There were so many great Atlantic City, New Jersey area stores that are now gone … yet, we have so many unforgettable memories about them.

This is only a partial list of these truly iconic stores:

  • Woolworth’s on Ocean Avenue and The Boardwalk in Atlantic City.
  • The corner of South Carolina & Atlantic Avenue’s has been the home of so many memorable establishments … formerly M. E. Blatt...then Schellenberger’s-Blatt then, finally Lit Brother’s. Now, it’s called The Citi Center Building, where government offices such as the Atlantic City Board of Education operate.
  • Two Guys, formerly located on Albany Avenue, in West Atlantic City … now it is the Atlantic City Police Tow Lot.
  • J. M. Fields, located on Wellington Avenue, Ventnor Heights, which later became Bradlees and now it is part of another big name operator, Pathmark.
  • Steinbach (Shore Mall, Cardiff, Egg Harbor Township. It was followed by additional iterations, Dry Goods and then Value City. Sadly, it is now an empty parking lot.
  • Garwood Mills, located in the beautiful Inlet section of Atlantic City.
  • Sears. Remember when The Shore Mall was called Sears Town Mall.
  • J.C. Penney
  • Macy’s

There are countless other establishments, including so many treasured restaurants that are also gone forever.

The Atlantic City area has a great tradition of world class dining and hotels, before and after casino gambling was approved in 1976 … and, the eventual opening of then Resorts International Hotel and Casino … now called Resorts Casino Hotel Atlantic City.


The original Parent Company of Resorts International Hotel & Casino was “The Mary Carter Paint Company.”

Isn’t that just amazing!

It is my hope that you enjoyed this fun walk together down Atlantic City Memory Lane.

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