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Normandy Square Mart on Roosevelt Boulevard


Normandy Square Mart on Roosevelt Boulevard

Normandy Square Mart was one of those bazaars that had two long hallways lined with booths selling everything from vacuum cleaner belts to cheap clothing. (It is now a storage unit place.) There was a cool record store there where, when Hey Jude by the Beatles came out, I bought it. It was the first record (7 45 rpm) that I ever bought. My parents were upset b/c it cost something like $.33. Of course, in the next decade or so, I would spend tons of money on records.


Location: ExtraSpace Storage , 12005 Roosevelt Blvd. , - Across from Nabisco/Kraft Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19154, United States
Listing Category: Buildings, Human Interest, Repurposed Properties, Retail Stores, Malls
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : Joe1956
Email : joehesson@gmail.com
Comments : My family used to go to Normandy all the time... I used to get a lot of my school clothes at Mitchs & Charlie Kohlers, 2 clothing stores there.... used to have great pizza right by one of those 2 outlets... they also had a candy store where my mom always bought chocolate covered raspberry jellies... I bought quite a few .45s at the record store too, I can remember my older brother being ticked off because I bought a Beatles record ( may have been Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields ) instead of The Ballad of the Green Beret which was a hit at the time. I still say I made the right purchase.
Date : 2012-03-01

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Great post! Coincidentally, I was going to post that the Philopatrian Club at 1923 Walnut St., Philly, has a juke box in the basement that includes Barry Sadlers Ballad of the Green Berets in it. But I have not been there for some time, so I want to make sure it is still there before I do.
Date : 2012-03-01

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : See more on this building at the entry for Best and Basco, who were susequent occupiers.
Date : 2012-03-02

Name : tofuju
Email : tofuju@gmail.com
Comments : My dad owned the record store, Record Den, in the Normandy Square Mart! Are you guys talking about that store?
Date : 2015-08-28

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Record Den sounds right! If there had been only one record store in the Normandy Square Mart, then it must be it. Im sure a lot of people have a lot of fond memories of buying cool records there.
Date : 2015-08-29

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