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Friday, April 29, 2016

Waccamaw's HomePlace Commercial & Shopping Carts

This commercial is from 1994:

          Waccamaw Corp. was a pottery store chain founded in 1977, and based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Famous really for the Waccamaw outlet mall along US-501 and US-17 in Myrtle Beach.

          Opening stores in the early 80's in North Carolina, and South Carolina, the real jump for Waccamaw was in 1984 when they opened a store in an outlet mall in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, just outside Schaumburg.

          The chain bought competing home furnishing chain Homeplace and grew to over a 100 stores by 2001, changing the names to Waccamaw's Homeplace, in hopes of phasing out the Waccamaw name as the chain filed for bankruptcy and closed by 2002.

          Part of a former mall in Merrillville, Indiana, there is an Old Time Pottery store that I presume to have taken a former Homeplace store, as these are the shopping carts in the store, and this chain sells the exact same merchandise as Waccamaw.

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