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An alternate history for retail in the US.

TimelineEdit

1902Edit

  • The first JCPenney store opens.

1940Edit

  • The first McDonald's fast food restaurant opens.

1953Edit

  • The first Burger King fast food restaurant opens.

1956 Edit

  • The first Payless ShoeSource store opens

1962Edit

  • The first Kmart store opens.
  • The first Target store opens.

1963 Edit

  • The first The Limited store opens.

1964 Edit

  • The first Tim Hortons coffee shop opens in Canada.

1968 Edit

1969Edit

  • The first Gap store opens.
  • The first Wendy's fast food restaurant opens.
  • The first The Children's Place store opens.

1977Edit

  • The first American Eagle Outfitters store opens.
  • The first Chuck E. Cheese's family entertainment center opens.

1980Edit

  • The first Showbiz Pizza family entertainment center opens.

1983Edit

  • The first Kids "R" Us children's clothing stores open.

1985Edit

1987Edit

  • The Limited buys Abercrombie & Fitch.
  • The Limited launches the Limited Too brand.
  • The first Disney Store opens.
  • The first indoor McDonald's Playplace opens.

1988Edit

  • The first Walmart Supercenter store opens.
  • The first Hot Topic store opens.

1989Edit

  • The first Discovery Zone family entertainment center opens.

1990Edit

  • The first Bath & Body Works store opens.
  • The first Sesame Street General Store opens.
  • Kmart gets a new logo.

1991Edit

  • The first Super Kmart store opens.
  • Sears introduces the Sears Brand Central branding for their electronics department.
  • The first Warner Brothers Studio Store opens.

1992Edit

  • The first stand alone Sears Brand Central electronics store opens.
  • The Mall of America opens in Bloominton, MN.
  • The first Blockbuster Music store opens.

1993Edit

  • Macy's spins off Aeropostale.

1994Edit

  • The first Old Navy store opens.
  • The first Blockbuster Games store opens.

1997Edit

  • Kmart launches the Big Kmart store format at 200 of its stores.
  • The first Nickelodeon Superstore opens.

1998Edit

  • Abercrombie & Fitch launches the Abercrombie Kids brand.
  • Payless ShoeSource signs a licensing agreement with American Eagle Outfitters to sell "American Eagle" branded footwear at Payless stores.

2000Edit

  • The first Hollister store opens.
  • Blockbuster closes all stand alone Blockbuster Music and Blockbuster Games stores, but kept the Blockbuster Music and Blockbuster Games stores that are in Blockbuster Video stores open.

2001Edit

  • Toys "R" Us opens a flagship store in Times Square in New York City.
  • Sears gets a new logo.
  • Blockbuster launches Blockbuster Direct, a movies and video games by mail rental service.

2002Edit

  • After rather poor sales, Kmart phases out the Big Kmart format and all of Big Kmart stores were rebranded as regular Kmart stores.

2004Edit

  • Limited Brands launches the Justice brand as a lower price alternative to the Limited Too brand.
  • Kmart reintroduces their original 1962 logo.

2007Edit

  • American Eagle Outfitters launches the 77 Kids children's clothing brand as an online only line.

2008Edit

  • The first 77 Kids stores open.
  • American Eagle Outfitters opens a flagship store with 77 Kids in Times Square in New York City.
  • Limited Too converts all of their stores to Justice.
  • Blockbuster Direct starts a movie and TV show streaming service.
  • Nickelodeon Superstore opens a flagship store in Mall of America.

2009Edit

  • Aeropostale launches the P.S. from Aeropostale children's clothing brand at select Aeropostale stores.
  • Nickelodeon Superstore gets a new logo.

2011Edit

  • Justice launches the Brothers pre-teen boys clothing brand at select Justice stores.
  • The first stand alone P.S. from Aeropostale store opens.

2012Edit

  • The first stand alone Brothers store opens.
  • Chuck E. Cheese's gives their Chuck E. mascot a new "Rockstar" look.

2014Edit

  • Justice & Brothers opens a flagship store in Times Square in New York City.

2015Edit

  • Chuck E. Cheese's opens a flagship store in Times Square in New York City touted as being the largest Chuck E. Cheese's FEC in the chain.

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