Remembering Rhode Island's
Good Ol' Days
Nyanza also had a place in 'The Shipyard" in Providence...
No Nyanza was owned by Bo and Zelda. Atlantic Mills was in The Shipyard.
Does anyone remember what year they closed the Bristol Store? Did they all close at once?
I think the Bristol store closed in 1975
There was also a Nyanza on East Main Rd in Middletown. Marshall's is there now.
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.
Atlantic Mills also had a location at the Shipyard. First in one of the WWII buildings, and later in the 60s-vintage bowling alley.
Nyanza Was A Cheesy Store...About 5 Levels Below K Mart :)
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.