We are a week away from Thanksgiving and that means Black Friday, Small Business, and Cyber Monday shopping deals.

Of course, it is much easier to shop for the holidays which online shopping, direct shipping, and gift cards.

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But we are feeling a bit old school and here are some places we miss Holiday shopping at here in Western New York.

Ames Department Stores

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

Hills department store

We used to go to the HIlls on Union road and that is where my parents would get our "expensive" gifts and put them on layaway. Each week my mom would go and pay off the layaway and I would always get popcorn.

Child World

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 items to buy and place under the tree.


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.

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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.



Growing up in West Seneca, we would always look for the "Blue Light" specials on at the KMART on French and Transit.


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