Dungaree Discount. Trophy City. ‘The Swiss.’ Look at out all these good spots from 1980s Excellent Kills

Icons. (Composite by Tom Wrobleski) Facebook Share Twitter Share STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Foodstuff. Consume. Procuring. Or just hanging out. There is always been a large amount to do in Fantastic Kills city. And it was just as accurate back again in the 1980s as it is right now, with […]

Icons. (Composite by Tom Wrobleski)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Foodstuff. Consume. Procuring. Or just hanging out.

There is always been a large amount to do in Fantastic Kills city.

And it was just as accurate back again in the 1980s as it is right now, with some of the prime places from decades ago still alive and kicking.

How a lot of of your favorites are right here?

La Candela cafe, a famous Spanish/Mexican foodstuff haven, is however executing organization right now. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Perhaps you got dungarees or a great jeans jacket at Dungaree Low cost. (NYC Municipal Archives)

And correct future door was Trophy Town, which offered trophies and did the engraving. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Again in the day, there was a gift shop and dance studio at this location at Giffords Lane and Amboy Street. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Now, the handle is household to School of Rock, with Move Me Dance and Conditioning upstairs. (Google picture)

Here’s a different iconic Fantastic Kills business enterprise: Village Maria Pizzeria. (NYC Municipal Archives)

The classics endure, as they say. (Jan Somma-Hammel/Staten Island Advance)

Speaking of terrific pizza, who is aware what eatery is now on the spot of this aged video clip shop? (NYC Municipal Archives)

That is suitable: Nonna’s Pizzeria. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Now a Santander Bank. Back again in the working day, not each and every spot experienced a single of those time-and-temperature indicators outside. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Loads of memories at this watering gap, which was The Swiss Chalet back again in the 1980s. (NYC Municipal Archives)

In later decades, the tackle was also residence KJ’s Ale Property and Bungalow 18. (Advance file photo)

“Candyman. Candyman. Candyman…” No? (NYC Municipal Archives)

The aged Lincoln Plumbing Supply. Professionals or major property renovators only, you should. (NYC Municipal Archives)

The Coptic Orthodox Church of Archangel Michael and St. Mena as it appeared in earlier times. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Appears very a bit distinctive these times. (Bill Lyons/Staten Island Advance)

Was Fisherman’s Wharf a restaurant? A seafood shop? (NYC Municipal Archives)

Defending the community: FDNY Motor 162/Ladder 82, Nelson Avenue in close proximity to the corner of Hylan Boulevard. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Foo Sing Kitchen Chinese restaurant. Yep, they’re however in business enterprise more than three decades later on. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Wasn’t this exactly where the old Nelson Terrace cafe applied to be? My family experienced Thanksgiving dinner there 1 year. The only calendar year we at any time had a holiday meal at a cafe. (NYC Municipal Archives)

A different company that has stood the examination of time: Staten Eye Land. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Identified for above-the-top window displays, the store has been in company for far more than 40 yrs. (Staten Island Progress/ Victoria Priola)

Incredibly, um, eye-catching. (Staten Island Progress/ Victoria Priola)

You can however pop in and get a drink and some great gab at Communicate of the City. They’ve performed the spot up good right after the pandemic. Ask for Larry. (NYC Municipal Archives)

The previous Farrell Property Provide was on Amboy Highway. A community location. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Maybe you picked up a ring or a necklace for your honey at Larsen Jewelers, which was on Amboy Street. (NYC Municipal Archives)

I expended a ton of time in the Wonderful Kills Library as a kid. I used to wander up Amboy Street from my house in Eltingville. The constructing has been renovated and spruced up in modern years. (Progress file picture)

Made use of to be Pat’s Deli. Now B&M Bagels is on the spot. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Did you go to St. Clare School? (NYC Municipal Archives)

St. Clare’s Cardinal Cooke Centre has been the site of numberless CYO game titles. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Fashions for the Family. This was the sort of place the place you’d invest in clothes. Prior to malls. Ahead of Amazon. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Wizard of Arts would later on be on the web site of this shuttered candy store. One thing sad about a boarded-up candy retail store, no? (NYC Municipal Archives)

Just your regular, outdated-fashioned neighborhood liquor keep, this a single correct close to the Excellent Kills teach station. (NYC Municipal Archives)

The handle is now house to the Mercado Ariana Mexican marketplace. (Staten Isldn Advance/ Victoria Priola)

Was this your place for beer, cigarettes and sandwiches way back again when? (NYC Municipal Archives)

Currently you can find the La Iguana Azul cafe on the same spot. (Staten Island Advance/ Victoria Priola)

Some difficult periods in downtown Fantastic Kills, judging by that boarded-up storefront. (NYC Municipal Archives)

Try to remember when the publish office was briefly a person of these modular models? (NYC Municipal Archives)

We have occur a lengthy way. (Google graphic)

Did you get a furry good friend at this pet store? Or probably a scaly one particular? (NYC Municipal Archives)

Some thing incredibly pleasant and little town about contacting the pharmacy an “apothecary.” (NYC Municipal Archives)

Employed to be Walsh Realty… (NYC Municipal Archives)

Nowadays it really is MPG Glass. The building’s been renovated but is even now recognizable. (Google picture)

Thanks for taking the vacation! But in advance of you go, have you checked out this photo essay on good South Shore bars back in the working day?

Or it’s possible West Brighton was your favored community for drinking?

Or perhaps Bay Street was your nightlife place?

Lan Kilian

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