Sunday, June 18, 2006

Vintage Mays Discount Store TV commercial

New York - 1978

Yet another cool old Mays TV spot! According to the source: "Mays went out of business in 1982. The shot at the end which is used on several of these commercials is outside the Dutchess Mall in Fishkill NY, which has been vacant for quite some time (except for a flea market) and is scheduled for demolition soon."

Cool to finally know what mall these exteriors were shot at! Been wondering about that. Man, I love these old shopping commercials! Makes me feel like a kid again.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW. memories!

yes--after sitting vacant for years, the former Mays site in Fishkill is being converted into a Home Depot as we speak.

i'd been there for the indoor flea market as recently as 2 years ago... and it was kind of creepy, because you could still see remants of Mays on the walls... peeling signs that said Juniors Dresses" or whatever.

Thanks for sharing this!

Mon Jun 19, 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought that was the dutchess mall! i feel good now.

i haven't been over that way in years. you should try to look up the apollo plaza in monticello, the orange plaza in middletown (my childhood mall until the galleria came and ruined everything), and the south hills mall in poughkeepsie.

Mon Jun 19, 08:23:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

I don't care how low the prices are, the clothes are still ugly. I wouldn't have been caught dead in that suit and blazer combo at that age.

Sat Jun 24, 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

If you want to see a GOOD commercial, I think I nearly wet myself on this one!

I only wish they still had this logo up on the place (even if they don't sell toys anymore inside)!

Sun Jun 25, 02:47:00 AM  
Blogger Cora said...

That toy commercial sure brought back memories.

Mon Jun 26, 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

Cora said...
That toy commercial sure brought back memories.

The main Pennys location in my town (Franklin Park) was still like this in the early 80s I think (other locations were smaller and we used to had one much closer at Miracle Mile Shopping Center).

My Pennys used to also had a restaurant near one of it's entrances, but it was converted to a beauty salon sometime in the mid-late 80's and it's been that way since (guess it's still doing good).

Thu Jun 29, 04:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting that you saw remnants of Mays at the Flea Market, because it was not in the former Mays store.

The Flea Market was where Service Merchandise was, but Mays was at the opposite end of the mall, and was most recently Jamesway.

As an update, Home Depot is now open, and last I heard (haven't been down there in a while), asbestos was being removed from the Service Merchandise space in preparation for tearing that building down (the mall was torn down except the anchor spaces, and Home Depot was built between the two).

Wed Jul 12, 03:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool link for Dutchess Mall here:

Wed Jan 17, 11:34:00 PM  

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