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Old 05-15-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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McGuffy's - a great place back in the day, complete with McGuffy Reader themed menus!
I remember eating there in Greenville on Congaree Road and Asheville at the mall. Would always order their speciality blue drinks they had named "smurfs."

Old Country Buffet at Verdae and Laurens is another restaurant I remember.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:06 PM
 
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Remember the Po' Folks restaurant chain? Other cheap places in town during the eighties included the Duff's buffet on Laurens and The Hungry Fisherman near Pelham and I-85.
Yep, I remember all of those. Fun fact: the very first Po Folks was located in Anderson, on Concord Road. AFAIK, the chain is still alive and kicking in the Atlanta area, now known simply as "Folks."

The Hungry Fisherman takes me back. I think I ate at the one in Greenville a time or 2, but I vividly remember the one near Stone Mountain outside Atlanta. It had a huge lake out front (much bigger than the one in Greenville) and, of course, there were clear views of the Mountain.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:09 AM
 
Location: St Clair Shores, Michigan
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JBWhite was never at Mcallister Square. Mcallister was anchored by Belk, Iveys and Meyers-Arnold(a local department store). Meyers Arnold was bought by Uptons(never understood why because Uptons was a much cheaper store). Iveys became Dillards for a short while until it closed and relocated to Haywood. Belk at Mcallister eventually closed. I remember the Morrisons at McAllister and Greenville Malls and the Eckerds at center court of Mcallister with the lunch counter.
Opps, I think I was misremembering Ivey's as another JB White.

The place over the bridge in Mauldin was Her Majesty. I seem to remember that it had two parts to it - I think like the women's underwear side and a kids clothing side? Don't ever remember it being specifically Osh Kosh things, but I could be wrong.

Was it the Open Book that, in the early 80's, had a children's play area with a rather large slide? I have memories of some store around that area with a really fantastic slide and play area that I loved going to.

It was really a shame how bad McGuffy's had gotten the last time I ate there - I want to say around 96 or so, but I could be a year or two off. For at least the first couple of years, they were really good. I adored the tiny thin onion rings. The last time there, the service was atrocious and the food was nearly inedible.

Every time I go visit my parents and we end up in Greenville for Whole Foods/Trader Joes, I get a little bit teary eyed seeing what became of the beautiful trees where Shops at Greenridge now exists. I also get very thankful they no longer live off of Miller Rd.

I also get extremely nostalgic for the chicken chow mien at China Kitchen on Main St in Mauldin. Few places have ever come close to as good as it was there.
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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Was it the Open Book that, in the early 80's, had a children's play area with a rather large slide? I have memories of some store around that area with a really fantastic slide and play area that I loved going to.
That was the location, but it was a different store at that time. Speaking of that shopping plaza, I have fond memories of the former Belk Home and Rug store.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Service Merchandise, I do believe, was actually on Pleasantburg, across from the current Wendy's near East North.
And just to fry your noodle, somewhat across the street used to be a restaurant called "Sambo's."
Anyone remeber the Dutch Pantry on Laurens? Fond memories of washing many a plate there during high school...
You are mistaken about Service Merchandise being across from Wendy's on N Pleasantburg. That was originally Alexander's and was bought out by Brendle's. Service Merchandise was originally Sam Solomon's and was on S Pleasantburg near Greenville Tech. Brendle's later moved to Congaree Rd where the car dealership is now.

I am behind reading the threads, so someone else may have clarified these things already. If so, I apologize for the duplication.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:35 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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I worked at JB White at Greenville Mall. When I first started working there they had a restaurant upstairs across from the Boys department. The original Belks downtown had a restaurant on the mezzanine and when Belks opened at McAlister Square I they had a restaurant-Vince Perone's and later JeniLee's, if I'm not mistaken. Montgomery Ward also had a restaurant more like a fast food grill. It also brings up fond memories of eating in the restaurant at Rich's in downtown Atlanta as a child. I agree with the previous poster remembering The Golden Fleece at Greenville Mall. The Hrysikos family owned it and later owned Legendz Cafe, which was in Taylors in the strip adjacent to WalMart near Goody's and the Belk outlet. That strip was later demolished when WalMart expanded. There was also originally a Western Auto in the location where the Belk outlet was located. I used to love the sleds and bikes at the Western Auto at Pleasantburg Shopping Center. Retail has really changed, except for Wilson's 5 and 10 at Pleasantburg. About the only thing that's changed there in the last 50 years is that they got computerized cash registers about 15 or 20 years ago. I would hate to have to do inventory there. Speaking of Pleasantburg Shopping Center, I used to like the lunch counter at Colonial Drug. I remember Mr. Long was the pharmacist.

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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[quote=gvlgal;24323005]I worked at JB White at Greenville Mall. When I first started working there they had a restaurant upstairs across from the Boys department. The original Belks downtown had a restaurant on the mezzanine and when Belks opened at McAlister Square I they had a restaurant-Vince Perone's and later JeniLee's, if I'm not mistaken. Montgomery Ward also had a restaurant more like a fast food grill. It also brings up fond memories of eating in the restaurant at Rich's in downtown Atlanta as a child. I agree with the previous poster remembering The Golden Fleece at Greenville Mall.

Iveys at Mcallister had a restaurant also on the second level called Arthurs. I remember the Grill at the old Montgomery Ward and Morrisons at Greenville Mall in the mall entrance next to JBWhite. JBWhite expanded into that part of the mall when it was renovated in the 90s and Parisian was added.

Have to say JBWhite and Parisian are two stores that are sorely missed.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Taylors
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Opps, I think I was misremembering Ivey's as another JB White.

The place over the bridge in Mauldin was Her Majesty. I seem to remember that it had two parts to it - I think like the women's underwear side and a kids clothing side? Don't ever remember it being specifically Osh Kosh things, but I could be wrong.

Was it the Open Book that, in the early 80's, had a children's play area with a rather large slide? I have memories of some store around that area with a really fantastic slide and play area that I loved going to.

It was really a shame how bad McGuffy's had gotten the last time I ate there - I want to say around 96 or so, but I could be a year or two off. For at least the first couple of years, they were really good. I adored the tiny thin onion rings. The last time there, the service was atrocious and the food was nearly inedible.

Every time I go visit my parents and we end up in Greenville for Whole Foods/Trader Joes, I get a little bit teary eyed seeing what became of the beautiful trees where Shops at Greenridge now exists. I also get very thankful they no longer live off of Miller Rd.

I also get extremely nostalgic for the chicken chow mien at China Kitchen on Main St in Mauldin. Few places have ever come close to as good as it was there.

The children's play area with the yellow concrete a-shaped form slide with two small holes on one side and one large hole on the other was outside of the chick-fil-a in the middle of the mall alongside the tree that had the phones attached to it that told you a story when you picked up the receiver. Man, that slide was always so cold if you had on shorts. There was a concrete turtle that you could climb on too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Taylors
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How about ol' Charlie Gertz, giving away a "Charlie Said it Would" umbrella to some lucky WYFF viewer at the end of every 6 o'clock newscast?

Or listening to Love and Hudson on the "new" My 102.5?
Yes, Love and Hudson...Do you remember Buuuuuck White...He used to walk all the way from Gaffney to Toccoa
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Taylors
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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.
Kash and Karry is located at 101 Pete Hollis Blvd. Across from Hardee's that is across from Tommy's Ham House. Still alive and kickin'. They have the best $1 aisle in Greenville!
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