Back in about '87 there was this book/toy store i THINK it was on I-Drive. ) and I guess i never really payed too much attention to the name. and Kilroy's Restaurant, And last (for now) how about the Inferno on the South Trail?
It had learning toys and games, and what I remember the MOST was right at the entrance of this store was a HUGE chess board on the ground accompanied with these HUGE chess pieces! That is how I found this site.....trying to figure out how to find out the name of that book/toy store. So hopefully someone knows & remembers what i'm talking about! I have a 4 yr old now myself & i wish he couldve enjoyed these places like I did! Two night clubs inside - don't remember the names but one was an oldies club that the group "Clutch" would perform and the other a strip club.
also saw on wikipedia that WCIX in Miami was a superstation in Florida. am a first-time poster and as a resident of Central Fl since 1977 this is a great thread! I barely remember even the name of this place, let alone what they had.
Conversion van impresario Artie Grindle "wants to sell you a van!
" asked a friend of mine about this they said: Audio Spectrum: The first "High End" audio store in the Fashion Square Mall.
There was one on 50 at Alafaya, in the same shopping center was The Dunes surf shop and Tien Garden restaurant. (I Think) Winter Park Mall - loved Ivey's (acquired by Dillards) WORL STUDIO 13 - WOKB STUDIO 16 TIGER RADIO- Y106 - BJ105 16, 000 Movies (multiple locations). They also had the tempting 'Adult" section behind the curtains in the back. Since it's the holidays, I remember there was this one house in Winter Park, it was off Palmer Ave, that had a huge tree in the yard. downtown Albertsons Supermarkets is closing another store, the one at Orange and Michigan. All the places you all have listed bring back so many memories. Amway Arena - TBA An Tobar in Maitland And a few from Orlando: And anyone remember when Maitland celebrated their 100 year anniversary?
They had free popcorn and tons of movies, including all kinds of B movies and weird cult films you can't find anywhere. All of these were in Fashion Square which was the better mall until Fla and Millenia were built. Allied Discount Tires commercials with Sam Behr "Allied Discount Tiahs! Had my first (under age) drink there, a Singapore Sling.
This music store at Mill's and Canton only stocked a few brands of music gear. Another guy Robert Holtum taught lessons there, as well as at Valencia CC. Absolute Sound/Audio Garage - Cool place to hang out and look at all of the new sound equipment we wanted. The Fern Park institution will close soon, according to the Sentinel. The fillets were sort of lightly breaded with, not battered.
They had a very limited of gear, but I did buy my used 1979 Fender Delxue Reverb amp from them for around 0. One of the owner's/employees Ronnie Abney drove a kit car that tried to be a Porsche! Adolph's Aardvark - competition for the Infinite Mushroom Adolph's Aardvark in College Park-little hippie store, got my first black light. Adventure Club upstairs at Townsends Aha - I just caught my mistake. and coming soon Blockbuster and does anybody have an E Ticket.....
And the Spacecraft store in Winter Park that used to sell military and weird surplus type items? My dad and I would eat there lot before or after church at Northland. back when they closed it down, my dad was able to get one the picnic tables that sat around the resturant - we got the one with the letter "O" on it. that's back before Red's was still a fruit & vegetable stand and a hurge corporation that i't's turned into. anyone could remember the name, that would be spectacular. (I'm pretty sure it was a giraffe - it was in the 80s) Anyone remember Bombz Threads... After that, Pacific Gas and Electric played there, and many great bands like Led Zepplin and Hendrix, followed. How about, The old Seminole Greyhound Park which Northland had moved to in 2007. I probably spelled that incorrectly, but you'd know the place by that jumble of letters... One of the truly chill, dark, low key placed you could go and actually hold conversations with people.
And then there was the Vernor's Ginger Ale stand east of Winter Park in the mid-seventies. Another one somebody mentioned for a while I think it was barbarellas was "the Beach Club" Another pre-taco bell now defunct chain - Del Taco. Another thing I remember as a kid was the marquee banner that hung across Colonial Drive pointing south on to Orange Avenue that said "Downtown." Anybody remember a video store Prime Time Video which became Video News? The most expensive concert was Zepplin, at .00 per person! It was a somewhat trendy Mexican burrito chain that had locations at Winter Park Village, and... Apologies if these were mentioned already: Apparently gambling was more important than the sport, and since other venues offered poker, slot machines, etc, another institution has been forced to fold 'em. I rarely go, but last time I stepped inside of one (in Sanford) it was eerily vacant.
She was always very careful with her portions, but the food was great and truely homemade. And now for my list of places I didn't see mentioned: And now, as of this week, the rope swing on Gatlin just east of Summerlin where the kids used to swing into the lake. And remember the Art Grindle car commercial where Mr. I used to work for the engineering firm that designed the overpass at I-4 by the new mall and I did most of the drawning for that bridge. It was off Bear Gully Road near Aloma and Howell Branch. Anyone remember the Hardee's in the parking lot of the 8 story building there on Oak Ridge and Lake Ellenor Drive (over by Orlando Central Park)?
The county, I believe, cut the branch off so there's no place to hang another rope. Grindle himself jump up and down inside a convertable saying "I WANT TO SELL YOU A CAR"!!! So if you were to look at the set of plans for that job, you'll find my name on those drawings. Anyone remember seeing "Where The Action Is" teen national tv show at the old downtown auditorium around 1966? There was a big guard house, a HUGE main house and a perfectly round boat house with a castle turret on the lake. I used to work in that building from about 1986 to 1995 on the 6th floor for an engineering firm before the Darden Restaurant's offices took over the building.
Had a great porch to eat on with a tin roof and they'd pump cool water out of the springs onto the roof to help keep it cool. He did so a bit before the Napster, then i Tunes, revolutions made record/CD stores less lucrative. also, Orlando Sports Stadium-some amazing headliners there back in the day Also, Patio Grill in Longwood did it become Bonefish Grill?