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Parkside Candy Shop (at Oakwood)

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Parkside Candy Shop (at Oakwood). Before photos is watercolor by Dr. V. Roger Lalli

Location

2302 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214
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Delaware Council District
SBL: 89.50-3-8
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Owner

Mercedes M. Trzcinski and Barbara A. Helwig

Physical Description

Two story brick building on a corner parcel with first floor storefront.

Current Condition

Unused, appears secure.

History

  • Kaiser family opens the first Parkside Candy shop at this location around 1927
  • A few years later, Parkside Candy Company also built a new ice cream parlour and candy-making plant at Main and Winspear
  • In 1983, the film "The Natural" starring Robert Redfordwas filmed in Buffalo. The production staff had been searching for a location for the summertime scenes which would authentically recapture the time and spirit of the 1930's, and this was one of the locations chosen
  • Location closes in the early 1990s and the historic interior was removed.
  • Through the '90s and '00s, the building has housed offices and a daycare center. The "neon" sign was removed and its location is unknown.
  • In 2007, it was proposed that the City of Buffalo's film office locate here.
History courtesy Forgotten Buffalo, and David M. Rote on the City of Buffalo website

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Added 2013-06-25 • Last changed 2017-01-27