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Offline SalmonAndStriper Stalker

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Goodbye Hillside
« on: Oct 26, 2022, 08:16 PM »
Sad to say that hillside bait has closed their doors for good. I can imagine how many people on this forum have frequented that shop from the late 70s to this day. Sad to see them close.

Offline comeonnow

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Re: Goodbye Hillside
« Reply #1 on: Oct 27, 2022, 04:43 PM »
I agree it is sad. I'll miss the smell of that place. Not sure where the closest bait shop to Webster is now. Hopefully Bobs Archery starts selling bait again. They always had good bait at a great price.

Offline Gansett

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Re: Goodbye Hillside
« Reply #2 on: Nov 03, 2022, 10:19 AM »
End of an era. Not sure what are options are now for Central MA bait shops.

Offline Dschofield91

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Re: Goodbye Hillside
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2022, 02:01 PM »
Sad to see Hillside Close. I live in Dudley and my go to is Benís Tackle Shack in Leicester.

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Re: Goodbye Hillside
« Reply #4 on: Nov 16, 2022, 05:18 PM »
I was buying bait from Joe and Chung as far back as the early seventies from their basement on Hillside Ave. Chung could be temperamental but she always kept her tanks clean and the shiners were always health. I was hoping Ziggy could make a go of it. Sad to see the shop close, not sure where to go locally now.
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