Phone of the Day: ROLM phone at the Local Bob’s Stores

a picture of a ROLM telephone on a post at a local Bob's Stores in Nashua, New Hampshire

This was taken at a local Bob’s Stores when the day after the New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl. (Roger That! Heh, heh, heh.) For this chain, ROLM is alive and well, to use the cliche. Because ROLM predates the Internet and modern day documentation, I have no idea what type of PBX or KSU it lives on. The set themselves is the 1990s generation, before they became German looking (possibly mid 1990s.) When ROLM was fully sold to Siemens, a few years later, they stopped selling their systems to America and incorporated ROLM features and their modernest designs. I’m not the expert in ROLM so forgive me.

Phones @ Work: Macy’s – Bedford, NH

I’ve lived in this area my entire life, and always put on my hyper local bucket list to visit this Macy’s.

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This soon to be closed Macy’s just at the split between Interstate 293 and the Everett Turnpike and will be sold to a developer and will be torn down and redeveloped for a strip mall.

The store opened in about 1966 – nearly 50 years ago as Jordan Marsh. The company was sold to Macy’s in the late 1990s and acquired the May Department Store chain, of regional branded stores, like Filenes. While Macy’s went into a buying spree (as Federated Department) in the late 90s, they would keep the old look as well as bringing in the bright white and red color scheme to parts of their stores.

Despite the May acquisition a decade ago, Macy’s made its mark at the nearby Mall of New Hampshire, taking the spot of the old Filenes. However they never closed the Bedford store at all.

I did get some closing deals, a couple socks for under $20, with an all sales final deal. The store is closing, but it’s being liquidated…it’s interesting how they are closing it.

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