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by TW-Upstate NY
19 Oct 2012 19:56
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Britt's Department Store
Replies: 18
Views: 20660

Re: Britt's Department Store

Had one in my area as well in Gloversville in the Arterial Plaza. It opened sometime in the 60's with the rest of the center and closed I'm going to say maybe the end of 1978. I'm actually surprised it stayed open that long because it never looked that busy and quite honestly was viewed as being som...
by TW-Upstate NY
29 Sep 2012 19:40
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Kmart 2000 closures
Replies: 22
Views: 20680

Re: Kmart 2000 closures

[quote="pseudo3d"] 4930 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, New York (closed in 2000, according to D&D Retail) This was a Super K Mart which replaced a smaller store (a former Grants) just up the road. It opened in the fall of 1994 and never really caught on since Wal-Mart opened right across the road abou...
by TW-Upstate NY
31 Jul 2012 20:15
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70504

Re: Grand Union

Northville, to the best of my knowledge, has always been a GU and I believe dates back to the very early 1960's. As an aside, I certainly hope Tops puts at least a few dollars in the units. Northville could use a little TLC to say the least.
by TW-Upstate NY
09 Jan 2012 21:37
Forum: History: Specialty Retail Chains
Topic: Bookstores
Replies: 9
Views: 9230

Re: Bookstores

I recall a store in one of the malls in Pa. when we lived there by the name of Paperback Booksimth. I think it was a chain but I'm not really sure. Sure had that chain store "feel" to it. Anybody else ever hear of them?
by TW-Upstate NY
27 Nov 2011 18:42
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Saveway Super Markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Re: Saveway Super Markets

The closed/abandoned Amsterdam, NY (City) Saveway/P+C this afternoon:
Saveway (P+C) 12010 City Three.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
27 Nov 2011 18:31
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Walmart in-store restaurants
Replies: 17
Views: 21568

Re: Walmart in-store restaurants

The Gloversville, NY store, which opened in 1992 is one location I can think of in which this occurred. The restaurant/snack bar was located on the right side directly after the service desk when you enter the store. It has since been converted to sales space-a rather large beverage area is there no...
by TW-Upstate NY
27 Nov 2011 10:56
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Saveway Super Markets
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Re: Saveway Super Markets

Add Saratoga Springs to the list. It has been since subdivided with Family Dollar being the largest user of the space. Amsterdam actually had two locations. One in a now vacant small (3-4 store) strip center within city limits and the other in a larger center out on NY Route 30 in the town of Amster...
by TW-Upstate NY
22 Nov 2011 22:47
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52329

Re: Great American

Gloversville, NY-began life as a Loblaws and was most recently a call center. Closed in 1995.
Gloversville NY Great American.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Nov 2011 11:10
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70504

Re: Grand Union

GU Grand Savings Plus Card.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
20 Nov 2011 10:46
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Family Bargain Centers (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 11973

Re: Family Bargain Centers (New York)

Now that I've had time to think about it, the Herkimer store ended up being a Great American after they had moved from their previous location. As I recall, the stores were "bare bones" operations and not much to look at.
by TW-Upstate NY
17 Nov 2011 13:05
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Grand Union
Replies: 71
Views: 70504

Re: Grand Union

From this past July:
GU Trailer Behind Northville, NY Store 0709111851 Photo Three.jpg
GU Trailer Behind Northville, NY Store 0709111851a Photo Two.jpg
GU Trailer Behind Northville, NY Store 0709111851b Photo One.jpg
by TW-Upstate NY
16 Nov 2011 21:28
Forum: History: Department Store Chains
Topic: Family Bargain Centers (New York)
Replies: 8
Views: 11973

Re: Family Bargain Centers (New York)

Know this chain very well. They actually were pretty good stores. Didn't know they operated that many location especially outside of NY. If you don't have them already, here are four New York locations: -Johnstown (currently a large Dollar Tree and subdivided into several other smaller stores) , -Am...
by TW-Upstate NY
10 Oct 2011 19:57
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52329

Re: Great American

-Yes I do indeed mean State Route 7 in Oneonta-my error. I had referenced NY State Route 5 just above it. It was in a small strip along with a Carl's Drugs and W. T. Grant. Before Interstate 88, that was the route we took between NY and NE Pa. The Southside Mall store sadly became infamous in 1994 w...
by TW-Upstate NY
10 Oct 2011 10:04
Forum: History: USA Northeast
Topic: Great American
Replies: 71
Views: 52329

Re: Great American

Corrections to this list are as follows: -Amsterdam-was a Chicago Market but also a former Loblaws and at one time was a discount operation of Chicago Markets called Bag 'N Save -Cooperstown-I seem to recall the 34 Chestnut St. location WAS a Great American as late as 1985. It is now Otsego County g...