The Daily Citizen Trade Area Directory,
In 1933, Mike Kubek opened Kubek's appliance store at 1121 Merchant Street. Sometimes advertised as "Kubek Electric" or "Kubek Electrical Appliances," Kubek's sold brand name appliances as well as parts, and did repairs.
|Kubek Electric ad|
Beaver Valley Times,
June 25, 1951
|Kubek Electrical Appliances ad|
Beaver County Times,
January 19, 1960
According to an article in the March 10, 1989, Beaver County Times, Kubek became a Lionel model train representative in 1940. One Christmas, he bought his daughter a train, but he "played with it more than she did." Trains became his hobby, then eventually his business, as Kubek's started selling only model train supplies.
|Kubek's ad for Lionel Trains,|
original source unknown*
I do not know when the switch to trains-only occurred or when Kubek's closed. Mike Kubek died in December, 1992.
If you have additional information about Kubek's, please leave a comment.
The former Kubek's location is now Pamela's Hair Salon.
|Pamela's Hair Salon|
Google street view
* The ad was found without attribution on a site for model train enthusiasts, Mark DiVecchio's O-Gauge Train Layouts. But given the AMbridge phone exchange, the ad is pre-1956.