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Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: joe b. ()
Date: April 12, 2011 05:44PM

What occupied the bldg where Fuddruckers currently sits?

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: I KNOW ()
Date: April 12, 2011 06:08PM

way back when it was the Corner House clothing store.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: April 12, 2011 06:20PM

The building has eight sides. It was built by Mr. James Vincent and the building was known as Vincent's Octagon for many years.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Area Man ()
Date: April 12, 2011 06:29PM

It was a bar called Boomerangs that had dancing at night.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Area Man ()
Date: April 12, 2011 08:25PM

When it was a bar it may have also been called Manhattans at some point too.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Watson ()
Date: April 12, 2011 11:43PM

I Believe at one point in time it was a Scientology welcome center.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: HOA ()
Date: April 12, 2011 11:52PM

i used to live in the basement at the old building

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: anonymous eesh. ()
Date: April 12, 2011 11:55PM

Oops...I misread the thread as 'Buttfuckers in Fairfax'....Shucks!!!!!!!

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: wally pip ()
Date: April 13, 2011 05:52AM

I think someone mentioned it originally was built for a furniture store. I'm guessing built late '50's. I first knew it as Vincent's Hobby and Sporting goods store. Which ages me enough knowing that. I believe the Vincent family owned a bunch of property around the Rt. 123 and Route 29,211 & 50 years back.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: BurtBacharach ()
Date: April 13, 2011 06:26AM

At one point it was the location of Jamie's General Bean.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: jhey ()
Date: April 13, 2011 09:06AM

anonymous eesh. Wrote:
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> Oops...I misread the thread as 'Buttfuckers in
> Fairfax'....Shucks!!!!!!!

//insert gif of Fuddruckers time lapse from Idiocracy here//

I'M A FIVE-STAR MAN!!


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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: WhiteCastle ()
Date: April 13, 2011 12:14PM

Went to Ruddfuckers last night for a cheeseburger. To go and no fries I said.
Waited 20 minutes. Nobody speaks English worth a hoot. Only two working in
kitchen. Slow. Every order in front of me was messed up and brought back for
some reason or another. Finally I get mine but they missed "to go". They gave
me fries anyway. I'll make my own at home from now on.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: April 13, 2011 12:32PM

The Vincent family also owned a diner where Denny's is now.

wally pip Wrote:
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> I think someone mentioned it originally was built
> for a furniture store. I'm guessing built late
> '50's. I first knew it as Vincent's Hobby and
> Sporting goods store. Which ages me enough
> knowing that. I believe the Vincent family owned a
> bunch of property around the Rt. 123 and Route
> 29,211 & 50 years back.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: wally pip ()
Date: April 14, 2011 06:19AM

GMU Hokie, Do you know if the Vincent's owned the old Fairfax Theatre? Which is now the Toyota dealership. They saved a portion of the theatre building when they built the dealership. I've always wondered why they didn't tear down the whole building and start from scratch. I was in the old Fairfax theatre in it's waining days. I think it was a junk shop at that point, and the building looked in pretty bad shape. Could it possibly have been a historic preservation thing with tax credits involved?

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: April 14, 2011 06:32AM

here's an old pic of the neighborhood for y'all

I think that's the moviehouse behind that Gulf station, but I'm not too sure

anybody remember the Roy Rogers that used to be where the Rite Aid is now?
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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: April 14, 2011 10:10AM

Wow, US Route 211? Never seen that in Fairfax. Looks like it now starts out in Warrenton and goes west, but still retains the name Lee Hwy. I guess 29 totally took it over.


You have any other old photos of the county? I find stuff like that pretty interesting.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/14/2011 10:11AM by snowdenscold.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: skinner ()
Date: April 14, 2011 08:36PM

Gordon Blvd Wrote:
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> here's an old pic of the neighborhood for y'all
>
> I think that's the moviehouse behind that Gulf
> station, but I'm not too sure
>
> anybody remember the Roy Rogers that used to be
> where the Rite Aid is now?


I remember Roy's there until maybe the late 80's I also remember Fuddruckers being Boomerangs.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Curator ()
Date: April 14, 2011 10:39PM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> Wow, US Route 211? Never seen that in Fairfax.
> Looks like it now starts out in Warrenton and goes
> west, but still retains the name Lee Hwy. I guess
> 29 totally took it over.
>
>
> You have any other old photos of the county? I
> find stuff like that pretty interesting.


http://www.facebook.com/#!/BackInTheDayNVA

You're welcome.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: wally pip ()
Date: April 15, 2011 04:11AM

"anybody remember the Roy Rogers that used to be
where the Rite Aid is now?"
Yes and before that I think it was a Gino's, which has risen from the dead over in Baltimore.
Before the Gino's I seem to recall a huge concrete block building that was an AAmco garage

I never remembered a diner being next to the Fairfax theatre just parking lot before it actually stopped showing movies way back.I do think the Denny's that is there now was called something else when it originally opened. Dare I say it might have been a "Sambo's"?

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Spacy ()
Date: April 15, 2011 03:39PM

wally pip Wrote:
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> think the Denny's that is there now was called
> something else when it originally opened. Dare I
> say it might have been a "Sambo's"?

Some of them were renamed "The Jolly Tiger".
But I think that one was still Sambo's.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Veggie ()
Date: April 15, 2011 10:13PM

The Fuddruckers in Fairfax was the "Crows Nest" in the mid 1960's. It was a teen dance club. After the Crows Nest closed, it was a dress shop for a few years. I don't remember the name of the shop though.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Area Man ()
Date: April 15, 2011 11:02PM

That was one of the last Sambo's. I think they changed the name about 1980.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Hey ()
Date: April 16, 2011 11:25AM

Veggie Wrote:
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> The Fuddruckers in Fairfax was the "Crows Nest" in
> the mid 1960's. It was a teen dance club. After
> the Crows Nest closed, it was a dress shop for a
> few years. I don't remember the name of the shop
> though.


Hi,
From about 68ish to about 71, it was called "The Hippy House" clothing store.
I used to have a picture of the sign.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: GMU Hokie ()
Date: December 20, 2011 12:36PM

The Fairfax Theater is behind the Gulf station at the intersection of 29-211 and route 50.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Double R ()
Date: December 20, 2011 01:06PM

Before it was a Roy's, that was a Gino's where the Rite Aid is now. Only standing Gino's I can think of is the Popeye's at Greenbriar. They had a distinctive shape.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: V.I. ()
Date: December 20, 2011 06:48PM

Double R Wrote:
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> Before it was a Roy's, that was a Gino's where the
> Rite Aid is now. Only standing Gino's I can think
> of is the Popeye's at Greenbriar. They had a
> distinctive shape.


The "Dong-a-asian" (probably spelled wrong)Market at Fairfax Circle is still the basis structure from the old Gino's and the Gino's building at Tyson's may still be there.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: SunnyD ()
Date: December 21, 2011 07:57AM

The old Fairfax Theatre is now Hudson Outfitters.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: Dukies ()
Date: December 21, 2011 08:46AM

SunnyD Wrote:
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> The old Fairfax Theatre is now Hudson Outfitters.


Isn't the theater in that picture the one which is now a Toyota dealer? The old theater which is now Hudson Trail (used to be Hudson Bay Outfitters, until Home Box Office sued them) is down at FFX Circle, two totally different places. That old theater at the circle used to be the largest in the area, I remember it being HUGE.

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Re: Fuddruckers in Fairrfax
Posted by: U Right ()
Date: December 21, 2011 09:07AM

Hudson Trail is where the old movie place was down at the circle, right next to BUBBAS..hahahaha.

The Fairfax theater which is close to the intersection of 123 and 50 is indeed now a Toyota dealership

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