Late Great Businesses of Herkimer's Past

New York, NY

#387 May 14, 2012
What was the name of that pet store?

Bradenton, FL

#388 May 15, 2012
I am looking for any information that anyone may have on Albert (Tut) Nichols. He owned the taverns first on N. Washington St. then on king St. Didanyone know him or know of him, or have any stories of his life? It would be greatly appreciated.
Former Valley Girl

Suffolk, VA

#389 Jul 4, 2012
Bob Cat wrote:
Gretchen Haller's piano studio on N Washington St...Chris-Eleanor Dance Studio...St. Joseph's Church..Steuben School..LW Bills...Knights of Columbus...Sears Gas Station on Main St..the library was in the Earl Mansion ..
Bob Cat...was happy to see someone mention Chris-Eleanor's School of Dance. In the late 1940s, I took dancing lessons there and have some wonderful photos that my uncle took. Chris and Eleanor were beautiful in their costumes. Great Memories.

Saratoga Springs, NY

#390 Jul 4, 2012
I went to ChrisEleanor's every week from the age of 8! I was there 2 or 3 times a week when I was in HS. That place was my 2nd home, I loved ballet & I loved Chris - Eleanor was gone by then (late 60s thru 1976, when I graduated HHS). It was on Court St near Washington, I think the bldg is now used for county offices. Have such great memories of ballet lessons there.
Lt Colonel

Jamestown, NY

#391 Jul 9, 2012
How about going downstairs in the post office to get some decals from the armed service reps. I remember getting a bunch of seabee stickers when I was young there.
Manion Building

Newport, NY

#392 Jul 9, 2012
Larry Hyatt and his Karate School

Livonia, MI

#393 Jul 24, 2012
No Doubt wrote:
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A member of my family bought the ambulance service from connie nowaki. I aslo remember the ferris wheel . wow what a flash back Thank you!!
Does anyone remember Rivenbergs at the corner of King Street?
This is going back, remember when the politicians finally opened the poolhouse after marching down South Main Street, pool was on the southside, I think there is/was a motel there. The kids (me) were thrilled to have a bath house divided down th middle one-side for boys, the other for the girls. The canal took many a young persons life back in the day, we were sooo happy to have that pool in the summers.
mr knight

Little Falls, NY

#394 Aug 4, 2012
al's coin shop across from st anthonys church .. the velvet cue and golden cue .. pool halls .. the herkimer bowling alley ... rustic inn .. standard desk .. victory market .. churchs chicken .. m r knickerbocker .. the herkimer chief ... t p drive inn ... girmonde florists .. house of china ...

Yonkers, NY

#395 Aug 7, 2012
Did anyone remember Sheryl's Gym? She has the sign up "Think Slim, Sheryl's Gym". The place was over by State Street Mills.


#396 Aug 7, 2012
yummm wrote:
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Yes it was! Thankfully I have the recipe for the incredible mexican sauce. I'm making some this weekend.
It would be so wonderful if you would post that recipe. I also remember a drive in in East Herkimer back in the 40s, maybe even 30s, called Christman's. What a sauce they had!

United States

#397 Aug 7, 2012
How about the hundreds of dairy farms that used to surround Herkimer? Just empty run-down shells of themselves now. About 3,000,000 acres of abandoned farms in NY these days.

Olmstedville, NY

#398 Aug 8, 2012
How about Apple Orchard Cleaning where Dr Zilka's dentist is now.

GULF station where Stewarts is

Dapper Dan where Fastrac ks

Dairy Queen where foot doctors is.

Joes Diner next to EFK plaza

Yucaipa, CA

#399 Aug 9, 2012
I lived on Harter st. right next to Niagra Mohawk. Such a wonderful place to grow up in. I loved going to the state st mill, all the store on Main st. especially at christmas time. The music would play and the snow falling. I miss my friends. several have passed away. The liberty theatre was great and some jerk decided to tear it down. I couldnt have had better childhood. So sad how horrible it is now.

Yucaipa, CA

#400 Aug 9, 2012
jerseymaiden wrote:
I went to ChrisEleanor's every week from the age of 8! I was there 2 or 3 times a week when I was in HS. That place was my 2nd home, I loved ballet & I loved Chris - Eleanor was gone by then (late 60s thru 1976, when I graduated HHS). It was on Court St near Washington, I think the bldg is now used for county offices. Have such great memories of ballet lessons there.
My late friend Karen use to go their,sometimes i would go with her.

Yucaipa, CA

#401 Aug 9, 2012
Shy Girl wrote:
Anyone remember Mungers Dept. Store and the Liberty theater where you could watch a double feature for only 25 cents!
Yes miss those so much!
HCCC Class of 82

Brooklyn, NY

#402 Aug 27, 2012
I remember Herkimer being a very different place than today.

I also remember Jimmy' Stuffed Shirts Pizza, Quinto's Pizza,(Pizza then was under $5.00 for a large pie).. Herkimer Chief , Messick's, Aiello's Markets...TP Drive in (Mexican Hots)....Herkimer Bowling Alley... Late night Study for exams with a break at Dan Dee Donuts for great fresh ground coffee and fresh made donuts. I remember the woman that worked midnights was so nice...Anyone remember her name? Woods Tire I remember when school started my roommate had a bad tire and they gave him credit for a pair of tire until his student loan check came in (over a week).

HERKIMER BACK THEN WAS VERY LOW CRIME ALSO... I knew someone that got a disorderly conduct for spinning his wheels in the parking lot at Chicago Market and the School found out he was fined $15 and HCCC put in on probation and he could not play sports that semester.

I remember the people of Herkimer being so friendly and it was being in a time warp 40 years earlier.
old days

United States

#403 Aug 28, 2012
Main street use to be nice... i remember when kings cort mall had all sorts of shops. When herkimer days had all the buisnesses with there games and side walk sales.. it was nice to walk down main street back then
got out of dodge

United States

#404 Sep 23, 2012
used to be a craft store over by kings cort mall too, cant remember the name though. we used to get our boy scout uniforms there.

Lake City, FL

#405 Sep 23, 2012
Shrek wrote:
Mohawk Bake Shop was where Desperado is now, right around the corner from Cole Muffler. Anybody remember the Blue Moon ice cream at Lovier's? How about the Mexican hots at T-P?
Loved the MEXICAN HOTs at TP. I still think about em! What about Zajacs Bakery on King St (?). they had the best breads!
got out of dodge

United States

#406 Sep 23, 2012
maybe it was bonnies?

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