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#304
Mar 24, 2012
 
CuriosityKilledtheCatinFL wrote:
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I've been on this site for an hour because my brother texted me today asking what the name of the Chicken Place was in Sangertown, right by the Friendly's and near the Chinese restaurant. The older man ran it, he worked every day, seven days a week...I've found almost every restaurant ever in Sangertown except this one...anyone remember? It's driving me nuts!
Chiyos Chicken?
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#305
Jan 21, 2013
 
I have really enjoyed reading through all these posts. Such great memories of Sangertown Mall in its hey day. I can only recall Sangertown from about 1994 on (I was 11 then). I distinctly remember Arbys, Pizza Hut Express, Hemstroughts, Cinnabon, the one movie theater that did NOT have the roller skating rink, Bradlees, B Dalton and Walden Books, Tops n Bottoms, Bosco the talking parrot from the shoe store, the Pet Store, K B Toys, Kleins, Champs, The Wall (no one mentioned that one, used to be where FYE is now next to Sears), McDonalds, Taco Bell, Ruby Tuesdays, the 'pit'/depressed area with the steps that used to be down in the food court (which they filled in and put all those kiosks there now; maybe people were falling down its steps?), and the fountain that used to be right near it (I think there was a fountain right there??), and the Cyberstation arcade..

I lived in Texas from 1986-1994 before moving back to Utica in the summer of '94, so reading about all of the places that were in Sangertown during that time frame (Woolworths, O'tooles, Margaritas, Chuck E Cheese) is so funny! Oh well, even if I was living in Utica during those years, I wouldnt have remembered them anyways hahaha..well, at least the stuff from the 80s..I am a HUGE nostalgia nut, so this forum has been SO AWESOME to read through!! Well, minus some of the disagreements.

I really hope that they can breathe a little more life back in to Sangertown and bring it back up to what it was back in the 80s, 90s...I just don't want it to suffer the same fate as Riverside. For now, I'll take that we still have it, no matter how good or bad it is :) And I hope the area always has it.
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#306
Jan 21, 2013
 
I forgot to mention Kaufmanns, some candy store that was there in the late 90s I think down in the Macy's wing somewhere, and a sports card shop (it was down near where Bath and Body Works is now), and Nancy's Coffee Shop. And damn, Radio Shack has been there for FOREVER next to Pennys!
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#307
Jan 21, 2013
 
Used to be a chuck e cheese in Sangertown, as well as a roller skating rink.... Two arcades.... There's nothing in there now to keep the kids occupied...

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#308
Jan 22, 2013
 
Long time wrote:
Used to be a chuck e cheese in Sangertown, as well as a roller skating rink.... Two arcades.... There's nothing in there now to keep the kids occupied...
There is the Golf Shack. Everyone keeps forgetting its there lol

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#309
Feb 6, 2013
 
What were the two arcades? I know Park Place but I cant rmember the other one, or where it was... anyone know =/
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#310
Feb 6, 2013
 
The mall feels like a goasttown. No class. I go to new Hartford center a lot.
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#311
Feb 6, 2013
 
Bosco the parrot was also. At utica leather in NHSC in the early 80s.
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#312
Feb 6, 2013
 
Before Kaufmans as Howlands. Before Howlands was Mungers

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Feb 7, 2013
 
In the beginning wrote:
Before Kaufmans as Howlands. Before Howlands was Mungers
Those were both at Riverside right? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure. Maybe not because I don't recall Kaufmans ever beong at Riverside.
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Feb 7, 2013
 
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Those were both at Riverside right? I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure. Maybe not because I don't recall Kaufmans ever beong at Riverside.
oops, you're correct, it was Riverside. Didn't pay attention to title which clearly states, in Big letters, Sangertown!! Bad me.

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Feb 8, 2013
 

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oops, you're correct, it was Riverside. Didn't pay attention to title which clearly states, in Big letters, Sangertown!! Bad me.
Its okay. They are kind of hard to remember since it was so long ago. I do wish the malls were like they once were.
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#316
Aug 23, 2013
 
VinnyMB wrote:
What were the two arcades? I know Park Place but I cant rmember the other one, or where it was... anyone know =/
Cyberstation was the other arcade, they just closed it not too long ago
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#317
Aug 23, 2013
 
There was also an arcade called "Time Out", I believe.
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Sep 6, 2013
 

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Time Out and Park Place were awesome!!! There is now a facebook page for Sangertown Sqaure and they post old pictures of the mall every Friday. Brings back a lot of memories and will clear up a lot of the arguements on this topic.
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Sep 6, 2013
 
Mall Buff wrote:
Time Out and Park Place were awesome!!! There is now a facebook page for Sangertown Sqaure and they post old pictures of the mall every Friday. Brings back a lot of memories and will clear up a lot of the arguements on this topic.
yeah, it's a great page. that's the main reason I 'liked' it on facebook so I could see the vintage pictures. most of them lately have been from the late 90s though. still waiting to see some from back in the 80s.
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#320
Sep 6, 2013
 
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Kaufmann's was never at Riverside. Steinbach was. I do remember Howlands but I think they were located at New Hartford Shopping Center - not Riverside.
howlands was at riverside when it opened. At some point it was renamed steinbach. There also was a howlands at nhsc
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#321
Sep 16, 2013
 
They post up some awesome pictures on the facebook page, couldnt believe it.
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#322
Feb 25, 2014
 
what was the name of the roller skating rink inside Sangertown Square?

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#323
Feb 26, 2014
 
HistoryMajor1983 wrote:
I have really enjoyed reading through all these posts. Such great memories of Sangertown Mall in its hey day. I can only recall Sangertown from about 1994 on (I was 11 then). I distinctly remember Arbys, Pizza Hut Express, Hemstroughts, Cinnabon, the one movie theater that did NOT have the roller skating rink, Bradlees, B Dalton and Walden Books, Tops n Bottoms, Bosco the talking parrot from the shoe store, the Pet Store, K B Toys, Kleins, Champs, The Wall (no one mentioned that one, used to be where FYE is now next to Sears), McDonalds, Taco Bell, Ruby Tuesdays, the 'pit'/depressed area with the steps that used to be down in the food court (which they filled in and put all those kiosks there now; maybe people were falling down its steps?), and the fountain that used to be right near it (I think there was a fountain right there??), and the Cyberstation arcade..
I lived in Texas from 1986-1994 before moving back to Utica in the summer of '94, so reading about all of the places that were in Sangertown during that time frame (Woolworths, O'tooles, Margaritas, Chuck E Cheese) is so funny! Oh well, even if I was living in Utica during those years, I wouldnt have remembered them anyways hahaha..well, at least the stuff from the 80s..I am a HUGE nostalgia nut, so this forum has been SO AWESOME to read through!! Well, minus some of the disagreements.
I really hope that they can breathe a little more life back in to Sangertown and bring it back up to what it was back in the 80s, 90s...I just don't want it to suffer the same fate as Riverside. For now, I'll take that we still have it, no matter how good or bad it is :) And I hope the area always has it.
I agree!

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