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  1. Cathy
    November 24, 2019 @ 9:17 pm

    Hi Chris, Wow! This is super interesting. Sibley’s and all the other stores that made up downtown Rochester were great places to visit and to shop. It’s sad that they no longer exist.

    I’m grateful to the Wolfes for keeping the memories alive. What a great idea! Their store looks like a fun place to shop.

  2. scott perkins
    November 25, 2019 @ 10:06 am

    Great job and thanks for the memories! This warms a nippy morning. Sibleys brings many happy thoughts of wonderful people from bygone days. Thanks Chris.

  3. Eleanor Celentani
    July 29, 2020 @ 1:39 am

    hi Chris, what an amazing story this was! I do miss Sibley’s and was so surprised that their name lives on in AZ. I’m glad that the owners have some Sibley’s memorabilia in their store. Thanks for a surprising yet nostalgic article. Lots of fun to read, and a nice picture of you too!

  4. Marc Rapport
    February 15, 2021 @ 6:43 pm

    I was an employee of Sibley’s in the late 50’s & early 60’s & loved every minute of it. Sibley’s was where everyone “met” under the Clock. I remember the English or European fairs where everything was brought in for sale. I remember them bringing cars into the second floor with a hoist. I can still taste the custard sold in the restaurant. I was in my late teens & early 20’s & in the Jr Executive Program training to be a buyer. This store was the only place to shop & work. I miss my time there & always will.