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Not sure if this is the right place for this(Mods move if nesessary). But who is old enough to remember Aquarium stock FS on Warren st in Manhattan? My father used to take us there when we were kids, it was huge! It ran from one street to the next. I don't know how to post a link but if you goggle Modern Aquarium November 2011 they did a nice right up about it. Too bad they are still not around today.
 

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Yes I remember it. Huge, ran between Murray and Warren streets. My dad used to take me there on occasion until I was old enough to ride the subway in from Rockaway. Loved the selection but most of all the atmosphere. Sorely missed.
 

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Hi Glen,

Not sure if you will ever see this, but if you are going to retire the ASC catalog, would you mind sending it to me?
My Father owned and ran ASC in New York anc then Los Angeles.

Aloha,
Veia Swartz (Berkitz)
Hi,
I'm just a little late joining in, 6 years or so. I was cleaning a shelf this morning and came across The Twenty-Fifth edition of ASC catalog. I remember pouring over it. It has followed me through several moves. I still have fish, mostly goldfish. I'm now 76 and t6hink it may be time to retire my catalog.
Glen
 

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Wanted to let folks who care about Aquarium Stock Company know that the Los Angeles store at 8700 Beverly, which has been vacant for a few years, is slated for demolition for a senior living facility. The city has failed to include it in the list of potential historic resources, despite the charming moderne sail sign and the cultural significance of the work done there. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Veia, if you have any vintage photos of the Beverly store, I would love to see and share them with the community. My grandparents had a shoe store in the 7300 block of Beverly, and it's sad to see one of these lovely old L.A. storefronts vanish. -Kim

Reading all of these posts about the Aquarium Stock Company in NYC warms my heart. My Father, Leonard Berkitz, own and ran ASC after taking over the business from his Father. He went on to open a second location in Los Angeles. Neither stores are around anymore, but my Father shared so many fond memories of this family business.
 

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Wow! I can’t believe after all these years of starting the thread I’m just seeing these responses now. WTH.
Aqua Stock was great place ,unfortunately there are only a handful of good aquarium shops left in NYC. My favorite for several years has been Pacific Pet and Aquarium on Delancy St.
Good size shop with a good variety and extremely help and courteous staff.
As Ruben had mentioned earlier in the
thread Trailer’s on Gunhill Rd in the Bronx was cool place. It was like an antique shop combined with an aquarium store. I’m still friends with John’s wife and daughter. Great people.
 
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