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Silver's, 1546 Main Street: 1980s   3 comments

Posted at 11:09 pm in historic,stores

I have a vagure memory of stepping into Silver's once when I had walked down to Main Street on a sunny day back when I was living on campus in the early 1980s.

Even then, 30 years ago (and man it hurts to talk about the 80s being 30 years ago..), it was like stepping into another era of retail. I don't remember much about it other than it was a Woolworth's-like five and dime atmosphere, but without the modernizing touches Woolworth's (still mostly viable at the time) had added. On the other hand, I could be mistaken, since Loopnet claims the building was built in 1970, so it would have hardly have had time to get hoary by then..

The downstairs is available and doesn't look to have much happening inside, but the upstairs is luxury residences (here's one).

Written by ted on January 25th, 2010

3 Responses to 'Silver's, 1546 Main Street: 1980s'

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  1. Silvers AND McCrory's have been in this same spot since the 1930's. McCrory's had a downstairs area also. Their heyday was back from the 30's through the mid 0's, but once Dutch Square opened, it killed downtown and all the Dime Stores.

    Del

    26 Jan 10 at 10:48 am

  2. I heard Something Special Florist is moving from the St. Andrews area to the Silver's building

    tonkatoy

    26 Mar 12 at 11:27 am

  3. Yes, Something Special Florist did move into this spot and looks to be open for business now.

    Justin

    1 Jul 12 at 6:08 pm

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