Have you ever heard of the Chubby and Tubby variety stores? Back in the day they were a Seattle institution. They were known for cheap Converse shoes, cheap fishing supplies, cheap everything. It's been about 12 years since the Chubby and Tubby stores shut down, but it turns out their cheap Christmas tree tradition lives on.
The Stores Are Gone, But You Can Still Get A Chubby And Tubby Christmas Tree
Farewell, Chubby and Tubby, and thanks for all the memories | The Seattle Times
Email Address. Please enter the Design, Size, and Color of the shirt you would like. The store had actually been open for about five weeks. The original Rainier shop got the grunge rock seal-of-approval when the late leader of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain reportedly shopped for his trademark flannel shirts there.
The business -- which is initially based in a set of metal military Quonset huts on a corner lot formerly site of a Signal gas station in Seattle's Rainier Valley neighborhood -- had actually been open for about five weeks. But it seems that the two rotund owners -- Woodrow "Woody" "Tubby" Auge d. Each of these stores was appreciated for their great prices and crazy array of goods. You never quite know what you will find roaming the sometimes messy aisles" The Seattle Times December 19,
The owners down in California put the three stores another is on Aurora Avenue North and the third is in Renton up for sale and are trying to move merchandise while they wait for a buyer. Customers have been crowding into already-tight spaces looking for a bargain, but not just that. I suspect a lot of folk drop by to say good-bye to a neighbor.