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    chaptal
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    Twenty Things I miss About Columbus After Twenty Years of Living in Columbus

    1. The polkas and good old time music of accordion playing Esther Craw

    and Glenn Wilson on stand up bass at Deibel’s

    2. Seeing the fireworks at Cooper Stadium while eating dessert

    at Christopher’s on top of the Riffe Center

    3. Watching the flames shoot out of the Tiki Gods at the Kahiki. Having drinks out of skull mugs there. Not the food.

    4. Big Bear grocery store, when it was a local chain run by people who lived here and before their farmland in Powell became a condo development

    5. Nickelby’s, Fireside, Little Professor, Readmor Books along with other independent bookstores and news stands

    6. The little coffee shop at the corner of Hudson and Indianola. It’s been so long I forget what it was called.

    7. Billy Inmon camping out on the Statehouse lawn because Governor Voinovich would not debate him

    8. City Center between 1990-1994, when downtown shopping was still available

    9. Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V at The Drexel North Theater and nearly turning around to watch it again

    10. Seeing the Ohio State Hockey team play in the old ice rink. The Schottenstein Center is nice, but when 2,000 people watch a game in a rink that seats 17,000, it’s a tomb

    11. The Columbus Chill fighting their way to eighty three straight sellout crowds and mediocrity at the Fairgrounds Coliseum

    12. The view of downtown from the seats on the first base line watching a Clippers game

    13. Firdous restaurant on campus, cleanest place in town

    14. The wire strung between telephone poles on High Street on weekends nights to keep the kids from staggering into traffic

    15. Stache’s/Little Brothers because the small rock and roll club has not been replaced

    16. The Giant L tank on the roof of the downtown Lazarus lit up at Christmas

    17. The months in 1990 when Buster Douglas was heavyweight champion

    18. Watching the rise and fall of the Buffalo Bills at Michael Dominic’s on Wilson Bridge Road

    19. Katie Smith leading the Quest to two straight ABL championships

    20. Nancy’s Diner, but it’s going to be off this list soon when it reopens!

    If you’ve lived here a significant amount of time, what do you miss?

    If you say a streetcar, you’ve lived here a mighty long time!

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    chaptal wrote >>

    9. Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V at The Drexel North Theater and nearly turning around to watch it again

    Still thankful I saw this on the big screen as well. First time I’d ever seen the St. Crispin’s Day speech actually performed, just amazing.

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    mc5
    Member

    Doug Adair and Mona Scott

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    1. Being able to leave your doors unlocked and not having to worry about it.
    2. Zantigo’s!
    3. The Christmas thing at Lazarus Downtown, complete with breakfast with Santa.
    4. Westland Mall
    5. The Continent

    #317652

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    The way the Lazarus stores smelled like roasting nuts

    The musty, original University Hall where the floors squeaked no matter where you stepped

    The big wooden viewing deck over the west end of Griggs Dam

    Farmland and 2-lane roads

    Flippo and the visiting scout troops in the peanut gallery

    The orignal Big Bear on Lane, formerly a roller rink

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    Cookie
    Member

    chaptal wrote >>
    6. The little coffee shop at the corner of Hudson and Indianola. It’s been so long I forget what it was called.

    It was either Common Ground or Common Grounds.

    Pengwyn Books when it was a big old house crammed full of books.

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    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    The Christopher Inn

    Wait a second, this thread needs pics

    Here you go, kids, try entering a search term

    http://www.columbuslibrary.org/cmlohio/photohome.cfm

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    Cookie
    Member

    Larry’s when Larry was still alive.

    #317656

    DavidF
    Participant

    kcrissinger wrote >>
    2. Zantigo’s!

    OMG! I looooved Zantigo’s when I was in high school. I was really bitter when Taco Bell bought them out.

    A few of my own.

    1. Cinema East. (huge screen, seated 900 people. Great to watch Hollywood blockbusters in)
    2. Japanese Steakhouse in it’s original location by Grant Hospital.
    3. The Brown Derby at Eastland. (My first job at 16)
    4. After the Gold Rush on teen night.

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    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    Hmmmm…
    -Long shopping trips as a kid with my mom at Northland Mall that always ended with cream of broccoli soup in the restaurant in Lazarus.
    -Kahiki
    -Being embarrassed but secretly excited when the servers at Engine House No. 5 would slide down the firepole with my birthday cake.
    -Little Brothers
    -The old COSI
    -The Round Bar (sneef)
    -The Continent…especially the candle shop where you could dip your own candles. I can’t even tell you how many pink and purple unicorns I made.

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    David F “4. After the Gold Rush on teen night.” too good!!

    I forgot one; The Dixie Electric Company on teen night!!

    How about the Seven Wonders of the World at Great Western shopping center too?

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    berdawn
    Member

    The Garage
    Village Junction
    Salvation Army on Front (???) Street

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    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    The Walk – O – Wonders:

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/6384

    #317661

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    Hayden Falls before the boardwalk, my shots from those days are precious to me now.

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    chaptal
    Participant

    Cookie wrote >>

    chaptal wrote >>
    6. The little coffee shop at the corner of Hudson and Indianola. It’s been so long I forget what it was called.

    It was either Common Ground or Common Grounds.
    Pengwyn Books when it was a big old house crammed full of books.

    Yes, Common Grounds, thank you!

    Love that pic of the Christopher Inn. Never got to see the seven wonders. Before my time.

    Thanks for keeping this thread going.

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