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zoid

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Dec 20, 2008
 
I very very faintly remember as a kid going to charlestown mall and remember something like a food court or something. Was this mall any good?
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Geneva, NY

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#2
Dec 20, 2008
 
It was a good mall until we came along and put them out of business. Now we are facing the same situation with the Orchard and Consumer Square putting us out at both Sangertown and Riverside. I guess payback is a bitch!
It was good

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#3
Dec 20, 2008
 
.....in it's day. Many stores. They even had tour buses making stops there.

Then, as usual, little by little stores closed & all that was left was.......OTB
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New York, NY

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#4
Dec 20, 2008
 
it was the first "outlet' Store in the country. I miss London Fog and the burger king was in the food court
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#5
Dec 20, 2008
 
amazing
I loved it

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#7
Dec 20, 2008
 
I remember as a kid going there. It had all wood floors and was very old. It had a kids clothing store I forgot the name of it but it was nice. All the good places go out of business.
Kidsport USA

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#8
Dec 20, 2008
 
That's the store! Used to go there all the time!
Just Asking

Camillus, NY

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#9
Dec 20, 2008
 

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It wasn't put out of business by Pyramid. It was owned and operated by the Gaetano's It was started by Charles and was a very success outlet mall - real outlets not the fake ones you see now. Then the son took it over and basically mis-managed the place into the ground. Perhaps the city should have looked at this history when they were making the deal for the Hotel Utica. If it had expanded we could have had the Finger Lakes outlet at waterlooinstead of them.
Joba

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#10
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Goldmine originally started in Charlestown.
zoid

Newark, DE

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#11
Dec 21, 2008
 
what year did the inside mall close?
HELP

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#12
Dec 21, 2008
 
Are you talking about Charlestown or Riverside?
sierra

New York, NY

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#13
Dec 21, 2008
 
I loved it wrote:
I remember as a kid going there. It had all wood floors and was very old. It had a kids clothing store I forgot the name of it but it was nice. All the good places go out of business.
Carter's was the name of it I think.
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#14
Dec 22, 2008
 
The shoe store was called "The Little Red Shoe" I think....
zoid

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#15
Dec 22, 2008
 
what year did charlestown mall close. Was the whole mall multi level?
Warm Weather

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#16
Dec 22, 2008
 
I remember Charlestown well as I worked there for years as a kid. They had more people there on the weekends than any mall around. I would count 40-50 buses from all over Northeast. Can you imagine traveling on a bus to shop! They were real factory stores at good prices, not like today outlets.
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Nedrow, NY

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#17
Jan 4, 2009
 
the little red shoe barn
Mr Outlet

Rochester, NY

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#18
Jun 24, 2009
 
Oh yeah, Charlestown was great in its day, tour buses from all over like an earlier poster said. I have a 1981 Charlestown directory, over 60 stores in its hey day, hardwood floors, colored levels like the orange and yellow levels, real scary elevators. To answer an earlier question the Little Red Shoe Barn, Goldmine, a pizza joint, OTB, a Newstand and Klien's Warehouse stuck around until the early 1990's. By 1994 it was vacant except OTB.
Anyone

Watertown, NY

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#19
Jun 24, 2009
 
Is there photos available of this mall. I've been dying to see what Charlestown looked like in the inside but I was too young to remember. Only thing I know is that shitty backstreet bar that was illegally run
wheez

Utica, NY

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#20
Jun 25, 2009
 
Wasn't that the mall that was kind of confusing with the red east wing flying elephant and then blue west wing jumping frog and the such. I always ended up in the orange leaping llama on the south.
old days

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#21
Jun 25, 2009
 
That place was great,a lot of stores with some of the best brands. The best part was going to the top floor, sorry,you people never saw the top floor.
I can't remember if it was mossberg, oh well, there was still the old gun factory up there with all the old equipment.I think Gigliotti owned it and took
all the guns that where left behind, it was cool to see all the old turret lathe's and boring mills.
The best part was all the women that worked there,
a lot of hotties. I use to take them to the top floor and show them the barrel's.

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