I too remember Archer Avenue Big Store - it was HUGE when you were a little kid going shopping with your Mom for school clothes. Didn't they have Santa Claus every Christmas in the back of the store? Maybe in the basement?
I also remember a record store on Archer Ave. where my sister & I purchased many of our 45's. Furhter down on Archer Ave (I can't remember the cross street) my sister & I took accordian lessons at a music store. It actually was located on the 2nd floor of the building. Our Mother dragged our accordion every week for our lessons, even through snow.