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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: TROLLey ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:23PM

Greybeard Wrote:
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> Whobe Wrote:
> > There was an Ollies in Annandale? That pic
> looks
> > like the one in Arlington, think it's still
> there?
>
> It does kinda...that was my thought when I saw the
> pic. As for whether it's still there, GIYF:
> https://maps.google.com/maps?q=arlington+cinema+an
> d+drafthouse&ll=38.86309,-77.084439&spn=0.001474,0
> .002578&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&fb=1&gl=us&hq=ci
> nema+and+drafthouse&hnear=0x89b7b69d7ba7a70f:0xf8c
> f6fc845f6b093,Arlington,+VA&cid=0,0,11734987844834
> 206387&t=m&z=19&layer=c&cbll=38.863168,-77.084657&
> panoid=gvlSlC3iVytC7vjlAbtm_A&cbp=12,343.03,,0,16.
> 5
>
> So no.


the trolley is still there

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:30PM

@greybeard - remember how that shopping center had two Giants - one for groceries and one for drugs. ....................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 08:47PM

WOW
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:01PM

The Lums in Annandale was in the Little River Shopping Center...ie: The Black Orchid/Casa d'Mama/ etc....long gone...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Greybeard ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:02PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> @greybeard - remember how that shopping center had
> two Giants - one for groceries and one for drugs.
> ....................

Yes! Went in the wrong one, couldn't figure out where TF the food was...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: unreal ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:09PM

The tower records blows my mind! I forgot how I use to have a little smoke and go buy cassette tapes.
How the world has changed! Is that photo from Tysons? Thanks for posting the photo's!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rc ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:23PM

Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 - Mikes Italian and Andrea's?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 26, 2013 09:26PM

the earlier one was Tysons. That last one was Landmark (Marshalls/Ballys/Shoppers)

ok heres another one that I know EVERYONE will remember - i LOVE the interwebz LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: I remember ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:24PM

The cars in the photo's are killing me..lol...My brother bought a big box tv "a bubble tv covered with wood to look like furniture" back in the day from Luskins. I remember helping him lug that heavy tv around. Not that long ago that was the shit to have one of those.

I forgot how many places went under. Great photo's!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: February 26, 2013 10:50PM

I might be way off here but there is a VDOT building at the corner of Commerce and Franconia. Across Commerce from where Toys R Us and the 7-11 used to be. Was that a Luskin's? Or is that a newer building? I remember the name Luskin's, my Dad bought my Mom her first "kitchen" tv there,just can't recall locations. Love this thread!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:20PM

How about this place.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Mike's Italian ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:26PM

rc Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 -
> Mikes Italian and Andrea's?


Mike's Italian, as far as I know, was pretty old. As a matter of fact, it used to be the restaurant to a tourist court...if you were looking at the restaurant from Rt 1, there were cabins, maybe 7 or 8 of them, that went off to the right. I've seen them in an old postcard.

The restaurant recently closed...I know people that talk about it from the 60's, and the tourist court was there in the 50's.

The building is now a car rental place, I think.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:28PM

Not really in Fairfax but as much a part of NOVA as anything.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: heavy metal parking lot ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:34PM

Am I crazy, or was this area fun in the late 80's and early 90's. or am I just getting old?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:37PM

What was the bar here in the 80's?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 26, 2013 11:43PM

This is still in operation and has the oldest Liquor Lisc in Fairfax County. One of the places to dance in the 90's Between Blackies / Deja Vu, Red Moon, Boots, Nicks and Skinifatz.

The other Dinner theater was Hayloft in Manassas on Ballsford Rd



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2013 11:44PM by Burke Brat.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:11AM

Fairfax county police force 1941.


“Fairfax County Police, 1941,” braddockheritage.org/, accessed February 27, 2013, http://braddockheritage.org
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:32AM

The Lums in Annandale didn't card folks as such when I was a teenager. Getting beer underaged -- when the age was 18!

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it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:51AM

hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
@Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place was jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :( There was an good surf/turf place right nextdooor to it too that helped with the business back in there, but it caught fire two decades ago and that was the start of the downfall of that chunk of town............
@heavy - your crazy LoLz - or prolly just getting old too, yo :)
@Huntington - what you are talking about is the EXACT same building in the pic. All the buildings on that part of Commerce that are NOT hotels are buildings that have been there forever. The ballroom was an old Toys are Us. The big foreign school used to be a Computer Learning Center-type place. Heck, even that hair place used to be a bank a long time ago. God, I am getting old. LoLz

no pic this morning, folks...........................got something even BETTER for us old souls :)

http://youtu.be/blKiuYznl2Y


yr welcome

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kon Tiki ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:53AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> What was the bar here in the 80's?


Kon Tiki, closed in the 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: DH ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:14AM

heavy metal parking lot Wrote:
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> Am I crazy, or was this area fun in the late 80's
> and early 90's. or am I just getting old?


You're not crazy, there was so much to do around here in the 80's. You never really heard anyone complain back then about how this area sucked.
We're all getting old, LOL!
This is a great thread and thanks for the memories.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:30AM

DH Wrote:
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You're not crazy, there was so much to do around
> here in the 80's. You never really heard anyone
> complain back then about how this area sucked.......................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:35AM

see? some things are improving LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:14AM

Especially when they started like this in the 40's...
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:30AM

at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't look very keen on the "serve" part of the job?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:48AM

Burke Brat, Where was the Kon Tiki?

As for the grocery store, Burke Brat, you are right as it was a Grand Union, And Gorden, yes in Falls Church at Westlawn Shopping Center in Jefferson Village. The Touch of class Hair Place was originally Queen B Coiffures where my Mom would get her hair done EVERY Friday from 1967-1980. The only day I could skip some classes as she would not be home to answer the phone...pre Caller ID/Machines...LOL They also had a S&H Green Stamp Redemtion Store where I could pick up misc bike/sports stuff w/ all the damn stamps my folks had lying around.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Kings Parker ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:02AM

Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the
> police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't look
> very keen on the "serve" part of the job?

I think they were known to administer a wood shampoo if you gave them any lip during a traffic stop.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:06AM

I thought it was Peppermint Lounge, but maybe I am mistaken, I took a date out who live just up the street from there on that access road, I want to say 87ish? recently as in a few years ago we would got to TAJ which was the bar but it closed down, not sure if the hotel reopened it.

Here are my pics of the train going through Burke, in the fall it would go out to Front Royal, the field is the one we would walk through to get to the 7-11 in Burke, I think this was Prior to the Giant being built.

The last pic was when we would collect Newspapers in the community prior to Recycling being done county wide, we would go to Tysons to a drop center and get money for a Teen club, I am guessing 1982?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Aberdeen barn ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:07AM

Kon Tiki Wrote:
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> Burke Brat Wrote:
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> > What was the bar here in the 80's?
>
>
> Kon Tiki, closed in the 90's.


Before it was the kontiki I am pretty sure it was Aberdeen barn.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:14AM

I believe the picture of Tower Records flanked by Evans and Hechts is from Landmark Plaza -- the one west of Shirley Highway, not Landmark Center (later Landmark Mall) to the east. That Hecht's was their clearance center where they discounted stuff that didn't sell in their regular stores. Mostly junk, but if you had enough patience you could sometimes find an OK bargain.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: kevster ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:25AM

Burke Brat Wrote:
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> This is still in operation and has the oldest
> Liquor Lisc in Fairfax County. One of the places
> to dance in the 90's Between Blackies / Deja Vu,
> Red Moon, Boots, Nicks and Skinifatz.
>
> The other Dinner theater was Hayloft in Manassas
> on Ballsford Rd


If you want to step back in time then visit the lazy susan. Everything about it is circa '60s....the decor, buffet, furniture, building, .... Expensive for a play and all (iirc ~$60 per person) but kitchy fun.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: amen ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:25AM

Kings Parker Wrote:
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> Hay Zeus Wrote:
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> > at Kings Parker, is that a photo of the
> > police/local KKK chapter? Those dudes don't
> look
> > very keen on the "serve" part of the job?
>
> I think they were known to administer a wood
> shampoo if you gave them any lip during a traffic
> stop.

I was looking at a restored FCPD cruiser from the 40's. I mentioned out loud that it lacked the partition between the front and back seats like they have now.

Old timer near me said, "In the old days, the perps weren't conscious by the time they got in the car".

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: D-Con ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:30AM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> D-Con, Was Magnifico Pizza still around when you
> were at JEB? Cool little place...now part of
> Duangrats Thai also.


@Sleepy, Magnifico was around when I was there, It was across from the shopping center that had Joe Theisman's Restaurant and then later the Family Fish House. The best pizza was from Athens Pizza in 7 Corners. They moved to Baileys X Roads near where the Roy Rogers used to be.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 10:51AM

Skinifatz is still open, same age as Lazy Susan and they have displays like a little museum, you can get food, Drink and Play a game of pool, they also have a DJ, just not a really busy place so if your looking to pick anyone up its hit or miss your better off at Brittanies or another Bar. When we would go there a majority of the time it was Office Parties or groups meeting there, they operate the large Fireplace during the winter after the leaves have all come down. Lazy Susan provides the Food portion of the sales for the ABC lisc. http://www.skinifatz.com/

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Geez i'm old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:01PM

It was the Fox and Hounds when it first opened -- late sixties or early seventies. Holiday Inn in those days.

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Re: it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: Geez i'm Old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:15PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place was
> jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
> There was an good surf/turf place right nextdooor
> to it too that helped with the business back in
> there, but it caught fire two decades ago and that
> was the start of the downfall of that chunk of
> town............

I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain originally, but they couldn't call it that in Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title. Might have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several other incarnations after that.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: ejkorvette ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:29PM

The bar in the Best western Fairfax was the Peppermint lounge when it was a holiday Inn. The DJ that was there is my youngest Sons Godfatrher. It later became Alexanders but it didn't last long. The Monkees stayed there when they played wolftrap in 1986. Fun Place. Boomerangs was in the Fudruckers and the Fox and Hound was where the Moose Lodge is now.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:34PM

ejkorvette Wrote:
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> Fudruckers and the Fox and Hound was where the
> Moose Lodge is now.


I bet not one update has been to that Mooselodge building. By the looks of the outside I had always assumed it was an old world european restaurant. That service road must have been part of the original 123 before I-66 was built

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Lortonite ()
Date: February 27, 2013 01:47PM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be way off here but there is a VDOT
> building at the corner of Commerce and Franconia.
> Across Commerce from where Toys R Us and the 7-11
> used to be. Was that a Luskin's? Or is that a
> newer building? I remember the name Luskin's, my
> Dad bought my Mom her first "kitchen" tv
> there,just can't recall locations. Love this
> thread!


Yes it was a Luskins, and then they turned it into one of their Big Screen Stores in the 90's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:14PM

The Starin Marvin picture looks like one of those advertisements from the back of an old TJ yearbook. What was the name of that thing? The newspaper was the Town Crier, but the yearbook its just not coming back to me.

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Re: it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: slubdawg ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:16PM

Geez i'm Old Wrote:
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> Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> > @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place
> was
> > jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
> > There was an good surf/turf place right
> nextdooor
> > to it too that helped with the business back in
> > there, but it caught fire two decades ago and
> that
> > was the start of the downfall of that chunk of
> > town............
>
> I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain
> originally, but they couldn't call it that in
> Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title. Might
> have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several other
> incarnations after that.


Maybe Jolly Ox?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Old Rt1 Guy ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:23PM

rc Wrote:
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> Does anyone remember 2 restaurants on route 1 -
> Mikes Italian and Andrea's?


Yep, Mikes was there a long time, good place. Now a car title loan place. Andreas is now a 5 Guys.

However, the best of what is gone now, was the Dixie Pig across from Beacon Mall.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:40PM

here's a place I bet y'all didnt think ever changed LoLz
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:43PM

I wonder when the last time those pumps worked?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:49PM

I drive through there each morning on my way home from work, I have never seen anyone filling up. It is a nice drive bypassing the Parkway, 28 and Braddock.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:54PM

bro, those pumps have been gone at least 20 years.............

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Re: it's cool how they kept that Woodrow Wilson "dime" for the new bridge logo
Posted by: Geez i'm old ()
Date: February 27, 2013 03:55PM

slubdawg Wrote:
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> Geez i'm Old Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Gordon Blvd Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > hi folks - wow lotsa old bar memories!
> > > @Burke - It was a Holiday Inn when that place
> > was
> > > jumping - but no, I dont remember the name :(
>
> > > There was an good surf/turf place right
> > nextdooor
> > > to it too that helped with the business back
> in
> > > there, but it caught fire two decades ago and
> > that
> > > was the start of the downfall of that chunk
> of
> > > town............
> >
> > I think it was part of the Steak and Ale chain
> > originally, but they couldn't call it that in
> > Virginia because it had "Ale" in the title.
> Might
> > have been the "Jolly Tiger". It had several
> other
> > incarnations after that.
>
>
> Maybe Jolly Ox?


I think that's right. I think the "tiger" part was from the euphemistic name given to the Sambos restraunt around the corner on Fx blvd. that is now a Denny's.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: February 27, 2013 04:55PM

Its not a picture here in the county, wish I could find one, But seem to remember one in Twinbrook?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:08PM

let's see if anyone can get this one heh heh heh

station is still standing today and oddly enough, hasnt really changed that much since this pic was taken ..................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:23PM

Anyone remember back in the 70s when the building across the street from the Clifton store (now the Heart in Hand Restaurant) was a bar featuring a bluegrass band? Every night they'd cap their show with a rendition of "Orange Blossom Special," timed so they could throw open the doors behind the band to reveal a freight train whizzing by on the track as the song concluded. Unfortunately, the locals weren't big bluegrass fans. The article below is from the Fredericksburg newspaper, Dec. 13, 1976, reporting events that led to the bar's demise:
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cant even imagine attempting to have a concert there now .......
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:27PM

that is HILARIOUS!!!!! - to know that the more things change, the more they stay the same LoLz

speaking of change.................

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:31PM

Nice pic of the Esso Gorden....I know...heh..heh, near here perhaps?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Anon16 ()
Date: February 27, 2013 05:35PM

Hollowell's Esso was in Culmore...their family owned several dry cleaners, too and the Esso had a towing contract with the county. One of the Hollowells was a Sgt on the PD.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:10PM

Give me an A....
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: good ol' days ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:18PM

The photo of the metro..I forgot how many tree's were standing, same with the beltway. I remember being stuck in traffic saying at least I have nice old growth tree's to look at. hahaha, those days are gone.
Great photo's and thanks to everyone who has taken the time to post a photo!!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: February 27, 2013 06:28PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Give me an A....

I think some of those buildings are still there. Isn't that brick building with the cars in front of it where the Equipment Rental place used to be (or perhaps still is)? It also looks like a couple of the roads were re-alligned.

Used to be that Hidden Oaks Nature Center has two or three arial shots of Annandale that showed how the area had developed.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:00PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> > Give me an A....
>
> I think some of those buildings are still there.
> Isn't that brick building with the cars in front
> of it where the Equipment Rental place used to be
> (or perhaps still is)? It also looks like a
> couple of the roads were re-alligned.
>
> Used to be that Hidden Oaks Nature Center has two
> or three arial shots of Annandale that showed how
> the area had developed.

Yes, some are still there. Rental place is there also.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Whobe ()
Date: February 27, 2013 07:54PM

Is that the fuddruckers building in Annandale?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleey Holla ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:25PM

Well yes, Fuddruckers...but I'm sure you mean...3 Chefs!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 08:46PM

Was
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rj ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:37PM

Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> Abe!


Is that Ron Jeremy??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: rj ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:40PM

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> Facebook Thief Wrote:
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> > Abe!
>
>
> Is that Ron Jeremy??


http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=83622,filename=Starvin_Marvin.jpg

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: copper ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:43PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> that pic above is the Baron Cameron Store. it's
> too damn small :(
>
> anywho, here's another pic - amazing how NOT SO
> LONG AGO it was, eh?

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2,file=83571,filename=no_more.jpg


OK, does everybody see that NO LEFT TURN sign??

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: February 27, 2013 09:46PM

rj Wrote:
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> >
> >
> > Is that Ron Jeremy??
>
>
> http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/file.php?2
> ,file=83622,filename=Starvin_Marvin.jpg


Ha Ha ...No. He was one of the owners, both have pasted away.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Star wars! ()
Date: February 27, 2013 11:37PM

Stood in line for an hour to see Star Wars at the State. Line went down Rte 29. Remember sneaking beers in during its later years. Now enjoy if for the concerts. Funny how it still caters to my generation...

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 28, 2013 05:48AM

Star wars! Wrote:
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> Stood in line for an hour to see Star Wars at the
> State. Line went down Rte 29. Remember sneaking
> beers in during its later years. Now enjoy if for
> the concerts. Funny how it still caters to my
> generation...


I saw the original "Love Bug" movie at the State, circa 1969? The balcony was very deluxe for a little kid.

The picture of Annandale reminds me, my father told me tht coming in on 236 (early 50s) there was a sign that said "Annandale, a City with a Future." Something tells me its future is now behind it.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:40PM

@Annandale - nah, it's just getting started LoLz
@copper - you should've paid more attention, case closed
@Sleepy - THREE CHEFS!!! - ok so that used to be a gas station?
@Bill N. That texaco gas station on the south side of the turnpike is still stands
@good old - what REALLY amamzing to me is how I forgot what a pain in the rear the old Nutley interchange used to be. Kids, you dont know this, but until Metro came out, you could ONLY enter and exit Nutley Street towards DC. Couldnt take 66 from there to Fair Oaks you HAD to go thru the city - nuts, eh?

so ok, I was going off about "Buckingham" yesterday? Whelp, turns out that Post Office wasnt always a post office - I get now why that theater ad mentioned the place LoLz.....................
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:42PM

where the hell was THIS place?

edit - I found out it was roughly around where the old roller rink is now - used to be like a whole part of a 1910's type "Franconia Mall" LoLz



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this one shouldnt be too hard..........
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:52PM

yeah, the theater's gone - but the restaurants still there - anyone know it it's still the same owners? That'd be AWESOME!
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: February 28, 2013 07:58PM

@ "Buckingham"

That must have been one hell of a Hamlet production

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Dalmo ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:18PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> the earlier one was Tysons. That last one was
> Landmark (Marshalls/Ballys/Shoppers)
>
> ok heres another one that I know EVERYONE will
> remember - i LOVE the interwebz LoLz


Long before it was Luskins it was DALMO. That Luskins sign was carefully placed over top of the DALMO lettering. Dalmo had some huge lawsuit against the tysons corner people back in the day.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: George Washington ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:33PM

This is a photograph of my house and my carriage.
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Re: this one shouldnt be too hard..........
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:37PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> yeah, the theater's gone - but the restaurants
> still there - anyone know it it's still the same
> owners? That'd be AWESOME!


The restaurant is the JV restaurant -- long time dive bar at 50 and Annandale. The theatre was reconfigured and was where the Chili's and now the GoodWill is. Saw Mary Poppins there as a first run.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: annie fuggg ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:48PM

Whatever happened to the Black Orchid?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 08:56PM

never heard of DALMO - but I'm a quick learner ;)

http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?page=1&xmldoc=19701296308FSupp988_11094.xml&docbase=CSLWAR1-1950-1985&SizeDisp=7

fascinating read - apparently Lerner has a Good Ole' Boys club back in the day as well LoLz - too bad for ole DALMO - learn a lesson from Uncle Blvd, kiddies - gotta pay to play!!

@blanche - also dont forget 31 flavors!! =)

here's something for my Arlington friends



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: good ole Dalmo ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:12PM

I drove a truck for Dalmo in '71 & '72. The main store/warehouse was at Duke & Pickett Sts in Alexandria. Other stores were F St NW, Wisconsin Ave, Marlow Heights and Hyattsville Md. May have been a few more that I don't remember.

Worked 6 days a week, five of them delivering appliances and one day of "transfers" (taking small mercahndise to the stores).

One day, we were bouncing through DC on those metal plates that covered the subway tunnel construction and I look in the mirror and people are running out into the street. I didn't close the roll-up door in the back right and electric razors, toasters, radios, and other stuff was falling out onto the street.

I couldn't believe they didn't fire my ass over that!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:12PM

Yes, the JV lives on...the Jefferson theater became Chili's...the first unit for the Chesapeake Bay Seafood Co. as they were branching out...and closing CB's...sad. The Black Orchid finally closed up shop, but the black leather booths and telephones in each booth were a great MADMEN throw back...plus the Chateaubriand was killer. Hey, Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: juju ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:22PM

Sleepy Holla Wrote:
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> Anyone does anyone remember the Chesapeake Bay
> ripoff in Barcroft Plaza?...It was GREAT.

Wasn't that Tom Weston's something something?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: February 28, 2013 09:29PM

@sleepy - oh yeah, AWESOME call on the Hollowell Pic - this one's for you :)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some Roys! ()
Date: February 28, 2013 10:36PM

Gordon Blvd- is that not a picture of the old Roy Rogers on Rt 7 across from the Toys R Us, and more importantly what used to be, back in the day, Krispy Kreme?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Huntington ()
Date: March 01, 2013 12:35AM

I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall? There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember the street name for the life of me. Although, that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: taintbreaker ()
Date: March 01, 2013 02:33AM

I absolutely love this thread! I wish I had olf pictures of my stomping grounds. I am young so I wouldn't have anything very old, but keep them coming please.
cheers!

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Landmark shopper ()
Date: March 01, 2013 04:59AM

Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts, Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!

My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid 70's.

Later the Washington shopping plate turned into central charge and then the discover card.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: blanche ()
Date: March 01, 2013 05:46AM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall?
> There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember
> the street name for the life of me. Although,
> that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.


Its the Roys that is now a McDonalds, corner of Leesburg Pike and Carlin Spring near Skyline. The Texaco, now Shell, can be seen in the picture.

Does anyone have a picture of the Annandale Theatre? My mom took me to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid there in the afternoon during its first run. I guess my dad didn't want to see her drool over Paul Newman. Good times! I was a Robert Redford woman (actually girl then) myself...when he looked hot.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:31AM

Landmark shopper Wrote:
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> Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts,
> Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
>
> My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends
> and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid
> 70's.
>
> Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> central charge and then the discover card.

My Mom had the Washington Shopping Plate as well. I think Central Charge was around first, however. Remember those stickers on the store windows with the big CC on them? People who've grown up since the 80s have no clue just how unusual credit cards used to be, nor the hoops you sometimes had to go through to use them. I can remember sometimes seeing S&H Green stamps signs on a store With the Central Charge stickers. That was two different eras overlapping.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 06:59AM

here ya go, blanche! - I dont remember this place at all............but as soon as I saw the pic, that Joker - now THAT I remember! Anybody know what's up with that?
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:06AM

@hutington - correct - it's AMAZING how Arlington skipped Suburb and went straight from farmland to High Rise city, right? If you havent been up Randolph St in the last few year, yr gonna lose yr mind LoLz
@love me- never knew it was a Krispy Kreme - I only know it as Roys. Way I heard it, it was like the first fast food car hop in the area and that those metal thinges were were the ppl on roller skates would come up and serve you. But all that was long before my time

Anywho, here's across the street.

side rant: I REALLY HATE THAT SHELL OIL COMPANY DID AWAY WITH THE TEXACO BRANDING! Another example of the Dutch RUINING our local culture (we used to have a pretty AWESOME local grocery store chain in Giant) cause it always seems that the ppl who ran Texacos gave extra effort into their stations and design. This one and the one off of 50 near 7 Corners come to mind.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Roy ()
Date: March 01, 2013 07:09AM

blanche Wrote:
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> Huntington Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
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> > I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> > Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston
> Mall?
> > There used to be a Roys over there, can't
> remember
> > the street name for the life of me. Although,
> > that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.
>
>
> Its the Roys that is now a McDonalds, corner of
> Leesburg Pike and Carlin Spring near Skyline. The
> Texaco, now Shell, can be seen in the picture.
>
> Does anyone have a picture of the Annandale
> Theatre? My mom took me to see Butch Cassidy and
> the Sundance Kid there in the afternoon during its
> first run. I guess my dad didn't want to see her
> drool over Paul Newman. Good times! I was a
> Robert Redford woman (actually girl then)
> myself...when he looked hot.


That was one of the Roy's torn down and rebuilt by McDonalds during the geat Roy Rogers slaughter over a decade ago.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Facebook Thief ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:09AM

Annandale Rd. & Rt. 50
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DUDE!! did traffic here ALWAYS suck? What the hell? o_0
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 08:19AM

@facebook - WOW - look at all those trees!! :(

@roy - The Great Roy Rogers Slaughter.......................the Potomac ran red with fixin's LoLz

pic unrelated



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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: jean jackets ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:15AM

Landmark shopper Wrote:
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> Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> was good only at a handful of stores like Hechts,
> Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
>
> My mom would give me the plate and drop my friends
> and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was mid
> 70's.
> rral
> Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> central charge and then the discover card.


I just tried to find a picture of pants corral but could not locate one. I haven't thought about that place in
years! As I remember it was owned by giant food. There was one in fair city mall I think. They had saloon doors on the changing rooms. Half the kids in Robinson wore levies Jean jackets.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: GettinOld ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:19AM

jean jackets Wrote:
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> Landmark shopper Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Who remembers the Washington shopping plate? It
> > was good only at a handful of stores like
> Hechts,
> > Woodies and the Pants Corral lol!
> >
> > My mom would give me the plate and drop my
> friends
> > and I off at Landmark to buy clothes this was
> mid
> > 70's.
> > rral
> > Later the Washington shopping plate turned into
> > central charge and then the discover card.
>
>
> I just tried to find a picture of pants corral but
> could not locate one. I haven't thought about that
> place in
> years! As I remember it was owned by giant food.
> There was one in fair city mall I think. They had
> saloon doors on the changing rooms. Half the kids
> in Robinson wore levies Jean jackets.

And if they didn't get their Levi's at Pants Corral, they got them at Zipper's

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:31AM

Great pics folks, Keep it up...

@Gorden, Nice shot of the Roy's...It was the first one in the company as Marriott converted a Hot Shoppes Jr in 1968...hence the car hop area in the rear.

@love me, The Krispy Kreme was next door as they were both around at the same time.

@juju, It may have been a Weston's offshoot, but in the mid to late 70's it was a...BOUNTY BAY Seafood House...a small local chain riff on Chesapeake Bay...exactly the same menu and concept. My friends from HS and I would drink copious amounts of beer by the pitcher and eat our weight in hushpuppies..w/ whipped butter.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Hay Zeus ()
Date: March 01, 2013 09:54AM

@ Gordo

i know you said the pic is unrelated but that looks like where 50/29/236 intersect?

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Sleepy Holla ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:02AM

@Zeus, I'm you are correct.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Alex Andrea ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:10AM

Huntington Wrote:
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> I might be wrong, Gordon Blvd. and love me some
> Roys!, but is that the backside of Ballston Mall?
> There used to be a Roys over there, can't remember
> the street name for the life of me. Although,
> that is Arlington so I am probably wrong.


That Hardee's on Randolph St. was a Red Barn initially.

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:21AM

@Hay/Sleepy - yep. Exxon sevicestation still lives on as 2 little retail shops - you'd never have known it was a greasemonkey pit twenty-some years ago if you went into one of those stores now LoLz

and you know, I've been trying to figure out for an hour now why those car are stuck in traffic there in so far back in time when it hit me that they are just all lined up to go to the gas station? Anybody know why? If you were around back then, maybe this will jog yr memory :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX1XSOzDPik

pic unrelated ;)
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:27AM

lecture hall and fenwick built by then, I see - yeah, I had that last pic GMU COMPLETELY upsidedown LoLz

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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: Just Another Old Fart ()
Date: March 01, 2013 10:53AM

Yes, 3 Chefs/Fuddrucker's used to be a gas station. Esso, to be exact.
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Re: Old pictures of Fairfax county, love em!
Posted by: love me some roy's ()
Date: March 01, 2013 11:21AM

Huntington--I think the picture with the Hardees was on Wilson Blvd by what used to be Al's motors. Now I think a Golds Gym sits there.

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