Remembering Rhode Island's
Good Ol' Days
The Zayre in Middletown was a Warawick Shopper's World first, then was Zayre, then became Ames. Star Market was right next door. There was a connecting door on the inside between the two stores.
Warwick Shopper's World with the tall counter and jukebox. When I was young my girlfriend and I would walk down there after school, split a popcorn and a soda and I would play nothing but "Whole Lotta Love" every time! After that, we'd go to Adam's Drugstore next to Star Market and read the teen mags ... seems like heaven now.
I remember shopping at Zayre and Star Market. I won a contest at Star Market in the summer of 1979. I got to meet Jim Rice and Butch Hobson of the Boston Red Sox. My brother was so mad. The prize wasn't transferrable. I also remember the Hospital Trust Bank in that same shopping center.