Recycling nostalgia

Consumers Distributing display casesI’m usually one to appreciate and advocate both recycling and heritage preservation, but I’m not so sure it’s a wise move in the case of these display cabinets still in use in a Port Hope store. I remember Consumers Distributing as an eminently frustrating place to shop. Cheaper than department stores, but impossible to tell whether anything was in stock or see any merchandise without filling out a little paper slip.  Couple that with waiting in line for somewhere between five and thirty minutes before being disappointed, and going to Consumers was always a bit of a crapshoot, a problem that only seemed to get worse as I got older. Still, the local Consumers at Main and Danforth was the primary supplier of AFX slot car sets and Timex watches to my youth.

2 Replies to “Recycling nostalgia”

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog. Not only is it well-written, with topics I enjoy reading about, the photos are great.
    One thing though – not enough posts. Thanks for the recent ones as I was away and missed the G20.

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