4.12.09

NYANZA



NYANZA Discount Department Store 
- Several Locations
- Providence, Branch Avenue, - Warwick, Post Road 
- Woonsocket, Singleton Street,
- Bristol, Hope Street.

12 comments:

  1. Nyanza also had a place in 'The Shipyard" in Providence...

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  2. No Nyanza was owned by Bo and Zelda. Atlantic Mills was in The Shipyard.

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  3. Does anyone remember what year they closed the Bristol Store? Did they all close at once?

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    1. I think the Bristol store closed in 1975

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  4. There was also a Nyanza on East Main Rd in Middletown. Marshall's is there now.

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    1. Yes, and between when it was Nyanza and Marshall's it was K-Mart.

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  5. Nyanza was on Post Rd. where Balise is. Atlantic Mills was in Olneyville. Something was at the Shipyard but can't recall what though I had been in there.

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    1. Atlantic Mills also had a location at the Shipyard. First in one of the WWII buildings, and later in the 60s-vintage bowling alley.

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  6. Nyanza Was A Cheesy Store...About 5 Levels Below K Mart :)

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  7. I worked at all the stores except the one in Woonsocket. I also new Bob, Zelda,and Eddy Kudish very well. They were friends of my family for years. I started as a stock person, and worked my way up to assistant manager.And they were not cheesy stores.

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  8. Does anyone know the name of the bowling alley that nyanza took over?

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  9. There was also one in the Granite Street Shopping Center in Westerly...

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