Finally, the perfect last minute gift is now available in stores.
Neil Diamond, Air Supply and the Stray Cats were among the artists featured in Gold Circle’s $3.99 cassette sale in July, 1985.
Gold Circle’s seven area stores had all been Twin Fair locations. In 1984, the regional chain was among the first in the nation to install barcode readers in checkout lanes for faster, more accurate transactions.
When Gold Circle was sold off in 1988, several area locations became Hills stores, several others closed.
These are the kinds of thing that litter my hard drive and my attic.
This is what it means to be a “Buffalo pop culture historian,” having this sort of junk at my fingertips. And if I don’t regularly share images like these, people stop calling me a “historian” and start calling me a “hoarder.”
So these are from the Buffalo Stories/staffannouncer.com Archives.
If you survived the decade of the 1980’s in Buffalo, New York, you very well may remember:
In most locations, Gold Circle took over Buffalo area Twin Fair stores in 1982. Gold Circle stores closed in 1988, with many becoming Hills, unless there was already a Hills location nearby (such as on Lake Avenue in Blasdell.)
Remember when the Trico ad in the boards lit up when the Sabres scored a goal at the Aud? Windshield wipers were invented in Buffalo, and produced in 3 various plants around the city, until Trico closed up shop and moved to Mexico. Also, remember when the Sabres scored goals?
A field full of plants growing cans of delicious Genny Cream Ale? Don’t tell me you haven’t dreamed this dream. People will come, Ray… People will most definitely come.
This is the Buffalo Chamber of Commerce in 1982. The best part is, the “Talking Proud” hook rug hanging on the wall might not even be in the top 5 most 80’s things about this photo.
Get your discount Crystal Beach tickets at Super Duper. That’s exciting, but the real excitement, in retrospect, was the fact that you could very likely cross the Peace Bridge by answering one question with “US,” and then getting a “go ahead,” from a customs guy.
This 1981 Irv Weinstein photo has a strong 1970’s look about it, but the early 80’s had a strong 70’s look about them. For some people in WNY, the 70’s ended and the 80’s began some time in 1992.
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