area surrounding Perimeter Mall used to be pasture
land, literally, owned by the Spruill family. I remember cows
grazing there when I first moved to
other leads I can offer you would come from the publication called the
Brookhaven Buzz. They regularly publish articles and pictures of
Brad Catherman, Marist class of '74
welcome! Needless to say, you should include historical pictures of
Woolworth's ACE hardware in Ansley mall.
you remember the life-size Santa and Sleigh at Weinstocks on
Atlanta Crackers baseball team used to play in a field on
The Henry Grady Hotel in downtown Atlanta, The Frances-Virginia Tea Room in downtown Atlanta, The Magnolia Room at downtown Riches, The Jersey Ice Cream Store on Highland Avenue, The Highland Theater in Higland Avenue.
Loew's Theater on Peachtree....The Crossroads Restaurant near intersection of Peachtree and W. Peachtree....
I've been here since 1964
I could probably remember quite a few
Plaza drugs yes
downtown buildings probably
I remember lots of old landmark restaurants
Aunt Fannie's Cabin
The Coach and Six
and lots others
I'm not sure what you're looking for - where they were ? names? do you have time for a conversation about it?
TORTILLAS! I still whimper myself to sleep at night thinking of the green sauce.
I'm sure I'll come up with more. This sounds great. Good luck with it.
Here ya go.
You'll see that the list skews towards restaurants and clubs and my B.C. (before children) lifestyle.
-the Metroplex and 688 night clubs
-the Dunk N Dine on
dry cleaner's that now a LaFonda or Fellini's on
-Turtles record store
-Atlanta Steel rail yard/dumping ground
-Shootin' the Hooch--I guess the Hooch has too much Polooch now.
-Ogletree's grocery stores
-Limelight & Disco Kroger
-Harry's in a Hurry stores
-The Masquerade (I heard it was bought by a condo developer, but I haven't been in that part of town for a long time so I don't know if it'll make your project--I hope it's still there.)
car dealership at the corner of Peachtree and
-the forest, which is now a Wal-Mart/Border's/Cost Plus, etc., on Ashford Dunwoody
-Lenox Square (pre-1996 remodeling).
-Nikolai's on the Roof
swamp, which is now a subdivision, at the corner of
-Dare I say it...The Gold Club
-I'm blanking on the name of the club in Little Five points that was sort of across the street from the Star Bar
-The Fellini's in Little Five
-The old Atlanta Jewish Community Center on Peachtree--now a Border's and condos
old Krispy Kreme on
-The airport prior to the talking trains
Thanks for the memories...
A former Oxford Books employee
p.s. I'd really like to make the show. Would it be appropriate to bring kids if we can't find a sitter?
about the dunk'n dine dinners
The last one I know of on
the cobwebs aside, I came up with these from the 60's/early
The Fruit Jungle (was on the east side of Piedmont across from Ansley - it's now a shopping center)
The Catacombs (was on the south side of 14th Street about 1 block west of Peachtree)
The 12th Gate coffee house (was on 12 Street - or was it 14th?)
The Redwood Lounge (a redneck bar in L5P at the point)
The Film Forum (at Ansley mall)
The Sports Arena and Municipal Auditorium (concerts)
And these more recent:
Klang in L5P (PD's last non-virtual location circa ~1990)
Small Press bookstore (wasn't that it Orb? - was on
Rose's Cantina and 688 on Spring Street
Brother Juniper's (Peachtree)
Don't forget the Stein Club.
How about the Riches downtown with the Pink Pig on the roof. The Pink Pig will never be the same.
The Dessert Place in Buckhead too.
Gypsy Rainbow Dance Theatre. Klang. The
Performance Arena. Hillman Holland Fine Art. McIntosh Gallery. Small Press Books.
Underlying Gallery. Untitled
Gallery. Highland Gallery. Heath
Fleeman’s Pharmacy. The
trying to remember if Crystal Britton called her gallery on
Place the Crystal Britton Gallery. it was for years the only
owned gallery in
Rizzoli's bookstore in the Omni.
Chassie Post Gallery.
of course, i'm still sad about oxford books :(
there was this incredible doll museum on peachtree across from the garden hills movie theatre when i was a kid. this was probably 20 years ago. i don't even know what it was called, but it was totally magical to me!!!!
Here are a few that go WAY back (I grew up here):
Hamburger’s (sp?) Delicatessen on
Snack n’ Shop at W. Paces Ferry Shopping Center at W. Paces Ferry And Northside Parkway [gone]
old A&P on
The olds Sears store at W. Paces Ferry & Peachtree, which glowed with blue lights at night behind its marble façade [gone]
The Stein Club
2. When I first moved to
3. Rich's downtown
4. Sweet Gumhead, a drag show bar on Cheshire Bridge
5. The ice rink at
The Science Fiction Mystery Book Shop
The West End Library
Popeye's at Lindbergh Plaza
The Rhodes Cinema
The Screening Room
The Columbia Theater (and its curved movie screen)
on Ralph McGill!!!
Is it too soon to add Echo Lounge to that list? or Art Farm?
Didn't there used to be a Sid & Marty Kroft thing downtown?
I noticed nobody has mentioned Rio Mall?!? Or the previous incarnations of Underground?!? Could it be that these places AREN'T missed?!?
Or the Great Mall of
How about the L5P incarnations of Bridgetown & LaFonda?
gear up to add the Masquerade [to the list of vanished
688, The Celebrity Club, Metroplex, Pillowtex, Pershing Point Apartments(Blue Rat Gallery), The White Dot, David Heath Gallery, Klang, The Arts Festival of Atlanta, Rose's Cantina, Tortilla's
Eats and Sweets, The Atomic Cafe, The gas station at Lenox Mall, Pryor Tire, Ace Litrell Hardware, The China Mall, 235 Forsyth Street, 800 East,
Evan Levy or Benita Carr
miss the old MJQ – ever went there?
I guess its still alive but moved.
I miss carpe diem
And harrys in a hurry.
and Marty Kroft was in what now is the
Graphic Design Specialist
The Point in Little Five Points
the old murphy's underground
will think more....
was a great indian restaurant in the rio shopping center but i don't
remember what it was called but mostly i miss those
bizarre creepy frogs facing the giant television blockade there.....
ballroom studios :)
the dessert place
and others people have listed....
the wetlands across from city hall east
the intown sears store
we will be there on saturday night....
Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
The Scene (with dancing girls in cages)
The Piedmont Hotel
The Dinkler-Plaza Hotel
Ship Ahoy restaurant
lights in the fountain at
I'm ashamed of myself for not mentioning the Spelling Bees at the Stein Club.
And did anybody else ever see The Chowder Shouters at Frijoleros?
St Agnes Tea Room? Square Table Restaurant? Zesto at the intersection of
Has anyone mentioned Gazoyks (near the also-gone Austin Ave Buffet)?
The jazz place at Pascal's was called La Carousel.
Piano Red played at Mulenbrink's in Underground.
The Royal Peacock
B.B. Beaman's restaurant
Thanks to a link within [another post’s link] to The Atlanta Time Machine, I was finally able to find a picture of my favorite vanished place, The Peachtree Arcade.
Before it was
How about The Stein Club?
turtles record store, plaza
eat your vegetables, l5p
the freight room
the white dot
little five points pub
was the little Italy Restaraunt
on the trianle where they want to put the
statue of Andrew Young.
The big Coke sign at what is now Margaret Mitcheel Sq.
Jim Salle's Records accroos from the tirangle in Buckhead.
Nearby don't forget the Domino Lounge in the basement of the Imperial Hotel.
Other cheap hotels-
The Falcon, The Scoville
Bboth were near the Terminal Station. There was also the Union Station.
I beleive there was a calder
I'm just getting started...
The Heart of Atlanta Motel
Henry Grady Hotel
ugly round C&S bank building on
Back Street- which was Funocio's and earlier Kitten's Corner
The Playboy Club on Luckie
The Municipal Auditorium
Dekalb Farmer's Market on Medlock
Peachtree Quality Salvage
Lion Country Safari!
Sweet Gum Head
The Top of the Mart
I never went there but there used to be this Fairyland place on highway 41 south of where Cumberland Mall is You used to be able to see a plaster sheep from the road.
More to come..
I have a bit of stuff on a few things such as a brochue for the World of Sid and Marty Croff as well as a brochure for the first Underground.
Ma Hull's Boarding House
Ray Lee's Blue Lantern Lounge
Little 5 Points Pub
Film Forum- Downtown and Ansley
Baronet Coronet Theatre
Bits of the segregated
location but of a different sort: The Army Induction Center in the Ford
Cat's Meow, on
For Julie P:
No one mentions the Black Culture Spots.
The Neighborhood Arts center
The African Eye on Mason Turner
Pascal's Motel with a world famous jazz room downstairs
Musik!, Southline, Open City, Great Speckled Bird
there was also a skating rink there at one time… can't remember if it was before,
after, or during. (was also a skating rink in the ground floor of Colony
anybody remember that two story bookshop downtown right where peachtree splits
off, was next to lowe's grande… bought a copy of norman mailer's Advertisements
For Myself there as well as Foucault's the Order of Things… then in that little
triangle (no longer there) was a record store… i remember buying a zappa album
and ornette coleman's Live at the golden Circle.
and speaking of triangles in the middle of the street: there was a trinagle of
stores where peachtree and
there called The Red Dog Saloon...i think..across from Aunt Charlie's
anybody mention TV Dinner on p/tree in midtown?... down the street from where
art paper's were located in a two story walkup. I played there one time with the
Dead Angels (was that the name?) poet group and one of the guys smashed a hole
in the wall in a particularly effervescent moment.
I went into Plaza drugs (they also had a soda fountain then) in the sixties with some friends and they refused to serve us..our freak flag was flyin' too high, hair wise. i still remember those prunefaced old biddies with their arms crossed ... man, the Plaza was a war zone then..
john coltrane played at la carousel around
'64 i think..was
too young to go...anybody remember Don Clendendon's
Birdcage? played jazz also..how about Cousin Herb and the Purple Grotto. at sundown on am waok...played
ah yes,,Jim Salle's records..THErecord store in altanta! at that time they had listening booths in there. Whe I was a senior in high school I would drive in on satuday, break the cellophane seal and 'preview' literally dozens of records...I MIGHT buy one record. Finally mr. salle (I guess) came over to many after a month or so of doing this and made me quit. I heard some creat stuff though. records on sale were $2.99.
I was in one summer saturday and they had evidently placed an order for one of the first Albert Ayler records and there (I later remembered because who the frick in altanta then knew who albert ayler was??!) was a very young Bruce Hampton picking up the order.
also: the stone sculptures of Uncle Remus characters in the back of the open air lenox square shopping center.
CLARKS MUSIC STORE IN DECATUR currently where BIRDI'S is...
before BIRDI's... THE
the dessert place in the highlands.
indigo and partners
on that note...
THE WHITE DOT
FRIJOLEROS on peachtree
THE COTTON CLUB
I remember the pizza place that became the masquerade complex , was that Excelsior Mill?
I think they had movie nights.
Plum Nelly's and Butch's the two bars on ptree
Charlie Brown's earlier drag bar that became The Cotton Club on ptree
evotek theatre on ptree
piper's roost on
various oxfords -ptree battle, oxford too, oxford at
sciencefiction and mystery bookstore
holographic gallery at
earlier incarnations of Touch of India
Windfaire at Skyland
BookNook at Skyland
Esoteric book store on Maple drive (?name)
book store at
the bars ever in that spot with the Ferris wheel at ptree
Lenox as an open air mall with a bowling alley
great coffee shop where Tierra is now on
The Wishfulfilling Tree and in the shade cafe
As an old ACA kid in 1982 these were a few favs:
The Suzie Wong Lounge in that big old Chinese restaurant on PT with lunch specials for $1.99-2.50
The Gay or Blue Dolphin 2 (never figured out where the Dolphin 1 was) with nickel draft and amateur strip night (now Eats on Ponce)
The Country Place at Colony Square
The Bar on Peachtree
The Owl (next to Weekends)
What was that interactive kids museum at the High... Sensations?
Oh... the saddest loss of all... the fab 60's Doris Day hotel on PT
Peaches record store on Peachtree
Richard's (club where mid-town mall is now)
Hull's boarding house in
is the flyin' pig still around? if not, man y'all missed some good kind of ribs.
Three words: The Stein Club
movies movies movies
Nexus photo collective on
Summers of old flicks at P'tree Playhouse
Rhodes Movie Theater
International Film Festival Atlanta
are we supposed to think about things we don't want un-vanished?
Lester Maddox's Pickrick chicken (sp?)]
Aunt Fanny's Cabin?
Is Pittypat's Porch gone yet? It lasted WAYYY to long
and Mud Shack on Thursdays. Ponce
Annie Keith's Soul Food near the old Nexus
Vaknin Schwartz Gallery
Back in the 60's there was a kiddie ride place complete with little ferris wheel in what is now Home Depot at Lindbergh. Had my 1 year birthday party there. My dad owned a slot car place called Race-a-Go-Go. The fad was quite brief, it soon became an art gallery which surprisingly lasted a lot longer.
I still have a beer bucket from The Great Southeast Music Hall. Remember those and the floor seats? Saw Harry Chapin there.
PS - The Uncle Remus sculpture is now in the Lenox parking lot
Hey Julie -
In the category of About to Vanish: The Masquerade
Half Vanished: the AHA Grady Homes projects
Gone: Atlantic Steel
The Point in L5P (now clothing warehouse)
Central Metals on Howell Mill at Northside -- huge scrap metal yard now Condos A Go Go
Backstreet (ummmmm, ick? )
Hope to see your installation !
Do you remember tortillas? ( the burrito
joint across from the
the old eyedrum?
how about Nunley's Tea Room at 5 points- near the Candler Building, or what about The Magnolia Tea Room in the old downtown Riches building; the tea rooms in all their glory accommodated their clientele by attaching little hooks on the corners of the tables for ladies to place their bags while they ate chick salad and drank very sweet tea. Or what about The Coach and Six on P'tree in Buckhead delicious steak! Let's not forget the French Quarter in Mid-town near 10th on p'tree... does anybody know where one can find ettoufe? and i mean good.
The Atlanta Museum (across from Crawford Long Horsepistol)
The one housed in the 19th century stone house, with antiques chockablock amoung curiosa like Hitler's raincoat, Margaret Mitchell's wastepaperbasket, a Zero aeroplane, Napolean's chairs and some dry starfish. This institution had more influence upon me than the whole of my schooling.
What was the name of that place (long gone) in the strip mall in Brookhaven where Captain Beefheart performed that legendary concert? Was anyone else in attendance on this list ?
Movie Theatre across from NorthLake Mall where Sports Authority is now
Jim White's (?) Seafood Restaurant - when left to son to run it he ran it into the ground!
Snak-N-Shop - best Kosher Deli where all the elite met to eat.
Rich's downtown with the lighting of the Christmas Tree on Thanksgiving Day - boohoo
Macy's TeaRoom downtown - the place to go for lunch if you have blue-tinted white hair
Liza's Cafe in Chamblee Antique Row
and..of course I don't know anything about it, but let's not forget the infamous Gold Club!
I'm sure I'll think of more later..
Shackleford's Drug Store on
Blast Off Video in Little Five
The laundromat in Virginia-Highlands where Doc
Chey's is now. I did my laundry there for years.
Indeed it was. [Royal Bagel in Ansley Mall] was the best bagel shop ever, run out of
business by Einstein's, as I recall. Doesn't anyone else miss the Ponce
de Leon Sears? Poor grad student that I was, it was where I bought my
jeans and overalls and hiking boots and flannel shirts. (We wore that sort of
stuff in those days.) There was also a Denny's across
... my wife reminded me: the lunch counter at Woolworth's (Ansley). Perfect down-and-out meat-and-three.
Representing Grant Park:
Boy, do I miss Kelley's Grocery.
Mean Bean Burritos (L5P)?
Luckie StreetGrill? Unknown Surfer (on )? Ponce
Atlanta Best Chicken & Fish (also Ponce)? Those last two had, repectively, the
second-best and third-best burgers in town (behind the still-extant Ann's Snack
Gene and Gabe's where Smiths Olde Bar is
The Egg and the Lotus where Woodfire is on
The Rollerdrome skating rink behind Krispy Kreme on
The Harvest Moon Saloon on
which moved to be the Moonshadow Cheshire Bridge
The Highland Theatre in
that became a Church Atkins Park
The Travel Agency near the
Dessert Placeon Highland
There was a wonderful boutique where
Dakotasin Va-Hi is now--Gracie Moon
used to work there
There was the Rock Shop where the Italian Ice Cream Store is in Va Hi
Fan and Bills Restaurant near the Biltmore
The Starlight Drive in on 85
Murphy's when it was across from the Fire Station
The Cracker Stadium
The Sears in Buckhead
The number 7 sandwich at the Magnolia Tea Room (
, Bacon, Thousand Turkey IslandDressing, open face & melted)
Jewish Community Center NEAR the STEIN CLUB! Atlanta
The IHOP near the Stein Club
Riding my bike at the Piedmont Arts Festival
Shackelfords Drug Store where 14 WEST is
Fred's Deli where Affairs was
The Hardware store next to Fred's Deli
and THe Big Apple SUpermarket where ALIYAH Gallery is
the red brick apts on Merton and
The woods on University
The Synagogue by the Creek on University (now APTS.)
for starters, anyway
I opened the first Roller Skate rental shop in
There was the Mead Blue Horse Factory (remember saving blue horse
from your school notebooks) on
In Virginia Higland,
There was a shoe repair shop in a hole in the wall under Eclectic Electric. The
Travel Agency that was the point across from Taco Mac in
yeah....the Seiko ball on Peachtree, the
Rose garden in
24 hour shows and HOMO HOMO
inman park cafe (where savage pizza in L5P is now)
what grocery store was there before JUNKMANS DAUGHTER?
butch and sissy's DOUBLEWIDE
loved listening to CICADA SINGS there...the house band.
i spent every friday and saturday at WEEKENDS and when it closed at (back in the day) we then went to backstreet...if we were REALLY crazy...we went to THE COVE after THAT!
the buckhead saloon
st. agnes tea garden in decatur...now MY SISTERS
A L L I R O Y C E S O B L E
I remember the Flea Market on Piedmont/Lindberg(now the Marta Station)which was previously an Arlans store but even before that (BC) the Piedmont Drive-In Theater was located there.
night), One Eyed Jacks at Baltimore block, the "feeder bus" that ran between Decatur and Emory, the Emory Theater, bingo night at the American Legion Hall on Piedmont, and the big Coca-Cola sign at Peachtree and Walton.
Brother Juniper's sandwich shop
Gorin's and the building it was in on 14th & P'tree
The wig shop on
That club across from the Fox on the 2nd floor (where Days Inn is)
Krystal on Peachtree near 5th
Is Crown Camera still at 10th &
Piedmont? Cotton Mill Cabbage Town
Nexus Contemporary Art Center
Ponce de Leon
Atlanta Stadium Fulton County
(10th& P'tree) India
Chagio (next to Touch of India)
Playland Skating Rink on
Baker's Cafe in Little 5 Pts.
Hail to Wax 'n Fax in Little 5 for the least changed space!
Wow, this has been a bit of an obsession especially for the natives!
ohh ohh i love this!
when they built freedom parkway
the stein club. where else could a 17 year old drink? (unless i was getting mad dog at the best for less on northside) jesus.
BLTs in the Tech area- a pizza place where bands played.
the Driver Dome,
young blood shows in the west end
butch and sissy's doublewide cafe-- where savage is now- it was ria's of the bluebird's first restaurant.
cyberstach. you could smoke in there.
eat your vegetables best miso yum.
the white front market on memorial.
the liquid bean on ponce
what was that breakfast place next to tortillas that charlie opened before it was the blue lantern?? but oh tortillas tortillas tortillas i miss you everyday.
800 east was where i had my very first
the train depot on memorial (in the process of vanishing)
ok maybe i am just not remembering
correctly but wasn't there a fellinis on
anti records in the basement of the somber reptile when punk shows used to happen there- that was my first job intown- they paid me in beer and records and i thought i was so cool. but the other guys that worked there actually lived in the empty building next door. it was like indentured servitude. and they had a little lounge area before that (in the basement), where smaller bands would play.
i miss the
A&M corner market at the intersection of randolph
and irwin. there was a
vintage painting of produce and roast beef on the sides of the building that i loved. there were also 3
old black men that wore overalls and sat everyday on a bench next to the
store. now i don't
know what the old market (which was completely stuccoed
and painted over) is turning into. it hasn't
opened yet. good news - the men moved the bench
across the street to the other corner market that has less charm. maybe that store will soon vanish too.
The Original Vortex on
Dux's hardware on Marietta
The fellinis at L5P
The Old Sevenanda
Big Star Grocery (was that run by Alex Chilton?)
The drive-in along 85 (Saw that tornado movie there during a thunderstorm; theatre in the round)
That loose gallery at Jesse Cregar's studio at the highland bakery.
The old ACA sculpture building
that odd gallery space that clung to the side of the railroad tracks on Howell Mill (near forsyths)
The numerous configurations and locations of Cha Gio
The Beer Mug
That clock repair shop in Lindberg Plaza
The old Hastings Garden store
Heathere and Nicholas Fraser
The great independent
bagel shop at Ansley Mall. I think it was Royal Bagel.
Bugatti's at the Omni
Rizzoli's bookstore there
The Carnegie Library downtown
Blackstone Apartments on
Gallerie Illien on 14th and Peachtree
Blue Rat Gallery
Arena (I think was the
and soon to be no more City Gallery East
And how about
I actually do
a private tour of places I lived in
Has anyone mentioned the old grand
restaurants of the 70’s?
Chateau Fleur de Lis on
Midnight Sun in Peachtree Center
The Ambassador on
The Diplomat downtown where the Mart is now
And how about The Frances Virginia Tea Room?
(First home of the Atlanta Braves)
The Shanty was this magnificent old house on
Whistle Barbeque on
ahem, (self promo coming) ...I designed and built the interior fo the scifi
store when it was on n. highland.
remember the black box theater that was around the corner there on..um, st.
charles i think..can't remember..i believe it was the brecht play mother courage
i saw there...speaking of which: remember when 7 stages was a little place on
moreland, next to We Ain't Mad At Nobody?
damn, somebody turn off the spigot and or the lights...
camille's in va highlands
Church st. coffee
shield's meat market?
that car upholestery shop where rue de leon is now
any parking lot that could possibly be turned into condos
there was a jewlery store on the square that i think turned into corky deans and is now a sushi place
- Science-Fiction and Mystery bookstore (N. Highland)... and let's step next door to
- St. Charles Deli
- the classical music room at Tower Records at Lenox
Y’all are pretty downtown/midtown oriented. What about the Southside…
Mr. V’s Figure 8 and the other clubs on
Wingo’s and the I-Hop on
Youngblood’s and chris tucker’s Comedy Club at Rio Mall
Comedy Act Theatre, at Peachtree & 8th
Club Zebra, the floating speakeasy (Pearl Cleage & Zaron Burnett)
Paschal’s La Carousel
Mine Train at the old Underground
Caribbean Cool at the new old Underground
The Afrikan I
Miss Lelia’s Fish
Yates & Milton
The Atlanta-Morehouse-Spelman Players summer theatre
Crystal Britton’s Chiwara gallery at
Alex Cooley’s Electric Ballroom
Also, the Stone Soup Coop in the pre-Sevananda days.
The view when the blue domed restaurant at the top of the Hyatt regency was the tallest building in town.
Buttermilk Bottom & Sweet Milk Top.
Whew! This has been a marathon down
Most of my faves have been named,
But a few vanished sites remain
Turtle’s Records & Tapes (especially
the cut-outs room at the main store on
Speaking of the Buford Triangle, how about
The miniature golf course with the cement dinosaur,
Pogo’s Disco, later Packet’s Disco,
and Country Green.
Uptown Café (as opposed to the Downtown Café)
Avalon Metaphysical Bookstore (both locations)
Small Press Books when it was on Spring Street
Rumors (Rumours?) in the shopping center by Rainbow Grocery (saw Gang of Four there)
What was the name of the club that was on the corner of Monroe and Virginia, across from the hotdog place?
Avondale Mall, esp. Rich’s rummage area
Sevanada when it was on Moreland the first time around
though i miss these
places- time does move on thankfully. great memories..but i
probably wouldn't still hang out there anymore, anyway ( except for the royal
Little Blue Reggae Hut
The old warehouse parties on Peters Street
Homage on Trinity Ave.
Chassie Post Gallery
the Original Mattress Factory shows
The Sceening Room
and yes, the Stein Club
Abba Zaba Atlanta ?
The original MJQ in the basement of The Ponce Hotel
The cuban sandwich shop one block over from the the p'tree back door of Backstreets
The Stein Club - monday nights, anyone ?
The Blue Lantern - the best pesto chicken muffaleta of it's time
The Rio Mall - Dara Birnbaum had a permanent video installation in this miami-motif mini mall, replete with a shallow pool and golden frogs
The Arts Festival of Atlanta
The French Quarter
Annie Keith’s across from Nexus on Ralph McGill.
The flea market where Lindbergh Marta station is.
Apartments and houses on
Eat Your Vegetables.
New Visions Gallery.
The Locker Room.
The Downtown Café
Both Film Forums – the one at Ansley and the second at Garden Hills
The Screening Room
The Great Mall of
I am not old old
How about Majors Fine Furniture in Little 5? I have a picture from the late 80's of a friend in front of the store which had a sign advertising an "Ugly Lamp Sale".
Trattoria 505 (and the other Camille's places) in
Cha Gio on Peachtree before it moved twice. We used to help ourselves to the beer in the beer cooler and they would just count up the bottles for our tab when we were finished.
my grandmother modelled at the Magnolia Tea Room in the 50s. it always sounded very glamorous to me!
I was going to say St. Agnes! I loved that place!
when was there a zesto at n.
how about a lot of Agnes Scott's campus? i love the additions and changes but sometimes i miss the old stuff too.
And Pizza By
Candlelight at the corner of Candler and
There used to
be a ski lodge in Vinings that had a fake snow
mountain. As you may remember, it burned down at some point (apparently fake
snow it extremely flammable) and all that was left by the time we were in
high school were a bunch of slippery, plastic snow pellets and the
huge, twisted, charred hulk of what use to be the ski lift machinery. The top
of the burned "mountain" was nice place to camp and look out at
Now it's a Home Depot. So it goes.
Tracy Jo Barnwell
PS - If you talk about Oxford Books, you should mention the coffee shop (The Cup and Chaucer).
Weekends (Rupaul got his start and the Federal Reserve Bank is now)
Cotton Club (original on Peachtree)
Homage down town
Oh, and I almost forgot - the Carriage Room. It was a restaurant in the basement of the Castle on 15th Street that I was intimately involved in.
Also - Baltimore Place, the Academy Theatre, Buckhead Elks Club (saw Hampton there for the first time in 1968), Rhythm City (bought my first guitar there), Vanillasphere across from the Music Hall, the Morningside vegan restaurant near Emory, Emory theatre, Toco Hills theatre,
ANDthe free music at Piedmont park.
Fun town did have a great Wild Mouse.
Yes, we miss the Sears at the Buckhead triangle. For a little girl coming in
, that was "going to town." College Park
Also... but I've never been good with names
Agora Ballroom where I saw Iggy, X, Method Actors and even U2 ($6.50!) &
Music venue at N.Highland and Briarcliff (now a vet office, I think)
where I saw REM in their early days, Fabulous Thunderbirds, etc.
Rumors for the Gang of Four, X, the Ventures(!) and others
Exclesior Mill before the organ when it was full of 50s arcade machines
The movie room below Excelsior movies, pizza and beer - plus you could
The movie houses in L5P, Ansley Mall (and others) for independent film
688 (most of all) Pylon, Echo & the Bunnymen, New Order and countless
that had a loft with beanbags for hassel free Emory Village
That redneck bar in L5P - great for Sunday afternoon pitchers with
The giant record store way out on Peachtree where I discovered the
A little intown music club that was more like a house where REM and X
both played (missed those, dammit) but did see some local bands there
OK, I got a freaky one, and it is OLD school........
Remember OZ Records? You would tell them what record you wanted and a flying monkey (a la the Wizard of Oz) would come out on a suspended track with a basket in its hands that would have your item and the cashier would ring you up. I bought Amii Stewart's "Knock on Wood" (it's like thunder, lightening...the way you love me is frightening...).
What about the top floor of Rich's downtown...you could rummage through everything and get really cheap clothes...
So many vanished entities. Amazing! I guess change is the only constant.
Up the street from LaSalle's record store was Metro Music.
Aside from Turtle's, there was a chain of record stores called Coconuts.
Are Wuxtry and Wax 'n Facts still around? Wouldn't want them to disappear.
Colorado Mining Company. There used to be alot more late-night restaurants for
the partying crowd.
Come to think of it, there were alot more bars, and alot fewer coffee places.
I saw Weather Report at the
. I saw Andy Warhol's Southeast Music Hall
Frankenstein at the movie theatre near there, at the
. then-Broadview Plaza
There were one or two Cinerama theatres around town.
688 was a great place to hang out. Music videos were new.
The Mattress Factory Shows
Piedmont Arts Festival (when it was edgier)
Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom
(the original one); Ian McColl (688) put on some Nexus Contemporary Art Center
great productions there, along with lots of others
Is there not still a movie theatre in the Plaza Drugs area on
A whole host of arts organizations, and their locations -- too numerous to
That string of buildings on Crescent Avenue that used to have performances --
torn down for the mall that was never to be built
Lots fewer "apartments"; lots more "lofts" (I always thought the term "loft"
should be reserved for that magical 2000+ sq.ft. space cheaply obtained in an
abandoned warehouse for the maverick pioneer -- I mean, not everyone can have a
loft, can they?)
The Sears at the Buckhead triangle (do we miss it?)
Science Fiction Book Store (we do miss it)
Brother Juniper's (
13th street, I think)
(the original) Atlanta
They didn't get the Fox Theatre. Or the Varsity. Not yet.
Amazing thread. Almost 50 years of images of change. Unbelievable.
Thanks again. Heavy <sigh>. Life goes on. Fortunately, we have EYEDRUM.
these are the ones i can remember but i'll ask my dad tomorrow morning for me. i am 3rd generation
dottie's - a bar on memorial, totally great hang out. wonderful music, booze, broads and pool.
deacon burton's - an
the dirty movie parlour in buckhead, just recently closed but was there since the 70's
buckhead cinema and draft house
there was a famous country concert place in lindbergh shopping center as well as a really good movie house but i can't remember their names
stage across from the fox
rlhopper grammer school on piedmont near the corner of piedmont of peachtree
harry barons - he was awesome, he had the best deli in town and he knew everyone by name, his restaurant was in phipps plaza and i went there from childhood to college, he was a character out of a film, he opened another one when they did the construction at phipps but it never made it, it was in midtown. once i saw him at a bagel shop selling chemical cleaning products and i told him how much his place meant to me and that you couldn't get a decent lox and rye anymore. he told me his wife had had enough and she wanted him home but that he missed it very much. he was like a broken man to me but that might have been just my interpretation. he had none of the smaltzyness left. he was the kind of guy, almost like an entertainer, he would say the same jokes over and over and people always laughed. i can still remember how it smelled
coves in chastain park when you could drive thru the
park and hang out, it was a total cruising
scene, 1st cove, 2nd cove, 3rd cove and you could watch the concerts up
on the hill with no obstruction, there was a rumor that a girl was found
tied to a horse high on acid (there is a horse stable there). the park was so much fun and so many
cloudt gourmet grocery store across from peidmont hospital with carpeting!
morrison's cafeteria in the round on peachtree that is now an italian restaurant and looks nothing like it use to - ugly beautiful and white
the original golden arches (they were huge!) at mcdonald's (that's not there either) on cheshire bridge
names, the peachtree plaza hotel,
Annie Kinnett Nichols
-the little boats you could row on the
-the view from the top of the Emory Library was endless acres of treetops...all green with a few tall buildings poking up in the distance
I'm really pulling out the memories of intown living in the early 70's.
The Oriental Garden-on Highland considered one of the few decent inexpensive places to eat in town.
Franco's Pizza on the Strip in Midtown- very scary scene late at night.
The Colonial later Mathews market on Peachtree in Midtown closest supermarket that wasn't too dirty.
The thrifttown in L5P a very dirty supermarket.
the Aquarius Louge- the site that would become TV Dinner
The Mellow Mushroom on W. Peachtree
Hawk's Drugstore across from the Mushroom
The #10 shoppers bus that went from
Rich's to Davidson's to Sear's on
The Goodwill Store downtown near GSU
The Goodwill on
The Golf Course at
Car dealerships up and down Spring Street
Yellow front adult book stores on
Dollar all day movies at the Baronet
Martial Arts flicks at the
Happy Hours that provided free food
Renting an aparment
Deciding that was too expensive and
moving in with some otther people to a large house
Not having to work a regular job because rent was so cheap.
Having people warning you not to live
The old "(Your) Dekalb
Farmers Market" behind the strip mall at the corners of
Katz's Delicatessen on
I tried to resist but I couldn't.
What about things or places that seem to fall into this "vanished" catagory, but, in fact, still exist ? I'd like to see this list get kicked around... I'll start :
Here are some which are still missing (Not to turn the collection into a list of stores and restaurants):
Don't you remember The Southern Theatre Conspiracy! Eddie Lee and Larry Larson.
Performance Parties were the first here for performance art. Late 70's - earliy 80's. We were at different sites each time with in and outdoor avant garde.
Seaberg Skeleton Theatre with Steve, Wayne, Loretta, Bonnie, and others.
The Eldorado of Little Five Points another unprecedented spot for Performance Art
And how about Jack Eppley's Tap Dancing School in Ansley Mall?
The Cup and Chaucer in the old
requires its own mention. Oxford
The White Dot on
Sylvia's Atomic Café.
aunt fanny's cabin!!!!
it was in an old slave's quarters house and the waiters wore black boards around their necks and they sang.
best fried chicken.
i was 4 or 5 years old and i remember so much of it.
NEXUS (both) !smile!
Grumpy's Restaurant (Home of the Grumpy Burger) -
Mr. V's -
The Silver Fox
Nob Hill Apartments -
Kinko's - Peachtree & 13th
The Greyhound Station - Williams & International
Believe it or not, this is a true story.
In April of 1993, after I had accepted a position at
’s Georgia State , I flew down to Law School to find an apartment. I stayed at one of the downtown hotels for a few days while I was apartment hunting. After several days of looking for places to rent, I decided that I wanted to do some “sightseeing” in Atlanta . I stopped an older man in a business suit in front of the Atlanta 191 Peachtree Street, told him that I was moving to in the Fall to teach at GSU, and asked him the following question. “Excuse me please. How can I find the older historical section of Atlanta ?” He replied, “There isn’t any historical section any more. You people burned everything!” and quickly walked away. Maybe if I had phrased the question, “Hey, do y’all know where the old part of town’s at?” I may have been treated with more hospitality. Atlanta
I cannot tell you how many times in the 12 years that I have lived in Atlanta I have heard that Sherman was responsible for the lack of any structure that in essence predates the 1960s, not the 1860s.
Professor of Law
of Law Intellectual Property Program
Georgia State University
140 Decatur Street, 4th floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
I remember the mini-amusement park at
Broadview Plaza with ferris wheel, roller coaster,
go-cart track; Bestoink Dooley hosting the Friday
Night Frights on WAGA (pronounced wagga) TV. He
played all the classics - Frankenstein, The Mummy and also the great B horror
movies - Plan 9 From Outer Space, Attack of the Killer
Tomatoes, etc. All of that was in the mid to late 50's. Bestoink
later opened the
Claude Crider (another BC)
Katz's deli on
1976, riding around looking for an apt.... i noticed this restaurant made of old box cars on lindberg/p'mont, just south of moonshadow where there's now an auto parts store... never went in but it was odd
That was Victoria Station. Great Prime Rib at dinner and great barbequed ribs at lunch. Yum!
Harry's Steak House on Spring Street
Hank and Jerry's Hideaway
S & W Cafeteria across from Davison's
The Mousetrap (good riddance)
grandma's biscuits on buford highway
Sending this directly, since it probably won't be of interest to too many others. After days of reading rememberances , I'd have to say my most vanished place in
was/is Atlanta 560 9th Street- where I lived for a short while back in the heyday of my youth in 1987. I remember that little falling down shack of a house as the happiest time of my life. The entire little neighborhood (the southwest part of on the NW edge of Ga. Tech) was razed when Tech expanded to prepare for the Olympics. There is some large corporate type building there now, I believe. Home Park
hitting so many of the places that made my
Two south siders:
and journalist Bill Cutler who died 1988 created a memorial rose garden on
As a little girl, driving into
how about coffee:
the original version of Church Street Coffee (decatur)--yes, there's java monkey now, but it isn't the same!
and Kalo's at the corner of
the original location of Athens Pizza (some of my best childhood memories)
Mellow Mushroom in Avondale
the intersection of
Macy's (and then later the Macy's discount store--the best deals EVER!!!)
nothing noteworthy there now...but I don't think Wal-Mart is the answer!
The Freight Room in
(corner of New Orleans and Monroe Piedmont-- I *think* that was the
name, though I think it might've been Taste of Creole at one time too)
Gumbo a Go-Go (on
and at Emory -- cheap and tasty) Ponce
Oz Records on Peachtree Street-replete witha yellow brick road and a wicked
ole'witch underneath a house in the middle of the record store.