Nothing tugs at our emotional heartstrings like seeing old photos from places or events in Upstate New York that take us back to a specific time or a place in our lives.

The following gallery will more than likely do just that - as we've been able to obtain a massive gallery of quality photos taken from inside the iconic Latham Circle Mall, just a short time before it was demolished in 2013.  How many of these stores, salons, restaurants, and shops do you recognize?   See the images below!

Photos or videos inside "dead" or "abandoned malls", especially ones from the Capital Region, qualify as the kind of content that we love seeing because the memories are so deep.

Back in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and most of the early 2000s, malls were one-stop shopping - a centralized hub for all things shopping, food, entertainment, or just hanging out - and for teenagers, it was a way of life.

And even while nearby Crossgates Mall and Colonie Center were thriving, Latham Circle Mall had its place - and residents from North Colonie and beyond found something they were looking for at the mall by the infamous Latham roundabouts.

Latham Circle Mall had a good run, becoming a fully enclosed shopping mall in 1977 and hanging on until the late 1990s when the industry started to change.

Large department stores like Caldor went out of business in 1999, and that part of the mall became a Lowes. Sensing that their business may be short-lived there too, other tenants started to leave the Latham mall.  She held on until the early 2000s - but that was about it.

Latham Circle Mall was declared a "dead mall" in roughly 2003. Thanks to Frank Zecca for allowing us to use his gallery of Flickr photos taken before it was demoed in 2013-  ten years ago!

Does the old Latham Circle Mall still hold a place in your heart?

Nostalgic Photos Taken Inside Latham Circle Mall Before 2013 Demo

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In 2003, a father-son business reality show hit the Discovery Channel. It was called American Chopper and it followed the custom motorcycle building business of the Teutul family out of Newburgh, NY. Paul Sr. owned the shop with sons Paul Jr and Mikey working in the business. There was a slew of cast and characters. The center of the show wasn't just the amazing custom motorcycles built for celebrities and others, it was the volatile relationship between Sr. and Jr. The show ran for 12 seasons before the two could no longer get along. It ended up in lawsuits and the two not talking for ten plus years. In the past few years, the business moved to Florida. This left the 61,000-square-foot headquarters for sale and abandoned. Take a look at what remains of Ocean County Choppers.

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