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Old 02-12-2010, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Roswell, GA
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And there was indeed a Williams Seafood in the building next door to where Violette Restaurant is. They closed not too long after opening. My friends that went said it hardly compared to the original in Savannah.
Williams' Seafood was there longer than you might think -- I started working in Century Center in late 1989, I think, and it was there by then and was around for at least a few years after I left that job in late 1991.

Never went to the one in Savannah, but the Clairmont location wasn't that great; not bad, but nothing special.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Williams' Seafood was there longer than you might think -- I started working in Century Center in late 1989, I think, and it was there by then and was around for at least a few years after I left that job in late 1991.

Never went to the one in Savannah, but the Clairmont location wasn't that great; not bad, but nothing special.
Yeah, I admit that sounds much longer than I remember.

I've lived over here since the Fall of 1995, but briefly worked in the area about when you did.
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:36 AM
 
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Johnatl....thanks for clear'n that up. I thought I ate @ a williams on clairmont( apparently i've eaten at all 3 locations...there was one near the Atl airport on Upper riverdale rd) I've always thought that the "Clairmont lodge" was at one time a part of that Days Inn and that they just divided it up or sold that section off( on satelite view on google map they looked as though they were joined by a road)

Ulver...first LOL @ the Peni's parlor( Oh man that was funny) It appears that Moreland Shopping center had lost/ gain some stores when i moved into the area( ..or I just don't remember them) I do remember that there was a "unclaimed freight" type furniture store next to Kroger( it looks like an add on not orginal to the center) and another odds and ends store Sheltons furniture i think. I remember a Fabric store and i think that Penneys had already become an outlet store. i am willing to bet the Western Auto was replaced by Ostaco and the walgreens was replace by Revco drugs. i remember when that grants dept store went out of business. WOW I remember Sir Pizza( I ate there once) BuT...I came across a "Pizza King" on Tybee island in the summer of 1998 and had a Flashback of Sir pizza. I also remember the Firestone on custer and I believe there was a Pizza hut on moreland almost across from Lums....and there was an Arbys( maybe were the Burger chef was?) and a KFC next door( now a pawn shop cash america) There is a huddle house that i think has been there almost as long as the Zestos. it's really sad about the C&S bank as a 5yr old kid it was very futuristic and i vaguely remember going inside w/ my aunt who banked there. BTW I can't believe there is hardly any info on the Moreland shopping center to be found on the net. Peace!
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:06 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Loving all this nostalgia...makes me think about my early years growing up in Druid Hills. Moving there in 1955 (our first house was on Harvard Road), my mother made some of her first Atlanta friends shopping at the Kroger store at Emory Village (now a CVS). Prescriptions were filled at Oliver's Emory Drugs (now a Supercuts next to Everybody's). The men of the family got their hair cut at Moody's Barber Shop, next to Horton's 5 & 10. The girls had a longer trip for their hair maintenance...the Modella Beauty Salon on N. Highland Avenue. Fill-ups on the car were done at Burn's Service Station, at the corner of N. Decatur and Oxford Rd. I was so sad when they tore that building down a few months ago (a casualty of the ongoing revamp of Emory Village); it felt a little like losing my mother all over again.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Chamblee
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Loving all this nostalgia...makes me think about my early years growing up in Druid Hills. Moving there in 1955 (our first house was on Harvard Road), my mother made some of her first Atlanta friends shopping at the Kroger store at Emory Village (now a CVS). Prescriptions were filled at Oliver's Emory Drugs (now a Supercuts next to Everybody's). The men of the family got their hair cut at Moody's Barber Shop, next to Horton's 5 & 10. The girls had a longer trip for their hair maintenance...the Modella Beauty Salon on N. Highland Avenue. Fill-ups on the car were done at Burn's Service Station, at the corner of N. Decatur and Oxford Rd. I was so sad when they tore that building down a few months ago (a casualty of the ongoing revamp of Emory Village); it felt a little like losing my mother all over again.
That area isn't my best recollection. However, as a child, my dad used to take me to a drugstore that WAS FOR SURE, located in the Emory "strip."

If approaching from Moreland, the drugstore was on the right--kinda in the middle of a cluster of stores; IIRC across the street from the Kroger.

They made milkshakes from scratch, and had a nice selection of comic books, plus wrestling magazines.

Was that Oliver's>??? Thanks!
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
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Atlanta sure was a small town back in the day. I am surprised how many places that are in this thread I had connections to.

Penrod's-I was a barback there for about 6 months.
Everybody's Pizza at Emory-I was a busboy/dishwasher there in '78.
Shamrock High-Both of my sisters graduated from there & I went to 8th grade there in '75/'76.
Fuzzy's Place-I stole Fuzzy's brother's (Chris IIRC) girlfriend Susan. I actually still pine for her to this day. I loved & lost.
Cub Foods-I worked at the Covington Hwy store for a year in the 80's.
Big Apple/Food Giant-I worked at the Suburban Plaza store in the late 70's/early 80's for 4 years.
The strip centered that burned at Emory-A buddy of mine's wife burned it down. She poured water on a grease fire at the restaurant, the Dagwood.
The Decatur Bakery- Walking home from Decatur High (while high!), we would stop in for some munchies

Here are a few of my GBNF's:
Jagger's Pizza-Emory
Lullwater restaurant-Emory
Copperfield's-3 for 1's on Wednesdays, all-you-could-drink weekend brunch.
Taco Pronto-Memorial Drive, those foil wrapped burritos were awesome!
Murry's Subs-Memorial Drive "Our Meat Can't Be Beat"
Brandywine Downs-across from the Fox. Great frog legs & flower pot bread. The owner (George)would come in to my bar and he always compted my meals at BWD.
Ladies Galore-Cheshire Bridge, I was a bouncer/bartender there. I met my first wife there when she entered an amateur contest (never marry a stripper).
Rusty Nail-Clarkston & Buford Hwy, I started going there when I was 15 in 1977.
Steak & Ale-Northlake & Memorial Drive, my best friend & roomate was the grill man at Memorial.
Moonraker Apartments-swinging women
Sundown at The Oasis-more swinging women
Tahoe Apartments-even more swinging women
Casa Loma Apartments-you gussed it, even more SW!
Station 11 on North Avenue, I fought a lot of fire out of that Firehouse when I was on the AFD.
Frank Sun's House of Lie, Memorial Drive, great chow.
Dekalb Farmer's market on Medlock Road.
Sazzeracks (spelling?), Briarcliff Village Shopping Center. We would hit the happy hour there before going to work at Ladies Galore.
Packets Disco, Buford Hwy, easy picken's.
Uncle Tom's Tavern, Memorial Drive. Rough crowd.
Charlie Magruter's, Powers Ferry, rock club
Cowboys, Power Ferry
Flynn's II on Memorial, it's the reason I had to go to summer school to graduate in 1980.
The Great Buckhead Saloon-a great bar
Dunkin Dine on Druid Hills near Buford Hwy.
The Plaza Theater, saw my first porn there in the '70's.
The Clermont Lounge, I dated (yeah, that's it, dated) a dancer from there (Stormy).
The Purple Onion on Stewart.
The She Club.
The She II.
The Classy Cat.
The Saint on Cheshire Bridge.
VFW 112.
Billy's in Decatur (honey butter french fries FTW!).
Honest Charlies Speed Shop in Decatur.
Daddy's Money in The Prado.
The Beef Cellar on Copeland Road.
The Creekside Cafe, P'tree Battle, RIP Jack.
Rumor's on North Decatur. I saw Humble Pie there.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Beltsville, MD
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Does anyone remember Ellman's on Cheshire Bridge Road, up on the right north of La Vista and W. Bell & Co? They were the catalog membership stores that came before Service Merchandise. Each put out a nice catalog. You needed a card to shop there. Each item you wanted was coded into your order form which you turned in then waited for your name to be called. After Thanksgiving, these like all stores were to be avoided because of the crowds.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Does anyone remember Ellman's on Cheshire Bridge Road, up on the right north of La Vista and W. Bell & Co? They were the catalog membership stores that came before Service Merchandise. Each put out a nice catalog. You needed a card to shop there. Each item you wanted was coded into your order form which you turned in then waited for your name to be called. After Thanksgiving, these like all stores were to be avoided because of the crowds.
I do remember Ellman's...it was very popular in its day...a precursor to the 'club stores' we have today. It was across the street from the Chateau Fleur de Lis restaurant.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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The Gold Club
GT, is that where you were hanging out when you were supposed to be in "Re-Mag?"
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Watkinsville, GA
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MJ Pippin's. A pizza joint on North AV at GA Tech. We ate there prior to each Tech football game.
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