Was Klein’s the poorer brother of Korvette’s? I remember nothing about Klein’s, but it seems like we were always going to Korvette’s.
I bought all my vinyl at Korvette’s - everyone did back then, didn’t they? - and clothing, but Klein’s?
Was it an unnecessary duplicate of Korvette’s?
Ah yes, the Woolworth counter, WT Grant, Enterprise - their penny toy bin, Etta’s Card Shop, chocolate covered ants downstairs in Bloomingdale’s, and of course way at the other end of a glorious Main Street, Arnold Constable. Plus RKO, Loew’s and Town Theater. Federal bakery, not the donut shop near Blessed Sacrament church, since go figure, we never got down that far.
The joke shop on Division Street, where I bought fake dog poo, the Chatterbox luncheonette, Terrytoons cartoons, on Centre Ave., which I never visited even though I had a relative who worked there.
The New Rochelle library, now housed in a nondescript hunk of metal and glass. Some candy shop that sold carob, which was absolutely disgusting, but we chewed on it anyway. The old, OLD ladies who sold crystal bead jewelry from Austria. Later on, Twin Donuts, really good donuts. Miller’s toy store, window shopping only for me.
The luncheonette on North Ave. near the Mannerly shop, which my aunt and uncle ran. John’s Bargain Store, which really was.
And of course we never, ever drove, we walked there.
More will come back to me, I’m sure.
Oh, and if you haven’t guessed, this was New Rochelle Downtown before corrupt politics ruined it.