Jan.2, 1990: They started the '90s in Buffalo … but didn't finish the '90s - The Buffalo News

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Jan.2, 1990: They started the '90s in Buffalo … but didn't finish the '90s

As the '80s slipped away and the '90s dawned, if you were flipping through the pages of The News 25 years ago this week, you’d have seen much talk of hope for Buffalo’s future.  Our city was turning a corner, with the late '70s and early '80s behind us.

Through the lens of history, we can look at the 90s as a feeling out period in Buffalo. A time of stops and starts and growing pains.

Just as the '70s and '80s saw Buffalo institutions fall, so too did the '90s.

If you were looking at the News 25 years ago this week, you also would have seen ads for retailers that didn’t last through the 1990s. Some were institutions; all provide some of us with great memories.

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