A group of Centralites from the 50’s and 60’s put their heads together and remembered places they frequented back in the 40’s through the 60’s. Here’s a chance to take a jog down memory lane. Enjoy.

Department/Retail Stores

Addis Albert’s Jewelers Arctic Ice Brotan’s Busy Bee Chappells Joe Charles Sports shop Mel Charney’s Men’s store Clark Music store David’s Dey Brothers Dunk & Bright Edwards Economy Books E-Z Bargain Center Field’s Flagg Bros. Shoes Flah & Co Florsheim Shoes. Goldberg’s Grody’s Alexander Grant’s & Sons Tom McCann McCrory’s Nettleton Shoes The Outdoor store Park-Brannock Rakov’s Ra-Lins Rochester Sample Shoes Roy’s Rudoph’s Sears & Roebucks Syracuse Glove Factory Three Sisters Wells & Coverly Western Auto store Wilson’s Jewelers Witherills Woolworths

Drug stores

Brighton Pharmacy Constantines

W. T. Grant Daws Henry Jewelers Fay’s Hill’s Dept store Mark’s Howard’s Clothes Rexall’s Howe’s Jewelers Roaches (S. Geddes St) Isaac’s Clothes Rothchild’s Kieffer’s Ryan’s K-Mart (Northern Lights) South Side Pharmacy

S. S. Kresge’s Whelan’s Learners Walgreen’s Learbury Young’s Lincoln’s MacGregory’s

Restaurants & other Food Places

A & W Root Beer Angie’s Pizza Bill’s Inn (The Valley) Caroma (Lodi St.) Carrol’s Carvel Ice Cream Copper Kettle Danzer’s (Park St.) Downey Flake Coffee Shop Enrico’s (Midland Ave) Fayetteville Inn Frank’s Pizza Gruen’s Rest. (Butternut St.) Harvey’s (Erie Blvd E.) Heid’s Howard Johnson’s (Dewitt) Hubbell’s (Onondaga Hill) Ike’s Cook House James’ Rest. (Grand Ave.) Jean’s Kitchen (E Fayette St.) Lemoyne Manor (Old Liverpool Rd.) Little Gem Lorenzo’s Luigi’s (Burnet Ave.) Lundy’s (Fairmount) Maples Rest. (Pompey Village) Marble Farms Marion Margaret’s Ice Cream Shop Martin’s Chicken on the Rough McCarthy’s Seafood Meadowborrk Rest. (Erie Blvd E.) Merback’s (Butternut St.) Morey’s Coffee shop Morey’s Cider Mill Pizzio’s Queen Anne’s Raphael’s (State Fair Blvd.) Roma’s Rustic Inn (Eastwood) Schnitzelbank Rest. (Grant Blvd.) Scotch & Sirloin (Dewitt) Snooks Pond (Manlius) Spa Rest.

Tino’s (N. Salina St) Top of the Hill Trailer Diner Tubbert’s Twin Trees (Avery Ave) Villa (Lodi St) White Tower Whitting’s Ice Cream Shop

Food stores

A & P Supermarket Abdo’s Supermarket Acme American Stores Co. Inc. Big Chief Market (James St) Castle grocery (S Salina St) Daddey’s food store Giant food store Grand Union Hennigan’s Paul Hyland’s Johnson’s Supermarket Loblaws Mancini’s Super Market (S Salina St) McKinley Super Market (Mattydale) Modern Groceteria (South Ave) Mohican Market Nojiames food store P & C food store Price Chopper Silver Star Grocery store Sweetheart Market (N. Syracuse)


Besdin’s Columbus Harrison’s Kallfelz Bros. Kinney’s New Brighton Prince’s


Castle Cobblestone Kenmore Jefferson Mizpah Onondaga Renna’s Syracuse Winchester Yates

Y. M. C. A.

Bars, Taverns and Clubs

André’s Tic-Toc Club (S. Salina St) Jimmy Bennan’s (E. Genessee St) Brown Jug Clover Club Club Candee Club Royale Coleman’s Garzone’s Keyhole Little Harlem Meyer’s Brass Rail Three Rivers Inn Velasko Inn


First Federal Savings First Trust & Deposit Onondaga Savings Bank Syracuse Savings bank

Radio Stations


TV Stations

WHEN -Channel 8 WINX -Channel 9 WSYR -Channel 3

Auto Dealerships

Arnstine Desoto-Plymouth Dealers Bresee Chevrolet Cain Fiat Motor Sales Dunbar Buick Forsythe Dodge-Plymouth Paul Henson Lincoln-Mercury Know Buick Charles Lamacchia Hudson Paglia Pontiac Pepper Auto Sales Studabaker Robert Perry Studabaker Reynolds Ford Motors

A. F. Ryan & Son Foreign Autos Salina Chevrolet Sleeth Pontiac Spector-Genessee Oldsmobile Gerald Strickland Pontiac Stewart Nash Syracuse Buick Valley Mercury

Local Beer Brands

Beverwyck Carling’s Black Label Congress Genessee Phoenix Schaefer Schmidt’s Utica Club

Movie Theaters

Acme -Butternut St. Alcazar -Oakwood Ave. Allen -First St. (Solvay) Avon -Hawley Ave. Brighton -S. Salina St. Cameo -S. Geddes St. Civic -S. Salina St. Community -Milton Ave. (Solvay) Dewitt -Erie Blvd. East (Drive-In) East -(East Syracuse) Elmwood -South Ave. Franklin -South Ave. Genesee -W. Genesee St. Globe -Kirkpatrick Rd. Happy Hour -N. Salina St. Harvard -Wescott St. Hollywood -Brewerton Rd. (Mattydale) James -James St. Lakeshore -Liverpool Rd. (Drive-In) Lowe’s State (Downtown) Lowe’s Strand (Downtown) Mayfair -Oswego Rd. Midtown -N. Salina St. North -(Cicero) (Drive-In) Palace -James St. (Eastwood) Paramount (Downtown) Park -Burnet Park Dr. Regent -E. Genesee St. Riviera -S. Salina St. Rivoli -W. Fayette St. RKO Schine Eckel (Downtown) RKO Schine Empire Downtown) RKO Schine Keith’s (Downtown) Salina -Route 11 (Drive-In) Shoppingtown Dewitt -Erie Blvd. East Turn Hall -N. Salina St. Wescott -Wescott St. West Genesee (Drive-In)