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    blammo
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    kcrissinger wrote >>
    How about the Seven Wonders of the World at Great Western shopping center too?

    Ha! One of my earliest memories. I also remember when Westland mall was an open-air mall, with a water wheel & giant dinosaurs made from pipes. And it had two freaking arcades at one point! Sigh.

    I also miss:
    –Bob Evans being open 24 hours (and serving beer)
    –South Heidelberg (believe it or not kids, Bernies didn’t always have the worst restrooms on campus)
    –Feeling comfortable eating breakfast at Bernies
    –a time when people used to go out & see bands every weekend, and even at happy hour
    -the popularity of the Brewery District as a center of nightlife
    -the Columbus Grand Prix
    -when 161 used to be the center of the Columbus restaurant world (maybe this was never the case but it’s sure depressing now when you see all the places that have closed up shop)
    -Neely B’s

    #317664

    Core_Models
    Member

    F’ Bob Evans, the Olentangy Inn!!!

    #317665

    kcrissinger
    Member

    blammo wrote >>

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

    Ha! One of my earliest memories. I also remember when Westland mall was an open-air mall, with a water wheel & giant dinosaurs made from pipes. And it had two freaking arcades at one point! Sigh.
    I also miss:

    LOL. The “old” Westland Mall was a regular hangout! My Mom told me to stay away from the arcades though. That is where the “rough” kids hung out. Yeah, I ignored that……..

    #317666
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    Ooooh yes…I do miss the Columbus 500. That was awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwesome. I really need to have my dad dig out all my souvenir posters…

    #317667
    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
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    Cookie wrote >>
    Larry’s when Larry was still alive.

    A-men.

    #317668

    DavidF
    Participant

    The pinball tables at the Max and Erma’s on Brice.

    #317669

    Alex Silbajoris
    Participant

    At Kingsdale, where the big blue Macy’s (originally Lazarus) stands now, there would be a traveling carnival that would set up for a week or two in the summer and move on. They had a ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, etc.

    #317670
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
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    So cool…

    #317671
    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
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    I miss:

    Drexel North
    Little Brothers
    The Coffee Table
    2Co’s Cabaret
    Jousters (used to be a bar on Lane and High, my party-place in college)
    Roadhouse Annies

    #317672

    blammo
    Participant

    2Co’s was great, I still can’t believe it’s gone.

    #317673

    DavidF
    Participant

    Larry’s

    #317674

    chaptal
    Participant

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

    Village Junction, yes it’s been a long time since I thought of that place.

    #317675

    Mine are all food/drink related:

    1. Basso Bean next to Mac’s Bar in short north
    2. Middle Eastern carry out restaurant on the corner of Duncan(?) and High – I forget the name
    3. Beekman’s Bagels on campus
    4. Niki’s Greek Restauran on 161
    5. Outland on Perry Street

    #317676

    kit444
    Participant

    This is tough. I’m sure I’ll remember more later.

    *The Continent
    *Downtown Lazarus (especially at Christmas)
    *King Avenue Coffeehouse
    *Drexel North
    *Stache’s
    *South Campus circa 1988
    *Brewery District circa 1995

    I know those last two aren’t specific, but it was general atmosphere of the places that I miss. Then there are places that were exciting for a limited time (Ohio Center in the early ’80s, City Center in the late ’80s) because they were new and fresh.

    #317677

    kit444 wrote >>
    This is tough. I’m sure I’ll remember more later.

    *King Avenue Coffeehouse

    I also enjoyed King Avenue Coffe House – good vegetarian fare that you could actually afford.

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