My Younkers???

Back in May, I was working in Wisconsin for the month and since I’m just like any other American, I decided to hit the mall for some downtime.  Most of the time, you might see Sears or Macy’s at the mall, but as I turned a corner, I found this…

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Imagine this store in Cross County or Getty Square, I mean it would probably be guaranteed business if not for the ease in regard to its name and convenience.  Apparently it is a subsidiary of a larger chain of department stores in the Midwest and even Northeast.

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Inside of course you find all the goodies you would find in any other store, but I couldn’t resist walking up to a lonely employee to show her where Yonkers NY was on a map and emphatically illustrate the connection…but finding one was an issue.

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Much like some other abandoned structures and places in the real Yonkers, Younkers Department Store was also a ghost town, void of shoppers or employees, I think I see some old guy near the back…damn it, it’s too late he actually went into the back.

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Well abandoned or not, the store lives on.  I’m sure if I went on a five-minute looting spree, rent-a-cops galore would spring into action like flies on you know what, so I casually just walked out.

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Why doesn’t Yonkers have a cool looking NEON sign like this?  Perhaps by the pier? Central Ave?  Cross County? Hell even prop it up on top of the Seminary Communication Tower so travelers from afar can see that the City of Gracious Living, is just over those damn hills.

–Josh

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4 thoughts on “My Younkers???

  1. Cool! Reminds me of when I was in Italy, years ago. I found a bag of some sort of corn chip snack called “Yonkers”! I still have the empty bag. : )

  2. I’m from Iowa, where Younkers was founded. The name is not lost on us! It’s a coincidence though, it was founded by men with the name “Younker”. It started as Younker Brother’s Department Store.

    • Wow Matt, thanks for reading and responding! I thought I was seeing things when I was in Wisconsin in Marshfield and knew I HAD to check out the store if anything just to say I was there. Very cool though and if you ever make an NYC trip, be sure and come a little further north to Yonkers NY and Check it out!

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