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Hardware mainstay moves in Eastwood

Sunday, January 28, 2007 (courtesy the Post-Standard)
BOB NIEDTAt least when you’re moving a hardware store, there are plenty of tools – and a fine selection of those cool brass numbers to go on the new mailbox – to get the job done.Mission accomplished at Nightingale True Value, in Eastwood.

The long-timer bounced over to the Sacred Melody plaza, 3525 James St., from 2313 James St., at the corner of Grant Boulevard.

Well, it’s actually the “Eastwood Plaza” but few of us think of it as such. We’re thrilled that True Value has stayed. Visit them, folks, and support your local economy. Keep Syracuse dollars in Syracuse!

You can bring your spent fluorescents to True Value Hardware (that’s compact, U-shaped, and/or 4-foot fluorescent bulbs). They’ll ship them for recycling. Keep hazardous waste out of the environment!

Read this and weep

“Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.”

Eastwood Took Its Shot at NBA Glory
Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY)
November 22, 1999

The three teen-agers crouched Sunday on the James Street sidewalk, near the half-demolished remnants of the Eastwood Sports Center. Hands in pockets, they rattled off the rumors about what was coming next. “A Pizza Hut,” said one kid. We could use one of those.” His buddy Justin said, “I heard a combined Taco Bell and a Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
They were surprised to learn the Sports Center was a part of sports history.

… “It could have survived,” said Elva Kendrat, “with good ownership.

Signs Saved at Sports Site; Daniel Biasone’s Former Bowling Center To Be Razed
Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY)
November 18, 1999
Author: Gloria Wright Staff writer

Although saving the signs was a “small success,” Williams said he regrets losing the building. “It’s one loss that the building is gone. The greater loss is what’s going up in its place,” he said.

Note: For you gentle readers who don’t know this location, it’s at James St. and Midler Ave., and since this 1999 demolition, nothing has gone up there but a small building housing Kristen’s Ice Cream, closed half the year. Most of the lot is rubble and cement, an attractive nuisance to kids.