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!
I wonder how many kids sniffed that stuff and got blasted. I remember it came in a soft metal toothpaste tube, and it was like psycedelic swirly color, and you put a blob of it on the straw it came with, and blew up a big swirly colored balloon with it.
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.
I only heard my grandfather said this place, it was his favorite place when he was a child, my father has never been to
My father was the manager of the North Main St store, then for both locations back in fhe early 1960s. It was the place to go for toys and baby furniture.
i cannot begin to tell you how many cooper hockey pucks i bought there !!!
i had a job there parking cars at Christmas Time,,i got to stay on after Christmas for the next few years
I worked part time at the store in Cranston on the day I turned 16 while attending La Salle. In the summer months I worked full time there for Mr. Mel. He was a great boss. Sometime during my 2nd year Brodskys or Boston Baby was bought out by Mammoth Mart. I was offered a job there as an assistant manager in the sporting goods dept where I worked through my college years at RIC. Great memories .
They are also available in popular television and movie character designs. The Disney character models are quite popular, particularly from the Disney film Cars. kids ride on cars