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Old 12-14-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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waronxmas: thanks so much for posting that pic of Rio Mall! That took me way back in an instant. I can vividly remember what it was like to wander through that often eerily-empty space and to stand in front of the wall of video screens.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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waronxmas: thanks so much for posting that pic of Rio Mall! That took me way back in an instant. I can vividly remember what it was like to wander through that often eerily-empty space and to stand in front of the wall of video screens.
I used to love going to The Crab Shack and that little Jamaican patty place there.

This was one of Arquitectonicas first jobs outside of Miami.

Arquitectonica
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Old 12-14-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Did anyone mention Billy's in Buckhead? Quite the institution in the 80s. Also, the La Paz location in Sandy Springs was instrumental in my decision to teach tennis(for the next two decades)...one male coach invited me to join him and his team of female students at La Paz for a post-practice get-together. I became a teaching pro immediately after! That La Paz location was never the same after it moved into a new building(between the strip joint and adult book store!).

Also, the Saks Fifth Avenue Tennis Tournament(mixed doubles), held in the parking lot at Phipps. A couple of former teammates of mine played back then, Mark Taylor and Carla Lord. Folks thought it was humorous that Lord and Taylor played in the Saks event.
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Dunwoody,GA
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Anybody remember "Round the Corner" restaurant? I think that they had more than one, but the one I remember was at Akers Mill. You sat at the booth and ordered on a little telephone instead of having a server come to the table. As a kid, I thought that was the COOLEST! We went after church almost every Sunday afternoon.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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A few more:

The On The Bricks Concert Series- Free concert series in Centennial Olympic Park that actually had really good artists. Was there for Alanis and Maroon 5 on different occasions.
Upton's- the department store. Anyone remember those commercials "open..open...open" and the lady who did the hand gestures to go with it?
Discovery Zone and Leaps and Bounds- Overgrown McDonald's play pens
Media Play- Barnes and Noble and Best Buy combined
Bennigan's- There was one near Northlake Mall that I always wanted to go to but never did :-(
The Peacock- THE spot for reggae nights. Auburn Ave was super grimy and always full of crackheads, but that didn't stop us from dancin to some reggae jams.
The numerous clubs that all had their hay day and vanished- Verve, Kaya, the old Esso, Shark Bar, the old Velvet Room (on Peachtree), Cafe Echelon (super throwback, it used to be on Memorial Dr. over ten years ago in Stone Mountain), BED, the royal, sugar, noir...damn too many more to list!!
Rare- a gem located across from the north ave. publix that remained hidden except for a few who knew about the place. Owned by the same guys who own harlem bar and social house, was a vintage, more charming version of BED with soul food tapas. This was a great date place but randomly got burned out in a fire. I'm still hoping for the day they return.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:45 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Did anyone mention Billy's in Buckhead? Quite the institution in the 80s.
My memory of Billy's was meeting a friend there and finding her completely unnerved by some guy that offered to pay her $50.00 to allow him to fondle her shoes.
They were really great shoes, though.
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Old 12-15-2009, 08:16 AM
 
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Anybody remember "Round the Corner" restaurant? I think that they had more than one, but the one I remember was at Akers Mill. You sat at the booth and ordered on a little telephone instead of having a server come to the table. As a kid, I thought that was the COOLEST! We went after church almost every Sunday afternoon.
Yes! We used to go there regularly when I was a kid too. I thought the phones were a lot of fun and there were individual jukeboxes at every table. My favorite order was the hickory burger. I was sad when it closed. It's a Hooters now.
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Old 12-16-2009, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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Discovery Zone and Leaps and Bounds- Overgrown McDonald's play pens
I practically forced my mother to drive me to the one in Alpharetta when I was four...everything seemed so much bigger then.
I also miss the gigantic KB Toys jack-in-the-box at Northpoint Mall.
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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I forgot to add the Main thing which hasn't been mentioned THE CHATTAHOOTCHEE RAFT RACE!!!
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Old 12-27-2009, 06:56 AM
 
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I forgot to add the Main thing which hasn't been mentioned THE CHATTAHOOTCHEE RAFT RACE!!!

LOL--I know I mentioned 'The Hooch'/shooting of somewhere.


In the heyday of the 70's/80's??---Riverbend Apts/Akers Mill Rd was quite the place to be after the Raft Race--or during.

It is something that everyone should do---rafting on the Chattahoochee. I won't go until July/August---that water is freezing cold.

'The RiverKeeper'--a good way to meet people if you like that sort of activity.

http://chattahoochee.org/
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