While visiting my Father yesterday I thought I would stop by my favorite local off price retailer, TJ Maxx.
This phone was spotted on one of the sales area columns. This set was installed around 2002 when the new TJ Maxx opened in 2002, or was it? It still looks pretty new and could be a refurbished unit?
When this store opened I thought it would be a dream come true for my Mom who always thought it would be great to have a TJs in her backyard…..but even how close the store was, she liked to travel to other TJs farther away in the Chicago area from Countryside to Oakbrook to Gurnee Mills. All of these stores had Nortel phones and I always loved visiting each one to hear the paging and see the Norstar phones in operation. The Dolphin Grey color pictured in this photo was a perfect color to match TJs throughout the 1990s as their store decor contained a ton of grey as well.
They still page in most of their stores, but more in their legacy stores. Newer stores seem to rely on headsets off the bat, yuck.