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Old 05-06-2012, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by meloduck View Post
I went to Roxbury Nursery School as a little kid in the late 80's. Sadly, it is one of many businesses in Stamford no longer existing. I went there when they were at the old historic church at the corner of Roxbury and Den Rd. Sadly, even that building is gone after a tragic fire destroyed it in the mid 90's. Only the sign is still there, after the city government refused to give them the permits to rebuild.

I went to Roxbury in the 1960s. I remember when they broke ground for West Hill HS. My cousin is the VP pf West Hill.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:12 PM
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Anyone remember the original Max Trell's hobby shop where now central fire station is? When Stew Leonard's was just a small dairy store in Norwalk. Food Fair in Shippan? The King's Department Store and the Grand Central supermarket in the King"s? The Cloonan HS in the South End which is now the South End Center. The Danbury State Fair, before they built the Danbury Fair Mall over it. I use to go to the original YMCA on Atlantic Street.
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Old 05-07-2012, 04:40 PM
Location: Greenwich
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Originally Posted by Stratford, Ct. Resident View Post
Stop&Shop only leased the Bongiorno building because the new store that they were trying to build on the Cytec property was in legal limbo. They wanted to establish themselves in the neighborhood because they knew that the new ShopRite would be built before they would get the Cytec property approved for a store.
Oh so THAT'S why Stop & Shop was in that space.. I walked in that store one day and it was a unpleasant feeling (old Bongiorno space)
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:40 AM
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Hi All,

I lived in Stamford between 1961-1973. I haven't been back since the early 1980's.
Some of my Stamford memories include:

Greenbergs Clothing - Got all my Cub/Boy Scout clothing there. Remember "Greenbergs Bucks ?"
Ferguson Library
Cousin Shaprio's

Zantow Ferguson - Sponsored the "Musical Gems" segment on WSTC.
St. Mary's - Went there from grades 1-4. I remember the new Cadillacs they used to raffle off each year.
Grade A Market - Sam Cingari was our neighbor.
Joe The Barber - On Shippan Ave. Got all my childhood haircuts there.
Candy Kitchen - Walked by there almost everyday on way home from school. Bought my Beatle cards there.
Shippan Drive In - I think it was called the Starlight Drive In at one time.
Good Guys Hamburgers - Advertised 10 cent hamburgers in mid 60's.
Cianciola's "Flying A" gas station - Corner of Magee and Shippan Ave. Dad bought most of his gas there.
Sabini's Furniture
Our Lady Star Of The Sea - Remembered when it first opened. Father Hussey...great guy, great sense of humor.
Stamford Yacht Club - I remember 10 cent "chits" would buy a box of Cracker Jacks.
The "Old Look" Connecticut Company GM busses - Many had the Pepsi bottlecap ad under their windshield.
Oceanview Beach Club - Was also called the Clearview Beach Club at one time.
Springdale Animal Hosp. - Melvin Grove DVM took care of our dogs. Compassionate guy.
Bartley A. Fahey DDS - Could always understand what you said, no matter how much cotton was stuffed in your mouth.
Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Hoffman Oil - Their oil trucks always dragged those anti-static chains behind them.
Good Humor trucks

Just some of my Stamford memories.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:56 PM
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Default "Old Stamford" 1950's to 1960's

Saw many of your posts. Brings back memories.I know quite a bit of Stamford from 50-60 years ago, growing up in the Summer St. area. Ask any questions you want, particularly about the old Gimbels store at Ridgeway....used to work there...can give quite a lot of detail about that , plus Ridgeway shopping center, in general. Fire away!
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:43 PM
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All those who went to Ryle School there is a page on Facebook with hundreds of class pictures...take a look you might find yourself or someone you know
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:09 PM
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Does anyone remember the private beach club next to West Beach in Stamford in the 50's or 60's?
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:18 AM
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I remembered! It was Scofield Beach Club! They were good days!!!
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:20 PM
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If anyone has pics of the southfield village houseing projects please email me at juchem1014@hotmail.com....thank u
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:43 PM
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Default Southfield Village

I am also from the "v" or southfield village and i remember drugs and shootings. I remember the eight year old girl that was shot by the park. I remember Tomahawk lane, free blocks of government cheese, powder milk and heroin addicts for parents.I am a product and lost soul of Southfield Village, Stamford, Ct. Born and raised.
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