Remembering Rhode Island's
Good Ol' Days
In the late '70s or early '80s, Hall Institute bought this building and moved here from the Shipyard area in Providence.
They used to sponsor the Romper Room children's show which was on Channel 12 in the early 1960s.
Sure did. It was where oou went for toys in the early 60's. Great memories.
If I did well at the dentist my mom would take me for a new toy as a reward. I loved that place so much. I always ended up with a tube of super elastic bubble plastic!
Drove by the old Brodsky's on North Main St. There is a Big Liquor Store there now.
The original store was on north main st in providence. Near where Greggs is now.
Just up from the Murry's accross from Sears.
I remember my mom taking me to the one on North Main St and the one in Cranston to buy me GI Joes.
We would drive there from Greenville in the 50s before any highways. Unknown to us the parents were Christmas shopping, we would just walk thru and they would see what we liked.
I remember going to the one on the Pawtucket line all the time.
That's where all our Christmas toys came from via "Santa" (my grandmother). No Child World, no Toys R Us. Then we'd hit Sears - loved watching the train set up at Christmas !!!!
I remember going to the one on North Main Street in the early 1960s. I can still picture the aisles full of toys. My brother once got $5 to spend for an "A" in school -- a lot of money in those days. They had a conveyor belt that came up from the basement by the back entrance which always fascinated me.