Mark this date down. I discovered when it is that Windsorites decided that big box shopping was way better than supporting the local shops.
It’s been going on for 40 years. However 40 years ago, those stores still stocked items made in this country. Now I realize, that many jobs have moved overseas and they’re never coming back. At least the best we can do is buy those Chinese made goods at a local business, rather that saving .60 cents by buying at Wal-Mart.
From the Windsor Star – September 3, 1968:
Now in contrast to the old here is the new type of shopping centre – typical of today’s design in building and with spacious parking areas nearby.
While today’s shopping may seem more impersonal, the experience is a thrill for most shoppers because of the vast array of merchandise and the convenience offered the customer.
The photo taken at Eastown, the big centre at Tecumseh and Lauzon.
This type of centre is the new general store.