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Celebrating at the Buffalo Trading Company – 1989

In 1989, six buddies celebrated the boss’ (Tim Glaze) birthday and retirement at the Buffalo Trading Company which used to be located at Orlando’s Church Street Station.

From left to right, back row first: Jeff Karr, Richard Kellor, Ken Muller; front row: Steve Hamilton “Big John”, “Small Rusty.”

Buffalo Trading Company sold Western clothes and collectibles for nearly 20 years just down the street from the Cheyenne Saloon and closed the downtown location in August 2001.

Submitted by Steve Hamilton.

Orlando Memory Staff Notes: The Buffalo Trading Company was part of the Bumby Arcade and the train track ran alongside the left of the building. The photo area was off to the left as you entered the front door on Church Street. There were all sorts of Western attire for the gentlemen and the ladies to put on so they could look the part and it was amazing how just by printing the photos in sepia tone transported people back 100 years or more! I saw many photos, but none I recall were as amazing as the one above. These fellows look like they were dropped right out of the old West into downtown Orlando!

Orlando Memory Staff Notes: This post was created on June 18, 2011 by Steve Hamilton and the comment was made on June 28, 2011 on the original Orlando Memory web site. It did not migrate to our new platform, so the images and text was copied from the old site and re-created by Orlando Memory staff on 12/26/2020.

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Comments to “Celebrating at the Buffalo Trading Company – 1989”

  1. Paul says:

    I remember going to The Buffalo Trading Company in the early 1990s, when the Church Street complex was really thriving. The stuffed and mounted buffalo was always impressive. I also bought an authentic Civil War era shirt with a button-down flap across the chest, which I actually wore to school a few times. Very unique.

    I miss the Orlando of the 70s/80s/early 90s, before it became kind of obnoxiously ‘Starbucks-ized.

    • Kim P says:

      Thanks for visiting Orlando Memory and sharing your memories of Church Street Station and the Buffalo Trading Company. I visited CSS from the very beginning when Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Emporium first opened in the early 1970s! When our kids were 6 and 8 we visited almost weekly. When they were in middle school, we would visit every weekend. We became friends with the band members and other locals and that turned into Girls Night Out on Fridays with moms and daughters and the whole family every Saturday night. We were heartbroken when they closed due to competition from Pleasure Island and Universal. We loved the live music in a family atmosphere! Search for “Church Street Station” and you’ll find a lot more memories, images and documents that I know you will enjoy!

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