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Old 01-10-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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I'm not so sure on some of your questions, but I'll try. Aren't there any other "old timers" thst remember these things? There was indeed a Ramada Motor Inn on Shoreline that was there for a long time before the 70s. I had a friend who stayed there in 1988 because it was inexpensive. If it's now a LQR, I'm not sure. There was/is a large hotel called La Quinta Royale thst was on Water caddy corner from City Grill aka Elmo's, both defunct. My sis had her wedding reception at LQR in 1991. It was formerly "the Breakers" hotel, which I believe was destroyed by Hurricane Celia (1970). As you may know, Water st was the bay line before the Seawall was built in the early 40s.
Actually, no I didn't know that Water St was the bay line! Yes! The la Quinta Roual Motor inn was the one I was talking about. Yes I remember the Ramada inn on Shoreline, which was back in the 1960s. It is now a Knights Inn, I believe. Actually the hotel that stood on the La Quinta Royal Motor Inn was the Nueces Hotel.
According to Murphy Givens, local historian.

I heard someone meantion a clubhouse on Ocean Dr? It sounds interesting, a little before my time, but I also heard it was destroyed by Celia. Was it the Ocean Club. Some said it had "psychedelic lights"?

P.S Wait a few months and then the "Old timers" will come.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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Actually, no I didn't know that Water St was the bay line! Yes! The la Quinta Roual Motor inn was the one I was talking about. Yes I remember the Ramada inn on Shoreline, which was back in the 1960s. It is now a Knights Inn, I believe. Actually the hotel that stood on the La Quinta Royal Motor Inn was the Nueces Hotel.
According to Murphy Givens, local historian.

I heard someone meantion a clubhouse on Ocean Dr? It sounds interesting, a little before my time, but I also heard it was destroyed by Celia. Was it the Ocean Club. Some said it had "psychedelic lights"?

P.S Wait a few months and then the "Old timers" will come.
Old timer here... there was some sort of private club on Ocean Drive called The Beach Club. We weren't members, but I had dinner there once. There was a swimming pool and that's where all the cool kids went. Not sure what happened to it, but being destroyed by Celia makes sense.

Before I turned 18 there was also a bar in some apartments on Ocean Drive--Trini's Jolly Beggar? Or something similar. My brother and his friends used to go there, but by the time I was old enough, it was closed.
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Old 01-17-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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Actually, Bunks was across from Sears on Leopard, now houses the City Hall. Ac ouple of doors from there was Chat n CHEW. My question for anyone out there is : What was the name of restaurant on Port/Leopard.
Thinking like this on the intersection was Lew Williams Chevrolet, HEB and Citoizens Bank, a filling station and finally that restaurant on the NE side of the intersection.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:44 PM
 
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Lewis Boggus Ford, HEB's bro-in law.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:47 PM
 
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Don't forget the Lexington, Autonation Ford Mazda now sits on that site.

The Gulf Drive inn
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Old 01-17-2014, 03:03 PM
 
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FB Taqueria was also a Sambo's in the early to mid 70's
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:52 AM
 
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Actually, Bunks was across from Sears on Leopard, now houses the City Hall. Ac ouple of doors from there was Chat n CHEW. My question for anyone out there is : What was the name of restaurant on Port/Leopard.
Thinking like this on the intersection was Lew Williams Chevrolet, HEB and Citoizens Bank, a filling station and finally that restaurant on the NE side of the intersection.
My mother (another old timer) said that restaurant was called "hasty tasty".
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:31 PM
 
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wehotex, got it ... Thanks Alot
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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The Dairy Queen was owned by the ODonovich family. A son then formed Craig's Record Factory.
Nicholson's Groc ery store is now a Bartonn St Pub owned by the Nicholsons. Gateway way Pharmacy closed after Da the Dad, DanKorn passed away, and son Marcin and his family returned to Houston. That place is now a Pawn Shop
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Old 01-18-2014, 03:44 PM
 
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Isn't that also the site of the old 6Pts Bowling Alley?
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