Two Guys Department Store

Two Guys Department Store

Two Guys was a discount store founded in 1946 by New Jersey brothers Sidney and Herbert Hubschman. This location in Shillington was constructed during the summer of 1962. The entire company went defunct by 1982, so I am guessing this store location shuttered sometime shortly before then.

Two Guys Shillington
Pictured: Dr. Marcelo Manubay

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Nichols Discount City

Nichols Discount City had three locations in Berks, one being located at  3001 St. Lawrence Ave, one on 5th Street in Muhlenberg and another in Shillington on Lancaster Ave. They are credited with being one of the first major “Drug Stores” in the mid-Atlantic, with having over 40 stores at one point in the region.

Nichols Discount City
Nichols Discount City

If you visited Nichol’s as a kid your fondest memories might be of the toy and candy isles.… Read Full Article

The Fairgrounds Square Mall

Fairgrounds Square Mall

The Fairgrounds Square Mall was built on the site of the old Reading Fairgrounds

The Fairgrounds Square Mall

The Mall opened in October 1980

The Mall’s opening ribbon-cutting ceremony happening on October 20th 1980, on the first day of the 125th Reading Fair which was held on its premises.

A New Shopping Mall was opened in Berks County on Monday. It’s called the Fairgrounds Square Mall and is located in Muhlenberg Township where the former Reading Fairground was located.

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