It just wasn't Christmas until we visited the mall, saw the animatronic elves, had an ice cream at Farrell's and then spent an hour drooling in KB Toy Store.

When I think of the holidays from my childhood I get nostalgic for all the places we used to shop or celebrate that don't exist anymore. I've listed almost 50 of those places and then asking you to help me fill out my list with anything I missed!

  • KB Toy Store (in the mall)
  • Farrells Ice Cream Parlour
  • Tastee Freeze — the building is still there and is now The Bomber
  • Sgt. Bubs army surplus
  • Tri-City Hoedown Center
  • Fantasia's Toy Box in Downtown Kennewick
  • Butcher Baker Candlestick Maker
  • Oasis Water Slides and batting cages
  • Welches Plant — always made Washington and Columbia Drive smell good
  • Pat Aichele and the Atomic Twirlers
  • Kennewick Pharmacy
  • The Columbia Pharmacy
  • Mayfair Market
  • Pischel Yearbooks
  • The Bookworm — the old one in north Richland
  • Open Mind Bookstore
  • The Beading Heart
  • Artic Circle
  • Jerry’s Coffee in Vista Village
  • TJ’s Pantry on Clearwater
  • VIPs on 395
  • Benton Theater
  • Giant T Ice Cream Parlour
  • Betty’s Homemade Candies
  • Mother’s World in downtown Kennewick
  • B B & M at the Uptown in Richland
  • Bill's Fishing Hole in West Richland
  • Wheelers (appliance story on Jadwin and Comstock)
  • Sunny Blues
  • Gypsy Jokers Club
  • Sunset Video
  • Valu-Mart in Kennewick
  • European Health Spa
  • The Red Steer
  • My Place Tavern
  • The Playboy Tavern
  • The Brite Spot Tavern
  • Baron’s Restaurant
  • Noah’s Ark Pet Shop in Columbia Center Mall
  • The Skate King
  • Speedy’s Drive In
  • Shuffler’s Shanty
  • The Pasco Drive In
  • The Big Y Tavern
  • The Cowboy Club
  • Skate West (off Gage)