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Jayar

Bronx, NY

#1 Apr 26, 2009
The white building in the center of this photograph. This is the building that was once the home of Bargaintown USA. You can see it on other pictures posted on this site. The building had red and white stripes and was a joy for any child growing up in this area.
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#2 Apr 28, 2009
Willyanne

United States

#3 May 11, 2009
Jayar wrote:
The white building in the center of this photograph. This is the building that was once the home of Bargaintown USA. You can see it on other pictures posted on this site. The building had red and white stripes and was a joy for any child growing up in this area.
Hi there... I was looking many of those pics from Bklyn.. I went to PS #85 it was on Centrel Ave . between Eldert of Covert...i went there in 1962 then they knocked it down in 1963 and i went the school behind it PS #296. I also remember Bargaintown USA it was a huge RED,, WHITE STRIPPED BUILDING.... i got my first bike from there, every Xmas my dad use to go shopping for me... The pics made me think of all the good times in Bklyn., I now live in Tx ,nothing like NYC tho...
freddie

Brooklyn, NY

#4 Jul 1, 2009
I think the buliding store name was buyrite , if im not mistaken . i got all my gijoes there, your right it was heaven for a child.
brooklyn girl

AOL

#5 Aug 24, 2009
the name of the original store was "BARGAIN TOWN." it may have become "buy rite" at a later time, i do not know..... but, i DO know, it was "BARGAIN TOWN," in the good ol'days.....
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#6 Aug 24, 2009
Bargain Town had really tight security. If you were a kid and you tried to get into the store the guard would turn you away. In order to beat the system we would stand on the corner and ask adults if we could be their make believe kids till we got past security.
You learn fast growing up in Brooklyn.
Jim in Florida

Osprey, FL

#7 Jul 18, 2010
I lived around the corner at 489 Hart St. If I remember correctly Bargain Town was originally the Bard and Margolies candy factory. The building in the right side of the site was the Ludwig Bauman furniture store.
carolann

AOL

#8 Aug 11, 2010
... "Bargaintown USA," brings back poignant memories, which shall live eternally, within my immortal soul
hart street sue

New York, NY

#9 Jan 7, 2011
actually, I remember Baby Town on DeKalb Avenue.
When it moved to Broadway it became Bargain Town.
The building was red and white stripped and they
wouldn't let you in without an adult if you were
under 12 or 16, I forgot which.

ISA

Since: May 07

New York - born and raised

#10 Jan 11, 2011
In 1960 I was a cashier in BargaintownUSA
My first part time job after High School.
george

AOL

#11 Apr 2, 2011
I grow up in,and around this area,it was known as BUSHWICK section.in 1948 i worked in this building,as a stockboy.I was sixteen years old.I earned 75 cents an hour.The name of the firm was "BARD AND MARGOLIES CANDY CO.In 1952,i meet and later married,she lived at 1053 broadway..that is now where the vacent lot is to the left of the building[Bargin town]
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#12 Apr 2, 2011
Bargaintown Bushwick Brooklyn

maroo

Hummelstown, PA

#13 Apr 10, 2011
Hi - trying to research a doll I purchased at an antique auction in a box near Lancaster PA - the doll is unmarked - a costume doll done in scottish dress but it is in it's original box - Costume Embassy Dolls Bard & Margolies Inc. Brooklyn NY. No date or address - could this be the same as the place everyone is referencing above? Thanks
mickey from brooklyn

Niagara Falls, NY

#14 May 14, 2011
I remember Buy Rite, it's where my parents used to buy us kids our new monopoly game (and other things) every Xmas. I also remember Deans store and John and Als. WOW, it would be nice to see an old picture of the Buy Rite store with the red and white stripes. Remember the MJ (myrtle Ave) train?
Jayar

Bronx, NY

#15 May 15, 2011
Sandra Creme

Brooklyn, NY

#16 May 18, 2011
larry from bushwick

Great Neck, NY

#17 May 20, 2011
bargain town was packed from the floor to the ceiling with narrow isles,,a real fire trap.before
that it was a candy factory (1948)called bard and
margoles (boxed chocklates). the casino theater on
dekalb ave was used as a wearhouse and when the blackout hit (1965 ?) the rampage there was outstanding.. pardon the lame spelling.
larry from bushwick

Great Neck, NY

#18 May 20, 2011
my ex sister in law (lived on dekalb bet bushwick &
bdway worked at bard & margolies with her friend clair. next to my house on dodworth st there was
another small candy factory ( hard coffee candy
individulay wrapped). i bought my first (and last)
rifle at john & als,,22 marlin.a big sporting goods
store,,well known.the place was taken down ( 1968)
by the brooklyn chapter of national liberation army
of symobines outlaws.a big shoot out,,them in cops out,,the wild west ! larry (screw the spelling)
Jayar

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

#19 May 20, 2011
larry from bushwick wrote:
my ex sister in law (lived on dekalb bet bushwick &
bdway worked at bard & margolies with her friend clair. next to my house on dodworth st there was
another small candy factory ( hard coffee candy
individulay wrapped). i bought my first (and last)
rifle at john & als,,22 marlin.a big sporting goods
store,,well known.the place was taken down ( 1968)
by the brooklyn chapter of national liberation army
of symobines outlaws.a big shoot out,,them in cops out,,the wild west ! larry (screw the spelling)
Daily News story about John & Al's

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/1973...
Jayar

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

#20 May 20, 2011
larry from bushwick wrote:
bargain town was packed from the floor to the ceiling with narrow isles,,a real fire trap.before
that it was a candy factory (1948)called bard and
margoles (boxed chocklates). the casino theater on
dekalb ave was used as a wearhouse and when the blackout hit (1965 ?) the rampage there was outstanding.. pardon the lame spelling.
About Joseph Bard

When Joe Bard arrived in America, he stayed with Rose and Michael Tenzer. The first day after his arrival, Rose took him to the public baths, a standard introduction to American life given to all new immigrants. Joe worked for Rose and Michael for a short time and then went into business for himself. He founded the wholesale confectionary firm of Bard and Margolis. The company became one of the largest in the country and employed many relatives. Some of these were: Teddy Tenzer, Sidney Herbst, Jack Tenzer, Milton and Doris Tenzer, and Oscar and George Bard.

Joe Bard invested in real estate and other enterprises and became one of the most affluent

Joseph Bard's Timeline

Birth of Joseph 1887

Death of Joseph 1960

Age 73

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