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Old 05-07-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Yes, that's the Farmers market. Lol That little building where they sell seasonal / holiday plants and trees. Boiled Peanuts rock. etc

And you can say that about the athletes. But realistically , how many people that studied found great careers/ jobs? It's all about self-innovation imho. I was a C student but was making more than 95% of my class makes today, 1 year out of high school.. self-made
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Good thread. Here are some things I remember:


I remember Umbro where Cherrydale Point is now.

I remember Haywood Mall without Dillard's or parking garage and when Macy's was Rich's.

I remember the Greenville Memorial Auditorium that was imploded downtown.

I remember Shoney's on Pleasantburg Drive across from Bob Jones University.

I remember the dollar movie theater on Haywood Road where Redemption World Outreach Center is now.

I remember when Shops at Greenridge was nothing but a huge pine tree forest.

I remember when Greenville Mall and McAlister Square were both open and thriving as malls.

I remember FWA at Donaldson Center.

I remember Greenville Braves baseball.

I remember when the falls at Falls Park was covered by a vehicle bridge.

I remember Jeff Lynch being Lowe's along with Sam's Club, Goody's, Boston Market and Best Buy on Laurens Road.

I remember Riverplace being nothing but an ugly parking lot with a few storefronts along Main Street. Whatever happened to that Billy Mitchell guy anyways? *runs and hides*

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Although it was the big thing more than 20 years ago: Morgan Manor was the first "mall" in the area. This is the shopping center off Pleasantburg above the Star Lanes. (Remember the space themed Astro theaters?) Something seems to be happening to that property, most of the businesses have vacated in the last year.

Artisphere used to be Riverplace Festival - I have a bunch of pics, including festival events that were held on the old bridge over the Reedy. Nothing of earth-shaking interest though, that would contrast the difference from old to new.

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Old 05-07-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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I remember the Bijou Movie Theater off Wade Hampton Blvd.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Artisphere used to be Riverplace Festival - I have a bunch of pics, including festival events that were held on the old bridge over the Reedy. Nothing of earth-shaking interest though, that would contrast the difference from old to new.
I remember the Coca-Cola RiverPlace Arts Festival very well and cried when it was cancelled. Artisphere is a major improvement though.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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I loved it when Freedom Weekend Aloft was at Donaldson. Depending on the winds, some years the balloons would come right over our house, including one that landed on our street. One of our dogs would alternate between a single bark at a balloon then running underneath the deck to hide.
I really miss the amazing air shows at Donaldson. The USAF Thunderbirds and USN Blue Angels were frequent performers in Greenville.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I'm showing my age, but things I remember as a child are:

The library was on Main St across from Trinity Lutheran.
The Fox and Carolina theaters on Main St.
Bell Tower Mall where County Square is now located. There was Edwards and Sky City as anchors and the Tower Theater where Family Court is located.
Wade Hampton Mall which is now part of BJU.
Plaza Theater at Lewis Plaza where Woodward Medical Center is located.
Roses right across from Plaza Theater and Owings Jewelers next to the theater and Belks next to that.
Pic n Pay Shoes on Aberdeen near the theater.
The bakery on the corner of Aberdeen and Augusta where Vaughn Russell Candy is.
Campbell's Pharmacy on Conestee Ave.
Cancellation Shoe store downtown near Belks on McBee.
Ivey's and Penney's on Main St.
The Dollar Store on S. Lauren's St owned by Belks.
Hotel Greenville which is now a retirement home.
Jones Funeral Home in the white Victorian building near Church St and Augusta.
A & P and Winn Dixie on Augusta.
The Plaza Pharmacy and the soda fountain there.
The lunch counter at Woolworth's.
Kress on Main St.
Western Auto at Pleasantburg Shopping Center and the sleds and wagons they had there.
Laurel Elementary School where Burlington is now.
BiLo that was at the intersection of Parkins Mill and Laurens Rd where an auto parts store is now.
I also miss the 8 O'Clock Superette which just closed a few years ago.
Also, the Howards lived on the corner of Faris and Cleveland where First Baptist is located and they had a purple building on stilts with white polka dots that I think was for homing pigeons. It was very memorable.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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How about Kash and Karry? Who else but me remembers that one?
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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How about Kash and Karry? Who else but me remembers that one?
I remember Kash and Karry.
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Old 05-08-2012, 04:30 AM
 
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There is still a few Kash and Karry's on the West Side of greenville, if its the same place. off Pendleton st and there used to be one off Buncombe somewhere too I think.
They might not be there anymore, but they were just about a year or so ago.
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