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Old 03-19-2017, 02:35 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by barbarawolffe View Post
Does anyone remember where Peacock
Alley Restaurant in Atlanta was?
I think it was in the old, original Underground?
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:00 AM
Location: Washington DC area
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Default Packets nightclub memories

I was a bouncer, as was my brother and several of my friends, at Packets during it's heyday in the 1980s.
Thursday night was ladies night and your memories were correct as the ladies drank for free up until 10pm. The lines, for the men, ran around the building.
There was a chinese restaurant and a Pier 1. We shared the dumpsters, in the back, and one night (after we had closed and cleaned up the place it was around 3:30am and we usually went to Denny's down the street to eat) we saw some of the boxes scattered around the dumpster were moving. It was me and 3 other bouncers. There was one exterior wall mounted light but it didn't cover all the dumpster so we went and got the large police issue (one of the perks at Packets was our relationship with law enforcement) black long flashlights and shined them around. To our SHOCK there were the largest spiders I have ever seen. Large, Black, and menacing. They seemed to jump. Man, we were spooked. We told the owner, who also owned/managed another nightclub in Atlanta, at the next staff meeting and we found out that these spiders were native to where the large "wicker type chairs/furniture" were made and shipped. They had some experts come out and they somehow wrangled/captured over 15 of them and told us they were rare and yes they had the ability to jump.
We were the founding bouncers at Packets and we still keep up with one another to this day. Many of us went on to have successful professional careers.
I have SO many stories about Packets and the events there.
If anyone has any questions, etc. about Packets during this time period hit me up.
Take care and thanks for the memories.
Jeff Schrembs
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Old 07-16-2017, 02:22 PM
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Saw Jon Anderson of Yes play there in 1982. What a great pick up bar!
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Old 09-11-2017, 11:45 AM
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Default more specifically

[quote=Tinkertude;19269531]Loved that place! We called it the BAI - the full name was the Bavarian Alpine Inn. It was just a little restaurant that served beer and wine and had a good jukebox. Looked like the old IHOPs inside. It was actually between Shallowford and Clairmont on the access road off I-85 South. They tore it down when they widened I-85 and made the access roads contiguous. There were apartments on both sides of the expressway there - I think they were called something like

The GEX was at Shallowford and I-85, in the NE quadrant of the intersection,
just before the North 85 Drive In . BAI was between North Druid Hills Exit and the intersection of Cheshire Bridge and Buford Highway. When they widened the Expressway it went bye bye. Crazy place. It was a franchise type of place from the Budweiser/Busch Beer folks. It could get rowdy.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:33 PM
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Hey Pogo Bouncer, This is Kerry....I was the manager at Pogo's many years ago...saw your post here!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:36 PM
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Hey Jeff Scrembs, this is Kerry. I was the manager at Pogo's and Packets! Saw your post here!
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:33 PM
Location: Orange Blossom Trail
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WHere was Pogos? What is there is now?
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:47 AM
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Pogos was on Buford Highway, in the Northeast Plaza shopping center. It opened late in 1976 and became Packet's nightclub around 1981. I think it's a fabric store now?
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Old 10-09-2017, 08:46 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Anyone remember Incredible Universe, which only existed for a couple years in the mid-90's? (Whole chain went defunct in early 1997)

I was just at the right age that I remember it vividly, and it was like my favorite place. They had tons of everything related to electronics and video games, and there was a 'stage' area in the middle where you could face off with others in whatever featured games they had. It was so cool. I remember winning some kind of little tournament they had one day playing a PSX basketball game. Place was a blast.

And it was HUGE. It was this entire building, which is now split between Dave & Buster's and Havertys Outlet:


We lived in Gwinnett at the time... not sure if there were any other locations in the Atlanta metro, but I don't think so.
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Old 10-10-2017, 10:43 AM
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Does anyone remember “Dinosaur World” in the early 1980s? Life-sized model dinosaurs set outside. I believe it was in Gwinnett off 78 where the “Canon” used car lot currently is. It was sort of neat, if you were a kid that liked dinosaurs, but I don’t think think that the guy who put it together had much of a plan on how it would make money. For a few years after it closed, I remember seeing a few of the exhibits scattered in different fields in Gwinnett.
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