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Stephen Mitchell
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Undoubtedly one of WNY's treasures

September 10, 2018

Undoubtedly one of WNY's treasures, this place is like Amazon: Live! This place has a dancing plethora of stuff you want, whatnots you should try once, and surprises you didn't even know you needed to make your life whole. I'm referring, of course, to the gifts, candies and toys, and kitchen gadget areas respectively. You must go to Vidler's, bro.

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Paola G
Youngstown, New York
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What a great place to visit

August 6, 2018

We always love a trip to vidler’s. It’s like taking a trip back in time. Games and toys we grew up on that I can now share with my kids. 10 cents for a little bag of popcorn and we always leave with milk straws and old fashioned candy for the ride home. A must visit a few times a year. Staff is always friendly and helpful!!

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baker1576
Penn Yan, New York
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Fun place

August 1, 2018

Very friendly staff for the most part. If you don't find what you want, you don't need it. Only disappointment was no sugar free chocolates in the bulk area.

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grammabanana11
Spencerport, New York
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What a fun way to do shopping

July 29, 2018

I've always wanted to visit Vidler's & see the town of East Aurora so when my family from Indiana came for a visit, we made the trip. It was so much fun wandering through the aisles and browsing though all the different types of merchandise that was available. I liked seeing all the retro toys and candy plus plenty of current items in the kitchen dept and the jewelry dept. Great place to pick up gifts for the collector. It was neat to walk on the old wooden floors and be surprised around every corner. I like that Vidler's has packs of hankies to modern jewelry styles. The whole family found things to buy. The sales people are very helpful. They wrapped delicate items so everything arrived back home safely. I definitely will be coming back for another visit!

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Jeremy B
Baldwinsville, United States
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Cool place that has an old feel.

July 28, 2018

This is a cool place to visit. Especially with kids. They have current and classic toys/games. Throw back snacks and candy. A nice candy area. Decorative goods and more on 2 floors. Lots of unique items that would make good gifts. Just a cool place to stop in a nice village.

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Mitch S.
Downtown, Provo, UT
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Vidler's is a fun old-timey store

July 28, 2018

Vidler's is a fun old-timey store that takes you back to the days of candy counter chocolate and bottled soda. I particularly enjoyed downstairs where you can find a plethora of kitchen gadgets! It feels like you've walked into one of those infomercials for things you never even knew you needed. Upstairs you'll find all the candy you need at great prices. Don't forget to bring a dime for the popcorn machine!

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Lilli N.
East Aurora, NY
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Vidler's is SUCH a fun place to take people visiting from out of town.

July 26, 2018

I've lived in East Aurora my whole life and I still find something fun and new every time I go. Try the bridge mix from the candy counter, 10 cent popcorn from the machine, and stock up on cool kitchen gadgets downstairs. You won't be disappointed.

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wowzaaaaa

July 23, 2018

such cool and unique findings...more than ever ~ especially when visiting Vidler's 5 & 10 as a kid and we still come back to vist after moving from the Buffalo area. I still have special memories shopping here as a kid/young adult! Still LOVE this 5&10 and the history of East Aurora, NY!!!

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Spicy P.
East Aurora, NY
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If you are anywhere near here you just simply must go.

July 19, 2018

It's iconic. It's an old fashioned Five and Dime where you can get candy, lunch boxes and other memorable nostalgia from your youth. Also has everything you need in the way of souvenirs, gifts, and fun regional merchandise. But if you are local, or anywhere near WNY, you will learn to also shop here because it has lots of things to make your life easier. Obscure lamp parts, any kitchen tool you desire, school supplies, school art project materials, and various necessities like buttons come to mind. Their selection is so large it's too big of a task to even hit the highlights. It was my "go to" place with good reason. Perfection.

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laurenh197
Buffalo, New York
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A must- visit

July 13, 2018

This store has so many unique items. It is fun to just walk around and browse for hours. My favorite section is the Christmas section and the kitchen section.

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hot5katz
Cleveland, Ohio
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Great shopping

July 9, 2018

While traveling to Buffalo we stopped in East Aurora. A friend recommended a stop in this five and dime store . It had a lot of items- other stores don't have- reminded me of the old F W Woolworth stores. I would shop again on the way to Buffalo .

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ProfessorOT
Hamilton, Canada
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Not enough time to do it justice!

July 3, 2018

We visited Vidler's between an appointment and lunch, so I did not have the opportunity to browse the entire complex. I could not believe that I found items that I had been looking for a long time. What a great spot! A must see for any visitor to WNY!

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johnNY7102
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Love this place

May 29, 2018

Our second time here. They are loaded with a variety of items from gifts to cookware. The greatest thing is they carry items no one else has. I saw Fluteaphone for the first time in over fifty years. For those not familiar it was commonly used in elementary schools in those days as your first exposure to a musical instrument. Staff is friendly and helpful. Your welcome to buy or just brouse.

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Joan G.
Buffalo, NY
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Love to visit this store

May 11, 2018

Brings back so many childhood memories. There's not much you can't find at Vidler's. Great houseware selection. Awesome gift items. Fun toy section with lots of old time favorites. Love the old fashioned candy section -lots of candies I truly have forgotten about you can find here. It's always a fun time visiting this store. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is just wonderful.

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Steve M
Bemus Point, New York
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If you can't find it here, you don't really need it.

May 9, 2018

Most people come to this retro five & dime to reminisce. That is boomers or older. Those younger get to see a little of what their parents' and grandparents' world was like. Old toys, games and candies can be found among an unbelievable assortment of items that includes: craft supplies, kitchen items, bar-b-q accessories, clothing, business and school items, etc. I defy you to spend an hour in this store and not walk out with something. Fun for all ages even if you don't buy much. Worth the trip!

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Maura S.
East Aurora, NY
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I have lived in East Aurora for over 40 years

May 2, 2018

and have loved Vidler's forever. At times I'll be looking for something and drive all over then realise of coarse Vidlers has it. It's such a great place that whenever family comes to town it's a must do on the list. You can always find something on a visit.

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Tracee S
Rochester, New York
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Fun shop!

April 25, 2018

This store goes on and on!!! What a variety! You can get just about anything from a greeting card, to dog accessories,to art supplies to funky toys! What an experience! Defiantly worth the visit!

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Lesliew91
VT
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Remember your childhood!

April 5, 2018

This place has so much in the store, you need to take a couple of hours just to get thru all the rooms and even then, I have no doubt you will still mss seeing something. They really pack everything into 2 floors. They have things you need and things you don't. Clever, retro, and memories galore. Player piano in the corner pumping out the music! Too much to list..Its a must see if you are in the area or even within a couple of hours. Great place!

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Kim F
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Endless rooms of shopping entertainment

March 30, 2018

There were hundreds of rooms of “stuff”. Ok, maybe an exaggeration, but the store did seem to go on forever! From toys to candy to collectibles to home goods to housewares! You could probably spend 1/2 a day in here and still not see everything. A must see if you are in town.

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clb1954
Buffalo, New York
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Go Back in Time

March 22, 2018

A great place for the whole family to shop! Lots of great gift ideas as well as nostalgic toys, games and a wonderful candy counter to bring back memories of your own childhood.

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Margie R.
Rochester, NY
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This place will bring back childhood memories.

March 5, 2018

Great place to bring your children and grandchildren to show them toys or candy you had in your childhood. I will definitely be visiting again. Plan a full day trip to enjoy several hours at Vidlers and shops on Main Street.

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chickqueene
Lackawanna
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ALWAYS

February 18, 2018

I was out Red Hatting with my Chicks, and we went to Vidler's 5 & 10 on a nice, sunny but cold Saturday afternoon. it is ALWAYS such fun at this store. one can ALWAYS find something that is unique, and just gotta have it item for sure. soooooooooooo many things to look at---and touch (tee hee) and of course, buy. everything is there, from candy that you can't find anymore, to jewelry and many household items. such an enjoyable outing for sure.

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Kristen W.
Lancaster, NY
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This place is amazing.

January 27, 2018

Between Game of Thrones themed Clue to cookie cutters- they have everything here. Once you have looked through everything on the main floor- there is more downstairs. If you are with kids- the "fun" part is upstairs. Candy, board games, cards, chocolate, collectible items and more! If you are an adult looking for some home goods, then everything for you is downstairs. Since there are soooo many different sections- there is a "lost spouse spot" where you can go and stand in until your spouse finds you. I found this hysterical. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are options to park in the street. You can also park behind the building.

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Darla S
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Shopping

January 25, 2018

A step back in time. Multiple levels and tomato shop at an old fashioned 5 and dime store. They have things you won't find anywhere else. Candy that you probably forgot you ate as a child. A must stop and shop.

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Mark A.
North Tonawanda, NY
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This is a time honored classic in WNY.

January 15, 2018

This place has everything plus more. Any home trinket or device or arts and crafts item. Toys galore, candy, drinks, hardware, baked goods ingredients and much more. Plan on spending more time than you originally thought. Friendly staff and convenient parking behind or in front. The shop is clearly visible on Main Street. I never get tired of visiting this place!!!

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MackBuffalo
Buffalo, New York
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They have so much stuff

January 15, 2018

This is a time honored classic in WNY. This place has everything plus more. Any home trinket or device or arts and crafts item. Toys galore, candy, drinks, hardware, baked goods ingredients and much more. Plan on spending more time than you originally thought. Friendly staff and convenient parking behind or in front. The shop is clearly visible on Main Street. I never get tired of visiting this place!!!

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Al B
Southport, North Carolina
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Almost 30 years of great shopping

January 5, 2018

Vidler's has been a part of downtown East Aurora, NY for many years before we were introduced to its charm. After all this time, it has the same comfortable atmosphere that used to exist in the very old days of merchandising. From the wooden floors to the many different rooms, you can wonder around and inspect their enormous inventory. They have just about everything except the "big ticket" items. We found special wall hangers for customized dinner plates there after giving up trying all over the internet. If in E. Aurora, you must visit Vidler's

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Mo M
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Nostalgia at its best

December 28, 2017

Cannot make a trip to East Aurora without stopping at the old 5c and dime! From novelty candy to quirky toes, Vidlers is a must.

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heracr
Strykersville, New York
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L-O-V-E !!!

December 21, 2017

Been going here for 40 yrs and I cannot say enough about this place you have to see it for yourself - you truly will not be disappointed

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gypsyurchin
Franklin, Pennsylvania
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Great nostalgia emporium

December 11, 2017

Great tourist trap but everyone wants to be there. Can't describe the plethora of old timey to new merchandise...amazing candy dept. toys, games, gadgets, office, soap candles. lawn, kitchen. Has a very devoted repeat following. There is a penny scale. Ten cent bags of popcorn and an old kiddy pony ride round out the 5 and ten vibe, but much is up to date and new with a fantastic staff. Several style of momento shirts. We took 2 days for our three hour browse of both floors. Parking in this area on a pre-Christmas weekend was a bit of a challenge esp. with all the snow.

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rickjen3
Rochester, New York
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Something for everyone*

November 26, 2017

This was a unique store. There’s definitely something for everyone in it. Lots of fun different areas. Old fashioned games and candy. It looks like a nice town to tour as well. Unfortunately we came out a little late at night. We will return soon.

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Kim B
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It Has Everything!

November 26, 2017

I love the store. We spent an hour perusing the shop and it felt like 10 minutes. This place has anything and everything a person could want. The topper was the candy selection buy the checkout...the selection included retro candy like Ice Cubes, Sky Bar, and Chunkies. A local favorite, sponge candy, was a nice surprise. So much fun to visit a store like this.

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Summer P.
Buffalo, NY
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A Western New York staple if there ever was one.

November 19, 2017

I've been coming here ever since I was a kid, and going there now still makes me feel like I'm a kid. This store has toys, candles, décor, candor, vintage games and goods, school and office supplies, souvenirs, homemade jams and syrups, etc. You name it and it's probably there. It's right in the heart of East Aurora and I make sure I stop in whenever I'm in the area. I've actually spent a solid hour and a half in this store before just because there is so much to look at. It's also where I go for Christmas when I want to get someone something that's a little bit different. I hope it stays there forever. East Aurora wouldn't be the same without it.

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Laura S
East Aurora, New York
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Vidlers

November 10, 2017

My geandbabies go crazy here, awesome toys! And Grandma loves all the cool trinkets😊All I want for Christmas is a Vidlers.gift card!

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Erin H.
Monroe, OR
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This place is amazing.

November 9, 2017

This place is amazing. Such a beautiful and historic building, with a nostalgic collection of toys, home goods, and all sorts of wonderful and useful things. I always have to come here when I am in the area. Make sure to grab a postcard of the store when you visit!

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Kim K
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Step back in time

November 9, 2017

Need that special gift or just wanna experience a blast from the past? Then look no farther than Viddlers. Everything under the sun from old time candy to Silly Putty to egg timers. Retail therapy to cure anyone of the winter doldrums-spend an hour or spend a day! The staff are fun and you can even find an old guy sitting on the roof!

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Suzanne M
Phoenix, Arizona
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DON'T MISS THIS PLACE!

October 30, 2017

Here you will be greeted by a store of days gone by. The old wooden floors, the displays, it is a fabulous experience for old and young alike. You might even be amazed by the treasures you find here. My favorite level is downstairs with all the kitchen gadgets. Then there is the seasonal, the toys, the fabrics, the cards OH MY just go check it out but be sure to allow enough time to browse. You will love it! PS check out all the cookie cutters!

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wanderer586
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Nostalgic 5 & 10 dime store.

October 18, 2017

If you ever find yourself in the quaint little town of East Aurora New York, Vidler's 5 & 10 is worth a stop to check out. There is two floors to the store with on street parking in the front and ample parking around the back of the store. Downstairs departments had an array of holiday decorations and kitchen accessories / gadgets. Upstairs was a plethora of you name it! Retro games, crazy hats, kids toys, puzzles, ladies jewelry & accessories,penny candy! popcorn for a dime,stationary,buffalo merchandise ect...... It a fun way to spend an hour and reminisce of how stores used to be so many years ago and I am glad that Vidler's is here to give that shopping experience!

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Adriana O
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Day trip

October 7, 2017

I love this store! I have visited it several times, and each time I find something new and fun. It is very nostalgic, like something out of the Andy Griffith Show......If you happen to go to East Aurora, you must go in and enjoy it.

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Mike A
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An old fashion 5&10

October 3, 2017

This store is in the heart of East Aurora NY. It is 4 or 5 stores all linked together. If you can't find it here, you won't find it. From friction toys 10 cent popcorn. From canning needs to material and collectibles. Family owned for a very long time, the family still runs it. Don't miss this one if you are in the area

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Holland, United States
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Great store to Browse

September 27, 2017

Love this old style 5 and ten store if anyone remembers what those are. Has almost anything you can think of and a lot of old time candy and toys.

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Ama G
East Aurora, New York
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Classic East Aurora

September 13, 2017

Been going to this HUGE five and dime since I was a kid. You can still get 10 cent popcorn from the old machine. Kids can ride Sandy the mechanical horse. There is a nostalgic penny-candy counter. Lots of rooms to explore.

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N P.
East Aurora, NY
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Vidlers is not just for tourists

September 8, 2017

Vidlers is not just for tourists (although you will occasionally see a tour bus parked in front)...I'm a local and I enjoy stopping in regularly too. There are SO, SO many items here...ranging from craft supplies, toys, games, old fashioned candy, home decor, Yankee candles, greeting cards, party supplies, food products. Etc etc etc. Lots of local books and EA themed clothing/products as well. It's a great place to go for a unique gift or Christmas stocking stuffers, or if you're working on a school/craft project and need to run in for one last thing. It's also a great place to bring kids because there are a ton of inexpensive toys and candy, so when they inevitably beg "will you buy me something??" you can say yes and not break the bank! There are multiple rooms, floors, and check out areas. There's always an associate around if you need help.

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Van Wert, United States
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5 & 10

September 6, 2017

Awesome store to visit. Old time candies and novelties. Many different aspect of the store for different tastes and things of interest. Have been many times and see something different each visit.

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Craig G
Maumee, Ohio
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Something for everyone

August 29, 2017

This is THE place to go in East Aurora. They have an incrediblly eclectic array of household gadgets and gift items. They are housed in 3 or 4 shop fronts all connected with doorways. So many things to see. Candy, pet items, bird feeders, books, cards, et al. They also host the walk box for the local walking club.

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obewan80
Warner Robins, Georgia
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Deja Vu : )

August 17, 2017

Vidler's is awesome today as it was 45 years ago. This business is a historical memento on Main Street East Aurora absolutely love it and cannot leave the store without finding something special. Must admit I did enjoy the ride along time ago. Vidlers is a place not to be missed especially during the fall holidays

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honic2017
Buffalo, United States
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A Treasure in a Tiny Town

August 10, 2017

There is limited on-street parking on the main street, but a large lot in back of Vidler's where you enter at ground level to discover all sorts of interesting kitchen gadgets and craft supplies. Upstairs there are three connected store areas with old-time novelties, gift items, toys, and a candy counter with the most exquisite chocolate caramels, alont with other treats sold by the pound. Just look for the white-sided store with the large older man perched on the roof!

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Susan W.
Cheektowaga, NY
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I can't say enough about this place!

March 26, 2017

I can't say enough about this place!! They carry things I haven't seen in years! Employees are friendly. The place is huge! Loved it

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Emily A.
New Castle, PA
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This is an old fashioned variety store

March 13, 2017

This is an old fashioned variety store full of odds & ends of interesting merchandise. We spent a few rainy day hours perusing the various rooms enjoying the atmosphere and ambiance.

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Matthew R.
King Ferry, NY
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Cannot visit East Aurora without at least browsing!

February 11, 2017

You cannot visit East Aurora without at least browsing!! From the time I was a child, Ronnie nearly 30 years later, this place will always be an attraction. The quiet town would not be the same without it!

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Miss B.
Los Angeles, CA
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So nostalgic!

January 8, 2017

So nostalgic!! I travel quite a bit and it's cute vintage type spots like this is cute little towns that are priceless. I bought $40 worth of candy from decades ago very cool. All kinds of cool trinkets and treasures here. A must.

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Buffalo, NY
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Vidler's: A Blast from the Past mixed with Here and Now

Vidler's 5 & 10, in historic East Aurora, NY, is a 3rd generation family run business. Vidler's was founded in 1930 and they bill themselves as The Largest "5 & 10" Variety Store in the World. I have shopped at Vidler's a number of times over the years for unique and nostalgic gifts under $50, and when my wife isn't looking, I'll grab some candy out of several apothecary jars and stash it in my coat pocket (after paying the cashier of course). Vidler's consists of four connected two story buildings which contain toys, a sewing and crafts area, a cooking area, board games, T-shirts/sweatshirts, holiday knick-knacks and much more. I didn't know there were so many permutations of the Clue and Monopoly games e.g. Big Bang and Game of Thrones editions, etc., but Vidler's has them. While there is limited parking on the street in front of this store, there are more parking spots in the back of the building and a back entrance into the store. Vidler's is located in the main section of town with nearby restaurants and specialty shops. Vidler's is approximately 1/2 mile from the Fisher-Price HQ and toy store as well as the Roycroft Campus and Roycroft Inn. For more information about Vidler's as well as pictures inside their store, you can go to their website. My family has fun spending an hour or more browsing the shelves/counters at Vidler's, and then we walk to other shops and/or a restaurant afterwards. If you bring your children into the store, I suspect you won't come out empty handed. If you keep in mind that this is a 5 & 10 store, you may be surprised by what this 5 & 10 has to offer you.

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Vidler's 5 & 10, Inc.

676-694 E Main St,
East Aurora, NY 14052
716-652-0481