End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Moderator: Groceteria

Post Reply
Ampersand
Full Member
Posts: 33
Joined: 25 Apr 2012 23:03

End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by Ampersand » 14 Feb 2017 11:33

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

BillyGr
Senior Member
Posts: 128
Joined: 10 Feb 2006 22:35
Location: Upstate NY

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by BillyGr » 14 Feb 2017 18:31

So, what other long abandoned stores are there in the greater area to target for 2018 demolition? ;)

After the Loblaw's about 15 months ago (in Johnstown), then this one, what gets to be Part III?

User avatar
Groceteria
Great Pumpkin
Posts: 1549
Joined: 04 Nov 2005 12:13
Location: NC Triad
Contact:

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by Groceteria » 15 Feb 2017 10:51

It sounds like this site has been abandoned longer than it was occupied.

TW-Upstate NY
Senior Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 18 Sep 2006 20:45

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by TW-Upstate NY » 15 Feb 2017 16:39

Don't know if it's even being considered for demolition, but there's a small strip in Amsterdam, NY called Reid Hill Plaza located at what's known as the "5 corners." It consisted of a supermarket (first a Save-Way and later P+C which closed at some point in the mid-late '90's), a drug store (first Carl's, then Fay's and eventually Eckerd which I have no idea when it closed) and one or two other smaller stores which I don't believe are occupied either. I posted pictures of the P+C on this board several years ago and wouldn't you know I didn't save them either. Maybe I'll take a ride over there again one of these days.

TW-Upstate NY
Senior Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 18 Sep 2006 20:45

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by TW-Upstate NY » 15 Feb 2017 16:43

Groceteria wrote:It sounds like this site has been abandoned longer than it was occupied.
That is certainly true of the Gloversville Loblaws which opened sometime in the mid 50's and closed in February of 1975 when they moved to a new store downtown. That building stood vacant for OVER 40 years-WOW! And one of the prize pieces of my collection is a brick I got when it was being torn down.

BillyGr
Senior Member
Posts: 128
Joined: 10 Feb 2006 22:35
Location: Upstate NY

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by BillyGr » 15 Feb 2017 17:36

TW-Upstate NY wrote:
Groceteria wrote:It sounds like this site has been abandoned longer than it was occupied.
That is certainly true of the Gloversville Loblaws which opened sometime in the mid 50's and closed in February of 1975 when they moved to a new store downtown. That building stood vacant for OVER 40 years-WOW! And one of the prize pieces of my collection is a brick I got when it was being torn down.
And true for the Curry Road plaza also, at least for the most part.
Kmart left there when the Rotterdam Square Mall opened (Sept 1988) so that's been empty for 28+ years - if you go back 28+ years from then you get to 1959, when Kmart didn't yet exist.
I'd suspect that the Price Chopper moved over to Altamont Ave around the same time (not the current store but same property).
Not sure just how long the other couple small spaces may have held on, though there is still a Trustco Bank on the property (supposedly building new now but it has been part of the older buildings).

Is that Amsterdam plaza anywhere near the main shopping areas (on Rt. 30)? I'm guessing maybe not?

TW-Upstate NY
Senior Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 18 Sep 2006 20:45

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by TW-Upstate NY » 15 Feb 2017 18:58

BillyGr wrote: Is that Amsterdam plaza anywhere near the main shopping areas (on Rt. 30)? I'm guessing maybe not?
No, it's actually in a residential area of the city in the area of Route 67 and Chruch St. I'm guesstimating it opened sometime in the early mid-60's. I was born in '62 and maybe a year or two after that.

User avatar
Groceteria
Great Pumpkin
Posts: 1549
Joined: 04 Nov 2005 12:13
Location: NC Triad
Contact:

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by Groceteria » 15 Feb 2017 19:22

TW-Upstate NY wrote:That is certainly true of the Gloversville Loblaws which opened sometime in the mid 50's and closed in February of 1975 when they moved to a new store downtown. That building stood vacant for OVER 40 years-WOW,
That was a great store. I photographed it seven or eight years ago when I was visiting some friends in Schenectady.

TW-Upstate NY
Senior Member
Posts: 116
Joined: 18 Sep 2006 20:45

Re: End of an era: Curry Plaza demolished

Post by TW-Upstate NY » 16 Feb 2017 13:47

Found those photos of the former SaveWay (P+C) in Reid Hill Plaza. These were taken over five years ago:
(That light brick is original)
Attachments
Saveway (P+C) 12010 City Three.jpg
Saveway (P+C)  12010 City Two.jpg
Saveway (P+C)  12010 City One.jpg

Post Reply