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    IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

    Tracy Stars strip club


    Pagliacci's

    Tiki Tiki

    Edmonton Speedway

    Knudsen's Pipe Dream


    Zellers and the huge luncheonette


    Beans n' Barley

    The Italian Gardens

    Darling’s disco at the Four Seasons hotel


    Scona billiards and bowling

    Lucifer's

    The Steak Loft (not Hy's)

    Ambassador Hotel downstairs lounge


    Spartans men's club (not a business, but lots of fun bands played there)

    The Library Lounge

    The Original Burger Kings


    Hanratty's Tea and Pastry Shop


    Strathcona Brewing and Malting Company I remember their last production had a much higher alcohol percentage.

    Woodward's $1.49 day


    Snoopy's restaurant

    Mr. Suede and the huge sign

    Mr. Johns hat shop

    Woolco (my cousin and I setting all the budgies free)

    The New Edmonton Hotel

    Sports world roller rink

    Buffalo Bill's restaurant

    Keith's Hair (it was Halloween every day, the staff dressing in different costumes and music non-stop)

    Watching Bear Country sports Saturday mornings

    World of Pets (Aunty bought us a Marmoset monkey there. We had it for about a month or so until one day it dumped in Dad's shaving mug and ate the brush. A few days later he mysteriously escaped from his cage while outside, and was promptly replaced by an even cooler Tarantula)
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    I miss Il portico italian restaurant because they do have very good pasta. they were closed and sold the property to alberta blue cross 2 yrs ago.
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    Ok, here's a list of places I don't think have been mentioned yet:

    Cafe La Gare, 103 street/81 Avenue
    O Alprende, portuguese cafe at 95 street N. of 112 Avenue.

    Barrymore Clothiers, Manulife (so far above the other men's wear shops, and completely unmatched since it folded about 15 years ago, it's not even funny).

    SPQR restaurant 103 street downtown: major pre-opening ad campaign, open for all for all of TWO DAYS, then poof.

    Moro Craft shop, Whyte Avenue.

    Erehwon Books, Whyte avenue
    Aspen Books, Whyte.
    Greenwoods on Whyte, once upon a time, where the crap myoozik shoppe is now.
    Varscona Books, 87 and 112, before it was an Earl's and after it was a Bank of Montreal.

    The original Fuller's #1 pre-Earls, whyte and 97 s. side.

    Garneau Bakery, Whyte N. side between 111 and 112 (old College Plaza).



    W. Moon's Chocolate Chippery, WEM

    Orientique, Jasper & 101 between the CIBC and the Commercial Bvilding.

    Strathcona TV Shoppe, Whyte n. side between 103 and 104.

    "We need your head to run our business" barbers on Whyte and 107, where continental treats is now.

    "gentlemen's clothes shoppe", Whyte just west of the Old Varscona.

    Boston Pizza #1, between the old Corona Hotel and the original Chez Pierre, right across the street from where Boston Pizza is now.

    PS. And two stores just north of the Edmonton Journal building on 101 street: a pool parlor with a balls-rolling neon ligh, and a crazy variety store whose name I have completely forgotten. Oh, and the magic supply place at Jasper and 111 south side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Ok, here's a list of places I don't think have been mentioned yet:

    Cafe La Gare, 103 street/81 Avenue
    O Alprende, portuguese cafe at 95 street N. of 112 Avenue.

    Barrymore Clothiers, Manulife (so far above the other men's wear shops, and completely unmatched since it folded about 15 years ago, it's not even funny).

    SPQR restaurant 103 street downtown: major pre-opening ad campaign, open for all for all of TWO DAYS, then poof.

    Moro Craft shop, Whyte Avenue.

    Erehwon Books, Whyte avenue
    Aspen Books, Whyte.
    Greenwoods on Whyte, once upon a time, where the crap myoozik shoppe is now.
    Varscona Books, 87 and 112, before it was an Earl's and after it was a Bank of Montreal.

    The original Fuller's #1 pre-Earls, whyte and 97 s. side.

    Garneau Bakery, Whyte N. side between 111 and 112 (old College Plaza).



    W. Moon's Chocolate Chippery, WEM

    Orientique, Jasper & 101 between the CIBC and the Commercial Bvilding.

    Strathcona TV Shoppe, Whyte n. side between 103 and 104.

    "We need your head to run our business" barbers on Whyte and 107, where continental treats is now.

    "gentlemen's clothes shoppe", Whyte just west of the Old Varscona.

    Boston Pizza #1, between the old Corona Hotel and the original Chez Pierre, right across the street from where Boston Pizza is now.

    PS. And two stores just north of the Edmonton Journal building on 101 street: a pool parlor with a balls-rolling neon ligh, and a crazy variety store whose name I have completely forgotten. Oh, and the magic supply place at Jasper and 111 south side.
    Did we mention Vie's on 97 street.
    Best chicken sandwich and soup on the planet. I believe the restaurant still lives (Vies for Pies on 104 ave and another in the Rene Marchand??) albiet without the crowds from the law courts gettng their feed of fine grub.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrellinyvr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    I gather this is local businesses only, and not multinational chains?

    nightclubs:
    - Chase
    - Cocktail Club
    - Dantes
    - Overtime

    restaurants:
    - River City Chophouse

    shops:
    - Front Page newstand
    - Amazing Stories comic shop
    - Southside Sound record store
    Under Nightclubs, Flashback on 104th street!
    More nightclubs:
    - Barry T's
    - Senor Frogs (still operating in Mexico and Caribbean)
    - Goose Loonies
    - Boca's Beach Club in Lake Beaumaris mall
    - Thunderdome
    - Denny Andrews American Bar
    - Cowboys
    - Club Malibu
    - Viper Room
    - The Vault in downtown BOM building

    Anyone remember the names of the strip joints that used to be at the Kingsway Motor Inn (now a Kingsway Mall parking lot) and what is now the Sheraton at Argyll and 75 St?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    More nightclubs:
    - Barry T's
    - Senor Frogs (still operating in Mexico and Caribbean)
    - Goose Loonies
    - Boca's Beach Club in Lake Beaumaris mall
    - Thunderdome
    - Denny Andrews American Bar
    - Cowboys
    - Club Malibu
    - Viper Room
    - The Vault in downtown BOM building
    Thanks for reminding me how old I am.

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    Anyone remember the names of the strip joints that used to be at the Kingsway Motor Inn (now a Kingsway Mall parking lot) and what is now the Sheraton at Argyll and 75 St?
    Pinky's Show Palace

    Rusty's (I think)

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    Nightclubs: Our Place, Campus Tower. Monroe's, Scotiaplace basement.

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    Maybe it should have stayed "late" but is "Chicken on the way" still around?

    Dark Star Comics (behind Greenwoods books)

    Akashick books (Whyte Ave)

    Electro T's West Edmonton Mall (bought my first computer there)

    Golden Nugget Gas (now Petro can 95th/156th st)

    Commonwealth Posters

    Timken (ball bearings)

    Col. Sanders (124th street)

    Cloverdale paint and paper

    ALCB Liquor stores (miss those)

    Marshall Wells (now Rail Town)

    Ron Reeds Barber shop

    The soda pop store in the old Jasper gates location.

    Mikes Newstand

    just to name a few
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    First post so hello

    More nightclubs:

    Stringfellows
    Malones
    Fast Eddies
    Windmill no that its closed
    Bar-B's now that it closed last year
    Frosty's cold beer store (how many late night runs to get beer I lost track of)
    Blue Moon Lounge/Amaretto's
    Jukebox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    is "Chicken on the way" still around?
    There is a "Chicken on the Way" in Calgary, but I don't know if they're the same as the franchise that operated here in the 1970s. I remember the TV ads with the female dispatcher chasing down the fat delivery guy who would try to eat the food he's supposed to deliver.
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    After tomorrow, we can add the Motoraunt to the list...sad, with a better location and some marketing, it would have outdone Peters in Calgary.

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    How about The Red Barn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootlegga View Post
    After tomorrow, we can add the Motoraunt to the list...sad, with a better location and some marketing, it would have outdone Peters in Calgary.
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    There on Saturday. They told me they'll be open until the end of September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Wilson View Post
    How about The Red Barn.
    Wasn't that in Onoway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
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    How about The Red Barn.
    Wasn't that in Onoway?
    No, it was near Legal or Bon Accord...somewhere north of the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
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    It was in a bad location off Whyte. Then again, so is Dirks.
    Dirks is awful period.
    Henry was always meh. Their offerings fell right into the category of "brand shopping," it was just about the labels and not really about bringing in anything new or niche.
    I see there is a for sale sign on the Derk's Building now!!

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    How 'bout "Down in the Alley"
    Jean Joint

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    Remember the $1000.00 shirt in the window at Val Berg's Menswear at Southgate? '70 ish
    Hannigan's Burgers on 142 st
    Rec Billiards on a Saturday morning after cashing in at the Journal Building
    The Arcade on Jasper and 96th street
    The Burgers and the butterhorn's at the old cop shop
    Voyager restaurant on hyw 16 west
    The cool cars AMX, Javlin, 'Cudas, Chargers, Spider at Devonian Moters
    Ralph Williams Noralta Motors 5425 Calgary Trail and his dog Storm!
    Ducky's Tavern road trip - Bon Accord
    Friday - Lakewood Pavillion
    Saturdays - Ma-Me-O Beach/ Alberta Beach Dances
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    It was in a bad location off Whyte. Then again, so is Dirks.
    Dirks is awful period.
    Henry was always meh. Their offerings fell right into the category of "brand shopping," it was just about the labels and not really about bringing in anything new or niche.
    I see there is a for sale sign on the Derk's Building now!!
    Derks is still open on 151st street just north of Stony Plain Rd across from the Shoppers. this outlet is baasically a tuxedo rental branch.

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    Derrick Dodge by the derrick at 51st where the superstore is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Derrick Dodge by the derrick at 51st where the superstore is now.

    Edmonton. Oil Capital of Canada. Right.
    Derrick Dodge was located where the closed up Allandale Bingo is now further north on the Calgary Trail. the building still standing was the showroom and the vast empty lot it sits on was the car lot. My uncle used to work there. When we dropped by for a visit we always went to the coffee shop arcoss the street at the motel to the north of the dealership. The Motel is still around (cannot remember the name) but they leveled the Coffee Shop years ago.
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    Didn't Derrick Dodge move down to the new auto row on Ellerslie south of SEC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Didn't Derrick Dodge move down to the new auto row on Ellerslie south of SEC?
    They are still around somewhere further south on the Calgary Trail. So technically they are not "late and great" just the old location at 63rd and Calgary Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardS View Post
    Shakey's pizza!!!
    oh my god yeah

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    For the amount of people in Edmonton and the States that wax poetic about Shakey's Pizza you would think that someone would attempt to restart a franchise. From what I hear it is alive and well in the Philippines! Go figure!

    www.shakeyspizza.ph

    Also still in various locations in the States
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glassman View Post
    How 'bout "Down in the Alley"
    Jean Joint
    was that the hippie place that was the only cool place to buy jeans

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    what about the Izba lounge in the macdonald hotel

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrellinyvr View Post
    Hello! it's spelled Derks! it might be lame but let's spell it right! To continue the late great thread

    Johnstone-Walker's Jasper Avenue, Bonnie Doon, Westmount, and Southgate, they also had a branch in Calgary in Palliser Square, at the bottom of the Calgary Tower, I think it was the last of the locally owned department stores.

    The Strand theatre formerly the Pantages where the IPL Building is, I remember going to Disney Movies there as a kid.

    The Starlight Drive-In was where Whitehall Square is now back when we moved into the westend so many years ago, As well as the Meadowlark Cinerama where I saw Star Wars for the first time, and it's twin the Capilano Cinema across town, I will always remember the public phone in the lobby of (Meadowlark) set in a seashell too weird.

    Other lost theatres include Westmount Cinemas, The Rialto on 101st street where Commerce Place is and the Capitol and Paramount on Jasper which are still standing but have new uses. the Jasper, Varscona, Town, and Avenue Theatres (Saw Earthquake there in Sensoround in '75) too cheesy!

    The CP Station where the Save On Foods strip mall is on Jasper and 109th, torn down around 1978 and was a vacant lot forever! and the old CP overpass over Jasper Avenue, that's where downtown began! heading eastbound along Jasper Avenue,

    Waterloo Motors Jasper and 107th (parking lot)
    Jenner Pontiac Buick Jasper between 108th qnd 107th (still a parking lot)

    I can still remember the old Eatons store before the Ghermezians put up that tribute to precaste concrete Formerly known as Edmonton Eaton Centre, and the Old Woodwards across 101st Street where the TD Tower is before Edmonton Centre went up in '75. I can still remember the elevator operators it was sooooo big city way back when.

    Of course back then metro Edmonton only had around 400,000 people vs Calgary's 320,000, believe it or not Winnipeg was the big prairie city with well over a half million how times have changed.
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    When the Four-Seasons opened they had a disco in the basement anybody remember the name?

    Scandals was in the basement of the Sheraton-Caravan. but I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the one in the Four-Seasons was. All I remember it had a "New York" theme. was it Manhattans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
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    Shakey's pizza!!!
    Heh, I have one of their pizza pans. Inherited from someone who 'acquired' it.

    I'll mention Turnbull Motors but will note bias since it was run by my father-in-law.
    Mike's Newstand on Jasper. Could spend hours in there. Also the Saveco stores. One where I believe Oil City now is and the other one is now a gym at 107 Avenue and 142 Street.

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    I'll add to the long list of restaurants:

    - The Corkscrew, north side of 111 Ave. just east of 124 St. in the industrial strip.

    - Alexander's. Was on 97th Street, between 124 Ave. and the Yellowhead. IIRC, run by an European immigrant family from the middle 1970s into the 90s. Amazing pizza. They had the cheese, which was slightly crusty, bang on. Buttery crust to die for.

    - The Big Boy location on 118th Ave. in Beverly.

    Also:
    - Northgate Mall, before it was remodelled into Northwood.

    - The old strip of shops along Whyte b/w 103 and 106 prior to the gentrification of Old Strathcona. I don't remember a lot of them, but I certainly recall the United Cycle, the Klondike, the banks on the south corners of 104th, used comics and book shops.

    - The bevy of bowling lanes, including Bonnie Doon and Scona Bowl.

    Speaking of teen clubs such as Studio 82, can anyone recall the name of one that was on 66th Street just north of 51st Ave., north of Mill Woods, not too far from the CHED building? Believe there was a C&W nightclub in the vicinity as well.

    Someone mentioned where the first three Star Wars movies were screen. I was a little kid in 1977, but I recall seeing it at the Rialto. Could it have been both there and @ the Odeon at the same time? My memory could very well be faulty, though -- both those theatres were split into two screens, hence I could be mixing them up.

    Saw Empire @ the pre-reno Paramount in 1980, and Return of the Jedi in '83 at the old Westmount, in the mall parking lot, at an early a.m. Saturday screening -- they had showtimes running from about 8 a.m. until midnight, at least on the weekends.

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    Um, Studio 82 as a teen club was... not what Studio 82 became famous for.

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    Sorry, thought the teen club on 82nd east of 99th was also called Studio 82. I'll blame a quarter-century or so of time for the brain fog. I'm sure you understand. Was it called Club Trend?

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    ^The teen-club Studio 82 on Whyte/96 showed porn flicks before about 1985/86. How long did the teen club Studio 82 last? because the porn movie theatre was around for at least a decade.
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    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
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    I believe the teen club immediately followed the building's porno era, but I thought it became an adolescent hangout a bit earlier than 1986 -- '85 or '84 -- but I don't remember exactly.

    The Studio 82 teen club lasted a year, maybe two. There was at least one other such teen hangout (the aforementioned one on 66th/75th St.) around town at the time, too.

    Funny they didn't go with a different name than the XXX theatre -- maybe it was too pricey (or the owners too cheap) to change signage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    I remember it; name escapes me. On the east side of 101st, about a block north of the Bluenose Pub. My mad Google skillz are failing me in finding the name; why can't old Yellow Pages listings be online?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".

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    Runway 16-34 City Centre Airport. Great while it lasted but now way past it's prime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".
    Hobbit's was located on the west side of 101st St. b/w Jasper and 102nd Ave., where the O&Y/Commerce Place is now -- next to the Rialto and the Mr. Sub. There was another comic shop further north, other side of the tracks, b/w 105th and 107th Ave. -- the one Dialog is referencing.

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    That was the final location of Hobbits. The first was on 106 south of Jasper. The second was on the lower level of the Revelon Building. I worked at all three location way back when.

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    When did Hobbits first open? I remember the last location well.

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    I started there in 1980. It had been open for a while at least by then. The games section was originally a separate shop called Little Wars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPSCOgoose View Post
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    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".
    Hobbit's was located on the west side of 101st St. b/w Jasper and 102nd Ave., where the O&Y/Commerce Place is now -- next to the Rialto and the Mr. Sub. There was another comic shop further north, other side of the tracks, b/w 105th and 107th Ave. -- the one Dialog is referencing.
    This is the locale of the former comics shop on 101 St. b/w 105 and 107 — it was either in a building where the vacant lot you see here is now, or it was in the commercial space of the apartment building. The pub is still there, I see — different name but still a dive, no doubt.


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    /\ Ipscogoose, your nickname brought back memories of working at the old Ipsco Pipe Mill on 75 st south of 68 ave. I worked there from 1980-84. The "Ipsco Goose" was also the absolutely lamest mascot to ever grace the sidelines of an Eskimo game.

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    I always wanted to see some sort of mascot showdown between the goose and the Safeway Seal, refereed by the A&W Root Bear...

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPSCOgoose View Post
    I'll add to the long list of restaurants:

    - The Corkscrew, north side of 111 Ave. just east of 124 St. in the industrial strip.

    - Alexander's. Was on 97th Street, between 124 Ave. and the Yellowhead. IIRC, run by an European immigrant family from the middle 1970s into the 90s. Amazing pizza. They had the cheese, which was slightly crusty, bang on. Buttery crust to die for.

    - The Big Boy location on 118th Ave. in Beverly.

    Also:
    - Northgate Mall, before it was remodelled into Northwood.

    - The old strip of shops along Whyte b/w 103 and 106 prior to the gentrification of Old Strathcona. I don't remember a lot of them, but I certainly recall the United Cycle, the Klondike, the banks on the south corners of 104th, used comics and book shops.

    - The bevy of bowling lanes, including Bonnie Doon and Scona Bowl.

    Speaking of teen clubs such as Studio 82, can anyone recall the name of one that was on 66th Street just north of 51st Ave., north of Mill Woods, not too far from the CHED building? Believe there was a C&W nightclub in the vicinity as well.

    Someone mentioned where the first three Star Wars movies were screen. I was a little kid in 1977, but I recall seeing it at the Rialto. Could it have been both there and @ the Odeon at the same time? My memory could very well be faulty, though -- both those theatres were split into two screens, hence I could be mixing them up.

    Saw Empire @ the pre-reno Paramount in 1980, and Return of the Jedi in '83 at the old Westmount, in the mall parking lot, at an early a.m. Saturday screening -- they had showtimes running from about 8 a.m. until midnight, at least on the weekends.
    Bonnie Doon lanes are still there.

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    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".
    Hobbit's was located on the west side of 101st St. b/w Jasper and 102nd Ave., where the O&Y/Commerce Place is now -- next to the Rialto and the Mr. Sub. There was another comic shop further north, other side of the tracks, b/w 105th and 107th Ave. -- the one Dialog is referencing.
    This is the locale of the former comics shop on 101 St. b/w 105 and 107 — it was either in a building where the vacant lot you see here is now, or it was in the commercial space of the apartment building. The pub is still there, I see — different name but still a dive, no doubt.
    I remember it. It was started by a former customer of Hobbits but I can't remember his name or the name of the store right now. Hmmmm...

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    I'll add to the long list of restaurants:

    - The Corkscrew, north side of 111 Ave. just east of 124 St. in the industrial strip.

    - Alexander's. Was on 97th Street, between 124 Ave. and the Yellowhead. IIRC, run by an European immigrant family from the middle 1970s into the 90s. Amazing pizza. They had the cheese, which was slightly crusty, bang on. Buttery crust to die for.

    - The Big Boy location on 118th Ave. in Beverly.

    Also:
    - Northgate Mall, before it was remodelled into Northwood.

    - The old strip of shops along Whyte b/w 103 and 106 prior to the gentrification of Old Strathcona. I don't remember a lot of them, but I certainly recall the United Cycle, the Klondike, the banks on the south corners of 104th, used comics and book shops.

    - The bevy of bowling lanes, including Bonnie Doon and Scona Bowl.

    Speaking of teen clubs such as Studio 82, can anyone recall the name of one that was on 66th Street just north of 51st Ave., north of Mill Woods, not too far from the CHED building? Believe there was a C&W nightclub in the vicinity as well.

    Someone mentioned where the first three Star Wars movies were screen. I was a little kid in 1977, but I recall seeing it at the Rialto. Could it have been both there and @ the Odeon at the same time? My memory could very well be faulty, though -- both those theatres were split into two screens, hence I could be mixing them up.

    Saw Empire @ the pre-reno Paramount in 1980, and Return of the Jedi in '83 at the old Westmount, in the mall parking lot, at an early a.m. Saturday screening -- they had showtimes running from about 8 a.m. until midnight, at least on the weekends.
    Bonnie Doon lanes are still there.
    Oops. Strike that from the list ...

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    Speaking of late and pretty-damn-good businesses on 101 street, I remember two in particular:

    1) A used record store just north of 107 avenue, on the west side. Was there as late as summer 1992, or even later. Can't remember what it was called.

    2) A sporting-goods store just off 101, I think on Norwood, but could be 107 Ave -- east of 101. Can't remember its name either, but remember it was the one place in town that sold decent rugby balls late 1983.

    ...

    And, if sporting-goods stores are our thing, how about the one just north of the Ukrainian catholic church on 109 and 71-72 Avenue, east side? Again, my memory fails me as for names... SportChek, perhaps? (I know they're still in business in WEM...)

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    The record store was Marquee.
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    Speaking of bowling (my first time ever for five-pins), there was the Garneau lanes in the basement of where the Movie-Studio/Remedy is now at 109 and 87 west side. (The other tenant in that building was a furniture store, I think, and occupied the street and upper levels.)

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    Late (late seventies) and great shops along Whyte/103 to 105:

    Podersky furniture
    Dreger's Kitchen Korner
    Michael's pawn and second hand
    Strathcona TV
    Radio Shack
    Uncle Albert's Pancake House (the original)
    Disco Shoes (where pigs fly )
    United Cycle before they moved to 103 and 78.
    Wee Book Inn, pre-fire; the crummy little comics shop on one side, the barber operating in the Strath.
    There was a chinese takeout on the 103/104 block.

    Chapman Brothers
    CIBC, Royal Bank, Bank of British Columbia.
    Two lawyers offices, can't remember the firms' names.
    Strathcona Stationers

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Speaking of bowling (my first time ever for five-pins), there was the Garneau lanes in the basement of where the Movie-Studio/Remedy is now at 109 and 87 west side. (The other tenant in that building was a furniture store, I think, and occupied the street and upper levels.)
    Forgot about that set of lanes. though I still remember when Meadowlark was new they had a fantastic bowling alley up to about 1973 then they turned into a very lame food court and Consumers Distributing outlet.

    abaka isn't the CIBC still there? the building is still in place and they have ATM's there, has that branch closed?

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    Speaking of late and pretty-damn-good businesses on 101 street, I remember two in particular:

    1) A used record store just north of 107 avenue, on the west side. Was there as late as summer 1992, or even later. Can't remember what it was called.
    Could you be thinking of Freecloud Records? Yellow awning, immediately south of Vic Comp? It's still there, I believe. http://www.freecloud.ca/

    IIRC, Marquee sold mainly (if not solely) new recordings, at least near the end of its life...
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    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".
    Hobbit's was located on the west side of 101st St. b/w Jasper and 102nd Ave., where the O&Y/Commerce Place is now -- next to the Rialto and the Mr. Sub. There was another comic shop further north, other side of the tracks, b/w 105th and 107th Ave. -- the one Dialog is referencing.
    This is the locale of the former comics shop on 101 St. b/w 105 and 107 — it was either in a building where the vacant lot you see here is now, or it was in the commercial space of the apartment building. The pub is still there, I see — different name but still a dive, no doubt.
    I remember it. It was started by a former customer of Hobbits but I can't remember his name or the name of the store right now. Hmmmm...
    I found a reference online to a comics store on 101st called Crystal Talisman; name isn't ringing bells with me, but hmmmmm...

    It wouldn't have been there past the early-mid '90s; found provincial records from 1995 that show Crystal Talisman Comics (1989) Ltd. officially dissolved as a corporate entity.
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    I don't know if this belongs here or not: Let's not forget the old Talking Yellow Pages. (493-9000). Always had fond memories of that. OR calling 421-1111 to get the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IPSCOgoose View Post
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    Speaking of late and pretty-damn-good businesses on 101 street, I remember two in particular:

    1) A used record store just north of 107 avenue, on the west side. Was there as late as summer 1992, or even later. Can't remember what it was called.
    Could you be thinking of Freecloud Records? Yellow awning, immediately south of Vic Comp? It's still there, I believe. http://www.freecloud.ca/

    IIRC, Marquee sold mainly (if not solely) new recordings, at least near the end of its life...
    I didn't know this -- guess I was too busy trolling A&A and Mister Sound locations on the southside for $5.99 deals on LPs and tapes at the time -- but according to its website, Freecloud was one of four record stores on that block back in the day (1986), probably including The Marquee. Don't know the names of the other two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrellinyvr View Post
    When the Four-Seasons opened they had a disco in the basement anybody remember the name?

    Scandals was in the basement of the Sheraton-Caravan. but I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the one in the Four-Seasons was. All I remember it had a "New York" theme. was it Manhattans?

    The club in the Four Seasons was called 'Darlings'. Pretty hot, suave spot for a few years.
    Almost always open to debate...

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    Does anyone remember there being, back in the mid-80s, a comics and role playing game store on the east side of 101st somewhere between 107 and 105ave? The building it was in may be gone now, my memory's really fuzzy here
    Already covered earlier in the the thread.

    The store was apparently called "Hobbits Fantasy Shoppe". I do remember shopping there and we just called it "Hobbits".
    Hobbit's was located on the west side of 101st St. b/w Jasper and 102nd Ave., where the O&Y/Commerce Place is now -- next to the Rialto and the Mr. Sub. There was another comic shop further north, other side of the tracks, b/w 105th and 107th Ave. -- the one Dialog is referencing.
    This is the locale of the former comics shop on 101 St. b/w 105 and 107 — it was either in a building where the vacant lot you see here is now, or it was in the commercial space of the apartment building. The pub is still there, I see — different name but still a dive, no doubt.
    I remember it. It was started by a former customer of Hobbits but I can't remember his name or the name of the store right now. Hmmmm...
    I found a reference online to a comics store on 101st called Crystal Talisman; name isn't ringing bells with me, but hmmmmm...

    It wouldn't have been there past the early-mid '90s; found provincial records from 1995 that show Crystal Talisman Comics (1989) Ltd. officially dissolved as a corporate entity.
    Actually Hobbits Fantasy Shop was located upstairs above the Embers steak loft across the street from the Baker Centre. Then because of the downtown expansion of 1981 the Hobbit shop moved into the basement of the Boardwalk beside Joes cafe. They were there for a few years and finally a leaner version of the Hobbit shop was located on the same street as the old Rialto theater. It stayed there until about 1985. I know because I bought the ASL rule book there. Hobbits in the first location also had another "store" a few rooms down the hall from their main bread & butter and they called it "Little Wars." LW was all about gaming. The store was owned by Carmane Nadu & Bruce S. Thompson, a couple of great guys. Wes and Derreck also helped out as well. Carman apparently died in the 1990's (?) Bruce might be around somewhere. Bruce with another fellow after Hobbits ran Dark Star comics just behind Greenwoods. Just to clear things up about Hobbits Fantasy Shope."
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    When the Four-Seasons opened they had a disco in the basement anybody remember the name?

    Scandals was in the basement of the Sheraton-Caravan. but I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the one in the Four-Seasons was. All I remember it had a "New York" theme. was it Manhattans?

    The club in the Four Seasons was called 'Darlings'. Pretty hot, suave spot for a few years.
    Is this the same place that The Eagles were refused entry because of the dress code?
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrellinyvr View Post
    abaka isn't the CIBC still there? the building is still in place and they have ATM's there, has that branch closed?
    My bad, I think. I was trying so hard to see the c. 1980 Whyte in my mind that I forgot some of it is still around....

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    Is this the same place that The Eagles were refused entry because of the dress code?
    Yes, they were doing a concert in Edmonton and wanted to go disco dancin'.

    Apparently the manager said, “I don’t care what kind of bird you are, nobody comes into Darling’s wearing jeans.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    The store was owned by Carmane Nadu & Bruce S. Thompson, a couple of great guys. Wes and Derreck also helped out as well. Carman apparently died in the 1990's (?) Bruce might be around somewhere. Bruce with another fellow after Hobbits ran Dark Star comics just behind Greenwoods. Just to clear things up about Hobbits Fantasy Shope."
    Carman Madu passed away in 2001.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24karat View Post
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    The store was owned by Carmane Nadu & Bruce S. Thompson, a couple of great guys. Wes and Derreck also helped out as well. Carman apparently died in the 1990's (?) Bruce might be around somewhere. Bruce with another fellow after Hobbits ran Dark Star comics just behind Greenwoods. Just to clear things up about Hobbits Fantasy Shope."
    Carman Madu passed away in 2001.
    Thanks for the spelling correction on Carman's last name. In another thread somewhere within C2E Carman's name was briefly mentioned. I heard rumors that he died from MD, can't recall how old he was at the time of his passing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
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    When the Four-Seasons opened they had a disco in the basement anybody remember the name?

    Scandals was in the basement of the Sheraton-Caravan. but I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the one in the Four-Seasons was. All I remember it had a "New York" theme. was it Manhattans?

    The club in the Four Seasons was called 'Darlings'. Pretty hot, suave spot for a few years.
    Is this the same place that The Eagles were refused entry because of the dress code?
    Thank you Darlings was it! Manhattans was in the bottom of Scotia Place correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
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    abaka isn't the CIBC still there? the building is still in place and they have ATM's there, has that branch closed?
    My bad, I think. I was trying so hard to see the c. 1980 Whyte in my mind that I forgot some of it is still around....
    It happens LOL. sometimes we do overlook something that actually has survived and hasn't turned into a Starbucks or some chi chi store selling the latest in elastic bands....LOL

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    Does anyone remember if Fogg N' Suds operated anywhere in Edmonton other than Sherwood Park?

    BTW they are down to just 2 locations in Vancouver (one on Robson, the other in Richmond). The selection of worldly beers isn't as brave as in years past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darrellinyvr View Post
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    When the Four-Seasons opened they had a disco in the basement anybody remember the name?

    Scandals was in the basement of the Sheraton-Caravan. but I can't for the life of me remember what the name of the one in the Four-Seasons was. All I remember it had a "New York" theme. was it Manhattans?

    The club in the Four Seasons was called 'Darlings'. Pretty hot, suave spot for a few years.
    Is this the same place that The Eagles were refused entry because of the dress code?
    Thank you Darlings was it! Manhattans was in the bottom of Scotia Place correct?
    Bottom of Scotia Place was MONROES. (My favorite club near the end of my clubbing days, late eighties...)

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    Dial four seven three seven three seven three pizza seventy three

    Four two six five oh five oh if you're hungry call the lido free delivery if you're hungry call the lido now

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    (ever since they went away from VOLUME selling, it's been a whole different business. The VOLUME Brick surely counts as late'n'great. Once, maybe early/mid eighties, I happened to be in Toronto for a week, and I heard the familiar voice of Michael Bell screaming the familiar phrases. Delayed double take, then it dawned on me they had finally expanded outside Edmonton)

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    Funny you invoke the Pizza 73 jingle in this thread. I'm not sure if this was news sometime last year--I've heard nothing about it since getting back here Christmastime--but it appears Pizza 73 was bought by Ontario-based Pizza Pizza some time ago. I saw a Pizza 73 truck at a street fair this summer and it had both Pizza 73 and Pizza Pizza logos all over. Also, the Pizza 73 logo was re-designed to look much more like the Pizza Pizza logo stylistically, with their tagline "Hot and Fresh".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Death Monkey View Post
    Does anyone remember if Fogg N' Suds operated anywhere in Edmonton other than Sherwood Park?

    BTW they are down to just 2 locations in Vancouver (one on Robson, the other in Richmond). The selection of worldly beers isn't as brave as in years past.
    Not as far as I know - I would have taken a few less trips to the Park otherwise!
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Bottom of Scotia Place was MONROES. (My favorite club near the end of my clubbing days, late eighties...)
    Did this place become Chase? It was a popular place in the early 90s.
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    ^I believe so, around 1991-92? But I'd stopped going there after 1988.

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    National Baking Systems
    They made the best bread donuts on the planet and a host of European specialties .
    There was a store on Whyte ave and one on Jasper Ave around 106 st.
    I'd kill for that donut recipe!
    This article covers jasper avenue very well.
    http://www.epl.ca/edmontonacitycalle...e=story&id=288
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    Wasn't National Bakery on 102 st near the Woolworths? I remember walking past them, doubling back and buying something, anything! just because it smelled so good out on the sidewalk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Funny you invoke the Pizza 73 jingle in this thread. I'm not sure if this was news sometime last year--I've heard nothing about it since getting back here Christmastime--but it appears Pizza 73 was bought by Ontario-based Pizza Pizza some time ago. I saw a Pizza 73 truck at a street fair this summer and it had both Pizza 73 and Pizza Pizza logos all over. Also, the Pizza 73 logo was re-designed to look much more like the Pizza Pizza logo stylistically, with their tagline "Hot and Fresh".
    Yes, Pizza, Pizza did buy them out. My wife works at the downtown call center here in the City.

    Does anyone remember Sha, na, na's over there by the General hospital on Jasper? It was a bit of a dive but I had fundancing there in the early 1990's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    Does anyone remember Sha, na, na's over there by the General hospital on Jasper? It was a bit of a dive but I had fundancing there in the early 1990's.
    I think that was in the Ellis building on 112 St, just across the alley from the Devonian building. Right? I remember popping in there once - it was the same type of patrons one would find at the Gas Pump these days.
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    ^ Your right. We went there a few times as well. I had fun, is it still around?
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    ^ Of course not, it disappeared more than 15 years ago. The building is mostly lofts now, and I believe Kirstin's Chocolates is also there.
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    The Ellis Building was converted into lofts years ago. Kerstin's is in the Tessco condo building built next door.

    (The conversion was done by Tessco too.)
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    Department stores downtown:

    Zellers in the Tegler Block.
    Johnstone Walker on 102 an 102 where Manulife is now.
    Woolworths on 103 half a block north of the Bay.
    The Bay.
    Eatons.
    Woodwards.

    .....

    Fancy stores no longer downtown:

    Birks
    Henry Singer
    John Barrymore
    Reed's China
    The furriers row at Jasper and fourth, north side.

    Funky stores no longer downtown

    Anna's Treasure Chest
    Orientique by the CIBC on Jasper.

    .......................................

    Here we are, salivating over which new fusion resto-bar will open where these once were.

    Pathetic, really.

    Is eating all that is left?

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    ^ Henry Singer is still downtown, in the Manulife building.
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    ^retail has changed to some degree, we have WEM, and we have a society that prefers power centre allures to urban pleasures.

    BTW - Birks is still downtown in manu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanO View Post
    ^retail has changed to some degree, we have WEM, and we have a society that prefers power centre allures to urban pleasures.

    BTW - Birks is still downtown in manu.
    Yes. My bad.

    Both stores, however, like the bay, are shadows of what they once were.

    ....

    And yes, of course I know we have WEM.

    I just wish we didn't, on balance.

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    Why don't you go ahead and open a little oasis of funkery in one of the unused downtown bays?


    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    Department stores downtown:

    Zellers in the Tegler Block.
    Johnstone Walker on 102 an 102 where Manulife is now.
    Woolworths on 103 half a block north of the Bay.
    The Bay.
    Eatons.
    Woodwards.

    .....

    Fancy stores no longer downtown:

    Birks
    Henry Singer
    John Barrymore
    Reed's China
    The furriers row at Jasper and fourth, north side.

    Funky stores no longer downtown

    Anna's Treasure Chest
    Orientique by the CIBC on Jasper.

    .......................................

    Here we are, salivating over which new fusion resto-bar will open where these once were.

    Pathetic, really.

    Is eating all that is left?
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    ^I am otherwise employed. But I take you you are not, since you're making the suggestion. Why don't you?

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    Had any notice of name issues with that architectural , engineering, interior design ,..... studio yet ?
    Still waiting for the Arlington site to be reborn .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueline View Post
    Had any notice of name issues with that architectural , engineering, interior design ,..... studio yet ?
    None whatsoever. And if I did I would probably point out another message board I'm on that shows my join date (with the same name) as Aug 2002. Which probably wouldn't hold up in court. It's not like I've at any point tried to pass myself off as a representative of that firm... which I am not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    ^I am otherwise employed. But I take you you are not, since you're making the suggestion. Why don't you?
    How on earth would you deduce I'm unemployed from me making a positive suggestion in the face of Yet Another Abaka Whinge Spiral?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dialog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by abaka View Post
    ^I am otherwise employed. But I take you you are not, since you're making the suggestion. Why don't you?
    How on earth would you deduce I'm unemployed from me making a positive suggestion in the face of Yet Another Abaka Whinge Spiral?
    Oh, fer Gawd's sakes. All I meant was that you were not otherwise employed, i.e. that you're in the retail trade already. Unlike me.
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    Default Memories of Edmonton's late businesses...

    I can't believe how many Canadian stores are either gone completely or else have been sold to American companies. Sad, really, we are losing our Canadian identity...

    In Edmonton, Alberta:

    Johnson Walkers - Bonnie Doon Mall
    La Senza
    Hudson's Bay
    Zellers
    Eaton's
    Woodwards
    Woolco
    Tim Horton's

    Then places that don't exist anymore in Edmonton:

    Pa Peterson's Ice Cream Gold Bar
    The Rex Motor Inn
    Capilano Motor Inn
    Capilano Movie Theatre

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1980TeenEdmontonPrincess View Post
    I can't believe how many Canadian stores are either gone completely or else have been sold to American companies. Sad, really, we are losing our Canadian identity...

    In Edmonton, Alberta:

    Johnson Walkers - Bonnie Doon Mall
    La Senza
    Hudson's Bay
    Zellers
    Eaton's
    Woodwards
    Woolco
    Tim Horton's

    Then places that don't exist anymore in Edmonton:

    Pa Peterson's Ice Cream Gold Bar
    The Rex Motor Inn
    Capilano Motor Inn
    Capilano Movie Theatre
    Pa Petersons Ice Cream is alive and well in their Westgate Centre location at 163st and 95th Avenue they have been there since both god and I were children...

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    Woolco was American, part of Woolworth's.

    Tim Horton's is Canadian again as of Sept. 29, 2009.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
    Woolco was American, part of Woolworth's.

    Tim Horton's is Canadian again as of Sept. 29, 2009.
    Just to add... while the Bay, Zellers are American owned they are hardly "late and great" The present American owners of the Bay seem to be doing far more to revitalize the brand in it's own market than the former Canadian owners of the recent past. Besides HBC was only "Canadian" owned from about 1970-to the early 2000's Before 1970 it's headquarters were in London before moving to Winnipeg and subsequently Toronto.

    La Senza is hardly an iconic Canadian brand along with other "Canadian" brands like Club Monaco, and Aldo (still Canuck owned) there stores are international all around and doing very well as per their current owners business models again hardly warranting a "late and great" designation.

    Roots is considered a Canadian brand yet it was founded by two Americans in Toronto. See it works both ways...

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    Pacemaker.
    Wheeler Dealer.
    [Two speed shops. Cars, not drugs.]

    Jean Joint. [mentioned]
    Black Sheep. [cool kids went to jean joint. REAL cool kids went to black sheep.]
    Dominion.
    Metropolitan. [I was a little kid when my mother used to have a coffee at the lunch counter.]
    There was a 24 hour Kosher restaurant on Jasper about 100th. We went there after the clubs closed, at about 3 AM, for a full meal.

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    Roots is considered a Canadian brand yet it was founded by two Americans in Toronto. See it works both ways...[/QUOTE]

    American Apperal is owned by Canadians.

    Also JW was located at westmount and downtown as well.

    Anyone going to grad in the 70's either went to Blacksheep or Colony.

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    Mother Tucker's steak house was in the now demolished Metals annex building. Best Prime rib in Edmonton for $20 including all you could eat fresh bread and salad bar.
    Make the RIGHT choice before you take your last breath......

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnr67 View Post
    Mother Tucker's steak house was in the now demolished Metals annex building. Best Prime rib in Edmonton for $20 including all you could eat fresh bread and salad bar.
    Is Mother Tucker's still around in Calgary? I was there 10 years ago.
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