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Old 09-06-2009, 05:44 AM
 
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Could it have been Arlans? They had big supergraphics painted on the sides and back, facing I-65?

What I recall about that place was that it had a suprising excellent arts and crafts section, where you could get plasticine clay. Hard to find stuff. But they had it. Another place that had a suprising specialty was that old Woolco in Valley Station, which had a great photographic hobbyists supply section, including developer/contact paper. Again something you'd never see in a typical big box.
Arlans was on 7th Street close to Berry Blvd. Last time I was by there it was a flea market/junk store.

Almart was on Preston between 264 and Durrett Lane. I believe there is (or was) a credit card billing processer in that building now.
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:38 PM
 
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It had to be Almart, then, since the store I was thinking of was on Preston.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:32 AM
 
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There was Pryor s' on Shelbyville Road.

All of the Grisanti restaurants. Casa's Mamma's & Sixth Avenue.

There was a great restaurant in Middletowns Village Square Center in the 80 s' called Cafe` Unique
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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I know Cow Palace was mentioned, but I don't think Bonanza was. It was my first job in 1986. I think it's a Chinese restaurant now.
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Old 09-10-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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I think the A&W in Valley Station is south on Dixie, towards Valley Village/Kosmosdale? Or is that another one?

Here is a good writeup of that A&Ws. Don't read if you don't want to get hungry...

Dixie Highway A&W: last of a dying breed | Louisville's Alt-Weekly | LEO Weekly
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:50 PM
 
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I'm so glad somebody remembers the climb-on turtle thing!!! I turn 50 in a couple months.... how silly to be haunted by such a trivial childhood memory. Just something, tho, for some reason, that was held so dear to me for so long... too bad I can't help my kids with college algebra from what I remember...ha
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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I'm so glad somebody remembers the climb-on turtle thing!!! I turn 50 in a couple months.... how silly to be haunted by such a trivial childhood memory.
And the giant chess pieces! There was an article in the Courier a fews years back about that Mall and I wish I could find it on line.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:53 PM
 
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I know Cow Palace was mentioned, but I don't think Bonanza was. It was my first job in 1986. I think it's a Chinese restaurant now.
Yep, you're right! It is an all you can eat Chinese buffet now. I remember Bonanza well...many of my girlfriends got jobs as hostesses and servers when they finally were old enough to get part time jobs.
I always felt it was trying to be Ponderosa, but it was still good anyway. I loved their chicken friend steak!
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Last time I was there the Kingfish was on the Indiana side.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:55 PM
 
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Yep, you're right! It is an all you can eat Chinese buffet now. I remember Bonanza well...many of my girlfriends got jobs as hostesses and servers when they finally were old enough to get part time jobs.
I went there (Eastern House) this week to check it out. They did a good job of erasing Bonanza from the place with the exception of the golden color bars that split the seating areas. I had to clean those same bars 23 years ago at the end of the shift. Ugh.

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I always felt it was trying to be Ponderosa, but it was still good anyway. I loved their chicken friend steak!
What is odd is I never got to eat there even though I worked there. I worked 8 hrs straight with no break or lunch. I didn't know any better as it was my first job. I ended up quitting after 3-4 weeks but someone did end up suing them and winning over child labor laws. Looks like they are in even more trouble according to Wikipedia.
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