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Bye bennys

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Just heard on the radio that bennys is closing their doors by the end of the year. Another one bites the dust to the big box stores. This one hurts a little more for me. Have a lot of good memories from my childhood. Got my first bike there with the training wheels. My last trip i ever made to bennys was 2 weeks ago for a case of water.

 

sad times

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i plan to hit their closing sales for tins and other fishing gear they stock.  But yes very sad, many memories going there with my parents and grandparents

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Shopped the one in Westerly since early 80s.  Shocked it survived as long as it did once Walmart moved in.  Very sorry to see it go.  I was there just a few weeks ago.  The Westerly store hadn't changed since I was a kid.  Looked basically the same inside and out. 

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11 hours ago, Dirty Walter said:

Wakefield fishing section was wiped out the other day. 

Nothing is being re-stocked. The fishing section in the three Benny's that I've hit have been bare. Did get some hooks in Wakefield yesterday. One guy bought the PVC pipe displays that the rods were in. 

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I will miss them as Benny's was always a good spot to get some tackle or lures in a pinch.  They also used to do year end sales this time of year and you could get some good deals on Gibbs plugs or metal.

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And in fact Cap'n Don's was at Dunn's for years back in the day before he wound up at Q. Not a SWE style operation but he had a great location.

 

-bd

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