> > A lesson in capitalism for sure.
>
> Was Kahn’s (“Cans”) not included?

Or was it "S. Klines.". I remember one in Landover. I think a night club was in the space for a while. They demolished the outdoor shopping center, and put in a "big box" plaza.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Arlington22 ()
Date: February 16, 2022 08:59AM

It was Kann's department store. Original was in DC and they opened another in Arlington on the property that now includes part of GMU Law School. Parents brought us kids there every year to buy new school shoes in the 1960's.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Uniqlo sucks ()
Date: February 16, 2022 12:07PM

Time to renew my Washington Shopping Plate credit card. Sale at Raleigh’s on Hart Schaffer Marx three piece suits.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 16, 2022 10:35PM

Do any of the merchants of Parkington accept a charge plate?

Would Korvettes allow me to write a check or use layaway like Montgomery Ward, Sears? I have Giant Food check-writing privileges now - so convenient so I don’t have to carry cash or worry that I will be unable to withdraw money from my bank after hours. Banking hours! It’s terrible to be in need of cash on a weekend or even a bank holiday. I’ve had to find a cooperative merchant who will allow me to wrote a check for maybe $5.00 over what I owe and he will give me the cash from the register.

Since then, I try to write out my check to CASH and endorse it and get the money from the teller.

I think my bank branch, Northern Virginia bank is constructing a nifty drive-thru! Won’t that be something?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: that 70s kid ()
Date: February 17, 2022 06:59AM

Harriet Wrote:
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> Do any of the merchants of Parkington accept a
> charge plate?
>

I don't know but I bought a cheap made in Taiwan lamp from McRorys.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: 200 thousand families use it eve ()
Date: February 18, 2022 10:15AM

Uniqlo sucks Wrote:
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> Time to renew my Washington Shopping Plate credit
> card. Sale at Raleigh’s on Hart Schaffer Marx
> three piece suits.


Thank you for jarring my memory. I confused the Washington Shopping Plate with NAC card, another local card.



My mother's Washington shopping plate only had five numbers on it. It was slim, and white with silver, and I think blue, lettering. I now don't believe the card I remembered was an NAC card, it was a Washington Shopping Plate.

Anyway, I love those three piece suites from Raliegh's. I see a lot of people wearing them when I wait for the bus at the Federal Triangle bus transfer. Can't wait for the subway to open.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Disco stu ()
Date: February 18, 2022 10:35AM

Do you prefer???.... Wrote:
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> Dauphines or the 1320 club?


Elliot and Woodeside's Discoteque in the Crystal City Underground. They have a TV show on channel 7, WMAL TV, Saturday at 7:30 PM showcasing Hecht's fashion and new dances.

You can also listen to Elliot and Woodside mornings on WPGC. I love Don Geronimo's Boogie Check at night on that station.

Keep on Truckin!

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Dips fan ()
Date: February 18, 2022 10:42AM

There is a George Washington Birthday sale this weekend at Watercraft Waterbeds. I heard Dave Brown talk about in on Washington's Classic Rock dc101.

Who are the Washington Diplomats playing this weekend?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: sooo good ()
Date: February 18, 2022 11:45AM

I love nothing better than going to Chesapeake Bay Seafood House, enjoying a nice lunch of all you can eat fried clam strips, dropping by Penguin Feathers afterwards to pick up some vinyl and a bong and then swing by Hechinger's to get my hardwood on. Now that is a good day.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Taffy ()
Date: February 18, 2022 11:54AM

Disco stu Wrote:
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> Do you prefer???.... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dauphines or the 1320 club?
>
>
> Elliot and Woodeside's Discoteque in the Crystal
> City Underground. They have a TV show on channel
> 7, WMAL TV, Saturday at 7:30 PM showcasing Hecht's
> fashion and new dances.
>
> You can also listen to Elliot and Woodside
> mornings on WPGC. I love Don Geronimo's Boogie
> Check at night on that station.
>
> Keep on Truckin!


For line dancing, Blackies House of Beef in Springfield is the best. I have seen several Bullets Cheerleaders there.

I like WPGC (Where People Get Cash) and love the Money Car game where the gold Oldsmobile drives around looking for WPGC bumper stickers. If she found your car, and announced it on the air, and you waved, to got 50 bucks. Cool!

However, they play that God awful Afternoon Delight song too much, so I started listening to Johnny Holiday and Captain Dan on 1260 AM. I now can't get that jingle from "Northwest Orient" airlines out of my head.

I do like when Billy Biceps talks when Johnny has to go to the bathroom.

Johnny sent flowers to Elvis when Elvis was at Adventist Hospital in Silver Spring.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: John casablancas ()
Date: February 18, 2022 12:23PM

Disco stu Wrote:
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> Do you prefer???.... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dauphines or the 1320 club?
>
>
> Elliot and Woodeside's Discoteque in the Crystal
> City Underground. They have a TV show on channel
> 7, WMAL TV, Saturday at 7:30 PM showcasing Hecht's
> fashion and new dances.
>
> You can also listen to Elliot and Woodside
> mornings on WPGC. I love Don Geronimo's Boogie
> Check at night on that station.
>
> Keep on Truckin!

Hey gals Headed to the disco tonight? Please wear something stylish and "bad," like
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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: John casablancas ()
Date: February 18, 2022 12:23PM

Disco stu Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Do you prefer???.... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dauphines or the 1320 club?
>
>
> Elliot and Woodeside's Discoteque in the Crystal
> City Underground. They have a TV show on channel
> 7, WMAL TV, Saturday at 7:30 PM showcasing Hecht's
> fashion and new dances.
>
> You can also listen to Elliot and Woodside
> mornings on WPGC. I love Don Geronimo's Boogie
> Check at night on that station.
>
> Keep on Truckin!

Hey gals Headed to the disco tonight? Please wear something stylish and "bad," like
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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: John casablancas ()
Date: February 18, 2022 12:23PM

Disco stu Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Do you prefer???.... Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Dauphines or the 1320 club?
>
>
> Elliot and Woodeside's Discoteque in the Crystal
> City Underground. They have a TV show on channel
> 7, WMAL TV, Saturday at 7:30 PM showcasing Hecht's
> fashion and new dances.
>
> You can also listen to Elliot and Woodside
> mornings on WPGC. I love Don Geronimo's Boogie
> Check at night on that station.
>
> Keep on Truckin!

Hey gals Headed to the disco tonight? Please wear something stylish and "bad," like
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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Warm Christmas feeling ()
Date: February 18, 2022 02:42PM

Harriet Homeowner Wrote:
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> I stopped at Northern Virginia Bank -closed! Then
> tried Central Fidelity - couldn’t find it! I
> continued on to House of Lance beauty parlor in an
> attempt to get a wash and set, but instead ended
> up at Giant, The Quality Meat People, next door. I
> almost didn’t recognize Giant: where was the big
> G on the storefront?
>
> Tried to run by Iva Trice Dress Shop - gone, as is
> Myers Gifts, AKA the card shop. Where will I find
> a greeting card? I searched for a drugstore:
> Peoples, DrugFair, Dart, Fantles are nowhere to be
> found!
>
> By this time I was getting hungry. Thought I might
> go to Shakeys Pizza Parlor or even just sit down
> at a Pizza Hut and enjoy a pizza-for-one. No such
> luck. At least I could head into Juvenile Sales
> and buy some toys for the kids. Couldn’t find
> it! I don’t know where to buy toys! Thought of
> Ben Franklin but again, saw no such listing for
> these stores in the yellow pages.
>
> I returned home, unsuccessful but undaunted!
> Tomorrow, I’ll drive to the Cosmetic Center
> (“what a beautiful way to save, indeed) that’s
> in the same shopping center as the sporting goods
> store, Athlete’s Attic. Right around the corner
> from Pants Corral. I may try Woolco for the toys.
> Is KB still at Springfield Mall? How about Taco
> Laredo? My daughter needs a prom dress so thought
> I’d check out Susie’s Casuals or Gunne Sax.

I only use Community Savings Bank. The radio commercials every December on WGAY where Ralph, the bank President says, "This Christmas music is bought to your family by my family and Community Savings and Loan." When I see Steve, Ralph's son, I always thank him for the Christmas music.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Hard Rockin. ()
Date: February 18, 2022 02:55PM

It's Friday! Any local bands jamming out at the Bratwurst Haus in Falls Church tonight? I looked in the Washington post but could not find anything and for some reason 7-11 was sold out of the Evening Star.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: 5 pocket ()
Date: February 18, 2022 03:15PM

Here is the latest ad for the Pants Corral!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fN8rl3mmZl8

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Tyrone On ()
Date: February 18, 2022 03:51PM

Pants Coral?




I only shop at Morton's or McBride's.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Shaniqua ()
Date: February 18, 2022 05:30PM

How much for a weave at Mr. Ray's Hair Weave?

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 18, 2022 09:28PM

Would any of you parents know if Itty Bitty erasers are available BEYOND the little elementary school stores?

The school store at my son’s elementary (it has a Dutch door that is hinged in the middle with a built in shelf serves as a counter. Usually only the SGA leaders run the store before and after school. All the FCPS have these stores.

Can you suggest a stationery store or maybe a local office supply store? How about a teacher shoppe? I heard there’s a teacher store in a Vienna.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 18, 2022 09:32PM

Do any of the local doctors and dentists still practice out of their homes or have they all moved to the swanky and modern Medical Arts Building on Brandon Avenue in Crestwood’s Springfield?

My son plays Springfield Boys Club ball in the field behind the Medical Arts Bldg. Not far from Jerry’s Ford and the Super Slide.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: February 18, 2022 09:40PM

I know - I should be a member of the Welcome Wagon!

Saw an ad for a secretarial position for the Springfield Independent that I’m going to apply for since I can type 65 WPM and am a skilled stenographer.

Came back to say I don’t Love it at Levitz (“You’ll Love it at Levitz!”) and have decided rather than driving clear out to Levitz next to Luther Jackson Junior High and close to the Fairfax Hospital (and MobilOil), I’m going to just shop at Marlo Furniture or Montgomery Wards.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: shamrock77 ()
Date: February 19, 2022 11:24AM

Im heading over to see Fort Hunt take on Groveton in hoops tonight. Probably go to the Dixie Pig after unless we change it up and go to Chi-Chis!

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Falls church resident ()
Date: February 19, 2022 03:37PM

Can't wait till I turn 21 and can go lt Louie's Rock City. I think about going there everytime I pass it going to the Hot Shoppe's Jr on route seven to get some de-lish Pappy Parkers Fried Chicken.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: fat boy ()
Date: February 20, 2022 07:42PM

im about to hop on over to Generous George's next to Fisher's to eat a huge portion of pasta like the fatass i am.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: .Logan Ford ()
Date: March 05, 2022 06:25AM

fat boy Wrote:
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> im about to hop on over to Generous George's next
> to Fisher's to eat a huge portion of pasta like
> the fatass i am.


When in that area I always like to eat at Village inn pizza or at Lums if it is breakfast time.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Slider Sam ()
Date: March 05, 2022 10:08PM

I think I’ll pop over to White Castle tomorrow for a couple sliders.

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Re: I tried to go to Hechingers today but it's gone!
Posted by: Harriet ()
Date: March 07, 2022 06:46PM

We’re going to Burger Chef tonight-corner of Rolling and Keene Mill Roads. Also, the fruit stand at the other corner of Rolling and Keene Mill is open! I’m specifically talking about the large gravel lot with across from Burger Chef+High’s.

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