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 pastby Diane Norek Harrison

EDISON-I received an e-mail from Ted Pastusczak which reads: “Hi Diane, I just read your article from Jan. 30 on Menlo Park – great stuff.

“I remember when the mall opened in 1960 or so.  It had a Martin Paint store, Wallachs Men’s Shop, Archie Jacobson, Soundarama records, Canadians, and so forth.

“It also had two supermarkets – a Shop Rite and a Finest, and its own post office. 

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pastby Diane Norek Harrison

EDISON-This is from material given to me for my column and is all from the “old” Menlo Park Mall:

In 1965, Bamberger’s had Chantry Beauty Salon. Their services included a half-price sale in August, a cold wave, plus short hair cut, shampoo and set for $8.75, was regularly priced at $17.50. The gold bond crème wave in their design studio was $14.00, regularly went for $28.00. The style league wave in our American Room was discounted to $8.75, on sale for $17.50. It was located in the upper level of Bamberger’s. The phone number began with LI-9.

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