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DICKMAN CRISS-CROSS DIRECTORY LISTINGS

I originally looked thru old phone books trying to find a list of what stores were in Penn Can Mall. After not having any luck, I asked around at the library. I found out about the Dickman Directory, which lists phone numbers by street, instead of by name. There was also a separate section for Penn Can Mall, as well as the other malls in the area. I spent some time and got the list of all of the businesses that were in the mall for a couple of key years. At some point, I'll probably go back and get more lists from different years.

They also had certain codes listed in the Directory that I didn't notice at first. There is a "Year Listing", which states how many years the phone number has been active (they only had this information up to 9 years). This isn't necessarily how long the store has been in the mall, they may have kept their phone number from a previous location. Also, the phone number may have been used by someone else before the store got it. To further confuse things, the store may have also changed their number while in the mall. There is also a "New Listing Identification" which shows which stores are new to the mall in that Directory. I only noticed these listings after I had completed a few lists, so I'll post that information where I have it.

I also noticed something odd in these listings. The "Penn Can Theatre" is listed in 1978, but Loews was never listed under Penn Can Mall in any year. For some reason, it was always listed separately under "Circle Drive" in Cicero. I'm sure there's other things that don't seem to make sense in these lists, but I just copied them as they appeared in the directory.


-1977-
28 Business Numbers, 28 New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
B. Dalton Bookseller (all unknown) Yes
Bob Popyks Organs   Yes
Carousel Snack Bar   Yes
Dalton B. Bookseller (same #)   Yes
Eric & Ralphs   Yes
Fanny Farmer Candy   Yes
Fuleihans Fashions   Yes
General Nutrition Canter   Yes
Hoppe Office Supply   Yes
John Scuderis Mn Sh.   Yes
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby   Yes
Lerner Shops   Yes
Pankow Constr. Co.   Yes
Pants N Stuff Shed House   Yes
Paper Poppy   Yes
Pavones Pizza   Yes
Penn Can Shopping   Yes
Radio Shack Div.   Yes
Scuderi J Custom Tailoring   Yes
Shed House Inc.   Yes
Sporting Foot   Yes
St. Clair Paint & Paper   Yes
Syr. Tops & Bottoms   Yes
Tops & Bottoms (same #)   Yes
Tuxedo Junction   Yes
Ups & Downs   Yes
Wells & Coverly   Yes

 

-1978-
72 Business Numbers, 44 New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
Adams Temptatn Ltc 8 Yes
Albany Savings Bank 8 Yes
All American Kitchen 8 Yes
Altiers Stride Rite 8 Yes
B Dalton Bookseller 7 No
Bakers Shoe Store 8 Yes
Barbara Moss 8 Yes
Baskin Robbins 31 8 Yes
Bavarian Pretzel Sh. 8 Yes
Beefsteak Mining Co. 8 Yes
Bob Popyks Organs 7 No
Book Mark 8 Yes
Briar Route Tbcnst 8 Yes
Burger Haus 8 Yes
CVS 8 Yes
Carousel Snack Bar 7 No
Casual Corner 8 Yes
Cosmopoltn Health Spa 8 Yes
Dalton B Bookseller (same #) 7 No
Design Horizons 8 Yes
Dewitt Optical World 9+ ?
Earring Tree The 8 Yes
Eric & Ralphs 7 No
Fanny Farmer Candy 7 No
Florsheim Shoe Shop 8 Yes
Foxmoor Casuals 8 Yes
Frick N Frack 7 No
Fuleihans Fashions 7 No
Genl Nutrition Ctr 7 No
Gerbers Music Co. 8 Yes
Hiltons Pianos Inc. 8 Yes
Hoppes Paper Clip 7 No
Hosser Thomas 8 Yes
Intl Gift Bazaar 8 Yes
John Scuderis Mn 7 No
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby 7 No
Kayak Rec. Center 8 Yes
LA V Marie Coiffure 8 Yes
Lerner Shop 7 No
Marjax Wild Leisure 8 Yes
Merle Norman Csmtc 8 Yes
Michaels Housewares 8 Yes
Moss Barbara 8 Yes
Nettlecreek Shop 8 Yes
Nickelodeon Ice Cream 8 Yes
Norman Merle Cosmtc (same #) 8 Yes
Pants & Stuff Shed Hse 7 No
Paper Poppy 7 No
Pavones Pizza 7 No
Penn Can Mall Cinema 8 Yes
Penn Can Shopping 7 No
Penn Can Theatre 8 Yes
Play Palace 8 Yes
Radio Shack DIV 7 No
Raites Skywy Styling 8 Yes
Rudolphs Jewelers 8 Yes
Scuderi J Cstm Tlrg 7 No
Shed House Inc 7 No
So Fro Fabrics 8 Yes
Sporting Foot 7 No
St. Clair The Paint Ppl 7 No
Sunlighting Lamp Shed 8 Yes
Syr. Tops N Bottoms 7 No
Thom McAn Shoe Str 8 Yes
Tiffanys Bakery 8 Yes
Tops N Bottoms (same #) 7 No
Tuxedo Junction 7 No
Unlimited The 8 Yes
Ups & Downs 7 No
Villa Pizze Fritte 8 Yes
Wells & Coverly Inc. 7 No
Yorborough Sq. 8 Yes

 

-1984-
95 Business Numbers, 16 New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
Albany Savings Bank 8 No
All American Kitchen 8 No
Allstate Insurance Sales 1 No
Altiers Stride Rite 1 No
Anderson Little Co. 0 No
B. Dalton Bookseller 7 No
Bakers Shoe Store 8 No
Barbara Moss 8 No
Baskets N Bows 4 Yes
Baskin Robbins 8 No
Bavarian Pretzel Sh. 8 No
Beefsteak Mining Co. 8 No
Book Mark 8 No
Briar Route 8 No
Burger Haus 8 No
CVS 8 No
Carmel Corner 4 Yes
Casual Corner 8 No
Cavages Record & Tape 4 Yes
Champlain Pet Supl. 0 No
Charneys Shop Inc. 3 No
Chess King 0 No
Circle Road Realty 9+ No
Cristinas 3 No
Dictronic System Inc.  3 No
The Earring Tree 8 No
Eric & Ralphs 7 No
Fanny Farmer Candy 0 No
Florsheim Shoe Shop 9+ No
Fotomat Corp 4 Yes
Foxmoor Casuals 8 No
Frick N Frack 7 No
Frontier Fruit & Nut 1 No
Fuleihans Fashions 7 No
Genl Nutrition Ct 4 Yes
Giovannis Men Fashn 0 No
Hopkins Diamond Ctr 9+ No
Huckleberry Finn 1 No
IQD Mkt & Advertising 4 Yes
Immediate Data Mkt 4 Yes
Intl Gift Bazaar 8 No
Johnny Jo Toys 3 No
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby 9+ No
Kays Jewelers N Syr 9 No
Kinney Shoes 3 No
Lav Marie Totl Sln 4 Yes
Lerner Shop 7 No
Liberty Travel Inc. 1 No
Mar Anna 4 Yes
Marjax 1st Plc Sport 8 No
McCarthy Teresa Asc. 3 No
McKay Shoe Store 0 No
Merle Norman Csmtc 4 Yes
Michaels Housewares 8 No
Moss Barbara (same #) 8 No
Mr. Tops  1 No
Norman Merle Csmtc (same #) 4 Yes
NY Fashions Hong Kong 3 No
NY St Lbr Job Ct 3 No
Paper Poppy 7 No
Pavones Pizza 7 No
Penn Can Cinema 1 2 3 8 No
Penn Can Optical Ct 3 No
Penn Can Optical Ct (different #) 3 No
Penn Can Shopping Mall 0 No
Pet Place 2 4 Yes
Phoneland The 1 No
Play Palace 8 No
Portrait Art. Inc 1 No
Proving Ground 3 No
Radio Shack DIV 7 No
Raite & Malara Styling 8 No
Rugs To Riches 3 No
Sears Roebuck 9+ No
Sears Roebuck Optical 9+ No
Sears Roebuck Photo 3 No
Shed House Pants 4 Yes
Shoe Repair Leather & Things 4 Yes
Silver Shop The 9+ No
Singer Co. 4 Yes
Small Wonder 9+ No
So Fro Fabrics 8 No
Sofas & Chairs 9 No
Sporting Foot 7 No
St. Clair Paint People 4 Yes
Stride Rite Bootery 9 No
Thom McAn Shoe Store 9 No
Tiffanys Bakery 8 No
Time Square 1 No
Togs N Bootery 9+ No
Tuxedo Junction 7 No
Universal Gold & Silver 9+ No
Ups & Downs 7 No
Waterbed World 0 No
Wilsons Jewelers 0 No

 

-1989-
121 Business Numbers, ? New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
Afterthoughts (all unknown) (all unknown)
Albany Savings Bank    
All American Kitchen    
Allsafe Security    
Allstate Ins. Sales    
Altiers Shoes    
Am. Eagle Outfitter    
Anderson Little    
B. Dalton    
Bakers Shoe Store    
Barbara Moss    
Baskin Robbins    
Bathtique Plus    
Bavarian Pretzel    
Ben & Jerrys Ice Cream    
Briar Route    
Bryant & Stratton    
Buller CJ Ltd.    
Burger Haus    
Caren Charles    
Carmel Corner    
Casual Corner    
Cavages    
Century 21 Real Estate    
Cerone TV & Satellite    
Chappells    
Charneys    
Chess King    
Circle Rd. Realty    
Claires Boutiques    
County Seat Store    
Cramers Half Size Store    
CVS    
Dean Witter Reynolds    
Deja Vu    
Dictronic Systems    
Earring Tree    
Economy Book & Stationary    
Endicott Johnson    
Eric & Ralphs    
Exercise Store, The    
Eye Exam 2000    
Florsheim Shoes    
Fluf N Stuf    
Foxmoor Casuals    
Frick N Frack    
Fuleihans Fashions    
Garys Clothes    
Gen. Nutrition Ctr.    
Giggles    
Giovannis Fashion Wear    
Great Games    
Haircutt Co., The    
Hankin Bruce R. & Ass.    
Hickory Farms    
Hills    
His Place    
Hopkins Fine Jewelers    
IQD Market & Research    
Immediate Data Mrk    
Int'l Gift Bazaar    
Island Dog    
Jackson Hewitt Tax    
Jacquelines Bridal    
Jamaican Sun    
Jo Anns Nut House    
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby    
Kay Jewelers    
Kinney Shoes    
Lens Crafters    
Lerner Shop    
Liberty Travel    
Malara World Hair    
Marjax    
Master Bedroom    
McCarthy Ascs Mrk.    
McCarthy Teresa As.    
Merle Norman Csmt    
Michaels Gifts    
Motherhood    
Mr. Eggroll Rest.    
Mr. Tops    
Nicholas Real Est.    
Norman Merle Cosm.    
NY St. Labor Job    
Ormond Shop, The    
Paper Poppy    
Pavones Pizza    
Payless Shoe Source    
Pet Place, The    
Petite Sophisticate    
Portrait Art Inc.    
Radio Shack    
Rave    
Record Town    
Sears    
Shebas    
Shed House Pants    
Shoe Repair Leather    
Silver Shop    
Singer Co. Indpt. Dlr.    
So Fro Fabrics    
Sporting Foot    
Sports Section    
St. Clair Paint & Paper    
Stadium Club    
Stride Rite Bootery    
Tandy Cnsmr Elc.    
The Upper Level    
This End Up Furn. Co.    
Thom McAn Shoe Str.    
Time Square    
Tops N Bottoms    
Towne Set Inc.    
Tuxedo Junction    
Universal Gold & Silver    
Ups & Downs    
Vogel Shoes Florsheim    
Walter Howard OD    
Wilson Jewelers    
Wilson Suede Corp.    

 

-1992-
97 Business Numbers, 9 New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
AR Associates 0 No
Afterthoughts 9 No
Albany Savings Bank 9+ No
All American Kitchen 9+ No
All State Ins. Sales 2 Yes
Altiers Shoes 7 No
Amer. Eagle Outfitters 8 No
Anderson Little Co. 9+ No
B. Dalton Bookseller 9+ No
Bakers Shoe Store 6 No
Barbara Moss 6 No
Bavarian Pretzel Sh. 0 No
Briar Route 9+ No
Bryant & Stratton 4 No
Buller CJ Ltd. 8 No
CVS 9+ No
Caren Charles 8 No
Casual Corner 9+ No
Cavages Record & Tape 4 No
Chappells 8 No
Charneys Shop Inc. 3 No
Chess King 9+ No
Ching Linda OD 2 Yes
Claires Boutiques 9 No
County Seat Store 8 No
CVS 9 No
Deja Vu 8 No
Dejaiz 1 No
Dictronic Systems 1 No
Earring Tree The 9+ No
Economy Book & Stationary 7 No
Endicott Johnson 8 No
Family Eyecare Ass. 2 Yes
Florsheim Shoes Vogel 9+ No
Friends 0 No
Gamblers Anonymous 1 No
Garys Clothes 7 No
Genl Nutrition Outlet 0 No
Giggles Of Penn Can 8 No
Giovannis Fashion Wear 9+ No
Great Games 8 No
Haircutt Co. The 8 No
Hickory Farms 9 No
Hills Dept. Store 5 No
Hopkins Fine Jeweler 9+ No
Immediate Quality Data 9+ No
Int'l Gift Bazaar 9+ No
Jackson Hewitt Tax 9 No
Jamaican Sun 7 No
Jo Anns Nut House 6 No
Jreck Subs 2 Yes
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby 9+ No
Kay Jewelers 9+ No
Lens Crafters 7 No
Lerner Shops 9+ No
Liberty Travel 9+ No
Malara World Hair 7 No
Marjax Sporting Goods 9+ No
Marrone Gary F. OD 2 Yes
McCarthy Ascs. Mrktg 9+ No
Merle Norman Csmtcs 4 No
Michaels Gifts 8 No
Motherhood 6 No
Mr. Eggroll Restaurant 5 No
Mr. Tops 9+ No
Norman Merle Csmtc. 4 No
Ormond Shop The 6 No
Paper Poppy 9+ No
Parents w/o Partners 2 Yes
Pasquales Eatery 1 No
Pavones Pizza 9+ No
Penn Can Shopping Mall 9+ No
Petite Sophisticate 8 No
Radio Shack Div 9+ No
Rave 6 No
Record Town Inc. 7 No
Rios Gifts 0 No
Schwartz Paul T. OD 1 No
Shebas 9 No
Silver Shop The 9+ No
Singer Sewing Cntrs. 9+ No
So Fro Fabrics 9+ No
Sporting Foot 9+ No
Stadium Club 9 No
Steinbach Dept Str 2 Yes
Stride Rite Bootery 9+ No
Tandy Cnsmr Electronics (same # as Radio Shack) 9 No
The Upper Level 5 No
Thom McAn Shoe Str. 2 Yes
Ticketron Info 9 No
Tops & Bottoms 2 Yes
Towne Set Inc. 6 No
Tuxedo Junction 9+ No
Universal Gold & Silver 9+ No
Ups & Downs 8 No
Vogel Shoes Florsheim 8 No
Wilsons Suede Corp. 9 No

 

-1993-
70 Business Numbers, 4 New

STORE YEARS LISTED NEW LISTING?
AR Associates 0 No
Afterthoughts 9 No
Albany Savings Bank 9+ No
All American Kitchen 9+ No
Allstate Ins. Sales 2 No
B. Dalton Bookseller 9+ No
Bavarian Pretzel Sh. 0 No
Blue Dolphin Pools 3 Yes
Briar Route 9+ No
Bryant & Stratton 4 No
Buller CJ Ltd 8 No
C V S 9+ No
Caren Charles 8 No
Casual Corner 9+ No
Cavages Record & Tape 4 No
Chappells 8 No
Chess King 9+ No
Claires Boutiques 9 No
County Seat Store 8 No
CVS 9+ No
Dejaiz 1 No
Dictronic Systems 1 No
Earring Tree The 9+ No
Endicott Johnson 8 No
Family Eyecare Ass. 2 No
Fanny Farmer Candy 3 Yes
Foot Locker 3 Yes
Gamblers Anonymous 1 No
Garys Clothes 7 No
Gen'l Nutrition Outlet 0 No
Giggles Of Penn Can 8 No
Giovannis Fashion Wear 9+ No
Hickory Farms 9 No
Hills Dept. Store 5 No
Ice Cream Shoppe 3 Yes
Immediate Quality Data 9+ No
Int'l Gift Bazaar 9+ No
Jamaican Sun 7 No
Jreck Subs 2 No
Kay Bee Toy & Hobby 9+ No
Kay Jewelers 9+ No
Lens Crafters 7 No
Lerner Shops 9+ No
Liberty Travel 9+ No
Malara World Hair 7 No
Marrone Gary F OD 2 No
McCarthy Ass. Marketing 9+ No
Michaels Gifts 8 No
Mr. Eggroll Rest. 5 No
Mr. Tops 9+ No
Parents w/o Partners 2 No
Pasquales Eatery 1 No
Pavones Pizza 9+ No
Penn Can Sh. Mall 9+ No
Petite Sophisticate 8 No
Rave 6 No
Record Town Inc. 7 No
Rios Gifts 0 No
Schwartz Paul T OD 1 No
Silver Shop The 9+ No
Singer Sewing Centers 9+ No
So Fro Fabrics 9+ No
Stadium Club 9 No
Steinbach Dept. Store 2 No
Tandy 9 No
The Upper Level 5 No
Thom McAn Shoe Store 2 No
Tops & Bottoms 2 No
Tuxedo Junction 9+ No
Wilsons Suede Corp. 9 No

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