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Hook 'n Needle, 28 Diamond Lane: 2011 (Moved)   14 comments

Posted at 10:59 pm in closing

Sewing & crochet shop Hook 'n Needle was a long-time retail stalwart at Intersection Center. In fact, I'm pretty sure they were the last shop there to either go under or move. Happily, the latter applies here, and at some point this year, Hook 'n Needle moved to the North-West corner of Boozer Shopping Center.

The first three pictures of the old location are from 29 August 2008, the fourth is from 4 September 2010 and the last three are from 24 September 2011.

The church rebuilding Intersection Center continues to make good progress, and hopefully I'll have some pictures of the repurposed Service Merchandise and the new fountain up soon.

UPDATE 22 January 2020: Add map icon, update tags.

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  1. Those corner shots at Boozer bring back memories of going to Key Catalog Showroom as a kid.


    26 Oct 11 at 8:13 am

  2. Speaking of Key Wholesale, I know it was still there in 1976-77, but dont know how long after that.


    26 Oct 11 at 8:17 am

  3. I actually do have a Key Catalog Wholesalers post, but it's all screwed up because I had the distinct but completely false memory that they had moved from Boozer to the old Food Lion on Bush River at some point. So the pictures are wrong, the text is wrong and the comments for Food Lion and Key are all mixed together. I keep meaning to bite the bullet and sort it all out, but haven't yet..


    26 Oct 11 at 10:54 am

  4. In fact..Foodline was origially FOODTOWN, but they had to change the name for some reason, and before that it was opened originally as Thrifty Mart Grocery store.. I dont think it was there too long though before Foodtown took over.


    26 Oct 11 at 12:04 pm

  5. meant to say FOOD LION..not Foodline.


    26 Oct 11 at 12:05 pm

  6. @Del - Food Lion nee Food Town started in NC and was a regional chain for years. Unbeknownst to their NC owners, there already was a chain called Food Town and thus they had to change for legal reasons. (This of course was years before the internet which could have avoided the problem for them.)


    27 Oct 11 at 8:31 am

  7. I take it that Thrfty Mart is still around in California and other places, but not sure. It was here only for a few years before it changed over to Food Town..I think it opened in '69 or 1970.


    27 Oct 11 at 9:56 am

  8. As I recall the name change, they picked in part for the cheapest change they could make to their signs. They got to keep "Food". "Lion" & "Town" are both 4 letters long, and they got to keep the terminal 'n'.


    27 Oct 11 at 10:23 am

  9. If they'd called it Food Toad, they could have kept two letters and the animal reference.


    27 Oct 11 at 10:54 am

  10. They also could reuse the "o".


    27 Oct 11 at 11:47 am

  11. Did Big Star become Food Town, or was that when Big Star went out of business, it was coincidental that the Food Towns moved into the vacant buildings? I know the Seven Oaks Big Star became a Food Town, but I don't remember if that happened in other locations. There was a Food Town on Bush River, but don't remember what it was. There was a Big Star on Arrowood by KMart.


    27 Oct 11 at 12:09 pm

  12. @Ted- They chose Lion because a lion was in the logo of the Dutch investment firm that bought a large part of the company as they were about to expand.


    28 Oct 11 at 7:26 am

  13. This might be a little belated, but I figured I'd go ahead and indicate that the new Hook N Needle at Boozer Shopping Center shut down sometime in the late 2013/early 2014 timeframe and Marueen, the shop's owner passed away back in February of 2014 at the age of 73...


    19 Sep 14 at 9:07 pm

  14. So very sorry to hear about Maureen's death.
    Wish I had been in touch much sooner. She was Always so
    Good to me. I was trying to find out if she could
    Locate a Colinette sweater pattern for me. I am unable to find
    The pattern book I got from her a few years ago.
    Hope the new store is going great. My best to her
    Family. Suzie Stepanian
    If someone from the store would call me I
    Would appreciate it. 843-557-2687
    Maybe they could help me. Thank you

    Suzie Stepanian

    20 Dec 16 at 4:30 pm

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