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1967 AM Radio station WLOF with Johnny Sutton @ pm.- the first ROCK station in Orlando- played Vanilla Fudge, Box Tops, Elec. 1968-Boys with the noise 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Closed and replaced by I don't know what, if anything. But sadly i would take any one of those days back, if given the chance.
Plitt theatre - on University and Goldenrod, and there was an arcade next to it. As a kid, you could easily wander in there and learn about getting your jollies while mommy was busy in the romantic comedy section. They put lights up on every single branch and a lighted Santa or two. Alhambra Golf Course All American Roller Rink - West 436 in Altamonte Springs. it was 1985 and they brought in all of these fair rides and vendors... It felt so boring to live in Maitland, with nothing much to do than chase the ducks and watch out for the supposed gators and water moccasins around Lake Lily, so that Saturday afternoon spent on the fair rides were the best!
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 there was a weird dollar theater in Sanford that served the worst Mexican food ever. And there was the 7-11 convenience store near the intersection of Lake Ave and 17-92 by the railroad tracks. But i missed it cause i was too busy playing my Colecovision. Angel's Diner - There was one on Aloma and 436 if I remember correctly. apparently I spent a lot of time on 17-92 Apparently the lack of a true focus confused patrons. Can't remember the name, but I think the ultimate downfall was the hurricane season of 2004. Arnold Paint and wallpaper...across from rockingchair on bumby Art Grindle's car dealership - downtown at Colonial and Orange, later on W Colonial; the huge moving figure of Art in the green plaid jacket and his pointing finger "I WANT TO SELL YOU A CAR!
And there was also a real cool Irish bar around there I used to frequent. I remember bringing in my mom's glass bottles for deposit and using the change for the penny candy and TV 3D glasses for the 3D craze, you know, the FIRST time around. arcade in fashion square mall arcade there was 2 one at 436 and red bug and another location I can't remember I think it was called Starbucks???? " Art Grindles kids went to Trinity Prep with an old roommate of mine. Arthur Treachers (fish & chips)- there was one where the Pancho's is now on 436 near 17-92.
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.
I will be organizing this much better as time goes on. They moved just the liquor store across the street. A hotdog place on OBT that is shaped like a big triangle I-DRIVE CRUISING (late 80's) Jabberwalky shoe store next to Waxtree on Aloma Java Jabbers and the UC6 theatre at University and Alafaya Jordan Marsh in Altamonte Mall and their restaurant. I never forgave Publix for running them out, although I believe they found another location, it was just too far to go to do laundry. Didn't work out, long gone now." 4th fighter group was a good remember, shane had his wedding reception there. Royal Castle was the first "burger joint" in Orlando prior to Burger Chef, Steak & Shake, and Mc Donald's.and Harold and Maud's (coffee shop where I had my first chai - now it's the Globe) And I also miss Mulvaney's Downtown.KInda strange that UCFs homecoming parade is not downtown anymore. But one place is really in my mind and I hope you or any other "yelpers" can help me. 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? I don't think Murmur closed up because it went bust, I think Don was just tired and wanted to do something else. Also, I'm pretty devastated to just recently learn that Room 39 (my favorite dtown Orlando bar) apparently is deceased?