Anyone Remember One or More Of These 90s and 2000s Gems?
We all sometimes wonder how we ever lived without technology. New is better right? There are those things that are gone and that we cannot get back. Some of which, we might be happy about. Others we associate with what our parents or grandparents might call, "The good old days." Here are few places that might be gone but not forgotten.
Chuck E. Cheese was not the only pizza place with games, rides, and creepy animatronics. There was another place and it came first: ShowBiz Pizza Place. Maybe you even had your birthday party at the one on Hartland Ave.
Once upon a time, Hard Rock was THE place. Whenever you travelled, you had to get the t-shirt or shot glass from that Hard Rock location. Odds are, you were not even old enough to drink from said shot glass. Most of these have since closed down, but they definitely had more than their moment.
Before Netflix, Hulu, and about 50 other streaming services, there was the video store. Blockbuster Video revolutionized the video rental game. Multiple copies of new releases, popcorn, and more. They always seemed to be out of what I wanted on any given Friday, but it was still a cool store. Anyone still have their membership card?
In the 90s and 2000s, you needed that perfect outfit for school or the club. Before you hit up Rum Runners, you headed to Wet Seal.
Most guys had the same problem when it came to club wear. They couldn't hit up Wet Seal, but thankfully they had Gadzooks. I mean where else were you going to get that perfect Dragon Ball Z printed button up?
Food and clothes are not the only things that have gone away. Pontiac was everywhere in the 90s and 2000s. Maybe you had a Grand Am, Grand Prix, or the super cool Sunfire. GM is still going strong, but Pontiac is sadly no longer with us. Well, save for the local used car lot.
These are just a few pieces of our childhood. Is there anything you're glad is gone? Better question, is there anything you wish you could bring back?