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

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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

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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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Future Menards…

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Future Menards...

The Menards home improvement store chain (Menard, Inc.) officially purchased the Brooklyn Super Kmart property on December 22, 2014. A Menards store will open at this site sometime in the future; additional Cleveland Area Menards stores are planned in Avon and Mentor. It will be interesting to see if Menards demolishes the Super Kmart structure or saves it. Competitors Home Depot and Lowe’s have kept the Kmart buildings from a number of the stores they acquired in the past.

Former Super Kmart Center – Brookpark Road – Brooklyn, Ohio

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-01-10 23:52:29

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Central Hardware

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Central Hardware

Central Hardware was once a midwestern hardware store chain based in St. Louis, Missouri. Central was one of the first home improvement store chains to regularly build stores topping 50,000 square feet. This store in Columbus was built in 1979. In the late 1980s and 1990s, other chains like Hechinger and Builders Square with larger stores moved into the area. The Central Hardware chain went bankrupt in 1995 and shut down all their stores. Central once had stores in many markets. Some of these markets include Columbus, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, and Memphis.

I really can’t find much about this chain but here are some former locations I tracked down.

Ohio
>Northland Boulevard and Southland Road (Central Park Plaza), Forest Park
Might be empty, not sure if buffet is still there
>Montgomery Road and Sherman Avenue (Surrey Square Mall), Norwood
Surrey Square was an actual enclosed mall anchored by just Central and a Thriftway Supermarket! It has been demolished since the mid-2000s.
>Beechmont Avenue and I-275 (Beechmont Plaza), Cincinnati
Demolished for Home Depot
>Refugee and Hamilton Roads (the location this picture is of), Columbus
>Cleveland Avenue and I-270 (Westworth Station), Columbus
Looks like it might be empty now
>Olentangy River Road and Bethel Road (Olentangy Plaza), Columbus
Now a Micro Center store

Tennessee
>Elvis Presley Boulevard and Seife Road, Memphis
Abandoned still, originally a Corondolet store
>Perkins Road and American Way, Memphis
Now New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Indiana
>US 31 (south of Southport Road), Indianapolis

Illinois
>10705 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights
Turned into Value City department store, now Value City Furniture and Harbor Freight Tools
>3000 Homer Adams Parkway, Alton
Now Atlantis Pools

Missouri
>Interstate 270 and Halls Ferry Road, Ferguson
Demolished for Shop ‘n Save
>Mid-Rivers Center, St. Peters
Now Value City Furniture
>4445 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis
Now Babies R Us and Sports Authority
>15355 Manchester Rd, Ballwin
Now Jo-Ann Fabrics and Buy Buy Baby
>10720 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood
long demolished
>Olive and Mason Roads, Creve Coeur
Now Commerce Mortgage
>1212 S. Gannon Drive, Festus
Now Hood’s Discount Home Center
>1616 Dielman Road, Overland
B&J Peerless Restaurant Supply
>5835 Manchester Avenue, Saint Louis
Now CK Supply

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Posted by Nicholas Eckhart on 2015-05-07 23:02:32

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