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Old 12-01-2019, 04:08 AM
 
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Underground Atlanta: Place to avoid in 70's. Dante memories? Dante's sucked. Seeing guys throwing-up on their bell bottom pants from too many Hurricane drinks was no highlight memory from the past. I vividly remember staring at J.B.Stoner decorated window display in closed shop in 70's Underground Atlanta. An ugly place with an even uglier reminder of racism and bigotry. Most shops were closing or closed. Underground Atlanta is one place from past that will be greatly improved even if it is a corporate cookie cutter contrived product.
Dante's was a wonderful, unique place. Loved the Paul Mitchell Trio. Heard an incredibly talented female folksinger on the Wharf; I think she made my date and I fall in love that night.

Don't recall seeing guys throwing up on their bell bottoms. Seems an odd focus for your post. I do remember dancing to great rock at Sgt. Peppers. "Sunshine Of Your Love!" Do remember Dr. Feelgood and also a fantastic bluegrass band at Muhlenbrink's. And much, much more.

Yep, it was tacky in many ways for the masses. Nevertheless, in the early 70s, when it was booming, a lot of fun was to be had there, not to mention eatin' & drinkin'. And, thankfully, I and countless others had it. Sorry you didn't.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:30 PM
 
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Old Fulton County Stadium
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:53 AM
 
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Dante's was a wonderful, unique place. Loved the Paul Mitchell Trio. Heard an incredibly talented female folksinger on the Wharf; I think she made my date and I fall in love that night.

Don't recall seeing guys throwing up on their bell bottoms. Seems an odd focus for your post. I do remember dancing to great rock at Sgt. Peppers. "Sunshine Of Your Love!" Do remember Dr. Feelgood and also a fantastic bluegrass band at Muhlenbrink's. And much, much more.

Yep, it was tacky in many ways for the masses. Nevertheless, in the early 70s, when it was booming, a lot of fun was to be had there, not to mention eatin' & drinkin'. And, thankfully, I and countless others had it. Sorry you didn't.
Agree. And I never saw people throwing up on themselves. Underground in those days was more of a coat-and-tie place.
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Old 12-03-2019, 07:00 PM
 
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Do y'all remember when the huge Dunfey's was up there on 75 where the Walmart is now?

That place was the height of Tudor elegance.

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Old 12-09-2019, 09:35 AM
 
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Default The Purple Onion on Stewart Ave - 1982

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How about The Classy Cat, The She club, The She II, Ladies Galore (I tended bar/bounces there), The Purple Onion, Locomotion, The Saint (the had a strip bar too) and Magic City?
Did you hang out at The Purple Onion in 1982?
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:58 AM
 
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Do y'all remember when the huge Dunfey's was up there on 75 where the Walmart is now?

That place was the height of Tudor elegance.

Now that you mention it, I do remember that place and I even went to a wedding reception there once.

Not that much Tudor around, so Dunfey stood out. Steak & Ale . . . Pewter Mug. How about Red Lion Apts? Seem to remember a bit of a Tudor theme.
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Old Yesterday, 12:50 PM
 
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I came across an old ice pack in an unused cooler and the price tag said it was from Oshman's. Husband and I both remember there being an Oshman's sporting goods store in the 80s - maybe early 90s, but neither of us can remember where it was. Any help?
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
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We had an Oshman's Sporting goods in Forest Park in Clayton Plaza near where Belk's used to be. Seems like they moved a few miles south to Morrow for a few years before they disappeared all together a few years ago.
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Old Yesterday, 01:29 PM
 
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Things gone but not forgotten: Much lighter traffic. Tremendously less congestion. 1970's through mid-eighties zipping from Roswell to Buckhead to Peaches Records and Tapes no biggie. Coolest stereo and bike shops, used record stores. Bell bottoms. Better air quality. Before lines of parents idled away in their $40,000 vehicles picking up their kids every school day. Talk about micromanaging kids to death. That's a thing these days for sure. Before less rain rain, less mold, less rot and dampness. Concrete poured here now looks old in a few years. Use not be thus. Roaches, red clay stains, kudzu, churches everywhere, corrupt politicians same as always. Of nine states I've lived in, burbs north of Atlanta definitely on the bottom of my list. GA Tech has a very cool radio stations at least. One of my favorite college stations. GA still an excellent breeding ground for good musicians from hip hop to blues and everything in between. Still waiting for a good GA boogaloo band though.

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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM
 
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I came across an old ice pack in an unused cooler and the price tag said it was from Oshman's. Husband and I both remember there being an Oshman's sporting goods store in the 80s - maybe early 90s, but neither of us can remember where it was. Any help?
I know they had stores at Northlake and Cumberland. Maybe Perimeter, too (?).
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