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Heck’s Department Store submitted by Timothy Bradley
Tara Watkins wrote: I remember the store so well. New Boston.
EmmaJean Vaughn-Hodge wrote: Wasn’t there one on Market Street?
Todd Reed wrote: My dad was the Santa Claus at Heck’s for years.
Kathy Browning wrote: This was my first job! I worked there for 2 years!
Erik Mcginnis wrote: Most vivid memory of Heck’s was my grandpa Berndt saying “Heck let’s go to Heck’s”.
Sharon Fraley wrote: At the time it was the best and only place to shop.
Paige Harmon Maston wrote: I loved Heck’s. For those of us who lived in West Portsmouth, it was the easiest-to-get-to discount department store. My mom would say “Let’s run to Heck’s” and it was easy to get in and out. Going to Kmart or Harts was more of a “trip” for those of us on the West end of the county!
Joe Petry wrote: Used to live next to this store.
Kimberly Patrick wrote: My granny worked there when it first opened.
Ruth Scott wrote: Loved that store!
David Montgomery wrote: I played in the Glenwood High School band on opening day of this store. It was biggest thing that happened in New Boston that year.
Dawn Sandoval wrote: When I was a little girl we would go there (the one on Market Street) and I used to think the name was a “bad word”! LOL!
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