Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 07-08-2018, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
3,874 posts, read 4,659,331 times
Reputation: 5364

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery View Post
Yes, Plaza Drugs was quite iconic for punk/new wave, Majestic Diner, the theater... not much else.

I may have asked this before, but anyone remember Dobie's Diner, just a few doors past Majestic? Had some great burgers and fries...



Yup... Dobie's Diner was 1 of 3 restaurants that were all in close proximity on the south side of Ponce.
There was a place to eat buried deep inside of the Plaza Drugs and then there were Dobie's & The Majestic.
From my memory, at that long lost point in time, I rated Dobie's as the cleanest of the 3 restaurants.
It's building was removed eventually when the east-facing Big Star grocery down the hill behind it closed & was removed so as to be replaced by a new A&P that faced up hill to Ponce.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-08-2018, 12:06 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
23,305 posts, read 43,756,586 times
Reputation: 16413
Quote:
Originally Posted by atler8 View Post
Yup... Dobie's Diner was 1 of 3 restaurants that were all in close proximity on the south side of Ponce.
There was a place to eat buried deep inside of the Plaza Drugs and then there were Dobie's & The Majestic.
From my memory, at that long lost point in time, I rated Dobie's as the cleanest of the 3 restaurants.
It's building was removed eventually when the east-facing Big Star grocery down the hill behind it closed & was removed so as to be replaced by a new A&P that faced up hill to Ponce.
Funny to think that there seemingly were more intown supermarkets "back in the day" than there are now.

Superior Foods on N. Highland Ave. in Va-Hi
Piggly Wiggly on Euclid Ave. in L5P
Food Giant on N. Highland Ave. in Morningside
Kroger on N. Decatur Rd. in Emory Village
Colonial Stores at Toco, North DeKalb Mall and Lenox Square
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
783 posts, read 1,151,956 times
Reputation: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery View Post
Back then, summer-fall 1982, I walked Peachtree Road every day, and admired the weird old Brookwood Hotel. Sometimes I'd take the railroad tracks that passed near there, just above the Darlington Apartments, where I was living at the time, and Piedmont Hospital across the street, a quick walk that would cut across Piedmont Road (and the Plaster Bridge Road area, where I worked at Carolina Lumber & Supply for a couple of years during that time, usually accessed from Monroe Drive and/or I-85 (I know, my shortcuts walking in Atlanta could get complicated, and are probably impossible now that the Marta Trains are built all through those areas now, as well as a much larger and complicated I-85 system, and in fact the original Carolina Lumber warehouse is long gone for who knows how long, I just discovered it a couple of years ago on one of my nostalgic trips down into the Plaster Bridge Road cul-de-sac off Monroe Drive, and "under the bridge".) following these tracks would lead to Piedmont Road right at the Tower Package Store, which I think is still there (?) a porn shop or two, then around the corner, the stretch of Piedmont Road where I spent a lot of fine evenings and days at Ken's Tavern, home of the 25 cent draft beer, Ken's (Anderson?) home made chilli and Polish Sausages, a truly world class and eclectic juke box with a fine mix of classic rock, soul, country and a lot of the more commercial punk and new wave, at least for a country boy from "down south" like me. Harvest Moon Saloon on the corner for more upscale "dates", The Heartfixers were pretty much the house band during that time there, or the guys that would catch my eye and ear when they were booked... Chicago Bob and Tinsley Ellis to set the little T & A dancing.

Ah the back steps of Ken's Tavern, dipping out the back door for a smoke and some conversation... but I digress and residences conflate... there's a Kerouac novel in here. still, or finally afer 30+ years the memories are golden and less jagged with the pain... I know it's only rock-n-roll but I /still/ like it.

I'll get back to all this, or already have slightly, outside the front of Ken's Tavern the view was Atlanta Flea Market way across the street and slightly to the right, Lindberg Drive almost straight ahead, the ruins of Copperfield's there at the intersection, crumbling and possibly a hobo jungle, or would be today, the other side of the Lindberg (Lindburg?) Drive/Piedmont Road intersection, the remains of "Victoria Station" which Kathy (the girl who led me to Atlanta in the first place from Columbus Georgia, both her grandmothers and other family a part of Old Atlanta, but, again, that's yet another plot line in the convoluted epic) and then on north up Piedmont Road, Zesto's (still there, one of the few remaining places) a Western Sizzlin' steak house, across the street slightly a Shoney's Big Boy... and then Broadview Plaza comes up quickly, K-Mart way down in the view, Great Southeastern Music Hall, which by then was a movie theater, Screening Room (?) where I caught first run showings of Jean-Luc Godard's "Every Man For Himself" and The Clash documentary "Rude Boy" and other films I can't remember any more yet.

After that, best hop a bus because the road got kind of long for a walker right after that, eventually finding yourself at Lenox Mall in that way... there /was/ a way to walk and cut through sort of behind the Krystal at Pharr Road and you could come out behind Lenox Mall back then in 1980-83 but I think that was all paved over with a highway by the late 1980s.

Back on the tracks if you didn't opt to emerge on Piedmont Road take the jaunt through the country for another mile or so and walk past Cheshire Bridge Road, or, when I lived down that way at La Maison Apartments on La Vista Road (no, actually that's Lenox Road, where it runs into Cheshire Bridge Road, back then at that area where Dunk-N-Dine, Happy Herman's and Varsity Jr. were, and are all gone now), down one more stretch and get off there, then cut back up to the left and find yourself there. Leaving Ken's Tavern of course the easy trip was cut out Lindberg Road (which then becomes La Vista Road) (anyone remember an old school, already closed down I'm sure, that was on the right side of Lindberg Road just off Piedmont Road about a block? There's some huge apartment complex or something there now, and then a much larger I-85 highway complex just past that) to Cheshire Bridge Road and then come down that way about a block to what was then La Maison Apartments, first complex of what seemed like dozens down there off Lenox Road as it wound on over to, eventually, Emory, Decatur, the lower end of Morningside, and all sorts of other places on the long and winding road, again, best, or rather essential, to hop a bus down that way somewhere.)

But... if I walked straight down, or out, Peachtree Road rather than hopping the tracks, rather than see all that and more, I'd see the Brookwood Hotel across the street, then the 3-4 blocks to Peachtree-Battle, pass the site of the old Peaches Records (which was long gone by 1982), then Oxford Books (Oxford Two was still a couple of years away) and, on the street the 24-hour Burger King. I haven't been up that way late at night in many years, is that Burger king still open all night, as it was in 1980-83 or so?

And it was during one of those days I saw the Brookwood Hotel being demolished.

And so it goes.
Surely there is at least one photograph of the Brookwood Hotel out there somewhere..?

I have looked, no luck so far...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
783 posts, read 1,151,956 times
Reputation: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iconographer View Post
Funny to think that there seemingly were more intown supermarkets "back in the day" than there are now.

Superior Foods on N. Highland Ave. in Va-Hi
Piggly Wiggly on Euclid Ave. in L5P
Food Giant on N. Highland Ave. in Morningside
Kroger on N. Decatur Rd. in Emory Village
Colonial Stores at Toco, North DeKalb Mall and Lenox Square
Back in those days, 1980-83, I lived in that basic area of North East Atlanta in several places... earliest was an apartment in my wife's grandmother's house at 590 Sherwood Road.

My, what a perfect place to land in Atlanta, nice little apartment, very low rent (family, in-laws), and right out the drive way was Ansley Mall at the bottom of the hill, Old Hickory House BBQ (where my wife Katherine worked as a waitress, all of twenty years old), Gene and Gabe's Cberet literally across the street from my driveway (never managed to go there, unfortunately), the amazingly "from another time" Fruit Jungle, and on and on... but I digress...

Kroger was just down the hill, and was great fun, Kroger having completely pulled out of my hoetown a decade or more before that, 1969 perhaps, or 1970... nice that a 24 hour Kroger was just across the intersections (Sherwood Road, Monroe Drive, Piedmont Road) and a huge parking lot/hill away... downhill going, tedious uphill coming home...

Later, a couple of years later, living at Orme Circle, just down Monroe Drive a piece, there was a grocery store we would walk to near Highland/Moe's and Joe's/Taco Somethng, amazed that I can;t remember the Taco joint's name at the moment.. old age and 3:30 am takes a toll... but it was easier to get to that store cutting across than the long, long walk up Monroe to Kroger, it seems, or maybe I just liked the different views... anyone know the name of that supermarket, in that area, circa 1982?

Zero good grocery stores when I lived near Cheshire Bridge Road/Lindberg Drive/Lenox Road at La Maison Apartments, 1981... Happy Herman's must have just about been it..?

Or am I forgetting a place?

I didn't eat much back then anyhow, and when I did it was generally Varsity Jr. r Church's Chicken and whatever oddball edibles appy Hermans had, oh yeah, Dunkin' Dine for breakfast... never ever ate at Waffle House at all... did it even exist there then? Not sure...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-09-2018, 02:36 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
783 posts, read 1,151,956 times
Reputation: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by atler8 View Post
Yup... Dobie's Diner was 1 of 3 restaurants that were all in close proximity on the south side of Ponce.
There was a place to eat buried deep inside of the Plaza Drugs and then there were Dobie's & The Majestic.
From my memory, at that long lost point in time, I rated Dobie's as the cleanest of the 3 restaurants.
It's building was removed eventually when the east-facing Big Star grocery down the hill behind it closed & was removed so as to be replaced by a new A&P that faced up hill to Ponce.
I never ate at the Plaza Drugs counter, but did buy a T-Shirt, since it was just so "new wave" Atlanta... still have it, somewhere... it must be really little, as I was the size of a toothpick in that area...

Dobie's had a really good hamburger, I dimly recall, but I always saved my money for Majestik Diner, as I was addicted to their open face roast beef plate, man those were good...

Would love just one photo of Dobie's... but in those long lost bays, photos were not as common..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-10-2018, 02:19 AM
 
Location: Shadowville
783 posts, read 1,151,956 times
Reputation: 240
Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery View Post
Surely there is at least one photograph of the Brookwood Hotel out there somewhere..?

I have looked, no luck so far...
I just needed the actual name the hotel began as, actually, Colonial Terrace Hotel:

The Colonial Terrace Hotel · Atlanta Rail Corridor Archive

The Colonial Terrace Hotel was located at 2140 Peachtree Street NW. The hotel was known for a time as Atlanta's only resort hotel with air conditioned rooms opened year round. The hotel was torn down and the location is now the site of the Brookwood Square Shopping Center.

Seems it was also nightclubs of various kinds in the 1960s-1970s, including King's Kastle Inn, a gay bar...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-31-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
388 posts, read 1,119,588 times
Reputation: 451
Blast from the past, found them in my basement today. I thought they were lost to time.
Attached Thumbnails
"Gone but not Forgotten in Atlanta"-gsmh2.png   "Gone but not Forgotten in Atlanta"-gsmh.png  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2019, 12:14 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
23,305 posts, read 43,756,586 times
Reputation: 16413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Will Dockery View Post
Seems it was also nightclubs of various kinds in the 1960s-1970s, including King's Kastle Inn, a gay bar...
Where on earth was this?

I remember my dad telling me that back in the day(late 40's/early 50's) the de facto gay district in Atlanta centered around Peachtree and Collier Roads in Brookwood. When he and his roommate at Emory were low on drinking funds, they would hit the bars around there and flirt with the gay men for free cocktails. When they were ready to dump their 'dates', they would make their escape via the restroom window.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2019, 10:54 AM
 
Location: 30312
2,431 posts, read 3,814,495 times
Reputation: 1996

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqIo-VqSuVw
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-06-2019, 11:17 AM
 
31,993 posts, read 36,516,062 times
Reputation: 13254
Thanks, equinox.

Maynard could have been a great preacher.


Last edited by arjay57; 02-06-2019 at 12:25 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Georgia > Atlanta

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top