New Jersey stores that we once loved that are now closed
This was such a nostalgic project to put together. We asked our readers, family members, and friends to send us their favorite department stores in New Jersey that were a big part of their lives but, are now closed.
Immediately following this brief narrative, we have put together a photo gallery, each with an informative description of the iconic store.
Whether it was going to your favorite department store for back-to-school clothes and other school essentials or, for everyday shopping we all have wonderful memories of these experiences.
My favorite department store growing up in the late 1960s and early 1970s was Two Guys.
We did all of our back-to-school shopping, plus we would also go there for any reason or no reason at all. They seemed to have everything. If they didn’t have it, you didn’t need it.
One of our favorite things about going to Two Guys was the enclosed soft pretzel stand, located right by the front entrance. Now, you can easily buy frozen soft pretzels, place them in the oven or microwave and enjoy them on demand.
Here are a few vintage images from the Two Guys guys. I personally purchased both of these images.
This Two Guys on-site visit by Leonard Nimoy, “Mr. Spock” from Star Trek, came at a time when Star Trek was one of the biggest television programs in America.
Two Guys was actually that “big” and relevant at the time.