also saw on wikipedia that WCIX in Miami was a superstation in Florida. am a first-time poster and as a resident of Central Fl since 1977 this is a great thread! I barely remember even the name of this place, let alone what they had.
Conversion van impresario Artie Grindle "wants to sell you a van!
" asked a friend of mine about this they said: Audio Spectrum: The first "High End" audio store in the Fashion Square Mall.
Also, a lot of the 'favorite' places listed here were small independent businesses.
And don't recall the name of the place way out on East 50 for concerts- where Canned Heat (my first unchaperoned concert) played in 1967-8 - , Iron Butterfly, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rod Stuart, etc, etc.. Their house was up by where the QP later opened up.
And there was a weird dollar theater in Sanford that served the worst Mexican food ever. And there was the 7-11 convenience store near the intersection of Lake Ave and 17-92 by the railroad tracks. But i missed it cause i was too busy playing my Colecovision. Angel's Diner - There was one on Aloma and 436 if I remember correctly. apparently I spent a lot of time on 17-92 Apparently the lack of a true focus confused patrons. Can't remember the name, but I think the ultimate downfall was the hurricane season of 2004. Arnold Paint and wallpaper...across from rockingchair on bumby Art Grindle's car dealership - downtown at Colonial and Orange, later on W Colonial; the huge moving figure of Art in the green plaid jacket and his pointing finger "I WANT TO SELL YOU A CAR!
And there was also a real cool Irish bar around there I used to frequent. I remember bringing in my mom's glass bottles for deposit and using the change for the penny candy and TV 3D glasses for the 3D craze, you know, the FIRST time around. arcade in fashion square mall arcade there was 2 one at 436 and red bug and another location I can't remember I think it was called Starbucks???? " Art Grindles kids went to Trinity Prep with an old roommate of mine. Arthur Treachers (fish & chips)- there was one where the Pancho's is now on 436 near 17-92.
This is right down to the bottom of the hill I live on, and has been there for at least 36 years that I know of. I also did worked on the new interchage where I-4 and the East-West come together. We used to go after hours and drool over the cool collection of cars, I mean about the cool cars. Anyone recall a private property with a good bit of acreage that had a giraffe and other types of exotic animals in the front yard? Paul Revere and the Raiders played, and it was Orlando's second true rock concert (the first being the Beach Boys, I think, a year or so earlier? Anyone remember the name of the place that sold Zeta burgers? Anyway, I'm not that much help in this category.....unless someone mentioned Boardwalk and baseball... The interior had red lighting everywhere, statues of the holy mary on the walls, a wooden swing above the bar. The place had this mystique about it that was eerily cool and hip.. They eventually turned all the red lighting into blue lighting for a few months and then shut down for good.
and The Harem (the strip club) which made darn sure you weren't underage by every measure possible. Angel's-a 50s style diner with a lt of locations around the Orlando area. Colonial across the street from the Western Way Shopping Center. Another mentioned Herb's restaurant on the NE corner of 50 & 441... We were eating chips and nacho cheese (which was served in a nacho chip bowl.. Another resutarant I recall was the Sundown Resturant on the south OBT next's to Red's Market... I like the homey feel to the old fashioned video stores and I am a sucker for nostalgia. People would stop there all the time to pet the giraffe. Anyone remember Hot and Now...used to be everywhere. Man it was friggin cheap...5 cheese burges with fries and a large coke for .00. After that the next rock show was Canned Heat at the Sports Staduim (now gone) in East Orange County (north Econlockhatchee Traill. and on the trail that had the All-u-can-eat Crab Legs and Prime Rib.stuff! The bar itself was in the middle of the place and was surrounded by couches, high tops, etc. I used to take all my friends there and they always loved it.
Had a great porch to eat on with a tin roof and they'd pump cool water out of the springs onto the roof to help keep it cool. He did so a bit before the Napster, then i Tunes, revolutions made record/CD stores less lucrative. also, Orlando Sports Stadium-some amazing headliners there back in the day Also, Patio Grill in Longwood did it become Bonefish Grill?