It’s not even close.

When I give thought to my favorite department store of all time in the Atlantic City, New Jersey area, there is only one that immediately comes to mind.

It was located on the Black Horse Pike in what is known as West Atlantic City. West Atlantic City … which is officially part of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey.

However, everyone thinks of this store as an Atlantic City-based, iconic department store.

The name of the store was “Two Guys.”

We did all of our back-to-school shopping here. They seemed to have everything.

“Two Guys” also had the best soft pretzels, located in a free standing booth right before the entrance to the store.

Other than making your own pretzels if you were fortunate enough to have your own “Pretzel Jetzel” maker, it was the only way to have a soft pretzel in the 1960’s, early 1970’s.

And, “Pretzel Jetzel” didn’t compare to “Two Guys” pretzels.

The former Two Guys site is now the Atlantic City Police Tow Lot.

Each and every time that I drive past here, I think about my wonderful childhood, which featured countless trips to “Two Guys.”

“Two Guys” was founded by two guys named Herbert and Sidney Hubschman of Harrison, New Jersey.

They opened their first store in 1946 above an empty diner. Their business was very successful and they went on to open many more stores, including the Atlantic City area store.

The Atlantic City area “Two Guys” opened in 1965 and it closed on October 15, 1981.

Harry Hurley photo.
Harry Hurley photo.

I was so lucky that my favorite department store opened when I was 5 years old and we had it for so many formative years of our lives.

Here is a Don P. Hurley meme of a purchase that we made at “Two Guys” in about 1970.

Please note the 4 stripes on my BoBo, fake Adidas “Super Star” model sneakers.

I took a lot of childhood “abuse” at school for wearing the fake version with 4 and not the classic 3 stripes.

Don was lucky to get the last remaining ”knockoff” pair with 3 stripes.

Don P. Hurley meme.
Don P. Hurley meme.

It’s hard to believe that a department store could be such an important part of your young life … but, it was.

When we needed or wanted new clothes, sneakers, food, beverage, toys and all imaginable household needs, you could always turn to “Two Guys” and they had everything that you needed.

“Two Guys” has now been closed for 43 years, however, my fond memories have not faded a bit.

Below, is a great photo gallery and comments about many other great New Jersey stores that we once loved that are now closed forever.

Great New Jersey Stores That We Once Loved That Are Now Closed

10 Things I am Extremely Grateful For in Atlantic County

10 Things I am Extremely Grateful For in Atlantic County


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