Sunday, July 30, 2017

McDonald's in Oil City, PA

While out and about in Venango County, I stumbled across another classic location that has yet to be 'eyebrowed.' This McDonald's location in Oil City, PA is quite unique for a number of reasons which will be highlighted further in the post by pictures.

The railroad tracks in the front of this location just makes for a great picture in my opinion!
Here's an alternate view
We got a few exterior pictures of this classic location and the actual McDonald's sign is located in the back of the parking lot.

Now we move into the restaurant itself. What makes it so special is that there is actually two seperate dining rooms which are connected by what I call the 'ordering hallway.' Oh, and there's also something else....

Entering from the parking lot side. Around the corner is the ordering hallway.
The view behind me from the same general area. Note the restrooms as that detail will be discussed below.
After rounding the corner and passing through the ordering hallway, we come to the second dining room which is dubbed Ronald's Room. This area is full of vintage beauty.
Yes, even a second shared restroom, which is used as both the handicap restroom and baby changing station, is available here which prompts the following sign. The first set of restrooms are not handicap accessible. 

While I realize the ordering hallway isn't really much of a hallway, I call it that simply as a lack of a better word. Here's the area as seen from the Ronald Room:

Finally, we come to the treasures of Ronald's Room. I leave you with a look at them:

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Price Chopping It Smaller Sized

Located in the northernmost county in the blog's coverage area, this Price Chopper is not nearly as big as most. This supermarket could easily pass as a small town local grocer. Despite the small size, it still has everything one would need and expect out of a supermarket. 


I leave you with an inside look:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Bluelight News Flash: The Closings Continue

Sears Holdings appears to be on a closing spree. Even more stores will soon close their doors. I know this news was announced on Friday, but because I was away over the weekend I did not post about it. Please note that I included both the 43 stores announced and the stores that were announced on 6/22 here. The old post has been removed.


Athens, AL
Tuscaloosa, AL

Kingman, AZ
Phoenix, AZ (Northern Ave)
Eureka, CA
Riverside, CA
Hudson, FL
Lakeland, FL

Miami, FL (S Dixie Hgwy)
Tampa, FL (N Florida Ave)
Columbus, GA
Douglas, GA
Coeur D'Alene, ID
Anderson, IN
Brownsburg, IN

Lexington, KY
Owensboro, KY

Fitchburg, MA
Springfield, MA
Gaithersburg, MD
Pasadena, MD
Escanaba, MI
Monroe, MI
Glendive, MT
Great Falls, MT
Las Vegas, NV (Sahara Blvd)
Herkimer, NY
Olean, NY
Dayton, OH (Woodman Dr.)
Garfield Heights, OH
Toledo, OH
Bartlesville, OK
Shawnee, OK
Erie, PA (Harborcreek)
York, PA
Beaufort, SC
Florence, SC
Jackson, TN
Salt Lake City, UT (S 900)
Roanoke, VA
Tacoma, WA
Rock Spring, WY


Sarasota, FL
Chicago, IL (Harlem Ave)
Peru, IL
Clarksville, IN
Elkhart, IN
Schererville, IN
Garden City, KS
Overland Park, KS
Lafayette, LA
Cockeysville, MD
Hagerstown, MD
Roseville, MI
Burnsville, MN
Watchung, NJ
Colonie, NY
East Northport, NY
Johnson City, NY
Mentor, OH
Middleburg Heights, OH
Toledo, OH
Cranberry, PA
Warwick, RI
Friendswood, TX
Houston, TX (Westwoods Mall)
Paris, TX
Greendale, WI
Kenosha, WI

Monday, July 3, 2017

Kmart #3264

This month's look at a Kmart store features one that is still operating and that is not closing at this time. Located in Moosic, a suburb of Scranton, the store was a former Arlan's dept. store which was bought out by Kmart. Kmart also took over two other Arlan's stores in Wilkes-Barre and Edwardsville. Out of the three locations, this Kmart is the most unique. Read on to discover why.

The exterior is even different. Note that the entrance is not symmetrical. 

This store does well enough to have its own wi-fi service.
Time for the interior tour:

Extra space used for misc. products.

A slightly creepy hallway to the garden shop

Where is the rest of the sign?

Rating:  6 out of 10.
Even though the store has a newer decor package, it suffers from a less than ideal floor. On the positive side, the store was well-stocked and had a good handful of customers. The missing part of the sporting goods department sign and the just general creepy feeling of the hallway to the garden shop drop the store's score down.

In Danger of Closing?
I don't think so, but possible. The store is not far from downtown Scranton and as such it seems to do decent enough to continue operating.