Date: May 30, 2013 09:04PM
I remember Community Discount stores having a lot of commercials on channel 7 which was WBKB back in those days. Sunday mornings, they showed old Flash Gordon serials from the 1930s and Larry Goodman, who was the spokesman, the owner, or both for Community, did all the commercials. The commercials were live, spontaneous,and totally cheesy as were the serials. And, I swear that they showed 5 minutes of commercials for every 5 minutes of serial but such was Sunday morning TV way back when.
And, now that I think about it, I believe that the original name was Community Surplus stores and that the Community Discount name came along later. When I was first married, my wife and I would shop at the one near McCormick and Devon; it was a nice store, clean, with lots of stuff. But, that's 40 years ago now; still good times and good memories.