Welcome to #MemoryLaneMadness!
Even though March is officially over, I still love a March Madness-inspired bracket. Since this weekend would've been one of my favorite events, The NCAA Final Four in Atlanta, I figured we could still have some fun and crown our own "Champion".
As many of you know, I've always loved referencing and discussing old Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts businesses which are no longer with us; with Almacs and Lechmere being my personal favorites, of course. I miss them all and I know many of you do as well so that got me thinking about which one we long for the most!
So I present to you, possibly my biggest waste of time yet: MEMORY LANE MADNESS!
As the NCAA Tournament has Four Different Regions, I decided to have Four Categories as you can see. The Tournament also has a field of 60+ but in order to have an equal number of teams (or in this case, businesses), to make the bracket be equal, I cut mine down to 32 with regions of Eight. I'm sure some of your favorites are missing (Some of mine are, too! This was brutal for our "Selection Committee”!) but just bear with it as this is simply for fun. So for each matchup (and our "Committee" had a very difficult time with the Seedings), just select the business you wish could return or, the one you miss the most. You can vote in the comments or via my Insta-story. I will tabulate the results every 24 hours and the Tournament of Nonsense will move forward. It really works out for all of us that I have no life: during a time of Self-Isolation or not... Just have fun and pick your favorites.
Again, I know I missed some, so what other places do you (Hit or) miss? I can't wait to know how I've failed you all. Anyway, hope you enjoy, and keep washing your hands. #RI #RhodeIsland #I OldSchool #ClosedStores #401