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Old 03-09-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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That's right, Transaction cards. I think you could only use them at Seafirst machines.

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I'm thinking of something called "transaction cards" (Seafirst) that allowed you to take small amounts out of your account, much smaller amounts than allowed today. This was the early version of debit cards, and were only good at the "cash machines", not good at merchants until well into the 80's.
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Old 03-10-2010, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Vashon, WA
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  • Shakey's Pizzeria
  • Kingdome
  • Farrel's Ice Cream
  • The former WSF vessel SS San Mateo (that steam ferry that was moored on the south end of Lake Union for years... now abandoned and sunk along the Frasier River)
  • That theater with the golden dome at 6th & Blanchard (now a vacant lot)
  • Pay & Save
  • Ernsts Hardware
  • Washington Mutual
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Old 03-10-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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  • Shakey's Pizzeria
  • Kingdome
  • Farrel's Ice Cream
  • The former WSF vessel SS San Mateo (that steam ferry that was moored on the south end of Lake Union for years... now abandoned and sunk along the Frasier River)
  • That theater with the golden dome at 6th & Blanchard (now a vacant lot)
  • Pay & Save
  • Ernsts Hardware
  • Washington Mutual
Shakey's Pizza is an interesting story. Once with hundreds of locations, many in the NW, they are still around with a few Washington locations, but mostly in California. Most of their stores today are in the Philippines, of all places.

I remember the NW locations as kind of a simulated bar setting, with dark lighting and picnic tables for seating. The pizza was tasty, albeit very salty.
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Old 03-11-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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Yeah, I loved the Shakey's lunch buffet, and yes I always had to down soda with it, it was salty.

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Shakey's Pizza is an interesting story. Once with hundreds of locations, many in the NW, they are still around with a few Washington locations, but mostly in California. Most of their stores today are in the Philippines, of all places.

I remember the NW locations as kind of a simulated bar setting, with dark lighting and picnic tables for seating. The pizza was tasty, albeit very salty.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Vashon, WA
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There were a few locations that were "closed for remodeling" in the mid 90's. None of them ever reopened as Shakey's. Two (one which has since been demolished) became sports bars and one became a Boston Market (it's now a Taco Time).
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Duvall, WA
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  • Shakey's Pizzeria
  • Kingdome
  • Farrel's Ice Cream
  • The former WSF vessel SS San Mateo (that steam ferry that was moored on the south end of Lake Union for years... now abandoned and sunk along the Frasier River)
  • That theater with the golden dome at 6th & Blanchard (now a vacant lot)
  • Pay & Save
  • Ernsts Hardware
  • Washington Mutual
There's still a Shakey's in Renton, and it tastes exactly like the Shakey's from my childhood spent in CA.

Farrel's is making a comeback in CA, maybe they'll come back up here, too?

V. =)
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Old 03-11-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle Area
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There's still a Shakey's in Renton, and it tastes exactly like the Shakey's from my childhood spent in CA.

Farrel's is making a comeback in CA, maybe they'll come back up here, too?

V. =)

I had no idea that there was still a Shakey's in Renton...I know where I'm going to eat lunch on Sunday!
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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FAO Schwartz
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Old 03-11-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Stream of consciousness:

J. K. Gill
Gilley's Subs
Hoagie's Corner
Fox (Music Hall) Theater
The Food Circus with Bubbleator
Playland
A vibrant Fun Forest
Northwest Steel in Ballard
Toytropolis at the downtown Bon Marche
The Polynesian restaurant next to Coleman Dock
Fuji's Five & Dime
Chubby & Tubby
An open-air Northgate
Herfy's (the real ones!)
The Surrogate Hostess
The Dog House
The rides at the Woodland Park Zoo
The Wilson Memorial
The museums along Denny Way in Seattle Center
Ivar's Captain's Table
The Monastery on Boren
Beauty and the Book
Cabrini Hospital
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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Default Seattle area reminiscing

Hijacked this idea from another thread (Not sure which one) but thought it would be fun here.

I'm a native Seattleite although I have lived in other areas but thought it would be fun to take a trip down "memory lane" and and reminisce a little about the Seattle area. What do you remember about events that occurred or things that are no longer around?

Unfortunately, I have no pics but here's a few of mine:

The bubbleator at the Seattle Center
The skyride there too
Sinking of the Hood Canal bridge. (Also the Mercer Island floating bridge)
Queen Anne High School all boarded up.
Toll plaza on the Evergreen Point floating bridge
The original Seattle Sounders of the NASL
Sonics winning the NBA title
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