Who remembers Riverside Mall, J.M Fi...
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AOL

#23 Sep 3, 2008
need help wrote:
<quoted text>the wild pair was owned by karaz,wasnt it? I remember the lady in there had a little dog.
I use to love shopping for shoes at Karaz, but not when that arrogant, dark-haired Italian salesgirl was there. She was terrible for business, AND I hear she stole from them like crazy.
JONNY MELITO

United States

#24 Sep 3, 2008
JJ"S NUTS
Nad

Manlius, NY

#25 Sep 3, 2008
was chucky chesse in riverside or sangertown?
Carls Drugs

United States

#26 Sep 3, 2008
Sangertown,My grandfather use to take us there every weekend.
The only Pizza places that were in Riverside besides Sicilian Delight that was in the new food court they built before it closed was the pizza place the older Italian man ran that was on the front side down on the Wards end across from the Arcade.
KB toys

United States

#27 Sep 3, 2008
Dave wrote:
Anybody know if there is an archived map of Riverside mall available anywhere?
Not that I could find, but I pretty much can remember the store layout of the whole mall from maybe 1982-83 till the closing.Maybe not the exact name of every store but I can remember what kind of shops/stores they were.
Mall

New York, NY

#28 Sep 3, 2008
You could actually ride the bus for 25 cents get a transfer and end up at the mall. BK for lunch and Kay Bee toys the arcade lots of fun

“Sup wit it.”

Since: Aug 07

Utica, New York

#29 Sep 3, 2008
The Angry Engraver wrote:
The Video arcade, the 2 screen theater, wasnt Baskin Robins there when it opened too?
Some of that stuff is still there in the back of Lowes:
http://theshadowman.com/2008/07/riverside-mal...
man...effin awesome....seriously man...awesome.
KB toys

United States

#30 Sep 3, 2008
Remember when there were 2 arcades. The big one across from the pizza place and then the older smaller one down the branch where the Theater originally was, on the back side?
That guy use to give you like 25 tokens for $1 and that was when each game was only 1 token,rarely 2.
Spend the whole day at the mall,good times.
KB toys

United States

#31 Sep 3, 2008
Yep,Baskin Robins, and the popcorn place that also sold cotton candy and those ice cream bars where they dip them in chocolate and roll them in nuts.
There was the pet store and the guitar/music store across from KB. Some good times hanging out in BK.
Remember how wards had their own cafeteria you could go to?
Get a Clue

United States

#32 Sep 3, 2008
Dont forget Denbys was there as well
Dont 4Get

AOL

#33 Sep 3, 2008
KB toys wrote:
Yep,Baskin Robins, and the popcorn place that also sold cotton candy and those ice cream bars where they dip them in chocolate and roll them in nuts.
There was the pet store and the guitar/music store across from KB. Some good times hanging out in BK.
Remember how wards had their own cafeteria you could go to?
KARMEL KORN!

Since: Aug 08

Ballston Spa, NY

#34 Sep 3, 2008
i loved that place! It was great having a mall in N. Utica. I love Waldens Books, camelot, ground round was in there..Fays..wow Steinbeck! Orange Julius place is in Crossgates Mall.
KB Toys

United States

#35 Sep 3, 2008
Yep Good times. We use to go in Ground Round and play pool over top of the bar in the loft area.
pyramid

AOL

#36 Sep 3, 2008
ruined Riverside. Sad, but true.
Riverside

United States

#37 Sep 3, 2008
I remember i was about 12 and I walked by forever leather and charlie cili was screaming at one of his employees and had his finger so far in her face she was falling over the counter... ahhh memories
mall rocked

United States

#38 Sep 3, 2008
I thought it was just me that liked this topic. nice to know there are some old fashion people left in the world. I would have to say most of us replying to this topic are about the same age, give or take a few years. im 40 any 1 else care to share?
Joe

Reno, NV

#40 Sep 3, 2008
What year was the original mall closed and converted?

“Let the games begin”

Since: Sep 08

United States

#42 Sep 3, 2008
Riverside wrote:
I remember i was about 12 and I walked by forever leather and charlie cili was screaming at one of his employees and had his finger so far in her face she was falling over the counter... ahhh memories
Remember how Charlie had that fro looking hair do? He looked like he never combed his hair, EVER. One Christmas I boxed up and wrapped a comb for him. I said Merry Christmas, he opened it, and at first he kind of chuckled, but then he threw me out and told me to never come back. That was one of the funniest things I've ever done in my life, it was priceless.
Exactly

United States

#43 Sep 3, 2008
1995-1996 I believe
But for a while before it was completely converted they closed off the bottom half and just left the part from where Forever Leather use to be up to Bradlees including the food court.That was like that I think for at least 6 months then Bradlees left,Friendly's closed and almost overnight they shut the majority of the rest down.
Collector

Ilion, NY

#44 Sep 4, 2008
Remember that Father/Son team that owned the Sports Shop in there? Bunch of rip-offs they were. Kid was a spoiled brat.

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