Schenectady’s Union-Fern furniture store was once a popular stop for downtown shoppers. It was at 260 State St. and opened in 1921. In 1961, company officials closed the store and moved operations to Menands.
Sometimes, the face is familiar. Other times, the place is familiar. People in the Capital Region might remember the Fabian Plaza Theater at 617 State St. Or the Union-Fern furniture store at 260 State — both left Schenectady’s downtown scene decades ago.