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Old 03-17-2017, 01:19 PM
 
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coolest thing back in the old days was the music stores.. Record Bar, Camelot Music, Warehouse Music, Blockbuster Music, and There was a mini-store inside of Montgomery Wards Called "Electric Avenue",.. anyone else remember that?!
Yeah, music retailers virtually disappeared from Lynnhaven & Lynnhaven North.. I guess other than the music section in Barnes & Noble..

But music has come back to Lynnhaven North recently. A Book Exchange just opened up @ Lynnhaven North (near the Dollar Tree & Cox office). It's an independent book store, that also looks like it's selling used vinyl & CDs.

Also saw construction on a large building behind the old AMC theater, turned Go-Kart track.. any theories, info on it (?)
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:47 PM
 
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The building behind it is a self storage unit. These huge units seem to be popping up everywhere.
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Old 03-18-2017, 08:12 PM
 
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For some reason I remember Lynnhaven having a 17 Street Surf Shop. It was either in the mall or close to it. This was 1987. Does 17 Street Surf Shop still exist ?? I can remember a friend of mine got a t-shirt from there.
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Old 03-18-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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For some reason I remember Lynnhaven having a 17 Street Surf Shop. It was either in the mall or close to it..
TanTan.. yeah the (satellite) 17th Street was @ Lynnhaven North.
Unfortunately, it just closed in the last year; I was in there during their last couple weeks. That strip mall has seen a lot of recent closures.
17th going under surprised me, cuz like you stated it had been there since the 8os. And Sports Authority (which used to be Childrens Palace years ago), also folded recently after a good run.. sad.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:02 PM
 
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For some reason I remember Lynnhaven having a 17 Street Surf Shop. It was either in the mall or close to it. This was 1987. Does 17 Street Surf Shop still exist ?? I can remember a friend of mine got a t-shirt from there.
Seriously?? LOL!

https://www.facebook.com/17thStreetSurf/
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Old 03-20-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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I got my first body board from 17th St.S.S. in the early 80's, then my first longboard...not the mall location, but the original. I can still remember cutting the sleeves off our t-shirts, with the cartoony skater/surfer kids on the back with their "surfer" cuts.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:28 PM
 
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I got my first body board from 17th St.S.S....not the mall location, but the original. I can still remember cutting the sleeves off our t-shirts, with the cartoony skater/surfer kids on the back with their "surfer" cuts.
FFX.. I remember those shirts.
They had a recurring cast of cartoon surfers & skaters. There was like a guy picking his nose, and there was a Mount Skatemore (or Surfmore) in one of the backgrounds. They were big. I actually think that was why 17th expanded to Lynnhaven, they were selling so much clothing back then.

Remember, that original 17th was actually facing 17th, at some point they moved to a bigger building, still at the intersection of 17th, but now facing Pacific.
Incidentally, this was the old 17th logo, that was usually on the front of those vintage shirts..

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Old 03-20-2017, 09:01 PM
 
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Yes!
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:09 PM
 
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FFX.. I remember those shirts.
They had a recurring cast of cartoon surfers & skaters. There was like a guy picking his nose, and there was a Mount Skatemore (or Surfmore) in one of the backgrounds. They were big. I actually think that was why 17th expanded to Lynnhaven, they were selling so much clothing back then.

Remember, that original 17th was actually facing 17th, at some point they moved to a bigger building, still at the intersection of 17th, but now facing Pacific.
Incidentally, this was the old 17th logo, that was usually on the front of those vintage shirts..

That was the logo I remember he had on his t-shirt. He may still have that shirt. I don't know since we haven't spoke since the mid 90's and I don't do Facebook.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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I think the coolest thing back in the old days was the music stores that were around back then..
Not a traditional music retailer, but..
Around 1993, anyone remember there was an accessible recording studio. They provided a popular track, and u would record the vocals over the instrumental. Then they'd sell u the cassette of your recording. It didn't last long, but was a cool concept.. right on the early crest of American karaoke..

That was in Lynnhaven, no (?)
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