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"This is a feat that very few people have ever accomplished," says 73-year-old Sheren "Chick" Banschick, who is closing his store, named for his father, at 70-11 Parsons Blvd. on Dec. 31.

"The main reason I was able to do it - maybe God saw to it that I could do it, but besides his guiding hand - was the fact that I understood the nature of the customers and that people change."

And that is precisely how Banschick survived while most of his competitors went south. Time has a relentless habit of decreeing certain fashions in vogue and others declass

Posted 7:08 pm, October 10, 2011
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