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by nysw3636
04 Apr 2011 11:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Groves, Tx.?!? Keep in mind I'm not doubting you in any way but what the heck were they doing down there? There must be a story behind that one. I could not believe it myself, as I thought that San Antonio was the only area of Texas they had stores. I was wrong. From all the research I've done, Bar...
by nysw3636
02 Apr 2011 17:42
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

After some more homework, I'm adding Waterford, CT and Groves, TX. That makes 36...
by nysw3636
27 Mar 2011 09:07
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Added Auburn, NY, Old Saybrook, CT, and Norwich, CT. I have yet to find one in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.
by nysw3636
26 Mar 2011 15:22
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Added Flemington, NJ and Branford, CT to the list of stores.
by nysw3636
21 Mar 2011 15:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Judging from the Barker's locations listed above, the company seemed to place their locations along I-87 and along I-90 in smaller cities with less competition from larger chains. I was thinking the same thing myself TR. The exceptions are Elmira,NY and Oneonta,NY, which leads me to think there may...
by nysw3636
20 Mar 2011 16:46
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?
Replies: 7
Views: 4403

Food Fair/ Pantry Pride in Kingston,NY?

I did not see a topic on this, so I'm starting this one. There was a Wallace's Department Store on Albany Avenue in Kingston, NY that closed in the mid 70's. Several people I know, along with myself, are debating what the supermarket next to it was. I said it was a Food Fair. Anyone remember this? T...
by nysw3636
20 Mar 2011 16:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Add Oneonta, NY to the list. Let me go back to White-Modell and try and tie this all in with Barker's. Did White-Modell go out of business and/or did Barker's buy the chain and convert the stores to their banner? Amazing what you think of in that discussion of one chain leads you to another and som...
by nysw3636
19 Mar 2011 16:04
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

After doing more homework, I am adding 5 stores from New York. They are Johnstown, Latham, Saratoga Springs, Rotterdam, and Guilderland. This was found on the fultonhistory site. Article was from February 23, 1977.
by nysw3636
16 Mar 2011 17:33
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Making a list for all to see. I'm hoping some may be able to add some locations. Auburn,NY Avon,NY Bath,NY Bedford Hills,NY Binghamton,NY Canandaigua,NY Carmel,NY Clifton Park,NY Cortland,NY Elmira,NY Endwell,NY Fishkill,NY Fulton,NY Glens Falls,NY Guilderland,NY Hudson,NY Hyde Park,NY Johnstown,NY ...
by nysw3636
27 Feb 2011 17:43
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

I also found a link to fultonhistory.com, which has many old paper articles and ads from the Fulton store, including some from 1974 when it opened, which stated that that store was the 49th in the chain, and the 20th in NY at that time. I found an article in the NY Times from 1981 that states that ...
by nysw3636
21 Feb 2011 16:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Departmant Stores

I am trying to confirm Bridgeport,CT. As for what states Barker's did business in, I believe it was NY, CT, RI, PA and NJ. Anyway, I found 1 more in NY...

Fishkill,NY (where Ames was)
by nysw3636
20 Feb 2011 16:28
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

I found 2 more...

Hyde Park,NY (where Ames was)
Troy,NY (where Ames was)
by nysw3636
17 Feb 2011 19:50
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Re: Barker's Department Stores

Thank you BillyGr. The New Paltz, NY location was built as a Barker's, then became King's and finally Ames until their demise...
by nysw3636
16 Feb 2011 17:10
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Barker's Department Stores
Replies: 45
Views: 36491

Barker's Department Stores

I know that Barker's Department Stores was a discount chain in the 1960's/70's/early 80's. I am eager to learn where Barker's had stores before the Kings merger/acquisition in 1982? I'd like to make a list of Barker's with members help. I know of:

New Paltz,NY
Vails Gate,NY
Saugerties,NY