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Old 05-16-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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Used to go to the old Twin Bays movie theater behind Britton Plaza (where Lowes now stands) As a kid, also used to frequent a theater on Westshore where the Marriott is now located but I can't recall the name
Austin Cinemas.
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Old 05-16-2009, 10:12 PM
 
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Sanchez Lounge on Henderson
I spent a lot of time in Sanchez Lounge. A Google search for "Sanchez Lounge Tampa" is what brought me here! And Malio's? And the Press Box across Dale Mabry from Malio's?
Of course I was just a kid...

When I was actually a kid, my father's favorite place for seafood was Mullet Inn. "The fish you eat today slept last night in Tampa Bay"
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Old 05-17-2009, 07:49 AM
 
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I spent a lot of time in Sanchez Lounge. A Google search for "Sanchez Lounge Tampa" is what brought me here! And Malio's? And the Press Box across Dale Mabry from Malio's?
Of course I was just a kid...

When I was actually a kid, my father's favorite place for seafood was Mullet Inn. "The fish you eat today slept last night in Tampa Bay"

I remember when I first moved to Tpa, if you asked someone for a good seafood restaurant in Tampa they would recommend the Mullet Inn. Smoked Mullet was their claim to fame.

Of course Malio's where you had to be a member to go to their club. Was the Sanchez Lounge near Dale Mabry and Henderson? We use to go to a lounge that was on the opposite side of the street but was close to the area where Outback is now located.
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Old 05-17-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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We always went to Storch and Son (Storch's) for seafood. It was at the Henderson/Lois/San Rafael intersection across from Castellano's.
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Old 05-18-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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Was the Sanchez Lounge near Dale Mabry and Henderson? We use to go to a lounge that was on the opposite side of the street but was close to the area where Outback is now located.
Going West from Dale Mabry on Henderson, Sanchez Lounge was on the left.

And yes, Malio's was a club. I wasn't a member, I was an employee. An incredible place for a shy high school kid to get an education in real life.
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Old 05-20-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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The beach at the end of Cypress St before it was an actual 'park' and restoration area (which cracks me up, they totally re-arranged the naturally occurring area and call it 'restored') where you could take dogs and beer and whatever else entertained you, and watch the planes take off or land...
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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The old SuperTest amusement park, Biff-Burger, Twentieth Century Drive-In, Falor's hamburgers (this is all real old stuff...
I remember going to the SuperTest Amusement Park as a child. My family moved away from Tampa before I was old enough to drive, so I don't remember where it was. Can someone tell me the location and what is there now, please. I'll be in Tampa next month and would like to drive by.

There used to be a great public swimming area on Lake Carol. No alligators back then.

Thanks
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:19 PM
 
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I remember going to the SuperTest Amusement Park as a child. My family moved away from Tampa before I was old enough to drive, so I don't remember where it was. Can someone tell me the location and what is there now, please. I'll be in Tampa next month and would like to drive by.

There used to be a great public swimming area on Lake Carol. No alligators back then.

Thanks
I am fairly certain it was on the southwest corner of Dale Mabry and Columbus Drive. Not sure what is there now.
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Old 05-21-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I am fairly certain it was on the southwest corner of Dale Mabry and Columbus Drive. Not sure what is there now.
You are right gypychic... It is now a Car dealership.

I found this online and thought some of you natives might get a kick out of it. I remember some of those places.. Was Bruce Morehead a TV personality back in the 70s

“What kinda ‘Plant’ are you
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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You are right gypychic... It is now a Car dealership.

I found this online and thought some of you natives might get a kick out of it. I remember some of those places.. Was Bruce Morehead a TV personality back in the 70s

“What kinda ‘Plant’ are you
Aww, that was a nice link, Keeper - brought back some memories.

If anyone is really interested in more Tampa nostalgia, I just bought a terrific new book called "Vintage Tampa Signs and Scenes" by John V. Cinchett. This guy's dad had a neon sign business and made fabulous signs for most of the major businesses in Tampa, and for awhile this guy worked with him. His mom would take a picture after each one was up. I just got it yesterday (you can order online like from Amazon, etc.) and I literally burst into tears. It brought back soooo many memories of places I had forgotten, and OMG, Tampa was THE most fabulous place then. Honestly, if I could go back in time, but be the age I am now, I would love to be living there. It's a crime the sorry changes that have been made to destroy the area. Not everything, but a lot. Anyway, it is a fantastic read, great pictures, great trip down memory lane, I love it.
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