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.
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?
I don't think Murmur closed up because it went bust, I think Don was just tired and wanted to do something else. Also, I'm pretty devastated to just recently learn that Room 39 (my favorite dtown Orlando bar) apparently is deceased?
STEREO Ronnie's - My Grandma was a waitress @ Ronnie's and always had a lot of good stories to tell about it. The owners were from Afghanistan and were so kind and ran such a good business. Restaurant\bar\nightclub - It was right by the Orlando Executive Airport, behind the library kinda. I went to Xanadu, met Vanilla Ice at Peaches and had a bday party at Mystery Fun House. And before Burger Chef, there was Royal Castle....burgers were small, so you ordered several, along with an order of root beer.
Just south of Colonial Drive on OBT Denny's near the malls and downtown is now gone. 3 Sons laundromat on Edgewater -- it was next to Publix before they expanded. And at Kit Kat Club you'd get a free beer glass on your birthday, sniff, sniff....
also saw on wikipedia that WCIX in Miami was a superstation in Florida. am a first-time poster and as a resident of Central Fl since 1977 this is a great thread! I barely remember even the name of this place, let alone what they had.
And don't recall the name of the place way out on East 50 for concerts- where Canned Heat (my first unchaperoned concert) played in 1967-8 - , Iron Butterfly, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rod Stuart, etc, etc.. Their house was up by where the QP later opened up.
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.
This is right down to the bottom of the hill I live on, and has been there for at least 36 years that I know of. I also did worked on the new interchage where I-4 and the East-West come together. We used to go after hours and drool over the cool collection of cars, I mean about the cool cars. Anyone recall a private property with a good bit of acreage that had a giraffe and other types of exotic animals in the front yard? Paul Revere and the Raiders played, and it was Orlando's second true rock concert (the first being the Beach Boys, I think, a year or so earlier? Anyone remember the name of the place that sold Zeta burgers? Anyway, I'm not that much help in this category.....unless someone mentioned Boardwalk and baseball... The interior had red lighting everywhere, statues of the holy mary on the walls, a wooden swing above the bar. The place had this mystique about it that was eerily cool and hip.. They eventually turned all the red lighting into blue lighting for a few months and then shut down for good.
and The Harem (the strip club) which made darn sure you weren't underage by every measure possible. Angel's-a 50s style diner with a lt of locations around the Orlando area. Colonial across the street from the Western Way Shopping Center. Another mentioned Herb's restaurant on the NE corner of 50 & 441... We were eating chips and nacho cheese (which was served in a nacho chip bowl.. Another resutarant I recall was the Sundown Resturant on the south OBT next's to Red's Market... I like the homey feel to the old fashioned video stores and I am a sucker for nostalgia. People would stop there all the time to pet the giraffe. Anyone remember Hot and Now...used to be everywhere. Man it was friggin cheap...5 cheese burges with fries and a large coke for .00. After that the next rock show was Canned Heat at the Sports Staduim (now gone) in East Orange County (north Econlockhatchee Traill. and on the trail that had the All-u-can-eat Crab Legs and Prime Rib.stuff! The bar itself was in the middle of the place and was surrounded by couches, high tops, etc. I used to take all my friends there and they always loved it.
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.