10 Soap Opera Retailers Who'd Get Our Black Friday Business!
No. 9: Ballistix/Salem Place, Days of Our Lives
When an all-grown-up Carrie Brady (Tracy Middendorf) returned to Salem in 1991 on Days of Our Lives, a lot had changed with her family. The "dad" who raised her, wasn't really her father, he was amnesiac John Black (Drake Hogestyn). Her real dad, Roman (Wayne Northrop) was alive and well, as was her beloved stepmother Dr. Marlena Evans (Deidre Hall). It's a good thing the girl found a bitchin' mall to hang out at and work in during the summer of '92, or she would have gotten herself into even more of the kind of trouble she found with Lawrence Alamain (Michael Sabatino)!
Middendorf didn't inhabit the role of Carrie very long (Welcome back, Christie Clark!), but Ballistix, the cute boutique at the center of the Salem Place Mall, remained a DAYS staple for well over a decade. In fact, it was the place Carrie first spied a musical Austin Reed (Patrick Muldoon).