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September 16th, 2004

Best Local Store Names

While large stores have anonymous names (Wal-Mart, Best Buy,) some small shops strive to make a mark by having fun and clever names. Here are my favorites; let’s have yours.

  • Curl Up and Dye: Easily the best name for a hair salon.
  • Dew Drop Inn: Unbeatably clever bar name.
  • Hot Doug’s: My favorite Chicago hot dog place.
  • Let’s Pet Puppies: So honest. So pure.

Posted in Everyday Life

JUDY December 9, 2006, 2:04 pm

CLUCK U IN TRENTON HAD TO CHANGE THIER NAME TO “CLUCK UNIVERSITY” AFTER NEIGHBORS COMPLAINED.NOT TO WORRY CLUCK U IN EWING IS STILL “CLUCK U”.THE N. OLDEN AVE. CLUCK U HAS OPENED A PIZZA PLACE RIGHT NEXT DOOR.THE NAME OF IT IS PURPLE PIZZA. BOTH ARE OPEN UNTIL 3AM AND DELIVER UNTIL 2:30AM.

Lynne February 21, 2007, 9:02 pm

A sampling from Portland, Oregon & vicinity (No sales tax state)
– Phlatt Tires (rebuilt used tires)… Phlatt family sold after nearly 30 years
– Dr. Hertz, dentist (now retired, bought boat and sailed to Mexico)
– Ashes to Ashes (chimney service)
– Hairport (hair salon)
– Hair It Is (hair salon)
– Star Oilco… fueling around since 1936
– Dead Aunt Thelma’s Studio (recording studio)
– Geek Squad (computer techs)
– Beau Thai (restaurant)
– Ricejunkie (restaurant)
– Percasso Coffee (coffee stand)
– Andrea’s Perks (coffee stand)
– Beanarino’s (coffee stand)
– James Bean Cafe (restaurant)
– Den of Antiquity (antiques)

Remember “XXX” Root Beer? Here, one of the outlets was built in the shape of an old jug… and now houses an exotic mens club.

Old memories … locations forgotten
– An-T-Q’s (antique store)
– Dr Payne (dentist)
– Puckey’s Furniture (made mother think Pukey’s)
– Jazz Main (bar)
– Laugh Inn (lodging)

Traveller November 8, 2007, 3:53 am

Homo Erectus – a Belgian Gay Bar

John December 9, 2008, 5:15 am

FULLY TABOOLY – Kebab Shop

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