Great to hear. For a place that sold "everything" from Cd's and Laser discs(you remember those right?) Car audio with installation, to full home theater set ups(remember those big projection TV's at the front... any way. Steve had one of the best Stereo demos rooms(3 I think actually) and a room for used gear(I spent a good deal of time there!) I too bought a few Cal Audio players,Tandberg tuner, Nakamichi tape decks, a car audio system, and one rather large pair of Apogee demos hualed out in the back of a VW Jetta!.. Steve was an accomplished Piano player as I recall, and had a very good ear for music and what made good audio too. He just gave alot of himself on that job.
I moved from Oakdale to Upstate NY in 1980, but always visited Square Deal when I visited my folks and made it a priority to go out and visit the store.. I know they closed down sometime after I moved south to Atlanta ( really miss eastern LI!) ..anyone know why they closed down and where Steve went ultimately?