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Old 07-12-2008, 02:57 PM
 
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Anyone have memories of Kenwood Plaza which evolved over time into the Kenwood Towne Centre?

I remember lots of the old stores but I'm sure there are many that I don't!
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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I think I'd only been there once, on a cold winter day! The only reason I went there was to go to Zino's.
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Erlanger, KY
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Sure. My family spent a lot of time (and money) at the plaza.

Let's see...there was McAlpins, Krogers, Kressge's (a five-and-dime type store), Pogues, Burkhardts (men's clothing), Albers Supermarket. And there was a Howard Johnson's Restaurant on the corner of Kenwood and Montgomery.

I know I'm missing a lot of stores...hopefully someone else will fill in the blanks.

Believe it or not, I don't remember Zinos. Was that after the Towne Center was built?
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Butler County
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There was a Grey Drug Store.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:32 PM
 
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There was a Grey Drug Store.
There was!

It was located down by Kroger's and McAlpins.

I remember it because way back then I think it was open late on Christmas Eve and I went there to buy a little gift for my grandmother.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Edgewood, Kentucky
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My best memory of Kenwood in the 60's was that McAlpins had a small toy department. I collectd Matchbox cars and at the time there weren't many places around town that sold them. Shopping trips to McAlpins were usually fun as I could check out the new vehicle inventory and maybe buy a Mercedes truck or Rolls if I had 69 cents to spare (I think they were 69 cents...)!
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Butler County
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There was!

It was located down by Kroger's and McAlpins.

I remember it because way back then I think it was open late on Christmas Eve and I went there to buy a little gift for my grandmother.
It also had a small soda fountain and restaurant.

I think that there was a shoe store either next door or two doors over.
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Old 07-14-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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It also had a small soda fountain and restaurant.

I think that there was a shoe store either next door or two doors over.
I remember that the door was on the extreme left hand side of the store right next to the checkout counter. I may be wrong but I seem to remember a rear entrance, too, that also had a checkout.

It does sound right that there was a shoe store right around there. I can't think of the name. Also I kind of remember a jewelry store close by.

In the middle of the Plaza was a little mall area with stores along both sidewalks. Fannie Farmer was in the front and there was a barber shop and, I think, a record store toward the back. (If you want some real trivia one of the barbers was younger and had a new green 1964 Buick Gran Sport. One look at that car and I decided being a barber must be about as good as it gets.).
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Erlanger, KY
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In the middle of the Plaza was a little mall area with stores along both sidewalks. Fannie Farmer was in the front and there was a barber shop and, I think, a record store toward the back.
And a state liquor store was towards the back as well. I still remember that, even though I was still about 10 years away from legal drinking age.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:28 PM
 
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And a state liquor store was towards the back as well. I still remember that, even though I was still about 10 years away from legal drinking age.
Right!

I remember that now.

From the front Fannie Farmer and the State Store were on the left and the Barber Shop on the right.
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