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

Tagged: , Nichols , discount , city , store , Maple Shade , NJ , building , retail

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What Shall We Build Today?

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What Shall We Build Today?

This local Home Depot in Taipei, Taiwan, has all kinds of materials for home builders.

Image taken with Canon 6D + 24-105mm f/4L at 45mm, f/5.6 and edited in Lightroom Classic.

Posted by azpen on 2018-10-11 08:46:02

Tagged: , Taiwan , New Taipei City , Dapinglin , store , construction , home improvement … Read More

My favorite home improvement store

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My favorite home improvement store

…and Jimmy Johnson’s main sponsor in NASCAR. I love Jimmy Johnson.

Posted by creed_400 on 2009-09-13 23:17:59

Tagged: , grand , rapids , west , michigan , summer , september , jimmy , johnson , nascar , sponsor , lowes , home , improvement , store , big , box … Read More

SE Nichols 18 Maple Shade NJ

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SE Nichols 18 Maple Shade NJ

S.E. Nichols Discount City #18 in Maple Shade, N.J. in the Summer of 1985, shortly before the store closed after 21 years of operation. The store was nicknamed the "Mighty 18" by the staff. It was one of three S.E. Nichols stores in New Jersey, the others being in Matawan and Bricktown, and part of a 44 store chain from New York to North Carolina. In 1978, it was one of the first Nichols stores to add a Home Improvement Center which sold lumber, paint, tools, flooring, wall coverings and kitchen cabinets. After Nichols the building housed a Cost Cutters store, then was demolished in 1990 and a Price Club warehouse-club store was built, replaced by a Caldor discount store in 1994. The replacement building, set farther back, currently houses Lowe’s – who expanded the building when they took it over in the early 2000s. By the end of the 1980s, Nichols converted its remaining stores to a discount drug and household products format called PharmHouse.

Posted by JSF0864 on 2014-12-26 20:56:36

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Electrical Home & Improvement Centre

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Electrical Home & Improvement Centre

Posted by Steve Bowbrick on 2010-06-09 22:26:59

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