In an earlier post I was correcting Mark "Jagbone" C. I want to ride Space Mountain, haha And don't get me started on the missing Backyard Burgers..... And going wayyyyyy back I remember when the Gabriel family used to sell their subs from their home off Edgewater drive (before opening up the restaurant).
also don't think I saw Townsends Fish House and Tavern mentioned. I used to go there every Friday night after eating a delicious cuban dinner around the corner at a place on Orange Avenue. It went as far as cable systems in Tampa and Orlando. I read this all the way through and so many wonderful memories were revived and I learned a great deal about the background of places I hadn't been to but knew of and always wondered what they were!! Americana Racket Club: quite the place to go in late 70's.
Had a great porch to eat on with a tin roof and they'd pump cool water out of the springs onto the roof to help keep it cool. He did so a bit before the Napster, then i Tunes, revolutions made record/CD stores less lucrative. also, Orlando Sports Stadium-some amazing headliners there back in the day Also, Patio Grill in Longwood did it become Bonefish Grill?
1967 AM Radio station WLOF with Johnny Sutton @ pm.- the first ROCK station in Orlando- played Vanilla Fudge, Box Tops, Elec. 1968-Boys with the noise 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Closed and replaced by I don't know what, if anything. But sadly i would take any one of those days back, if given the chance.
Plitt theatre - on University and Goldenrod, and there was an arcade next to it. As a kid, you could easily wander in there and learn about getting your jollies while mommy was busy in the romantic comedy section. They put lights up on every single branch and a lighted Santa or two. Alhambra Golf Course All American Roller Rink - West 436 in Altamonte Springs. it was 1985 and they brought in all of these fair rides and vendors... It felt so boring to live in Maitland, with nothing much to do than chase the ducks and watch out for the supposed gators and water moccasins around Lake Lily, so that Saturday afternoon spent on the fair rides were the best!
and Harold and Maud's (coffee shop where I had my first chai - now it's the Globe) And I also miss Mulvaney's Downtown.
KInda strange that UCFs homecoming parade is not downtown anymore. But one place is really in my mind and I hope you or any other "yelpers" can help me.
Also, does anyone remember the name of the ice cream shop that was in the Seminole Plaza at 436 and 17-92?
My mom worked there for a couple of months in the early 80's and neither of us can remember the name of it. Artie Grindle's Tropic Traveler Vans Artie Grindle's Tropic Traveler.Conversion van impresario Artie Grindle "wants to sell you a van!" asked a friend of mine about this they said: Audio Spectrum: The first "High End" audio store in the Fashion Square Mall.And let us not forget the lunch counter pharmacies! The Rexall had the best carrot cake I've ever had (mother's recipe) and the son also ran concessions for concerts that I worked a number of. Fairvilla when there was a movie theater and a bowling alley And remember the Parkwood Plaza? There used to be a sign directly across the hwy from Fields, it was a lighted sign of a cowboy with a lasso and the lasso moved around, I was in grade school and it seemed so cool.And up the street there was Taylor's (I believe) where she had daily specials and these tiny beaten biscuits that were Divine. We didn't have anything like that in Clermont back in the late 60's.Back in about '87 there was this book/toy store i THINK it was on I-Drive. ) and I guess i never really payed too much attention to the name. and Kilroy's Restaurant, And last (for now) how about the Inferno on the South Trail?