Throwback Thursday: Caldor and Woolworth's
Your eyes do not deceive you. The shell of a Caldor still remains in downtown Flushing. (Photo by Elisabeth Stuveras)
During a visit to Flushing Tuesday night for a Korean barbeque feast, we stumbled upon the massive Caldor building and were stunned to see it still there, the sign still up, almost a decade after the chain collapsed into bankruptcy. Here's some background on recent attempts to develop the site -- we were interested to see it was once a Masters, which as a child was one of our default shopping locations, up in Elmsford.
Anyway, in searching YouTube for Caldor commercials, we found something far more interesting. A video of the Flushing Woolworth's from its final days of business in 1997. The footage is an amazing time capsule that takes you from the street (where you catch a glimpse of the Caldor building) right into the store itself. Definitely worth your time. It's directly below, followed by a few vintage Woolworth's and Caldor ads.
-- Rolando Pujol