Question: History of Dunkirk-Fredonia Hills, Ames, Zayre, Wal-Mart

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Since: May 10

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#1 Apr 7, 2011
Can someone who remembers better than I do tell me the order the following department stores came after one another in the plazas near the Thruway exit:

Hills
Ames
Zayre
Wal-Mart

Didn't Ames or Zayre close one time in the 80's, only to re-open later across from where they were against a new competitor???
Pete

Dunkirk, NY

#2 Apr 7, 2011
Believe it or not---Ames started out on Talcot Street!
catalarge

Dunkirk, NY

#3 Apr 7, 2011
mileena wrote:
Can someone who remembers better than I do tell me the order the following department stores came after one another in the plazas near the Thruway exit:
Hills
Ames
Zayre
Wal-Mart
Didn't Ames or Zayre close one time in the 80's, only to re-open later across from where they were against a new competitor???
Twin-Fair and K-Mart were in there also.
catalarge

Dunkirk, NY

#4 Apr 7, 2011
Pete wrote:
Believe it or not---Ames started out on Talcot Street!
Correct.
Memories

Fredonia, NY

#5 Apr 8, 2011
Ames and then Zayre were in the area that now has TJ Maxx. Twin Fair was in the area where the car dealerships are on Vineyard. Fay's Drugs was also in that building at one point. I used to like Fay's. Then, Hills went into Twin Fair area. THEN, Ames went in where Hills was, I believe. KMart was on the lot where Home Depot is now.
Memories

Fredonia, NY

#6 Apr 8, 2011
Remember Loblaws on Route 5 on the lot where the Clarion is?
Nightmach

Dunkirk, NY

#7 Apr 8, 2011
1.Ames - Talcott st. the warehouse for Carriage house or cliffstar is closest to Roberts rd. and Rt.60 where movieplex is now
2.Twin Fair - Vineyard drive where tops is now
3.Hills vineyard drive moved into Twin Fair building after Twin Fair went bankupt and closed up
4.Zayre's Across from Hills where TJ Maxx is now
5.Ames - bought out Zayre's closed the Rt 60 location the Zarye's on Vineyard drive became an Ames. then Ames went under and closed
6.K-Mart - Vineyard drive where Home Depot is now
7. Walmart- within a few yrs. Hills Dept. stoes and K-Mart closed up I liked K-mart and Hills better
Pete

Dunkirk, NY

#8 Apr 8, 2011
Remember Loblaws on Route 5 on the lot where the Clarion is?

How about Loblaws at the plaza and how about Loblaws in Fredonia I believe where Howard Hanna Realty is now.

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#9 Apr 8, 2011
Nightmach: thanks so much! Excellent listing there. I was too young to remember the details and there were so many stores that I get confused.

It's also funny imagining Ames on Talcott St.

I vaguely remember Twin Fair, or at least the store name from other locations. My mom used to work at Ames and my uncle at Wal-Mart.
catalarge

Dunkirk, NY

#10 Apr 8, 2011
Pete wrote:
Remember Loblaws on Route 5 on the lot where the Clarion is?
How about Loblaws at the plaza and how about Loblaws in Fredonia I believe where Howard Hanna Realty is now.
Lets go back alittle farther and remember when Loblaws was located on Main Street between 4th and 3rd and on Central Ave were Pizza and wings and the new barber shop is now. Both at the same time.
Outside looking in

Fredonia, NY

#11 Apr 8, 2011
If my memoy serves me correctly, Loblaws on rt.5 in the area where the Clarion is, was next door to the Moose Lodge, when Sam Corsi Sr, was the man behind the bar... Ah yes, the "Good ole days".
Veri

Dunkirk, NY

#12 Apr 9, 2011
And there was a liquor store where Tim Horton's is now located.
Pete

Dunkirk, NY

#13 Apr 9, 2011
catalarge wrote:
<quoted text>Lets go back alittle farther and remember when Loblaws was located on Main Street between 4th and 3rd and on Central Ave were Pizza and wings and the new barber shop is now. Both at the same time.
I remember Loblaws on Main Street very near the State Theatre. I vaugly remember the Loblaws on Central. Wasn't there a model train store/hardware store there at one time? What was across the street? A Nu-Way?
anon

Buffalo, NY

#14 Apr 9, 2011
covered wagon and a parts store were also located on rt 5 near where the Clarion is
Outside looking in

Fredonia, NY

#15 Apr 9, 2011
Pete wrote:
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I remember Loblaws on Main Street very near the State Theatre. I vaugly remember the Loblaws on Central. Wasn't there a model train store/hardware store there at one time? What was across the street? A Nu-Way?
Correct on the hardware/toy store.. Sold all the Lionel stuff.. Man's name was Mr. Bollman....i don't remember the store chain name, sorry...
Mr Drunkirk

Fredonia, NY

#16 Apr 9, 2011
anon wrote:
covered wagon and a parts store were also located on rt 5 near where the Clarion is
The Covered Wagon was around were Valley Tire now is.
anon

Buffalo, NY

#17 Apr 9, 2011
True the COVERED wagon was on Swan St. where Valley tire is b but it moved down on LSD and operated their unbtil forced to move
khristkind

Buffalo, NY

#18 Apr 11, 2011
McMachan's paint store also carried train sets in60's & early 70's.
Loblaws is a good memory.Cashiers actually reading & keying in prices on registers.
One great memory I have before moving in the late 70's was all the turn of the century cash registers in town, in most of the small businesses.
jjap

United States

#19 Apr 20, 2011
i dont thing it was where valley tire was george ray was there forever . kentucky fried chicken was there next to it. I remener it always being in that lot between tim hortons&c`arion. hmm this is gonna drive me nuts lol gonna have to give dad a call lol
ya all

Fredonia, NY

#20 Apr 20, 2011
jjap wrote:
i dont thing it was where valley tire was george ray was there forever . kentucky fried chicken was there next to it. I remener it always being in that lot between tim hortons&c`arion. hmm this is gonna drive me nuts lol gonna have to give dad a call lol
you're just not old enough...i remember...i used to live down the street..jugs was right on the corner of swan and lake shore drive..before kentucky fried chicken..i remember when they built the red barn!

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