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Old 12-30-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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My fondest memory of the Bridgetown Grill was meeting Rue McClanahan at the L5P location.
LOL--you should have been on 'Designing Women', LD--that wasn't Rue MaClanahan's show was it--my mind is gone--was she a 'Golden Girl', yes--the one that I always said my friend Kathie would be. They always told me I was the Betty White character--what jerks they are--I am more 'Bea Arthur'/Maude---but I do like Animal Rescue---lol.

Much more of a 'Dixie Chick'--Sex and the City -Woman/Girl--I know I am 'Carrie'---sigh. We should have our own series--like that one. Let's work on that, eh?
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Norcross, GA
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Here's one for those who flew through ATL in years past:

http://www.gregburrus.com/fb/Atlanta...obot_voice.mp3
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Old 12-30-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Here's one for those who flew through ATL in years past:

http://www.gregburrus.com/fb/Atlanta...obot_voice.mp3


AWESOME! That's so great.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Does anyone remember "The Pine Room"? It was located at the Houston's on West Paces Ferry in the early 90s. As you face that Houston's, The Pine Room was on the right side - attached to the Houston's proper, but sort of run as a separate restaurant. They served flat bread pizzas and other casual food. It only lasted a couple of years (at most) before it just became part of Houstons.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:13 AM
 
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I forgot to add the Main thing which hasn't been mentioned THE CHATTAHOOTCHEE RAFT RACE!!!
Those were some fun times!
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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I remember my brother had his 5th birthday party at Storyland in 1961.
I remember a small roller coaster and story book characters that spoke to you. I don't remember where it was.

Oh, it is so much fun reading this thread! I have been reading it in bits and pieces. You are right on target -- picture yourself at Cumberland Mall headed into Atlanta. You go through the red light at Cobb Parkway and Akers Mills Road. Storyland was in the area over to the left. I can't remember how far it went towards the river, but I always remember the characters.

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Old 01-11-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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Does anyone remember Pizza by Candlelight in downtown Decatur?
I remember when that tiny bit of land was a two pump gas station and we could never figure out how there was enough room for a retaurant inside. I also remember the flaming gas torches on either side of the entrance gate.
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Old 01-11-2010, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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Yes Mary Mac's is still there! Mary Mac's Tea Room > Home
The post referenced in this quote mentioned steep stairs which makes me think that the original question was about the Frances Virginia Tea Room located, as I remember, diagonally across from Davisons and upstairs over a drug store possibly. I do not remember if it closed because one or both of the owners died or if the building was torn down.
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Old 01-12-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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More Atlanta memories:

Does anyone remember Dobbs House Restaurants? The menu was similar to Waffle House and Toddle House offerings including the shredded hash browns.

When my father bought our 1957 Pontiac, the dealership was Goldman-Taber.

There was a bus labeled "SHOPPERS" that ran between Rich's and Davison's and it only cost ten cents to ride.

Our Decatur neighborhood was served by both Highland Bakery and Dutch Oven Bakery route trucks. The driver carried these double tray racks to the houses. If you were interested in his wares, there was another shelf that he could slide out with more goodies. I remember the glazed doughnuts.

Speaking of doughnuts, do you remember when Krispy Kreme Doughnuts were made in a small bakery behind a storefront on Ponce de Leon just below Monroe Blvd? There was a big store on the corner that sold vacuum cleaner parts and across from that was one of my favorite places on earth, the Ponce de Leon Aquarium where Mr. and Mrs. Hallman sold pets to generations of Atlantans. After a Sunday afternoon trip to the Aquarium, a stop for Krispy Kremes was mandatory. The glazed doughnuts were so large and soft that once placed in the box, they assumed an almost square shape, sagging under the weight of the glaze which would pool in the bottom of the box.

The first Chinese restaurant I ever entered was the ancient Camellia Garden on Peachtree. It was night time so I can't tell you where it was exactly except that it was on the right hand side as you headed toward Buckhead. I think my mother ordered pepper steak for me.
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Old 01-12-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Does anyone remember Dobbs House Restaurants? The menu was similar to Waffle House and Toddle House offerings including the shredded hash browns.

I remember the Dobbs House in Emory Village. They were for years the catering company for the meals served on Delta Air Lines. The father of one of my sorority sisters was a founder of Dobbs House.

Speaking of doughnuts, do you remember when Krispy Kreme Doughnuts were made in a small bakery behind a storefront on Ponce de Leon just below Monroe Blvd?

Still there.
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