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Intersection Vacuum Center, 12 Diamond Lane (Intersection Center): 1990s   3 comments

Posted at 12:16 am in historic,stores

OK, this one makes me doubt my memories. (I'm sure more of these closings should do that..)

This is the store where I bought my sister a vacuum cleaner back in the 1980s. I can't remember what kind it was -- some sort of off-brand canister model that seemed fairly solid, I think. It lasted more than ten years for her, and if that's not Electrolux longevity, it's not bad.

The thing is that I was dead certain the place was called Intersection Vacuum Center, which made sense because it was located at Intersection Center. However, clearly at the time this place moved to Lake Murray Boulevard (where it still is), it was called Vacuum Mart. Further, there is an Intersection Vacuum Center in Columbia, but it's apparently on Two Notch near Columbia Mall.

The only sequence of events that would make my recollection correct is if this building was Intersection Vacuum Center which at some point moved out and was replaced by another vacuum store. Anyone have a better memory about this?

UPDATE 16 May 2010: Added full street address, tags.

Written by ted on December 16th, 2008

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  1. I just remember it being a vacuum store and can't remember the name. I have my mom's Electrolux that must be pushing 30 now.
    Now git off my lawn you dang kids!

    ChiefDanGeorge

    16 Dec 08 at 6:45 am

  2. Is there any chance that this was the Robo's arcade? Probably not, if you remember purchasing a vacuum in the 80's, but it was around there somewhere. I drove through this shopping center a couple of weeks ago. WOW!

    Jonathan

    30 Jan 09 at 10:48 am

  3. This is kinda fuzzy, but I think. . .
    “Intersection Vacuum Center” was originally on Diamond Ln, but moved around 1990 or so to the new location on nearby Bakersfield, where the photo shows. This “new” location had previously been a bed or mattress store. I’m guessing that when they moved the store, they changed the name, at least on the sign.

    badger

    30 Jan 09 at 11:25 am

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