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  1. RRetail Development

    They still have Big Boy in Michigan, Although they are Elias Brothers Big Boy's and not Frischs. I think those are the franchise owners names?
  2. RRetail Development

    They are all franchised locations. No more corporate stores, which is fine. I would love to re-open some franchises here in the Detroit area for sure.
  3. RRetail Development

    Some of those are probably regional. I know Disc Replay/Mega Replay is one of them. It is a chain of stores that buy and sell used electronics and media. They only opened here in Michigan a couple of years ago, but they have become very popular. I was going to include Radio Shack in the list, but since they aren't really around anymore, I didn't think you would do one ( I see that you did anyway lol). I worked at RS for 12 years, so its a pretty significant part of my life. I drive past closed stores all the time with sadness...
  4. RRetail Development

    I see you already took care of a few of those, so obviously nevermind on those...
  5. RRetail Development

    You asked for it lol: Aarons, AT&T, Avenue, Boost Mobile, Buy Buy Baby, Catherines, Dress Barn, Disc Replay/Mega Replay, Dunhams, Famous Footwear, Foot Locker, Guitar Center, GNC, Harbor Freight Tools, Home Goods, Hobby Lobby, Lane Bryant, Marshalls, Maurices, Micro Center, Mod Pizza, Metro PCS, Nordstrom Rack, Olga's Kitchen, Office Max, Old Navy, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Rainbow, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Shoe Carnival, Starbucks, Sprint, Tom+Chee, T-Mobile, Ulta Beauty, Vitamin World, and Value World.
  6. RRetail Development

    I made a list of stores that Id like to see in a set like this, because I wanted to use the simgoober Plop-a-shop pack buildings and change them to other brands (changing textures where appropriate as well, of course). To be honest, I don't know if I'll ever have the time to do it because I work like 60 hours a week and have 2 little ones at home under the age of 5.
  7. Walmart

    Reminds me of the Wal-mart in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Thanks!
  8. Elder-Beerman

    We had these in Michigan as well as Carsons. Sucks to see them close up. Thanks for preserving them for us!
  9. RRetail Development

    An improper fraction at that. We have them in Michigan along with Comerica, TCF, Citizens, PNC, BofA, Chase, Key, Flagstar...(Im sure im forgetting some)...and a whole lot of credit unions. Maybe that will give you some ideas of a new bank to BAT? lol
  10. mipro

    Any updates? Hopefully some of the older BATs you guys are working on haven't died, either!
  11. RRetail Development

    Meijer experimented with a few other designs during the 90's and 2000's. There is weird one in Southgate, MI with a round structure on the front which is affectionatly called "the pineapple". There is one in Livonia, Mi that looks like a small village on the outside. They have also taken over Super K Marts and other defunct retailers in some areas and didn't change the design much. IMO, though the ones I pictured are the best.
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  13. RRetail Development

    Meijer is headquartered in my home state of Michigan. I only have 3 that are within minutes of my home lol. Here are the 2 most common Meijer designs:
  14. ericexp

    pics of my Detroit area re-creation.
  15. pclark06 Retail BAT stuff

    Been waiting for this