Lost Histories of Mid-South Retail

This series of posts is one of the most fundamental to the MSRB's nature as a retail blog. For these essays, I have done extensive research on the subjects and compiled their respective pasts and presents as best I can, complete with plenty of photos, to boot. I say this a lot, but for these posts in particular, it's crucial: if you have any information or photos of your own to share, please leave a comment or email me at midsouthretailblog [at] gmail [dot] com!

The list below contains all of the blog's posts falling under the Lost Histories of Mid-South Retail banner, up to November 2023. It will be updated periodically to reflect more recent posts in the series.

July 2016 -- The Aftermath of Seessel's
May 2017 -- Albertsons Stores in Mississippi (Complete List)
July 2017 -- Oxford Mall (Former), Oxford, MS
August 2017 -- Albertsons Mid-South Division Stores (4700 Series - Complete List)
August 2017 -- Seessel's by Albertsons Complete Store List (1998-2002)
August 2017 -- Albertsons Nashville Area Complete Store List (1998-2002)
August 2017 -- Albertsons Chattanooga Area Complete Store List (1998-2000)
December 2017 -- Casino Factory Shoppes, Tunica Resorts (Robinsonville), MS
January 2018 -- Former Walmart Express, Sardis, MS
March 2018 -- Schnucks Mid-South Complete Store and Fuel Center List (2002-2011)
May 2018 -- Greenville Mall, Greenville, MS (Bonus: Mainstream Mall)
July 2018 -- Staples in Memphis (and Tupelo, too)
August 2018 -- Contributor Post: Stop N' Go "Hex" Stores - Memphis Locations
January 2019 -- For the Record (...Store)
January 2019 -- Contributor Post: Memphis Area 7-Eleven Stores
February 2019 -- How Goodwill Florida Wound Up in North Mississippi
May 2019 -- DeSoto Pointe (Unbuilt Lifestyle Center), Southaven, MS
June 2019 -- Fred's Store #1 Closing, Coldwater, MS
Note: A majority of my Fred's posts incorporate Lost Histories elements. So as not to list them all out here, I encourage you to please check out my separate Fred's page instead.
September 2019 -- McDonald's Express, Quince Road, Memphis, TN
January 2020 -- Factory Stores at Batesville, Batesville, MS
January 2024 -- Contributor Post: Additional "Lost Memphis" 7-Eleven Stores

Certain "Lost Histories" posts are part of a "Broken Chains Edition" subseries, inspired by the Broken Chains Blog (where a broken chain is defined as "a business which, at some point in its history, had multiple, similarly-functioning, physical locations where a customer could purchase goods and/or services, and which presently has a significantly diminished presence and/or value as a brand compared to the same brand in its heyday"). These posts are listed separately below.

May 2019 -- Broken Chain: Bonanza Steakhouse, Tupelo, MS
July 2019 -- Broken Chain: Danver's Restaurant, Olive Branch, MS
February 2020 -- Broken Chain: Barnhill's Buffet, Jonesboro, AR
July 2020 -- Broken Chain: Bookstar (former), Poplar Plaza, Memphis, TN

Finally, as a contributor at My Florida Retail Blog, I've also created a second, similar series entitled "Lost Histories of Floridian Retail." If you're interested, you may view these posts at the links below.

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