I so remember going to Grants and somewhere there is Montgomery Ward. I remember my mom going there to pick up a catalog order and the store being cluttered.
Kind of strange to realize there's an A&P and Acme just up the street in the same plaza. Do I see a ferris wheel in the parking lot?
I would really like to know the rest of the tenants in the Bel Air Plaza in the photo...when did the plaza first open?
Brian,Yes, there is ferris wheel there. I remember as a kid in the late 70s there being a small carnival there every year. It wasn't much, but still something.
I remember going to Acme as a kid. I loved the little shopping carts they had for kids!!! I was too young to realize that there was an A & P in the same Plaza. I remember Grant's as well......Oh.....and I loved Mason's!!
Before Mason's, there was Scott's and I beleive that they were the original tenant in the Value City building. I can also remember the building sitting vacant for many years because it was unfit to use. I guess someone put money into it to make it safe again.
I may be mistaken but it appears from the angle of the photo that it was taken from the old Robert Hall's parking lot.
From the far left: Acme, Fishers (I don't know what Fishers is) ? Shop, Kinney Shoes, Thrift Drug, W.T. Grant, Plaza Lounge, Village Dairy, A&P, Montgomery Ward, Bel Air ?, ? Lumber Plaza, ? Paints.That's what I could make out. I think Randy Whittle's book on Johnstown talks about the Bel Air Plaza...
Fisher's was a men's clothing store.
David = Oh my gosh, I forgotten about the Robert Hall's store!
The A+P became Wolf Furniture.
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