No one WANTED to believe their eyes if they saw Jerry Lewis
marching hand-in-hand with G.I. Joe and Mr. Potato Head.
Looks like "There's plenty of need to fear!"
1975, Bargain Town had just about covered Alabama. Of
curious note is the address given here for the Troy store - it's not
Montgomery Highway, but Montgomery Street. Despite the name, it is not a road which leads to the capital city.
building today has housed a fitness center for at least 20 years ....
but as recently as the late '90s, a relic of Bargain Town still existed
on the west wall: a rusted "parking for customers only" sign, with an
image of Buckworth. I was living in Troy at the time, and I wish
I had the foresight to bring a crowbar under the cover of
And so ends the long and cherished story of the W.T. Grant chain
and its Kmart-clone subsidiary, Grant City. R.I.P.