Originally Posted by Tardcore
Anyone from Cordova? I haven't lived there since 1996. I miss that place so much. Apparently, it grew overnight. There's like a shopping mall a mile from my old subdivision. Wolfchase Galleria I think it's called?
Does anyone from that area remember a game store called Boomerang Gameware? I use to go there all the time as a kid.
I was born in Memphis, but left for a few years (93-96- we lived in Duluth, GA). When we moved back we were in Cordova. All there was when we got there was the little cluster of shopping centers at Germantown and Dexter (Huey's, Boomerang and a grocery store across the street).
The mall popped up in 97 and everything exploded. You should get on Google Streetview and tab down Germantown pkwy. You won't recognize it at all. Also, Cordova was anexed into the city of Memphis a few years back, so it's not the nice place to live for avoiding city taxes while being close to it all. Now everyone is moving out to the next county and the sprawl continues.
Regarding Boomerang - In about 1999, Funcoland moved into town so there were some video game stores outside of malls (specializing in trades no less) so they didn't last too long after that. I used to love going up there and buying instruction manuals for old games out of a bin they had.