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Old 02-09-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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I loved going to the clothes store JM Towne in Montclair (?) when I ws a kid. My mom would park us in the "theater" and we'd watch cartoon while she shopped for clothes. I can't imagine a store having a theater like that today.

About potato hot dogs (Italian hot dogs??) there's a place called Jo Jo's on 35 in Toms River that sells them.
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Old 02-09-2009, 03:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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there used to be a small chain of burger joints called Gino's

they'd put both mustard & ketchup on your burger, and had this sandwich called "the Sirloiner" that was great !
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Yes, and they sold fried chicken there too, like KFC. It think it *was* KFC.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Brookdale soda delivery, I always thought that was the coolest thing. Soda delivered to the door! No Birch Beer out west unless you go to a "health food" store and way overpay. Somehow it's health food out here!
Go figure.
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Old 02-10-2009, 03:27 PM
 
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They sell birch beer with crushed ice at Maruca's, the best pizza on the boardwalk in Seaside.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:20 PM
 
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Does anybody have memories/pix of the old A&P at Stony Rd and Lincoln Highway in Edison,NJ? The structure stood there abandoned til about '99 then I think it crumbled. The entrance was on Stony Road and you could still the outline script writing of A and the P.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:28 PM
 
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Loved that place, better than Union Market in Vauxhall. US 1 had an antique dealer in the middle of store that sold stuff you see on Roadside Antiques: old Coke bottles, framed pictures of old car ads, last thing I ever remember was back in Spring 94 they were selling an LP of Dr. Zhivago's soundtrack. Had an estranged cousin that had a store once there. Last went there in 94 or 95 and last day of business for them was probably March 31, 96. By 12/96, the new Sony Theatre was up and and showing "Scream". US1 had a nice comic book store, Titan's Tower across from the antique booth described above and a coin booth where I bought a silver dollar certificate back in 86.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Leland, NC
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I loved the old Baker Theater in Dover. It was beautiful inside. I worked as an usher there for a time and I liked to go up in the balcony (which was almost always closed) and watch the movies alone. It was like having a private screening. Once I went behind the screen and saw the dressing rooms which were used when vaudeville played there. On the wall I saw a red bucket filled with sand with the word fire on it. That was so cool. It was like being in a time warp. I think they are trying to restore it but I don't know how much use it is getting.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:48 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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anyone ever go see "pro" wrestling at the Embassy Theatre in North Bergen...?
(Bergenline Ave. & 73rd St.)
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Old 05-11-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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This sounds really crazy in 2009, but in the late 60's and early 70's in Old Bridge/East Brunswick NJ, the Mosquito fog trucks would drive down the streets spraying a thick white fog out the back that all the neighborhood kids [including me!!] would ride our bikes through! Can you believe that? It was DDT! Fun times.
Ice Skating on the pond @ the East Brunswick library
Mickey's donut land on Rt. 18 near the Brunswick Square mall
Buxton's Ice Cream off of Cranbury Road in EB
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