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#1 2008-01-04 13:49:32

_charliep.
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Frendly Frost

        There was a Frendly Frost store on Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park back in the 50's. Does anyone know of one in any other location? (Dept.store)

 

#2 2008-01-04 20:40:33

_tomzdman
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Friendly Frost

Nope: never heard of another. I know the one you mean; it was on Rockaway & 95th Ave, behind Haven Chevy.

 

#3 2008-01-04 21:29:56

_charliep.
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Re: Frendly Frost

tomzdaman

          Exactly right.It's funny, I never did see any other one.My mother bought a t.v. from there, back around 1955.

 

#4 2008-01-05 06:20:48

_heypaul
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Friendly Frost

Although I was never in one of their stores, I do remember their ads in the Daily News, which I think appeared in the back pages of the paper.

I ran Friendly Frost through Google and came up with these results:

<a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=%22friendly+frost%22+appliances&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&start=0&sa=N">Friendly Frost</a>

I don't remember seeing any of their ads on television.

According to one of the links in the Google search, they did own an FM radio station for a while.

 

#5 2008-01-05 14:09:27

_charliep.
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Re: Frendly Frost

heypaul

        Thanks for that info. !

 

#6 2008-01-05 19:12:06

_mike
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Re: Frendly Frost

Friendly Frost

In the early '60s FM Stereo was developed. Friendly Frost had lots of radios to sell but no stations were stereo, so they created WTFM 103.5, a "Beautiful Music" station in a new building on Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows, which was played in the stores to promote sales. They created The Broadcasters Inn at the studio so diners could view the announcers while they enjoying their meal.

 

#7 2008-01-07 15:34:16

_bobf
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Re: Frendly Frost

friendly frost

I think there was one in lic another on myrtle ave in ridgewood and maybe one on queens blvd across from alexanders

 

#8 2008-01-07 20:49:12

_heypaul
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Friendly Frost

I was in the 42nd Street Library the other day and looked up Friendly Frost snooped  in the New York Times archives.

In 1979 Friendly Frost had 37 appliance and audio centers in the metropolitan area and 19 retail garden supply centers. 

Also part of the WTFM complex was a high end audio store called Volare Salon which sold audio and television equipment from $500 to $5000.  In a newspaper article Friendly Frost said that every purchase from Volare would come with free service for a year.  And they boasted "And if the customer doesn't call us, we'll make a service check every ninety days, anyway."

In the 70's, they also expanded into  coin-operated laundry equipment.

In the 60's, they also owned WGLI, AM and FM.

 

#9 2008-01-10 21:53:39

_annier
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Re: Frendly Frost

Friendly Frost

I seem to remember one near the LIE in Fresh Meadows. Or was that Bayside? 

 

#10 2008-01-11 16:04:00

_j
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Re: Frendly Frost

FF

I remember the name 
so where are they now

 

#11 2008-01-11 17:09:46

_johnr0836
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Re: Frendly Frost

Annie

The store was at Francis Lewis Blvd and the LIE. It's now a Duane Reed.

John

 

#12 2008-01-13 09:18:13

_keith
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Re: Frendly Frost

WEHT Friendly Frost

Friendy Frost (1943-80's) like Newmark & Lewis and Trader Horn were victims of competitors with cheaper prices.

P.C. Richard, never the cheapest, has been around since 1909 because of their excellent service department and customer-friendly staff.

 

#13 2009-02-15 13:40:09

tones
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Re: Frendly Frost

[quote=_charliep.]There was a Frendly Frost store on Rockaway Blvd. in Ozone Park back in the 50's. Does anyone know of one in any other location? (Dept.store)[/quote]
there was one on hempstead turnpike in bethpage in 60s or 70s.i remember it being a garden supply store selling
fertilizer  etc.

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#14 2009-02-15 19:59:31

nyc02
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Re: Frendly Frost

"Frendy Frost, it's got lower cost."   ......  i have no idea what the rest of the words to the jingle are ....besides i just sang it off key

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#15 2009-03-21 02:21:12

MissRandee
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Re: Frendly Frost

Hi all. My father Eugene F. Burke worked for Friendly Frost for a long time. He started as a salesman and became the Regional or District manager in the mid to late 60's ( not sure). The store he worked out of was the one in Westbury on 123 Frost St. I have been told there was one in Bay Shore and I know there was one in Conn. for a while. One of his jobs was to decide what was going to on sale for the ads in the newspapers. I recall that the ads looked like the ones computer or electronic stores run these days. Long pages of small pictures of tons of items..not very attractive. I don't remember if FF ever had TV ads or not. Don't remember ever seeing one.

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#16 2010-03-01 14:53:43

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My aunt worked there for a while -- I wonder if she and your father knew each other!


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#17 2011-09-13 21:39:53

wheezer
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Re: Frendly Frost

There was a Friendly Frost on 5th Avenue and 85th Street in Brooklyn. I bought a transistor radio from them when I was about 15 years old, back around 1959 or 1960. Those were the good old days.

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#18 2012-08-11 13:51:25

Chip645
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Re: Frendly Frost

Long shot, perhaps, but our phone number used to be HUntington 4- 9061.
Come to think of it, I guess it went to HAmilton 7- 9061 in the era in question (after the new-fangled dial phones came out in the late '50s)...

I don't remember now whether it was before or after the advent of dial phones, but we used to get a steady barrage of phone calls from people trying to reach Friendly Frost! :(

'Wish I remembered which store they were trying to reach, but it seems like most of them were for the service department.

I just wondered if somebody out there might have a list of Friendly Frost phone numbers in the late '50s era.  I'm kinda curious now what number they were TRYING to get...

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