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Old 02-08-2015, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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How about Pete's Subs around East Main and Boston Ave. Open all night and getting robbed about once a week.
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Old 02-08-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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[.QUOTE=Stratford, Ct. Resident;38356787]The smell of "funny" smoke in the air at concerts inside of the Coliseum.[/quote]

The quintessential 80s CT memory right there. Some bands favorite venue to play as well, including VH.

Speaking of record stores, there was Crazy Eddies, with that guy hopped up on coke screaming in the tv commercials.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:58 PM
 
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G Fox in downtown hartford

War and Peace at West Hartford Center

The movie theater on the corner of New Britain Ave & Quaker Lane in West Hartford - who remembers this?

and the lack of an income tax although I wasn't working!
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New London County, CT
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Speaking of record stores, there was Crazy Eddies, with that guy hopped up on coke screaming in the tv commercials.
Actually to be clear-- "he" was an actor named Jerry Caroll.

1984 - Crazy Eddie - YouTube


The owners of Crazy Eddie-- the Antar brothers-- DID go to prison, but not for Coke. They did time (rather famously) for securities fraud.

Still, was a great store. I remember the one in Norwalk off Connecticut Avenue.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Actually to be clear-- "he" was an actor named Jerry Caroll.

1984 - Crazy Eddie - YouTube


The owners of Crazy Eddie-- the Antar brothers-- DID go to prison, but not for Coke. They did time (rather famously) for securities fraud.

Still, was a great store. I remember the one in Norwalk off Connecticut Avenue.
Those stores always seem to have a short shelf life.
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:38 AM
 
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Dancing, Dancing was cool in the 80's

Cahoots
Ellery's - Ellery's gold cards for free drinks on your birthday
Captains Cove
There was some place in Hamden with cars under the tar in the parking lot
Dressing up on Friday and Saturday
Cocktail Dresses and heels with matching bags
even the guys had big hair
T-top roof cars in the summer
Hi, I went to Ellery`s a lot during the 80's, from 87 till 91, the I moved out of the state.
I have been looking through the web for Ellerys, to see if there are some pic`s about it or if the Disco Still standing. No been able to fing anything.
I don`t remember if Ellery`s belongs to Orange or to New haven, I still remeber the exit in Ct 95, was 29 or 30 right.
If you can gime some info about this beautifull disco from the 80`s I really appreciatte that.
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:29 PM
 
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Went to the University of New Haven 1980-1982.

Anyone remember the name of the Led Zeppelin tribute band that played frequently at The Keg House during that time?

Also, anyone attend the Shooting Star concert at Toad's Place? Looking for the date.

Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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Went to the University of New Haven 1980-1982.

Anyone remember the name of the Led Zeppelin tribute band that played frequently at The Keg House during that time?

Also, anyone attend the Shooting Star concert at Toad's Place? Looking for the date.

Thanks!

I went 1978-80, and if I recall correctly, the band at 80 year end outdoor party was a young group called Jackson Browne.
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:25 PM
 
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G Fox in downtown hartford

War and Peace at West Hartford Center

The movie theater on the corner of New Britain Ave & Quaker Lane in West Hartford - who remembers this?

and the lack of an income tax although I wasn't working!

I remember that place, although I think it was called War and Pieces. They ended up going out all of a sudden, with little warning (that I remember at least!)


Reading this topic, I really wish I could move back. But looking at rents(unable to work) and someone is still there I'd rather avoid, doesn't look feasible at this time. Still miss home though...
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Megalopolis
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The quintessential 80s CT memory right there. Some bands favorite venue to play as well, including VH.

Speaking of record stores, there was Crazy Eddies, with that guy hopped up on coke screaming in the tv commercials.[/quote]
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Dated post, I know -- but I'm wondering if Crazy Eddie actually sold any records. I bought a lot of vinyl back in the day, and I don't recall ever going into a CE to look at their records.
The Wiz, for sure, had records/CDs, and videos/DVDs. To me they were the flip side of Crazy Eddies. CE's was like Newmark and Lewis, only more crooked.


And how about this for an old Connecticut store chain: Friendly Frost Appliances. I just remember their advertising from my childhood. Pretty cool name, no pun intended.

/update/ I just noticed I committed a thread violation. This thread is about the 80's. I don't think Friendly Frost survived into that decade! Mea culpa.
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