Village Square circa 1980

Village Square circa 1980

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Usetoworkthere

Hastings, NE

#1 Oct 30, 2010
I remember a waterbed store there, 4D's Waterbeds, and a great deli right across from it, Anybody know the name?
ILUVFLO

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Feb 3, 2011
Village Square closing was really one of the worst things to happen for the Hazelwood and Florissant area! It really was a great place to shop! I used to love going to Old Town with my mom and to the ice shop and candy shop there!
home

United States

#3 Feb 9, 2011
what is up?
Responder

Asheville, NC

#4 Nov 15, 2012
I remember a grocery store, a Dairy Queen and a convenience store right across the way from Dairy Queen.
miss piggy

United States

#5 Dec 27, 2012
I remember the magic shop that had the scary masks and fake poop! And the magic resipe pizza place!
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Dec 27, 2012
Before they created Old Town in Village Square, some of the stores were Golde's, Flaming Pit, Kresge's, Lane Bryant???, and a shoe repair shop. There was also a drug store on the end (closest to the swimming pool) that I believe was either Gasen or Glaser drugs and a coin shop near the drug store. The swimming pool used to be where CD Reunion now stands.
Also

Saint Louis, MO

#7 Dec 30, 2012
Suncance Silver and Hide, Pearl Paint and Caseys Sporting Goods
Ha Ha

Fontana, KS

#8 Dec 30, 2012
The sausage shop was a neat place
Sausage, cheese, etc.
Goldes had the talking black bird.
OldFlo

Florissant, MO

#9 Jan 24, 2013
I remember that you could smoke in the theater if you sat in the balcony. Good old days before the nicotine-nazis started confusing manners and liberty.
Old timer

Florissant, MO

#10 Jan 24, 2013
Usetoworkthere wrote:
I remember a waterbed store there, 4D's Waterbeds, and a great deli right across from it, Anybody know the name?
Babor's or similar spelling. Also had a store at NW Plaza or Northland. Good people, great sandwiches with trimmings
hardhead

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Jan 24, 2013
didn't they have an orange julis there.
Rick

Florissant, MO

#12 Oct 25, 2014
The 1960's Village Square: The Square was built in a former corn field owned by a local farm family, the Aubuchons, I think. The drug store was Glaser's, and in its early days, even had a "soda fountain." The supermarket was Tri-City Grocery, the great lady's clothing store just south of Golde's was Arthur's, and there was a Kresge's, known in our day as a "five and dime" store which later became K-Mart. A hobby shop was there, record store, a candy store known as Carmel-Korn (didn't last long). The shoe repair shop was owned and operated by Joe Sanfilipo (sp?) and had a shoe shine man known as Jimmy. Joe did all sorts of leather work and even had work done in the prison system for sale such as purses, leather bags, wallets, etc. A barber shop was in there, too. A hardware shop was next to the supermarket, and over by the drugstore was Zale's Jewelry, where my folks bought my high school ring.
Spring and summer brought Friday night bands to play on a trailer by the entry sign on Dunn Road and near/on the fountains that were on the south side of the Square. Bob Kuban and the In Men gigged there a few times, and his lead singer, Walter Scott, hit on my date. Wow, this brings back a ton of memories!!
Village Square was the hub of Hazelwood before the development of Lindbergh and competition from the local malls.
I still remember much from the late 1950's (Hazelwood's street dances, 1st Khoury League, 1st fields, etc. I will post some more in the future.)
Take care, all.

Rick
Michael

Vancouver, WA

#13 Jan 9, 2015
Rick wrote:
The 1960's Village Square: The Square was built in a former corn field owned by a local farm family, the Aubuchons, I think. The drug store was Glaser's, and in its early days, even had a "soda fountain." The supermarket was Tri-City Grocery, the great lady's clothing store just south of Golde's was Arthur's, and there was a Kresge's, known in our day as a "five and dime" store which later became K-Mart. A hobby shop was there, record store, a candy store known as Carmel-Korn (didn't last long). The shoe repair shop was owned and operated by Joe Sanfilipo (sp?) and had a shoe shine man known as Jimmy. Joe did all sorts of leather work and even had work done in the prison system for sale such as purses, leather bags, wallets, etc. A barber shop was in there, too. A hardware shop was next to the supermarket, and over by the drugstore was Zale's Jewelry, where my folks bought my high school ring.
Spring and summer brought Friday night bands to play on a trailer by the entry sign on Dunn Road and near/on the fountains that were on the south side of the Square. Bob Kuban and the In Men gigged there a few times, and his lead singer, Walter Scott, hit on my date. Wow, this brings back a ton of memories!!
Village Square was the hub of Hazelwood before the development of Lindbergh and competition from the local malls.
I still remember much from the late 1950's (Hazelwood's street dances, 1st Khoury League, 1st fields, etc. I will post some more in the future.)
Take care, all.
Rick
Rick, the shoe shine man was "Johnny".

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