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Old 10-29-2007, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Ben Synders was a real department store, except they didnt have a furniture section. What I recall about the Dixie Manor location was that circular ceiling treatment and the 1950s chandelier thing over the cosmetics counter .

The Zayer on Dixie was pretty retro too. The version I recall was the big glass window in front, and that roof swooping up from the store, with the indoor-outdoor flurouscent light strips continuing down into the store, and the big red neon or illuminated ZAYER sign over it.

Very modernist. Neat bit of jet age store design, but now gone (i think they bricked up the windows and maybe even tore it down now.
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Old 10-30-2007, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Ben Synders was a real department store, except they didnt have a furniture section. What I recall about the Dixie Manor location was that circular ceiling treatment and the 1950s chandelier thing over the cosmetics counter .

The Zayer on Dixie was pretty retro too. The version I recall was the big glass window in front, and that roof swooping up from the store, with the indoor-outdoor flurouscent light strips continuing down into the store, and the big red neon or illuminated ZAYER sign over it.

Very modernist. Neat bit of jet age store design, but now gone (i think they bricked up the windows and maybe even tore it down now.

It's a Kroger and has been for a loooooooooooooooong time
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hawley Cooke. (Bought by Borders?)

The Icehawks, Riverfrogs, and Panthers.

Convenient stores, in particular the one in the highlands. (I believe it's a Dairy Mart now but I haven't been back in a while.) It was just nostalgic, not spectacular.

The Vogue.

Rollerskating in the basement of the Midcity Mall.

If you come here to North Carolina to eat at Bojangles, you may realize it was a step-up for Louisville to get rid of theirs.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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many of the properties you guys lament have now been rehabbed and are undergoing adaptive reusue. It is happening all over the city. Take for example, the Vogue. It is now Clodhoppers boutique and that entire area is surrounded by an upscale boutique village with retail and shops.

Toy Tiger is long gone, and that area of Buechel is starting to make a bit of a comeback. The highrise there is actually an apartment complex.

When driving down Dixie Highway recently, I saw an Ehrler's ice cream in PRP. As I have become interested in the city's history, I have researched some of this. Downtown, all kinds of old buildings are being reusued. From what I can gather, any one who has not been here in awhile and returns in 5 years from now will almost barely recognize the city as the same place. It seems half the buildings downtown are under some sort of rehab, and even buildings you hardly notice have had nice paint jobs added. Stuff like that really changes a city. I remember when I first moved to the city I thought the downtown looked a little run down and tired. Now it seems vibrant and alive with activity.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:03 AM
 
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well shoot now the Ryan's on dixie has closed. Darn it!
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Old 12-26-2007, 01:56 PM
 
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If you went to Waggoner you surely remember Paul Arnold! We were college roommates at Western.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:24 AM
 
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I am not sure if it has been mentioned yet but what about Po' Folks?
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Old 12-27-2007, 07:18 AM
 
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Even though I'm not from Kentucky, I remember Po' Folks. I used to go to Nashville every year and we always made sure we stopped there. I loved their red beans and rice, biscuits and my diet coke in the pint jars. My sister and I still bring that place up once in awhile.
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Old 12-27-2007, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Even though I'm not from Kentucky, I remember Po' Folks. I used to go to Nashville every year and we always made sure we stopped there. I loved their red beans and rice, biscuits and my diet coke in the pint jars. My sister and I still bring that place up once in awhile.
I LOVED Po' Folks and still miss it on occasion.
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Old 12-28-2007, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH
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Po' Folks had that sort of corny but fun interior design, sort of a Fridays for good old boys and girls. But I really liked their stuff. Particularly their sides, like the very good green beans.

Just curious, did they have any on the East End? We ate at the one on Dixie near Dixie Manor, but I think there was one more in town, too.
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