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Old 12-26-2012, 11:37 PM
 
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I really only have a question about a specific place, but no sense in wasting a thread on a single subject...
The topic is: What had previously occupied the location of a current business?

For me, I swear I recall Rearn Thai (in its former location across the street from where it is now) being around in the '80s, but their website claims they've only been around since 1992. So, was it under different ownership, or was there another Asian place in that spot before Rearn Thai?

Thanks.
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Old 12-27-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I really only have a question about a specific place, but no sense in wasting a thread on a single subject...
But that's precisely what you did...??

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The topic is: What had previously occupied the location of a current business?

For me, I swear I recall Rearn Thai (in its former location across the street from where it is now) being around in the '80s, but their website claims they've only been around since 1992. So, was it under different ownership, or was there another Asian place in that spot before Rearn Thai?

Thanks.
Go to the larger libraries for the city you're asking about and ask for old City Directories...they are like telephone books, but are arragned by address or by phone #. You can look up an address for a given year (it's likely that several different owners have occupied a given address over time). I am in Raleigh but used to love to browse the old City Directories and see what I remembered from earlier decades.

If you really just care about one specific address, call the downtown library for whatever city (you have not specificed what city in the Triad you mean) and they should be able to look it up for you. You will need to tell them what year you're looking for, though, not just "before".
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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But that's precisely what you did...??
Um... No. What I did was start a thread so that people could ask about any such places, in order not to devote a single thread to only one.

Thanks for the suggestion, but this isn't exactly the sort of gnawing question that calls for deep research. There are countless people on this forum who have lived in Greensboro since before the time in question, so I figure at least one of them can remember what this one particular restaurant was in the '80s, just as I remember what so many spots were (other than this one, unfortunately).

Cheers.
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