Site Plans Filed for ANOTHER Dollar General in Victoria
It appears that Dollar General loves the Crossroads area. In the past 11 months, DG on Mockingbird has opened its doors and recently the DG at the corner of Airline and Ben Jordan has opened. Now, a permit has been filed for another Dollar General in Victoria. Where you might ask? The site plans for June 2023, obtained from the City of Victoria website, show the address as 3602 Miori Ln, located right down the street from Memorial Stadium. This will make the 13th DG, I believe, in Victoria County when completed!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING IN THE 90'S:
Now that school is back in session, It got me thinking about how different the shopping options are today. I mean, who remembers going to try on clothes and not taking home the clothes the same day? It's called layaway! How about those Trapper Keepers or when you had the cool lunch box with the thermoses? The Good Ole Days! There were so many places to get your school clothes in Victoria, such as Jerry Lentz Sports, Kinney Shoe, Melvins, and Millers Outpost. Below are a few more that will bring back those memories.
This store was an icon in the Victoria Mall for many years. They always had the freshest styles. You know you still remember the jingle. A shout-out to Mr. Arthur Cantu! Who remembers the catch Athletic Attic jingle.
Bring these stores back! This was a great place for back-to-school shopping! We can't forget the super-patriotic red, white, and blue T-shirt for the Fourth of July.
This was one of the nicer places to get your back-to-school gear. A bit pricey! We can't wait for this location to be reborn as the New Mr. Gatti's.
WEINERS DEPARTMENT STORE:
I refer to this as my mom's layaway headquarters! We had two locations in Victoria. One on Laurent where food city is. The other was in the Navarro Shopping Center where Fallas used to be!
THE ORIGINAL K-MART
The original location in Victoria was located next to Chuck E. Cheese, now Lack's Department Store!. Home of the 'Blue Light Special.' I remember the layaway lines being super long during back-to-school shopping!
IF YOU WENT OUT OF TOWN...
I mean, where else are you going to find Girbaud and Guess Jeans for $20 bucks?
Wishing the kids an amazing 2022/23 school year!