Fred's, 2404 West Boulevard, Chesterfield: 2019

Fred's was a discount store chain, like Dollar General and Family Dollar. Though I'm not sure if the Fred's in Chesterfield had one, some locations did have pharmacies. The Fred's store in Chesterfield closed back in 2019 as part of a large group of store closings within the Fred's chain. By the end of the year, the entire Fred's chain was out of business.

I am pretty sure the Chesterfield Fred's had already closed when I was in the area taking pictures for the Chesterfield Bi-Rite closing, but for whatever reason, I just didn't think to drive down the road a bit further to take pictures of Fred's that day, too. About a week or so ago, I was on the way back from Monroe so it was more convenient to get these pictures and also the pictures for the Quik Stop closing. Although I never went into this Fred's location, I do recall visiting one when I lived in West Columbia years ago. My wife and I bought a cheap waffle maker from that Fred's, only to use it once or twice and then proceed to give it away when we moved. Waffle makers are mostly a novelty item like bread makers, which you can typically find at most thrift stores.