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Forgotten Freshness Makes Its Move

Frank D'Aloia, owner of Forgotten Freshness, is looking forward to spreading out in his new location at the former Peter Purcell Post on Saratoga Avenue.

Frank D’Aloia, owner of Forgotten Freshness, is looking forward to spreading out in his new location at the former Peter Purcell Post on Saratoga Avenue.

Forgotten Freshness, your local home for classic, hard-to-find, and vintage video game needs, will be closing its Hudson Avenue doors. That doesn’t mean that it’s game over for the store or for owner Frank D’Aloia. The store will instead be moving to new location that D’Aloia notes is necessary for the store’s growing needs.

The store will be moving from its current location at Hudson Avenue (NY-4), near the village of Stillwater, to its future home located much closer to the heart of the city of Mechanicville. Your source of retro gaming will be taking over what is currently the Peters Purcell Post at 127 Saratoga Avenue. D’Aloia says the reason was two-fold: space and foot traffic.

“I have enough inventory to fill the place four times,” says D’Aloia of the store’s original location. He said that this was the biggest reason for the move. The new building will give D’Aloia the much needed space to fit an overgrowing supply of everything video game.

Another reason for the move would allow a large increase of foot traffic to the store. The new location will allow for a much easier travel for customers now that they will be able to walk to the store instead of only being able to drive out to the old address on NY-4. With the large stock on hand, this will be a big gain for the store to acquire a whole new crop of customers.

D’Aloia started his massive collection right after high school at the age of 19. He would buy up games at garage sales and started piling up extras. At first, he was strictly into collecting but realized that he could make a living with something that he loved.

“A lightbulb just went off in my head and that’s how I decided that I may as well have a job that deals with my absolute favorite hobby,” he said. “That’s how I put the two together and I’m still here eight years later.”

D’Aloia hopes to have the store moved and open in the new spot at the beginning of March. For the time being, the Hudson Avenue store is still open for business. Customers are advised to check out the store’s Facebook page or website for any further information on the move.

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