Blast from the past

Spotted on Rte. 56 in Leicester:

bradlees1Department store Bradlees declared bankruptcy in 2000, and all stores were closed by March of 2001.

A bit of local trivia which many readers will remember — the smallish Home Depot store on Gold Star Boulevard was originally a Bradlees store.

Those of a certain age may remember some Bradlees television commercials featuring “Mrs. B” and the jingle “At Bradlees, you buy what Mrs. B buys.  And nobody can buy like Mrs. B.”

Evidently some enterprising soul on Rte. 56 bought like Mrs. B and got themselves a trailer or two when the store chain was liquidated.

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