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by Ampersand
23 Sep 2018 13:23
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Dairy Queen Through the Years
Replies: 15
Views: 12771

Re: Dairy Queen Through the Years

The DQ in Turlock closed a couple years ago. Its now a small Mexican restaurant that gets little business. The quality had nosedived over the years. Once a Sonic moved next to it, I knew it would never survive that. DQ in the 90s was great. In Missouri if you ordered a large shake, they gave you a ...
by Ampersand
23 Sep 2018 12:46
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?
Replies: 6
Views: 5335

Re: Are there any older-style Taco Bells left in the US?

there is an older styled Taco Bell in Schenectady.. now it is a flower shop
by Ampersand
07 Mar 2018 18:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: W T Grant
Replies: 66
Views: 64556

Re: W T Grant

the old W.T. Grant that later became a KMart in Rotterdam NY Curry Road Plaza finally got demolished in favor of a nice apartment complex cool to know that Schenectady housed so many Department stores in its day.. I keep on hearing about Two Guys, Kresge's, Sears, Carl Company, Woolworth, Barney's
by Ampersand
19 Jul 2017 19:58
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 16410

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

this is around the time that the store in Glenville NY closed which ironically became a Target just like the Amsterdam Location then there is also the Latham store which still stands to this day Although Latham was much more recent (and at the same time as East Greenbush and Clifton Park - all of w...
by Ampersand
27 Jun 2017 13:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 16410

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

this is around the time that the store in Glenville NY closed which ironically became a Target just like the Amsterdam Location
then there is also the Latham store which still stands to this day
by Ampersand
22 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Two Guys Discount Stores
Replies: 13
Views: 15046

Re: Two Guys Discount Stores

Two Guys in Scj=henectady, New York played a huge part in my growing up. It, in my opinion was the best overall store of its kind ever. The only thing I wouldn't personally buy there was clothes. Their record dept was second to none. Their hobby center sold old vintage coins which you could examine...
by Ampersand
22 Apr 2017 19:54
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11958

Re: Nichols Discount City

To repeat, there was one (and only one) Nichols location ever in Gloversville. It opened in 1972 and closed probably late '80's or very early '90's or so. It wasn't long after that Wal-Mart demolished it and built their first store in the area which was open by the summer of '92. As far as grocers ...
by Ampersand
18 Apr 2017 10:20
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Nichols Discount City
Replies: 12
Views: 11958

Re: Nichols Discount City

I recall something about some old woman crashing into the Amsterdam Nichols.. I was wondering though wasn't there a Nichols in Johnstown or did the Gloversville one move from a different location (I think it was in the arterial plaza before moving across the street next to the Shop n' Save (Hannafor...
by Ampersand
16 Apr 2017 22:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Acme in New York
Replies: 32
Views: 25074

Re: Acme in UP State N.Y.

To try to get the Acme/NY State discussion back in the proper forum, I've got a question or two then. Acme had a presence where I live. I know for sure they had a store in Johnstown which closed in late '73. I don't know for certain if this was a replacement for a smaller store they had closer to d...
by Ampersand
16 Apr 2017 21:30
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: New location list: Albany through 1960
Replies: 8
Views: 6560

Re: New location list: Albany through 1960

I could swear there was a third site for Loblaws that was used as a bingo hall in its later life in the Johnstown gloversville area it had like a 70s style segmented sign and it was a brick building.. The Price Chopper in the Johnstown/Pyramid mall started life as a Loblaws There was the Loblaws tha...
by Ampersand
14 Feb 2017 11:33
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished
Replies: 8
Views: 5888

End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

the curry plaza former home to Central Market and K-Mart which has been abandoned for 30 years has been demolished to make way for luxury apartments
by Ampersand
27 Dec 2015 22:20
Forum: History: Restaurant Chains
Topic: White Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 6746

Re: White Tower

I found a pic of it and apparently it operated as Wonder Burger into the late 80s then was demolished in 2007
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wowcool/416098401
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wowcool/416095635
by Ampersand
02 Nov 2015 20:44
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 8459

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

I think it was around 1988 that K-Mart moved when Rotterdam Mall was put up isn't the bank still operating?
by Ampersand
01 Nov 2015 20:18
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 8459

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

weird I seen people going in and out of there in the brief time I was back in town..I used to work in that building when it was a call center for 2 months..DF King is there like security for an empty building?
by Ampersand
31 Oct 2015 22:37
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished
Replies: 11
Views: 8459

Re: Gloversville Loblaw's finally getting demolished

http://frontpagegloversville.com/pictoral-history/gloversville-1950-1999/ This Loblaws was replaced when the one in the plaza downtown opened.. After Loblaws.. i think it was a smaller chain.. then a Great American, then Frontier had it then it was a different call center, now i don't know what it i...