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Old 01-20-2010, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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does anyone know the name of the monster wooden structure restaurant that was up on the hill overlooking 285 and the river
Yep, Baby Doe's!

I think there is a big office building there now.

Great place, and fond memories.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:01 AM
 
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does anyone know the name of the monster wooden structure restaurant that was up on the hill overlooking 285 and the river

It was a restaurant called Colorado Mining Company.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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It was a restaurant called Colorado Mining Company.
I think john is correct is correct about that being Baby Doe's. Colorado Mining Company was on Peachtree St in Buckhead, near Piedmont Hospital. The owner was the father of a friend of mine, which was great because we rarely paid for a drink there.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:21 AM
 
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Yep, Baby Doe's!

I think there is a big office building there now.

Great place, and fond memories.
I remember going to Baby Doe's as a kid and being genuinely scared to get too close to the windows on the bottom floor because I thought I might either fall out the window or upset the balance of the building and make the place topple down the hill.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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I think john is correct is correct about that being Baby Doe's. Colorado Mining Company was on Peachtree St in Buckhead, near Piedmont Hospital. The owner was the father of a friend of mine, which was great because we rarely paid for a drink there.

Of course - you are right!
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Old 01-21-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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Not that I remember, but my mother's next door neighbors owned the House of Eng restaurant near the corner of 10th and Peachtree. It had to be one of the original Chinese restaurants in the area.
Was it the House of Eng that had the Suzy Wong Lounge named after the movie The World of Suzy Wong?
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:04 AM
 
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The deli at Ansley Mall in to 60's and 70's was CROPS & B. This stood for Corn Beef, Roast Beef, Oysters, Pastrami, Salami & Beer. Closed in the 70's sometime I think and it was way-ahead of its time. Now the Radio Shak ands Ansley Wine/Beer/Package Store sits approximately in its old space.
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Old 01-23-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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Does anyone remember "Storyland" (at least I think that is what we called it)? It was a tiny little theme park with story book character rides and shows. I kind of remember it being near where Cumberland Mall is now, but I didn't drive then, of course, so I may be way off!
I grew up across the street from the folks that owned StoryLand and I went there many times. It sat the land that now the AT&T facility and also the south end of the adjoining parking lot for the shopping center on US41, just beyond the river up the hill on the right south of Akers Mill Road.
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Was it the House of Eng that had the Suzy Wong Lounge named after the movie The World of Suzy Wong?
I believe so! Right around the corner from Backstreet, right?
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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I remember the Zayre on Ponce De Leon (where Cracker Field was) and the one on Piedmont. The Piedmont location later became the Atlanta Flea Market, then was torn down for the Lindbergh MARTA station.
Before the Zayre was built there, it was the location of the Piedmont Drive-In.
There was a Richway on N Druid Hills Rd, where the Target Greatland is now. The current location of the Scott Flea Market in Forest Park was a Richway as well.
The store on Piedmont/Lindbergh that became the Atlanta Flea Market was Arlan's, not Zayre's. Arlan's didn't last very long, circa mid to late 1960's then sat empty for awhile before it became the Atlanta Flea Market...the best and most successful re-purposing of a building in the vicinity I've even seen.
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