Elite Sportsplex

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Elite Sportsplex

This 110,000 square foot store was built in 1994 as a Builders Square home improvement store. This was a replacement of a smaller Builders Square store built across the street at Oakland Pointe in 1990. The original Builders Square later became Circuit City and Media Play, it is currently Value World and Harbor Freight Tools. This Builders Square was later rebranded HQ (Home Quarters) and a section of it was used as Steve & Barry’s in the mid to late 2000s. Currently it is Oakland Schools and Elite Sportsplex.

Summit West and Summit North shopping centers were built as part of the Summit Place Mall Complex. The Summit Place Mall opened as the Pontiac Mall in 1963. In addition to the 1,500,000 square foot mall, two shopping centers were built around the mall as part of the complex.

Summit West was built first. The first part, featuring a Chatham food store was built in 1972. The second part featuring Target was built in 1987. The third part featuring Farmer Jack was built in 1989. Pace Membership Warehouse was built in 1991.

Summit North was built in 1994/1995 with Builders Square (relocated from a smaller store built in 1990 at Oakland Pointe across the street), Best Buy, and Gander Mountain.

Summit Place Mall (Pontiac Mall) – North Telegraph Road – Waterford Charter Township, Michigan

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-04-15 14:52:08

Tagged: , Waterford , Charter , Township , Pontiac , Michigan , MI , America , US , USA , Retail , Stores , 2015 , Summit Place , Mall

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Oakland Schools

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Oakland Schools

This 110,000 square foot store was built in 1994 as a Builders Square home improvement store. This was a replacement of a smaller Builders Square store built across the street at Oakland Pointe in 1990. The original Builders Square later became Circuit City and Media Play, it is currently Value World and Harbor Freight Tools. This Builders Square was later rebranded HQ (Home Quarters) and a section of it was used as Steve & Barry’s in the mid to late 2000s. Currently it is Oakland Schools and Elite Sportsplex.

Summit West and Summit North shopping centers were built as part of the Summit Place Mall Complex. The Summit Place Mall opened as the Pontiac Mall in 1963. In addition to the 1,500,000 square foot mall, two shopping centers were built around the mall as part of the complex.

Summit West was built first. The first part, featuring a Chatham food store was built in 1972. The second part featuring Target was built in 1987. The third part featuring Farmer Jack was built in 1989. Pace Membership Warehouse was built in 1991.

Summit North was built in 1994/1995 with Builders Square (relocated from a smaller store built in 1990 at Oakland Pointe across the street), Best Buy, and Gander Mountain.

Summit Place Mall (Pontiac Mall) – North Telegraph Road – Waterford Charter Township, Michigan

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-04-15 14:54:31

Tagged: , Waterford , Charter , Township , Pontiac , Michigan , MI , America , US , USA , Retail , Stores , 2015 , Summit Place , Mall … Read More

SE Nichols Store 18 Maple Shade NJ

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SE Nichols Store 18 Maple Shade NJ

S.E. Nichols Discount City #18 in Maple Shade, N.J., the "Mighty 18" as it was called by the staff, which operated from October, 1964 to September, 1985. In 1978, it was one of the first Nichols stores to add a Home Improvement Center which is on the right side of this shot. After Nichols closed, the building housed a Cost Cutters store – which was like a large dollar/odd-lot store. It was demolished in 1990 and a Price Club warehouse-membership club store was built, replaced by a Caldor discount store in 1994. After enlarging the building it became Lowe’s in the early 2000s. If this Nichols did not close and survived long enough, it might have become PharmHouse – which was a discount drug and houseware store Nichols converted its stores into when they left the full-scale discount store field in 1990. It also probably would have lost its retro looking canopy as Nichols began an extensive remodeling program about the time this store closed and rolled out an upgraded image with a new stencil style font logo before changing to PharmHouse.

Posted by JSF0864 on 2014-12-28 17:00:41

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Menards

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Menards

A typical Menards home improvement store in Richmond, Indiana – National Road East

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2018-04-15 16:33:58

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i could arrest you

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i could arrest you

This is the outer shell of one of Krefeld’s home improvement stores. I am wondering why they all, like Home Depot, have orange as a theme color. The story of this shot?
I was approached by an employee (after beeing stared at by customers for a while) asking me if he could help. No, I am fine, I am just taking shots of the wall nothing more, and the carts and the hinges of some doors. No, forbidden, need approval of Mr. V. O.k. I explained to Mr. V. – no big deal, no spying, just abstract images. I could go ahead. I was into it when I heard "whatyour doing there?" A customer in his top of the line Audi started shouting. I asked him who he was, somebody from the company? No, just a concerned citizen. He added: "I could arrest you for taking shots – people can arrest people if …" "a crime is happening or had just happened," I added. So, what’s the crime? He said: "Just this, taking photos, uhm, you could be preparing a theft." "Preparing," I said, "is not a crime and does not fall under the statute." I explained what I did for a living and he backed up. He isn’t like the Stasi, he said, just concerned. Now that you mentioned it, I thought.

Posted by IHP on 2008-08-10 09:46:41

Tagged: , krefeld , german , industrial , retail , home , improvement , hornbach , facade , metal , orange , purple , symmetry , architecture , sky … Read More