Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Presidents Place

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Presidents Place in Quincy Center houses the visitors center for Quincy. People used to line up around this block for the annual "back-to-school sale at a favorite discount salvage store called the Bargain Center or "bahgy."

7 comments:

brattcat said...

Do they no longer line up? It sounds like my kind of store.

slim said...

Brattcat - The "bahgy" closed it's doors due to a lack of shoppers and the building was torn down in the late 1980s. The suburban shopping centers were drawing most of the shoppers away from Quincy, which used to be called "shoppers town." This building is an attractive replacement but not much fun for a bargain hunter like myself.

Jen said...

I remember going there with my parents for school shopping in the late 70s and early 80s.

Marie Reed said...

I'd probably be in that line too if I lived in Quincy!

Marie Reed said...

Ohhhh! I just read the comments.. Poor closed down bahgy...

marley said...

Interesting...I like the look of the place too.

Thanks for your comments on my New York Daily Vacation blog. I haven't advertised I've started it so its nice that you stumbled across it. We've visited NYC twice now. The first time I took lots of touristy photos, the second I was on the look out for more interesting subjects - plus a few touristy ones!

gaf85 said...

Very nostalgic about the old "bahgy". I used to just enjoy wandering around the place. Some of the sales people were real characters.