Buffalo in the 80s: Cassettes on sale at 7 area Gold Circle stores

By Steve Cichon

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.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.