There has been a lot of talk about Hills department stores lately around Western New York.

A new company is looking at re-creating the iconic Hills snack shack and with that brings back tons of memories for every Western New Yorker.

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But Hills isn't the only store that people in the 716 want to see a return to Western New York.


Check out the Top 5 stores that we used to love shopping at.


Located in the Southgate Plaza, we used to always look for after-Christmas deals at Ames.


We used to go to the HIlls on Union Road and that is where my parents would get our "expensive" gifts for Christmas and birthdays. They would put them on layaway and each week my mom would go and pay off part of the layaway and I would always get popcorn.


This toy store was located on Transit Road right near the Eastern Hills Mall. My parents would let us fill up a cart with everything we wanted and then they would pick one or two items to buy for us for birthdays and Christmas.


For years, my parent would take us downtown to see the Christmas window display. As for shopping, usually, a present from AM&As meant a nice sweater or some socks.


Located at the corner of Union Road and Walden, I remember my parents always taking us there to get small appliances and some of the newer toys that were available.

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