Sangertown Mall....before Kaufmans....?
dirty girl

Herkimer, NY

#41 May 22, 2011
Tom wrote:
<quoted text>I remember that the front of Montgomery Wards at Riverside collapsed back in the 90's.
Exactly. Other parts were also in bad shape. The roof leaked in a lot of places which is why the section that was torn down went before Lowe's even decided to come to Utica.
holycrapola

Camillus, NY

#42 May 22, 2011
abc wrote:
Hess's before Macy's???
Hess's was the first, then Kaufmann's, then Macy's

Speaking of which, anyone remember Toys R Us was behind Dunkin Donuts area? The building is still there. Actually you can see it from Sears Auto side across the parking lot.
merger

Herkimer, NY

#43 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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Hess's was the first, then Kaufmann's, then Macy's
Macy's bought out Kaufmann's
SHNeverStripped

Hamilton, NY

#45 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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Hess's was the first, then Kaufmann's, then Macy's
Speaking of which, anyone remember Toys R Us was behind Dunkin Donuts area? The building is still there. Actually you can see it from Sears Auto side across the parking lot.
I believe what you're referring to was actually supposed to be a Sears Auto Center. Years ago I had seen a commercial for Sears and its Auto Center, and realized that the building looked exactly the same as the one over at Sangertown. Obviously Sears never moved out of the attached Auto Center that they have.

Toys R Us has always been where it is now right from when that building was built.'86 is the year that sticks in my mind when it comes to the year that Toys R Us opened. Along with Toys R Us in that plaza, there was Paper Cutter, Wheels Discount Auto, Carls Drugs, and P&C. Kids R Us had yet to be built in that triangular section.
dirty girl

Herkimer, NY

#47 May 23, 2011
SHNeverStripped wrote:
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I believe what you're referring to was actually supposed to be a Sears Auto Center. Years ago I had seen a commercial for Sears and its Auto Center, and realized that the building looked exactly the same as the one over at Sangertown. Obviously Sears never moved out of the attached Auto Center that they have.
Toys R Us has always been where it is now right from when that building was built.'86 is the year that sticks in my mind when it comes to the year that Toys R Us opened. Along with Toys R Us in that plaza, there was Paper Cutter, Wheels Discount Auto, Carls Drugs, and P&C. Kids R Us had yet to be built in that triangular section.
Look, whorinda the failed topless dancer is back.
SHNeverStripped

Hamilton, NY

#48 May 23, 2011
Ian Hob wrote:
<quoted text>THAT's why it seemed familiar I'm pretty dumb sometimes. I actually think it was a ToysRUs before 86 no? Like 84 or slightly earlier? 80? 82?
It could very well have been earlier than '86. I would have been barely in school at that point. I do remember the Drive In being there before the plaza, so yeah, it may have been earlier say around '84ish.
Triangular Structure

Moravia, NY

#49 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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Hess's was the first, then Kaufmann's, then Macy's
Speaking of which, anyone remember Toys R Us was behind Dunkin Donuts area? The building is still there. Actually you can see it from Sears Auto side across the parking lot.
I think you are mistaken. Toys R Us was never in Sangertown. The building behind Dunkin' Donuts you are referring to was supposed to be a new Sears Auto Center that never was. Back around 2001, there were plans to build a new Sears store at Sangertown that would be detached from the mall. The first phase of this was to move the auto center into a new facility on the other side of the parking lot. After this building was fully completed, Sears corporate pulled the plug on the entire project. The building is now essentially empty, although it is being used as storage for the maintenance staff. The original plans called for the existing Sears store to be converted and/or demolished to allow for additional mall retail space. The proposed new Sears Store would have been situated opposite the new auto center, and would not have been affixed to the mall, much in the same manner as the former Circuit City store. Hope this clarifies any confusion about this ghost building.
holycrapola

Camillus, NY

#50 May 23, 2011
Triangular Structure wrote:
<quoted text>I think you are mistaken. Toys R Us was never in Sangertown. The building behind Dunkin' Donuts you are referring to was supposed to be a new Sears Auto Center that never was. Back around 2001, there were plans to build a new Sears store at Sangertown that would be detached from the mall. The first phase of this was to move the auto center into a new facility on the other side of the parking lot. After this building was fully completed, Sears corporate pulled the plug on the entire project. The building is now essentially empty, although it is being used as storage for the maintenance staff. The original plans called for the existing Sears store to be converted and/or demolished to allow for additional mall retail space. The proposed new Sears Store would have been situated opposite the new auto center, and would not have been affixed to the mall, much in the same manner as the former Circuit City store. Hope this clarifies any confusion about this ghost building.
You dumb@ ss! LEARN TO READ AND COMPREHEND BEFORE MAKING AN ASS OUT OF YOURSELF!! I NEVER said Toys R Us was at Sangertown! I said you can SEE IT from Sears auto center parking area! I do recall it was at one point going to used as Sears Auto center.
Chris New Hartford

AOL

#51 May 23, 2011
I wish they could Bring back the Roller Skating Rink at sangertown. Sangertown was much more fun years ago.
crackaddict

Herkimer, NY

#52 May 23, 2011
Chris New Hartford wrote:
I wish they could Bring back the Roller Skating Rink at sangertown. Sangertown was much more fun years ago.
Except there wasn't one. There was a Chuck E Cheese not a skating rink.
Roller Palace

Long Eddy, NY

#53 May 23, 2011
crackaddict wrote:
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Except there wasn't one. There was a Chuck E Cheese not a skating rink.
was located across from the cinemas.(right about where the tye dye shirt store is now)it was only there for about the 1st year the mall was open.was a tiny rink,DJ booth was in the middle of the floor.
Bastat

Utica, NY

#54 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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You dumb@ ss! LEARN TO READ AND COMPREHEND BEFORE MAKING AN ASS OUT OF YOURSELF!! I NEVER said Toys R Us was at Sangertown! I said you can SEE IT from Sears auto center parking area! I do recall it was at one point going to used as Sears Auto center.
You are a jerk.
Kallet Cinema

Long Eddy, NY

#55 May 23, 2011
SHNeverStripped wrote:
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It could very well have been earlier than '86. I would have been barely in school at that point. I do remember the Drive In being there before the plaza, so yeah, it may have been earlier say around '84ish.
Pretty sure that Carls opened in '85,followed by P&C and toys r us.I think kids r us was a later addition to the plaza,along with wheels/paper cutter.I remember seeing Beverly hills cop at the cinema before it was demolished,that had to be around '84
Bastat

Utica, NY

#56 May 23, 2011
Fay's Drugs was opposite Carl's.
Sammy

Moravia, NY

#58 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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You dumb@ ss! LEARN TO READ AND COMPREHEND BEFORE MAKING AN ASS OUT OF YOURSELF!! I NEVER said Toys R Us was at Sangertown! I said you can SEE IT from Sears auto center parking area! I do recall it was at one point going to used as Sears Auto center.
If anyone is a jerk, it is you. Go back to your original post and read it. You clearly say that building was Toys R Us. The people who responded to your post were politely explaining that it was not. If anyone needs to read and comprehend, as well write coherently, it is you. The folks that responded to your post apparently have a considerable amount of information on this subject. There is no reason for you to be such an imbecile.
holycrapola

Camillus, NY

#60 May 23, 2011
Sammy wrote:
<quoted text>If anyone is a jerk, it is you. Go back to your original post and read it. You clearly say that building was Toys R Us. The people who responded to your post were politely explaining that it was not. If anyone needs to read and comprehend, as well write coherently, it is you. The folks that responded to your post apparently have a considerable amount of information on this subject. There is no reason for you to be such an imbecile.
Really? Toys R Us did in fact was in that building at one point. I believe Sears came in AFTER Toys R Us moved on Commercial Drive.
Triangular Structure

Moravia, NY

#61 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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Really? Toys R Us did in fact was in that building at one point. I believe Sears came in AFTER Toys R Us moved on Commercial Drive.
You sir, need to get your facts straight. Toys R Us has always been where it now is. It has never moved. The building behind Dunkin' Donuts was built in 2001 to the specifications of what was then Sears, Roebuck and Co. It is in the current and standard style of Sears Auto Centers. It is totally complete facility, with lifts. You will never see a Toys R Us with an automotive service facility. The building was built specially for Sears, but has never been leased or occupied by Sears. Although fully completed and ready for use, it has never seen use. This building is a white elephant. It looks like a Sears Auto Center and therefore is a challenge to lease to another brand. Ten years ago, Sears had plans to upgrade their store at Sangertown. After the project was implemented, the plug got pulled. I hope this information clarifies this matter for you.
Barry

Moravia, NY

#62 May 23, 2011
holycrapola wrote:
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Really? Toys R Us did in fact was in that building at one point. I believe Sears came in AFTER Toys R Us moved on Commercial Drive.
The best way for you to get the correct info might be to call Pyramid's PR dept., or maybe the Sangertown Mall office. I would think there would be someone there to explain to you that Toys R Us was never anywhere in Sangertown. There were other toy stores. Its also common knowledge that the building behind Dunkin is a never opened Sears car center. It is an aborted attempt at a new Sears store from about the time Sears Roebuck became Sears Holdings.
hahaobama

Syracuse, NY

#63 May 23, 2011
I wish they still had the movie theater.
Shamrock Lady

Herkimer, NY

#64 May 23, 2011
Howland was there once too and yes, there was a roll rink there!!!

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