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#109 Feb 9, 2013
I wish they at least made an effort to keep it as a mall...

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#110 Feb 9, 2013
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bryanaustin/5962... these are the pictures that i could find... They are on Flickr. Apparently, these guys got in through a back door. They got a lot if nice pics. They are pretty weird to look at though. Let me know if they bring back any memories. For me they sure do...
The truth

Schenectady, NY

#111 Feb 9, 2013
I remember the Burger King had a bathroom upstairs.

I also remember a boatload of money was spent on that mall remodeling then after that wall collapsed at Montgomery wards it seemed like in no time the mall was closed. Too bad.
skinny jeans

Bronx, NY

#112 Feb 9, 2013
Old Mall Rat wrote:
Carl who now has the furniture store ran a T-shirt place there for a while
Was that before or after he ran the gay male escort business in Florida where he made his money?

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Since: Jul 12

Brooklyn, NY

#113 Feb 9, 2013
The truth wrote:
I remember the Burger King had a bathroom upstairs.
I also remember a boatload of money was spent on that mall remodeling then after that wall collapsed at Montgomery wards it seemed like in no time the mall was closed. Too bad.
I took huge shits in that bathroom

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#114 Mar 19, 2013
Did anyone hear about Bass Pro Shop going into the old Montgomery Wards building?

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Schenectady, NY

#115 Mar 19, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
Did anyone hear about Bass Pro Shop going into the old Montgomery Wards building?
Just a rumor. Lol
Remember when

Utica, NY

#116 Mar 19, 2013
I worked at Bradlees. It was a great pick up joint!

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#117 Mar 19, 2013
Utica34 wrote:
<quoted text>
Just a rumor. Lol
I don't know, a lot of people have been talking about it. There always is a possibility, though.
Pizza

Utica, NY

#118 Mar 19, 2013
There is no pizza ever that tasted like the old Gino &joes pizzeria there. I remember going there as a kid & getting a slice with pepperoni & a grape fountain soda with crushed ice. Never forget how that pizza tasted.

“I Make you wonder”

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#119 Mar 19, 2013
missthemall wrote:
I used to live by riverside mall and I'd spend a ton of time there during the early to mid 1990's when I was a young teen.
I'm imagining walking through the mall and seeing the stores, and I hope some of you might chime in with some stores I'm forgetting.
Montgomery ward
kaybee toys
a pet store (had a blue cylinder thing in the entrance)
the sneaker store
a christian book store
hoyts cinema
camelot music
some musical instrument store
bavarian pretzel
park place arcade
hair salon
some pizza shop
army recruiting station
baskin robbins
dollar tree
karmelcorn
-a small area with sofas you could sit down on
ormonds
waldenbooks
sbarros pizza?
forever leather
spencers (although I could be wrong on this?)
radio shack
old wicker mill
burger king
big department store (can't remember name)
some jeweler
fashion bug
- the middle of the mall where the clock was-
hot sauce store
greeting card store/gift shop
things remembered kiosk?
joann fabrics
electronics boutique
grannys kitchen
claires boutique
some store with a lot of music tshirts (had those "fukengruven" "fukenshrumen" shirts all over it.
kleins all sports
electronics boutique
a bookstore (short lived)
food court:
frozen yogurt place (foreign name, freshen something)
japanese place
taco bell
sicilian delight
arbys
key bank
record town
friendlys
rite aid?
bradless.
What am I missing!? 1992-1997 is when I spent a lot of time there.
Missing? 2 bodies in the trunk?

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Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#120 Mar 19, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know, a lot of people have been talking about it. There always is a possibility, though.
I was kidding. Sarcasm sometimes doesn't translate well. The bass pro shop is going into the riverside center.

http://www.uticaod.com/news/x2082698667/Bass-...

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#121 Mar 20, 2013
Utica34 wrote:
<quoted text>
I was kidding. Sarcasm sometimes doesn't translate well. The bass pro shop is going into the riverside center.
http://www.uticaod.com/news/x2082698667/Bass-...
lol I feel kind of stupid now haha.

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Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#122 Mar 20, 2013
VinnyMB wrote:
<quoted text>lol I feel kind of stupid now haha.
No reason to feel stupid at all. You missed the article. Not a big deal.
Utica34

Utica, NY

#123 Mar 20, 2013
missthemall wrote:
I used to live by riverside mall and I'd spend a ton of time there during the early to mid 1990's when I was a young teen.
I'm imagining walking through the mall and seeing the stores, and I hope some of you might chime in with some stores I'm forgetting.
Montgomery ward
kaybee toys
a pet store (had a blue cylinder thing in the entrance)
the sneaker store
a christian book store
hoyts cinema
camelot music
some musical instrument store
bavarian pretzel
park place arcade
hair salon
some pizza shop
army recruiting station
baskin robbins
dollar tree
karmelcorn
-a small area with sofas you could sit down on
ormonds
waldenbooks
sbarros pizza?
forever leather
spencers (although I could be wrong on this?)
radio shack
old wicker mill
burger king
big department store (can't remember name)
some jeweler
fashion bug
- the middle of the mall where the clock was-
hot sauce store
greeting card store/gift shop
things remembered kiosk?
joann fabrics
electronics boutique
grannys kitchen
claires boutique
some store with a lot of music tshirts (had those "fukengruven" "fukenshrumen" shirts all over it.
kleins all sports
electronics boutique
a bookstore (short lived)
food court:
frozen yogurt place (foreign name, freshen something)
japanese place
taco bell
sicilian delight
arbys
key bank
record town
friendlys
rite aid?
bradless.
What am I missing!? 1992-1997 is when I spent a lot of time there.
One super mask is what i need when washing mom, now stench burning my eyes.
Utica34

Utica, NY

#126 Mar 20, 2013
missthemall wrote:
I forgot about ground round.
I miss jumping over the hump underneath the clock in the center of the mall...
the dark brown shiny tiles on the floor...
the wing where the arcade and ground round were, it was so much darker and emptier than the rest of the mall...
playing sonic the hedgehog at bradlees, street fighter at electronics boutique, and mortal kombat at park place...
checking the payphones for change...
getting my camelot "repeat performer" card stamped when I would buy an album.
all the store employees would be so nice and talkative...
the old guy would ALWAYS be walking around and would fall asleep at various parts of the mall...
eating bavarian pretzels and orange drinks...
birthday parties at ground round...
getting into movies during slow times for free because I'd bring them their mail sometimes...
riding my bike through the field before walmart and parking it at the little gate near montgomery wards...
playing the oregon trail on the display computers at montgomery ward...
I miss that mall!
One super mask is what i need when washing mom, now stench burning my eyes.

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Since: Feb 13

Schenectady, NY

#127 Mar 20, 2013
Whitesboro trash.
Utica34

Utica, NY

#128 Mar 20, 2013
truth42 wrote:
<quoted text>hello my friend,I was there in the early to late 80,s how about the unforgettable orange julius stand,montgomery wards and the ground round I have lived here 39 years im an expert!
One super mask is what i need when washing mom, now stench burning my eyes.
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Since: Jul 12

West Hartford, CT

#129 May 28, 2013
burger king was actually a carrols when the mall first opened. there also was a giant hickory farms store when the mall opened.

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#130 May 31, 2013
Here's an old pic a couple months before they closed.
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/neonman1212/m... there are more I will try to get the links.

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