15 Big Businesses from the '90s that Disappeared
I am a '90s baby. I was born in the Spring of 1990, during a time when technology was steadily growing and about to change the world in ways nobody could have expected or foreseen, before our thin and efficient iPhones were in the making. While it really wasn't all that long ago, times were very different.
Mall rats were a real thing. If you didn't walk the mall with a Slurpee or an over-sized pretzel, eat delicious and fast Chinese or Philly cheesesteaks in the food quarts, meet your friends at your favorite exit, you missed out on one of the purest joys of the '90s. It wasn't always about shopping though, a huge part of the mall rat life was just walking and talking and being with and among people. There were even people who went to malls just for the exercise, who made their rounds every morning right as the mall opened during the colder months.
Every generation has pieces of their childhood they are reluctant to let go of. Mine is big pretzels and mall shopping and movie rentals. Let me share with you 15 big businesses from the '90s that disappeared, but still have a place in my heart.