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Old 04-25-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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What a great thread! I've had a blast reminiscing about the ways things were... some of the places mentioned were before my time, but for the children of the 80s, remember The Closet at North Hills? And Thom McCann and Kinney's shoes at Crabtree? I vividly remember those shopping trips. We also did a lot of shopping at the Belk's downtown (The Bargain Basement).

Good times!!
I remember all of this. The best shoes ever came from Kinneys and the best clothes (ESPRIT, Bongo) from The Closet!
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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The time capsule will be opened in 2018 I believe...I'll check for sure. I live in Midtown in the old North Hills Estates. The Cardinal theater actually was where the Bone Fish is now.

I remember all that stuff..here's a few. Dunn's Ice Cream, Roy's on Downtown Blvd across from the ballpark, The Broiler, Chargrill on Downtown Blvd next to the ballpark, Homer Briarhopper's, The Wake Theater downtown, Woodrow, The Hat Ladies, Bell's Drive Inn, The Windmill, the original Forest Drive Inn on capital just inside the beltline, jumping off the old overhead bridge at Lassiter Mill....very interesting thread. I plan on going back and reading all the replies first chance.
My mom & dad met at Homer Briarhoppers! Where was that place??
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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For some reason I thought that place had a restaurant at the top that spins...really slowly of course, but maybe I'm going crazy. I still call it the Holiday Inn.

Anyone willing to add to the list? I think it would be fun!




ROTFL...that would be the Space Needle in Seattle Wa.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Raleigh-North Hills
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My mom & dad met at Homer Briarhoppers! Where was that place??
On Poole Rd. on the right just before the Neuse River. After the club closed an auto body shop went in along with an "open air market" in the front. I'm not sure how the building is being used now. It was one swinging joint in it's day.

Homer A. Briarhopper
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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ROTFL...that would be the Space Needle in Seattle Wa.
There are lots of places with restaurants on top that revolve, not just in Seattle (I've been in one in Atlanta, to name just one). I, too, remember a rumor back in the 70s that the Holiday Inn restaurant revolved, but I think it was just a rumor. I was too young to ever go. Did you ever actually live in Raleigh, or are you just butting into the thread?
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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On Poole Rd. on the right just before the Neuse River. After the club closed an auto body shop went in along with an "open air market" in the front. I'm not sure how the building is being used now. It was one swinging joint in it's day.

Homer A. Briarhopper
Thank you soo much! I probably drive right past it twice a day LOL!!
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Old 04-25-2011, 01:26 PM
 
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Here are the things I remember/miss the most:

The original playground equipment at Pullen Park
Pinestate ice cream sandwiches
Hayes Barton - learned to swim there - remember the swings?
Shoneys - S. Wilmington St.
Godfathers Pizza somewhere near Shoneys
Ducks at Montlawn (still there I know)
Finchs - my dad's first job
Pigeon feeding
PM Magazine - an evening news/talkshow (I was on it when I was in 4th grade)
Thalhimers - Cameron Village
Kmart - the one that flooded Wake Forest/Six Forks
Farm Fresh - bag your own grocery concept
Golden Skillet - best chicken
The Mecca - lunch with my dad (he went there everyday)
North Hills - Moonlight Madness sales, the pet store & Andy's pizza
Crabtree- the fountainm, the arcade & the pet store
Cary Towne Center was Cary Village Mall and it had an arcade

I was born (1974) at the Old Rex
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Old 05-08-2011, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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^Great additions. Some things I can remember!
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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There are lots of places with restaurants on top that revolve, not just in Seattle (I've been in one in Atlanta, to name just one). I, too, remember a rumor back in the 70s that the Holiday Inn restaurant revolved, but I think it was just a rumor. I was too young to ever go. Did you ever actually live in Raleigh, or are you just butting into the thread?
The former Holiday Inn downtown Raleigh did indeed used to rotate just like the one on top of the Westin Peachtree downtown Atlanta. It would take one hour to make a full rotation. I'm not sure if the restaurant is still open now that it's a Clarion but if it is go pay a visit. The gap in the floor where you step onto the turntable is still visible even though it no longer rotates.
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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ROTFL...that would be the Space Needle in Seattle Wa.
So did the Holiday Inn in Raleigh!
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