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Old 09-12-2014, 08:59 AM
 
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My mom talks about a place called Hoffman Haus that dad took her to in the 70's. She says it was a german place and had the smoothest best beer she's ever drsnk. Anyone know of the history and if the beer is available anywhere?
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Some of the places I recalled as a kid that are no longer there (most have been mentioned)

Hawley-Cooke Booksellers

Allied Sporting Goods -I never went anywhere else for sports gear!

Druthers - growing up in Prospect, this was the only fast food restaurant in town before the area got all snooty. Replaced by Dairy Queen back in the 80's and is still there today.

Melrose Inn - I remember eating family style brunches there with my family after church and regret not liking Derby Pie as a kid. This is probably the place I miss the most.

Pony Express Pizza - Only pizza delivery in Prospect in the 80's. A Chinese take-out place has been in its location in Prospect Plaza since then.

Winn-Dixie - Party Mart is in its place in Prospect now.

Bond Pharmacy - My parents' druggist of choice for 15-16 years until they sold out to Rite Aid. Now that's gone too.

Genny's Diner - frickled pickle chips! MMMMMMgood!

Triple Play Sports Cards - Baseball and other sports trading cards store off of Preston Hwy in a smaller building on the corner of Preston Hwy/Audubon Pkwy. Looks like an attorney's offices now on google maps.

I'll add more to this as I remember them...
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Old 09-16-2014, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Hawley-Cooke was absorbed by Borders, a few of the porn shops have old stock of Hawley-Cooke paper bags they use when you buy magazines-because that fools everyone. KB Toys was also ansorbed by Toys R Us, Sun Coast was shutdown by parent company Four Your Entertainmemt.

The Baskin Robbins that was in Southland Terrace has been gone a long time. I think there was a Woolworths there, where the Big Lots is at, I jusyremember as a kid, a Woolworths type store being there, had a pet section woth a wall of fish you could buy. I used to steal hot wheels from it between the ages of four and six- I'm twenty-six now.

I'm just gonna throw these two out there; Star of Louisville, and Tow Boat Annie. Annie closed amd went for sale in the early 00's, I wanted to make a houseboat out of her.
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Old 11-29-2014, 01:12 AM
 
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Default Weird Beard

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There was a DJ at WAKY radio way back in the early 70's called the Wierd Beard, if I recall correctly, his young son disappeared and was found drowned at the Crecent Hill water resevoirs two weeks later. I would like to research that story does anyone know of any info on the story besides what can be found in the CJT archives? Does anyone have any info as to what became of the DJ and his family?
I was raised in Louisville and remember this story well. The Beard was married with 2 children, enjoying his popularity at WAKY, a teen favorite. It was the sixties.

His youngest child, a 5 year old son, was kidnapped. (I lived in Cresent Hill where the reservoirs were located. They were large settling basins and looked like 2 small lakes on a very tall hill) After a couple of weeks, those reservoirs were drained and his son's body was found. The Beard and his family disappeared from Louisville immediately. It was assumed it was either a money or drug deal gone very badly. Sad story that rocked the area to it's foundation as Louisville was a bit of a sleepy town at the time.
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:11 AM
 
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Does anyone know where Consolidated store was at in 1960s. It was somewhere in downtown Louisville, KY
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:22 PM
 
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Yes, in the Shelbyville Road Plaza. I t was the corner anchor store. They built the first mall in Louisville near by
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Old 01-04-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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I thought Consolidated was in Hikes Point Plaza on the corner where TJ Maxx is now~?
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Old 01-05-2015, 12:35 AM
 
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Some of the places I recalled as a kid that are no longer there (most have been mentioned)

Hawley-Cooke Booksellers

Allied Sporting Goods -I never went anywhere else for sports gear!

Druthers - growing up in Prospect, this was the only fast food restaurant in town before the area got all snooty. Replaced by Dairy Queen back in the 80's and is still there today.

Melrose Inn - I remember eating family style brunches there with my family after church and regret not liking Derby Pie as a kid. This is probably the place I miss the most.

Pony Express Pizza - Only pizza delivery in Prospect in the 80's. A Chinese take-out place has been in its location in Prospect Plaza since then.

Winn-Dixie - Party Mart is in its place in Prospect now.

Bond Pharmacy - My parents' druggist of choice for 15-16 years until they sold out to Rite Aid. Now that's gone too.

Genny's Diner - frickled pickle chips! MMMMMMgood!

Triple Play Sports Cards - Baseball and other sports trading cards store off of Preston Hwy in a smaller building on the corner of Preston Hwy/Audubon Pkwy. Looks like an attorney's offices now on google maps.

I'll add more to this as I remember them...
Servo...you would not RECOGNIZE Prospect anymore if that is how you remember it. There are now cities within a city (Norton Commons) and huge sweeping subdivisions all over with mile after mile of mega McMansions.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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I think Goshen is the new Prospect, and Prospect is now what the Northfield area (KY22/US 42/Watterson intersection) used to be.
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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No loss to Genny's (if we are talking about the one in Clifton). Comfy Cow is a worthy (more than worthy) replacement.
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