Buffalo in the ’80s: What Black Friday looked like at K-Mart in 1986

By Steve Cichon

This is what Black Friday 1986 looked like at the K-Mart store on Ridge Road in Lackawanna.

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Discounted televisions and VCRs got people lined up nice and early on the day after Thanksgiving 29 years ago, when this store was one of the first to open its doors that morning. The signs on the door clearly state the store would be opening much earlier than usual: at 7 a.m.

The signs also promote Breakfast with Santa. The kids’ pancake breakfast was $1.19; adults paid $1.69.

This K-Mart location, which closed in 1999, is now home to Global Concepts Charter School.