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Old 06-01-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Nice article!

I used to love that show and station. Really think 99x played a fairly significant role in shaping what I like to this day. The second biggest thing gone, but not forgotten in Atlanta in my relatively short term here.


oh, and nice one coldsore Bruce.....yikes!
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:37 PM
 
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Also does anyone remember a business at Ansley Mall in the '80's called the Atlanta Balloonery? It was a tiny little shop located in what is today Bantam & Biddy's. They sold greeting cards and balloons that were a little more risque. And Nick's hot dogs at Ansley. Located in the area where Starbucks is now. They were there in the mid to late '90's I believe.
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Old 06-14-2015, 12:42 PM
 
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i remember many of the businesses mentioned here. does anybody remember friday night at 11:30 on channel 5 the show called big movie shocker. where sy fy movies were played.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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I miss Herren's and Emile's in Fairley-Poplar, and a tiny place in East Point called the Captain's Roost. I was with my mother one night in the very early 80s, at the Roost, and in walked William Shatner and his entourage. East Point used to be so nice, pretty much a rat hole now.
The Captain's Roost was a Mexican restaurant the last time I was by there...no telling what it is now. For a while (right after the Roost) it was a really nice/white tablecloth place run by a friend of mine, but it didn't last all that long.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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I will always remember the following:

1. The Texas Drilling company. It was in the same location that the Highland Tap is in now. Had some great times there especially in the men's room.
2. The Cove. A bar that was located right by Piedmont Park on Dutch Valley Road I believe.
3. The Belvedere theater. An adult movie house in Decatur by Belvedere Plaza off of Memorial Drive. The theater sadly shut down in either 2008 or 2009. Had some great times there and met a lot of interesting folks over the years.

RIP to all three of these fine establishments.
The Cove was legendary in Atlanta...from the days of 24-hour pouring licenses. It was only really cool to go there after 3 am, when the line was often through the parking lot.
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Old 06-14-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Does anyone remember that awful bigoted KISS 104 morning show host from the 90s? He was really popular and very conservative, but kind of funny. I was going through my country phase at the time and listened to him sometimes.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:28 PM
 
Location: acworth, ga.
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Default I've been to most all of yhese

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Atlanta sure was a small town back in the day. I am surprised how many places that are in this thread I had connections to.

Penrod's-I was a barback there for about 6 months.
Everybody's Pizza at Emory-I was a busboy/dishwasher there in '78.
Shamrock High-Both of my sisters graduated from there & I went to 8th grade there in '75/'76.
Fuzzy's Place-I stole Fuzzy's brother's (Chris IIRC) girlfriend Susan. I actually still pine for her to this day. I loved & lost.
Cub Foods-I worked at the Covington Hwy store for a year in the 80's.
Big Apple/Food Giant-I worked at the Suburban Plaza store in the late 70's/early 80's for 4 years.
The strip centered that burned at Emory-A buddy of mine's wife burned it down. She poured water on a grease fire at the restaurant, the Dagwood.
The Decatur Bakery- Walking home from Decatur High (while high!), we would stop in for some munchies

Here are a few of my GBNF's:
Jagger's Pizza-Emory
Lullwater restaurant-Emory
Copperfield's-3 for 1's on Wednesdays, all-you-could-drink weekend brunch.
Taco Pronto-Memorial Drive, those foil wrapped burritos were awesome!
Murry's Subs-Memorial Drive "Our Meat Can't Be Beat"
Brandywine Downs-across from the Fox. Great frog legs & flower pot bread. The owner (George)would come in to my bar and he always compted my meals at BWD.
Ladies Galore-Cheshire Bridge, I was a bouncer/bartender there. I met my first wife there when she entered an amateur contest (never marry a stripper).
Rusty Nail-Clarkston & Buford Hwy, I started going there when I was 15 in 1977.
Steak & Ale-Northlake & Memorial Drive, my best friend & roomate was the grill man at Memorial.
Moonraker Apartments-swinging women
Sundown at The Oasis-more swinging women
Tahoe Apartments-even more swinging women
Casa Loma Apartments-you gussed it, even more SW!
Station 11 on North Avenue, I fought a lot of fire out of that Firehouse when I was on the AFD.
Frank Sun's House of Lie, Memorial Drive, great chow.
Dekalb Farmer's market on Medlock Road.
Sazzeracks (spelling?), Briarcliff Village Shopping Center. We would hit the happy hour there before going to work at Ladies Galore.
Packets Disco, Buford Hwy, easy picken's.
Uncle Tom's Tavern, Memorial Drive. Rough crowd.
Charlie Magruter's, Powers Ferry, rock club
Cowboys, Power Ferry
Flynn's II on Memorial, it's the reason I had to go to summer school to graduate in 1980.
The Great Buckhead Saloon-a great bar
Dunkin Dine on Druid Hills near Buford Hwy.
The Plaza Theater, saw my first porn there in the '70's.
The Clermont Lounge, I dated (yeah, that's it, dated) a dancer from there (Stormy).
The Purple Onion on Stewart.
The She Club.
The She II.
The Classy Cat.
The Saint on Cheshire Bridge.
VFW 112.
Billy's in Decatur (honey butter french fries FTW!).
Honest Charlies Speed Shop in Decatur.
Daddy's Money in The Prado.
The Beef Cellar on Copeland Road.
The Creekside Cafe, P'tree Battle, RIP Jack.
Rumor's on North Decatur. I saw Humble Pie there.



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I went to most of those, ladies galore and the Clermont were my favorite nudie bars in the 70's and 80,s I was the night manager at the copper dollar saloon and a bartender around the corner at hemingways and lived in the rusty nail in Clarkston. and saw more early and late morning traffic coming out of jwv's and the saint then you would believe. bars were much different then
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Old 07-22-2015, 11:25 AM
 
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Anybody remember the Arlans department store on Piedmont where the MARTA building is now?...My grandmother bought me a mini bike there for my 12th birthday and my dad had a fit but let me keep it...Must of put a million miles on that thing and never wrecked it once....
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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What was the name of the huge arcade on Memorial Dr. in Stone Mtn.? The built a Sgt. Singer's Pizza across from it later on.
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Old 10-17-2015, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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What was the name of the huge arcade on Memorial Dr. in Stone Mtn.? The built a Sgt. Singer's Pizza across from it later on.
Dingle Himers GameRoom.
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