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Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:01AM

What was Taco Bell before it was converted? BONUS: What happened to the original building?

What was Wal-Mart before it was converted?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Sunny D ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:20AM

I know that Wal-Mart was Kmart back in the day....

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:23AM

Sunny D Wrote:
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> I know that Wal-Mart was Kmart back in the day....


True. BONUS: What was it BEFORE it was a KMart?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:30AM

This one is easier but throw in, what was Kohls before it was Kohls?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:30AM

Wal-Mart was K-Mart and before that it was a Bradley's

Taco Bell has always been Taco Bell hasn't it? Maybe it was a KFC before then? That McDonald's has been there forever. There was also an Old Library back in that area that burned down way back in the day.

Here is one for you JBass - What was the McDonald's at the corner of Old Keene Mill and Burke Centre Before it was a McDonalds?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:31AM

Khols was a Hechingers. I am on fire today!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:31AM

And what was La Tolteca before it was La Tolteca?
and...Where was the only hotel in Burke located?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:32AM

McDonalds was a Roy Rogers. The unofficial LB hang-out

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:34AM

Wasn't La Tolteca a pizza hut before?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:38AM

La Tolteca was a Pizza Hut. I also apologize for that question b/c I realize it's ffx station, not burke. But you still get the point.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:39AM

Where is the dividing line between Burke and Fairfax Station? It is 123 right?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:41AM

I got a really good one. Where did this guy have a pizza restaurant? (I met him many times, he lived off Shiplett). ps, the one with the gun, not the other guy!

http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=Vietnam_Execution

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:43AM

I think it's 123 and then the parkway (formerly Pohick Road). I'm trying to thnk if there are any exceptions

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Rebecca ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:44AM

Taco Bell was the library. A funny little round building if I remember correctly. It burned down.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:49AM

Im pretty sure 123 splits Burke and Fairfax designations, for the post offices anyhow.

BurkeBorn is indeed on fire. Byadleys, Check. Khols was Hechingers, Check! Tolteca was indeed Pizza Hut and Yes, Taco Bell was build on the old burned down library spot.

I remember Tippy Taco and Burger King on either side of where Planet Play used to be but for the life in me dont know what was actually there before Planet Play. Probably a nail salon. At the corner of that row there is a Barber shop ( I think it its still a barber shop anyhow) What was it before that? There have been a few things, including at least one crappy eat-in order at the counter restaurant... Any takers?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:50AM

Barber shop = a Spaghetti Shop!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:52AM

Chris Wrote:
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> Barber shop = a Spaghetti Shop!


And before that Errols Videos then after it was a Blockbuster. Why do I remember this shit and forget to call my sister on her birthday?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:53AM

Holy crap, Erols! Remember when half of people had erols.com emails and the other half aol?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:54AM

So the Burke Hotel location and location of the Vietnamese General's pizza store are still out there.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:57AM

And the Burke Hotel is a bit of a different question because no doubt that none of us were alive to have ever seen it.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Jack Hoff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 10:59AM

Kohls was a Hechingers but inbetween it was some kind of discount furniture store, didnt last long.
Please bring back the Burger King.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:01AM

Man Chris, I never knew that guy owned a pizza place in Burke. Possibly it was the place next to the Wild Bird Center? I cant think of a hotel, either. Racking my brain here.

What was Chipotle? and before that, BACK in the day? A convenience store, who knows THAT places name?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Jack Hoff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:04AM

Chipotles was a Boston Market and before that a Highs store if you can believe that

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:08AM

Here's one for those in the know, what was the pizza place next to Giant in downtown Burke? We'd go there between weigh-ins and evening wrestling matches (since we starved ourselves to make weight).

Moving to Rolling Valley Mall: name the store where Shopper's is now. What were the two anchor stores on the opposite end of the mall?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:08AM

Jack Hoff Wrote:
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> Chipotles was a Boston Market and before that a
> Highs store if you can believe that


Boom, Got it. How about the adjacent Starbucks, it was a .....?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:10AM

The barber shop before it was a spaghetti store was a baskin robbins. They made awesome root beer floats.

That baskin Robbins moved next to the Safeway off Burke Centre Parkway and is now either the music store there or the ABC store.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:10AM

Got another good one. What was the Starbucks between Ho's Dynasty and Giant off Burke Centre?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:11AM

Jack Hoff Wrote:
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> Chipotles was a Boston Market and before that a
> Highs store if you can believe that


Yeah, I can believe it...we'd stop by High's on our way to 7-11.

Is Chuck E. Cheese's still there? We hated that we weren't allowed in except w/ a parent...like any parent is going to bring their teenagers there just to play video games!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:12AM

General Execution's restaurant was not the Wild Bird Center. He had to close it down after getting death threats when the "We didn't start the Fire" Billy Joel song came out because that pic was in the video.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:15AM

Chris Wrote:
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> I got a really good one. Where did this guy have
> a pizza restaurant? (I met him many times, he
> lived off Shiplett). ps, the one with the gun,
> not the other guy!
>
> http://www.famouspictures.org/mag/index.php?title=
> Vietnam_Execution

It was in Rolling Valley Mall. I ate there more than a few times in my youth. A slice of pie and a coke was all I could afford; I had to save my quarters for Defender, Joust, Asteroids, etc., at Dart Drug.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:17AM

Was Butt's Corner in Burke? I remember when I was young finding a case of Molson beer near the 7-11 Dumpster. It was all frozen, and a couple bottles were broken and then when it melted (in my closet) there was this floating stuff in it. But I drank it warm anyway and would think I was drunk off just one beer.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:18AM

Correct, theShadowToo. Back when that was an indoor mall are with that awesome pet store.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:20AM

Dart Drug! Awesome. Where that Furniture store is now that is always going out of business. When I was a kid I thought Dart Drug and Target were the same store.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:22AM

I believe the Pizza place in downtown Burke was Pepperoni Stick

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Scott ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:24AM

OK here's one:

What was the name of the ice cream place around the corner from the 7-11 in downtown Burke?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:26AM

Darn, I'm getting to this thread late. I have known almost all the answers - Hechinger's, Roy Rogers, K-mart, etc.

The two other anchor stores near Shoppers were Marshalls and Ross?


And speaking of Erols, where was the other location besides Burke Center?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:29AM

Was the Marshalls where the Staples is? I think I remember my mom making me shop at both Marshalls and Ross and I was afraid I'd see someone I knew.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:30AM

Chad Dukes used to work at the Hollywood Video. Was that where the other Erols was?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Burke Curve ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:32AM

Chris Wrote:
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> Got another good one. What was the Starbucks
> between Ho's Dynasty and Giant off Burke Centre?

That was the Burke Station Restaurant, a really good little neighborhood place that served Ledo's pizza. They dropped Ledo's pizza from the menu at some point because of the increase in licensing cost, and it closed down a year or so later. Too bad, because it was convenient for Ledo's pizza, and the rest of the menu was decent too.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:33AM

The second Errols was over there by the Pizza Hut (Before Tolteca, of course) It was possibly in the spot where the take-out Chinese is now.

Before The Gym (Same shopping Center as 2nd errold and Pizza Hut), It was one thing then before that 2 different things side by side at the same time...

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:34AM

Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:34AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> Darn, I'm getting to this thread late. I have
> known almost all the answers - Hechinger's, Roy
> Rogers, K-mart, etc.
>
> The two other anchor stores near Shoppers were
> Marshalls and Ross?
>
>
> And speaking of Erols, where was the other
> location besides Burke Center?

But what were the stores *before* Marshall's and Ross?

Not sure about the other Erol's locations, but the *original* one was waaaaay over on Port Royal Road in Springfield (behind the shopping center w/ Kilroy's -- or Uncle Sam's for those real long timers). You had to have a card to get in and shopped by section: Beta or VHS.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:34AM

Chris Wrote:
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> Chad Dukes used to work at the Hollywood Video.
> Was that where the other Erols was?


Nope, the strip with Hollywood Video was added later I believe. But you're very close by.

Also what was the bank on the corner (now a BoA I think) there right next to Hollywood Video and Boston Market?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:35AM

theShadowToo Wrote:
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> snowdenscold Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Darn, I'm getting to this thread late. I have
> > known almost all the answers - Hechinger's, Roy
> > Rogers, K-mart, etc.
> >
> > The two other anchor stores near Shoppers were
> > Marshalls and Ross?
> >
> >
>
>
> But what were the stores *before* Marshall's and
> Ross?
>


One of them was a craft store or Jo-Annes Fabric or Michaels.



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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:35AM

Yes, Burke Station Restaurant. I actually thought it was a Ledo's when I wrote that questions. It's where all the end of the season youth soccer and baseball teams would have their trophy dinners because there were video games.

I know the Gold's Gym was a Food Lion and before that a Fresh Fields (whole foods) but not sure what it was before that.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:36AM

theShadowToo Wrote:
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> Not sure about the other Erol's locations, but the
> *original* one was waaaaay over on Port Royal Road
> in Springfield (behind the shopping center w/
> Kilroy's -- or Uncle Sam's for those real long
> timers). You had to have a card to get in and
> shopped by section: Beta or VHS.


You are technically correct - that one was there first I think, but I didn't consider it "Burke".

The one I was thinking of was INSIDE Rolling Valley Mall, to the back and far left.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:36AM

Scott Wrote:
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> I believe the Pizza place in downtown Burke was
> Pepperoni Stick


You believed correctly!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:37AM

me>you Wrote:
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> Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!


Burke's awesome. Especially Burke Centre. Check the average house prices in Fairfax and it ranks up there as being one of the most affluent areas so actually we>you

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:37AM

Chris Wrote:
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> Yes, Burke Station Restaurant. I actually thought
> it was a Ledo's when I wrote that questions. It's
> where all the end of the season youth soccer and
> baseball teams would have their trophy dinners
> because there were video games.
>
> I know the Gold's Gym was a Food Lion and before
> that a Fresh Fields (whole foods) but not sure
> what it was before that.


I know the right hand side was a Royal? Books and the left was the original location of the Track Auto (I think)

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:38AM

JBass Wrote:

>
> One of them was a craft store or Jo-Annes Fabric
> or Michaels.


No, those two came later and aren't the two on the "end" - but more down at the inside corner.

I honestly didn't know there were stores there before Ross and Marshalls.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:39AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> Chris Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Chad Dukes used to work at the Hollywood Video.
>
> > Was that where the other Erols was?
>
>
> Nope, the strip with Hollywood Video was added
> later I believe. But you're very close by.
>
> Also what was the bank on the corner (now a BoA I
> think) there right next to Hollywood Video and
> Boston Market?

When we moved here, it was Northern Virginia Bank, which then became Sovran (with someone else in between?) and finally bought out by BoA.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:39AM

me>you Wrote:
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> Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!


The mean streets of Burke have left us tougher and rougher than your Great Falls pansy ass (lol)



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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:40AM

Chris Wrote:
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> me>you Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!
>
>
> Burke's awesome. Especially Burke Centre. Check
> the average house prices in Fairfax and it ranks
> up there as being one of the most affluent areas
> so actually we>you


No house in Burke is worth anywhere near the home I own. Sorry, you are practically PW County. so actually.......

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:41AM

The old hotel used to be on the property of Burke Nursery. I think it's actually that old house to the left facing the Nursery.

Also, Dulles airport was originally going to be in Burke. There was all this open area after the Forest Fire (early 1900's?). That's why you have "Burnside Landing". That half of Burke Centre was burnt down.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:43AM

Stones Wrote:
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> Also, Dulles airport was originally going to be in
> Burke. There was all this open area after the
> Forest Fire (early 1900's?). That's why you have
> "Burnside Landing". That half of Burke Centre was
> burnt down.


I was told that's why the church at the corner of Pohick (now 7100) and Lee Chapel was torn down - to get ready for the airport.

It always amused me there were 3 stone steps up to .... nothing, surrounded by a cemetary.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:43AM

There are plenty of Million+ homes in Burke. Mostly off Burke Lake Rd. Sorry this is not affluent enough for you and your house is worth so much more. You must be so rich. I am so jealous and envious and wish I was you.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:44AM

Robert E. Lee used to go to that Church. Scary graves. We would go there at night on dares.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: FackOff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:46AM

Too cool for school you are. "I have a more expensive house than you!" Hey I can post annonimously on a web-site with shit to. I own a zebra! And am postng this from the Moon! Look at me! Look at me!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:46AM

I was hanging out with a friend who was baby sitting in a super old house off Lee Chapel. From the outside it looked like all the other new houses but was just framed to look that way. The inside of the building was super old with short ceilings and uneven floors and steps. There was also a family grave site in the basement. Weird.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Jack Hoff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:46AM

me>you Wrote:
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> Chris Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > me>you Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!
> >
> >
> > Burke's awesome. Especially Burke Centre.
> Check
> > the average house prices in Fairfax and it
> ranks
> > up there as being one of the most affluent
> areas
> > so actually we>you
>
>
> No house in Burke is worth anywhere near the home
> I own. Sorry, you are practically PW County. so
> actually.......

me>you

^^^ Lives in Lorton begging post office to change city designation to Fairfax Station.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: theShadowToo ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:47AM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> JBass Wrote:
>
> >
> > One of them was a craft store or Jo-Annes
> Fabric
> > or Michaels.
>
>
> No, those two came later and aren't the two on the
> "end" - but more down at the inside corner.
>
> I honestly didn't know there were stores there
> before Ross and Marshalls.


Rolling Valley Mall was a shithole back in the day, but it was a great place to be a delinquent. Dart Drug had it all -- even lumber! -- and next to it was Woolworths. Trak Auto was inside the mall and, as w/ all Combined Properties, there was the obligatory Crown Books. Woolworth's was where Ross is now (is it still a Ross?) and Dart Drug was next to it. Shoppers was originally an A&P.

Dart Drug had a few video games so most of the time we hung there.

Ahhh...the days of misspent youth.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:48AM

FackOff Wrote:
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> Too cool for school you are. "I have a more
> expensive house than you!" Hey I can post
> annonimously on a web-site with shit to. I own a
> zebra! And am postng this from the Moon! Look at
> me! Look at me!


I love this, I drive a Ferrari and have a 13" cock. Its true, just ask my girlfriend.
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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Burke Curve ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:48AM

> > -----
> > > Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!
> >
>
> No house in Burke is worth anywhere near the home
> I own. Sorry, you are practically PW County. so
> actually.......

Interesting. I didn't know that being a world class dick paid so well.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:48AM

FackOff Wrote:
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> Too cool for school you are. "I have a more
> expensive house than you!" Hey I can post
> annonimously on a web-site with shit to. I own a
> zebra! And am postng this from the Moon! Look at
> me! Look at me!


Nice. Yeah, talking about how much your house is worth to make you sound better than others is probably the lamest thing you can do in an email thread. Why am I not working right now? If I get fired, then I'll have to sell my super awesome house in Burke Centre. Then that guy will definitely be better than me.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:53AM

Jack Hoff Wrote:
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> me>you Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Chris Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > me>you Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > > > Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!
> > >
> > >
> > > Burke's awesome. Especially Burke Centre.
> > Check
> > > the average house prices in Fairfax and it
> > ranks
> > > up there as being one of the most affluent
> > areas
> > > so actually we>you
> >
> >
> > No house in Burke is worth anywhere near the
> home
> > I own. Sorry, you are practically PW County.
> so
> > actually.......
>
> me>you
>
> ^^^ Lives in Lorton begging post office to change
> city designation to Fairfax Station.

If I lived in Lorton, I don't think I'd be telling people in Burke they are practically PW County. So on top of having inferiority complexes, people in Burke are stupid as well. Enjoy your VRE.

And yes, being a world class dick pays awesomely, just ask anyone who makes good money.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:54AM

There used to be homeless people living in those brick alleys in the front of Rolling Valley Mall.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Jack Hoff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:55AM

My apoligizes. So how is the weather in Hybla Valley?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:59AM

Chris Wrote:
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> There used to be homeless people living in those
> brick alleys in the front of Rolling Valley Mall.

Thanks for making my point all the more clear.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 11:59AM

Jack Hoff Wrote:
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> My apoligizes. So how is the weather in Hybla
> Valley?

Next time I pay a visit to your mom, I'll let you know.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Jack Hoff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:01PM

Failure to disclose where you live = foreclosure coming soon

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: FackOff ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:01PM

Really... Look kettle... Your saying we have inferiority complexes... you came on here and posted annonymously and I quote said "You loosers live in Bukre, I have a huge house and make a ton of money". You say we have inferiority complexes? Are you kidding me? We are just having fun. Your being the dick. Now go back to typing shit that doesn't matter at Booz Allen Hamilton and jerking off to that cougar that rejected you last night at coastal.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:02PM

There are homeless people everywhere so that doesn't mean a thing. Since you are so rich and your house is so awesome you might actually have some living in a tent on your property or maybe in your 14th bedroom that you have not even visited in over a year. And all of us from Burke would very much admit that Rolling Valley Mall was a craphole.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Stuart ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:03PM

But Bill Jr., he was a
daredevil, just like his old man. He was leaning out saying, "Hey
everybody! Look at me, look at me!" POW! He was decapitated. They found
his head over by the snowcone concession.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:03PM

FackOff Wrote:
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> Really... Look kettle... Your saying we have
> inferiority complexes... you came on here and
> posted annonymously and I quote said "You loosers
> live in Bukre, I have a huge house and make a ton
> of money". You say we have inferiority complexes?
> Are you kidding me? We are just having fun. Your
> being the dick. Now go back to typing shit that
> doesn't matter at Booz Allen Hamilton and jerking
> off to that cougar that rejected you last night at
> coastal.

And now he's doing "your mom" jabs.

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Date: May 27, 2011 12:03PM

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:04PM

FackOff Wrote:
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> Really... Look kettle... Your saying we have
> inferiority complexes... you came on here and
> posted annonymously and I quote said "You loosers
> live in Bukre, I have a huge house and make a ton
> of money".

I would never make such egregious typos!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BurkeBorn ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:06PM

Damn I missed a lot... I will say though. me>you didn't deny working at BAH.. or getting rejected by cougars at Coastal.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me=you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:07PM

Chris Wrote:
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> FackOff Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Really... Look kettle... Your saying we have
> > inferiority complexes... you came on here and
> > posted annonymously and I quote said "You
> loosers
> > live in Bukre, I have a huge house and make a
> ton
> > of money". You say we have inferiority
> complexes?
> > Are you kidding me? We are just having fun.
> Your
> > being the dick. Now go back to typing shit that
> > doesn't matter at Booz Allen Hamilton and
> jerking
> > off to that cougar that rejected you last night
> at
> > coastal.
>
> And now he's doing "your mom" jabs.

Wow, I didn't realize living in Burke gave all of you extreme emotional inferiority complexes. I was just making a small joke. You guys are right. Burke is the best. Who wouldn't want to live there? In fact, you have convinced me it is so great that I am going to sell my house and buy three of yours.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:08PM

BurkeBorn Wrote:
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> Damn I missed a lot... I will say though. me>you
> didn't deny working at BAH.. or getting rejected
> by cougars at Coastal.

You need that written down? Fine.

Denied.

Coastal is outside the beltway and a chain.

BAH...I know some folks that work there, but who doesn't?

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Hmmmmm ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:10PM

why do I get the feeling me>you is really:
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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:11PM

Hmmmmm Wrote:
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> why do I get the feeling me>you is really:

Because that is the only way your shitty life would be justified.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Stones ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:12PM

I don't think making an assumption that we have inferiorty complexes is the appropriate conclusion here. I'm sure all of us are plenty comfortable with our plot in life. Most of the reponses from Burke folks are talking about how lame you are and not defending how Burke must be better than where you live. You are the one that seems to have to prove that you are so much better. You are just a tool by nature, regardless of what you do or don't own. So your analytical skills are pretty bad as well. If you did work for BAH, I'm thinking you are not a consultant.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Ut videam ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:23PM

JBass Wrote:
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> I love this, I drive a Ferrari and have a 13"
> cock. Its true, just ask my girlfriend.

Dating Adele Silva? Doubtful.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: hmmmmmm ()
Date: May 27, 2011 12:26PM

me>you

Thank you for visiting the Burke thread and offering such great insight. It makes us little people feel special that you took an interest in our community.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: skavman ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:18PM

My two farthings on Burke: My folks moved to the new, and not yet completed Lake Braddock Community in 1970. The lake was not built yet, and of course LBSS, wasn't finished until 1973, and was just a patch of woods. Braddock Road and Burke Lake Road simple two lane roads. Burke had a 7-11 located in an old house where the post office currently is, and the post office was in an old house where the firehouse is currently. The current shopping center with Giant,Spartans,Merchants ect. was just a field where some large drainage pipes were stored as you crossed the railroad tracks. The path to 7-11 and back to the emerging Lake Braddock community became well worn. Those days since the building of LB was only in it's infancy, the construction guys left their soda bottles strewn where the new houses were being built. Bottles still recyclable at that time, meant many trips the 7-11 to retrieve our nickle per bottle. I don't remember when Inga Hutchinson took over the Burke 7-11, before or after it moved to their current location?

As Burke developed, the traffic back-ups at the two RR crossing points, Burke Lake Road and Burke Road became ponderous, and eventually the overpass was built. I don't remember what was built or had been built where the Taco Bell currently resides,but with the overpass the whole nature and configuration of Burke Lake Road and Burke Road changed. Burke lake road used to continue from that point (Taco Bell) essentially up and over the hill at a completely different angle, ending as it does now in front of Burke Elem. School. Burke Road didn't loop up to hit Burke Lake Road before the overpass, but continued on straight and crossed the RR tracks,where it made a sharp left and continued into Burke. Essentially the road that leads into the hidden shopping center across from Giant on the other side of the overpass was the line of old Burke Road.

Yes, Spartans was the Pepperoni Stick, and the grocery store has always been a Giant, although I think every other retail location has changed hands over the years. The Pepperoni stick at some point divided and the right side of it became a narrow bar, you had to decide, restuarant or bar when you came in by the entrance way, that was pretty shortlived. The smaller shopping center which was built accross the street, to which the 7-11 moved after it was decided that it's former location was going to become a large post office, there was a dive with live music there called Spanky's Place for awhile, and off course My Brother's Place, which had cheap but good pizza and gyros, until, either one or both of the primary owners blew themselves up attempting to do a little redecorating. As I remember they were trying to remove the old carpet squares the type with black foam backing, the story was some local gel employee suggested to use gasoline as a solvent to get the foam off the substrate, the fumes and pilot lights to the oven didn't mix well,and the fucking place blew,killing one or both of the owners.

Some other memories: as you drive up Coffer Woods,making a right off of Burke Lake Road, back beyond the townhouses which are on the right as you head up the hill, was a pond. Either Bells or Belles pond. Up through the 1970s all kind of hippies and ragamuffins used to live and congregate there in their vans and vw microbuses, I guess the place got drained when they built the town homes. Until all the redevelopment and roads, up until about the early 1980s, you could still see all the old foundations for the buildings for the original Burke RR station, which was a nice place to catch a buzz or drink. I guess some of that stuff may still be there.

There is very good book on the history of Burke, with lots of photos etc. Which had some older info from way before my time, for example, I didn't know that in the 1920s, folks from DC woud jump on the train and come out to Burke for baseball games and horse racing in the summer, as it was considered a trip to the country. The current location of the Burke Garden center was where there was an oval racetrack for horses.

Yeah..one more thing, you would have to be a real old timer I reckon to remember this. There was a guy, a hermit, that would hang around the RR tracks and along the older homes in Burke, which is the area behind Giant shopping center. This guy was like a Jethro Tull Aqualung looking fellow, and as a kid, a pretty strange looking dude. The original Burke homeless guy, but I think he had a place. We didn't get too close, but since we would run around that whole area. We would see this oddball every once in awhile. I wonder if anyone out there remembers what the story was with that guy...I used to know, but I can't pull it now...

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:24PM

Ummm, you come into a nice thread recalling Burke trivia with no real bashing going on, and have to start a flame war.

Your opening comment:

"Ha ha, you losers all live(d) in Burke!"

Completely out of place in the context of the thread. You then follow up a with a oh-so-insightful:

"No house in Burke is worth anywhere near the home I own. Sorry, you are practically PW County. so actually......."


I'm not sure what you feel the need to prove by interjecting yourself into this thread and starting a flame-war for no reason. You're either a trolling, internet tough guy, or are telling the truth but have an enormous personality defect.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: me>you ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:26PM

snowdenscold Wrote:
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> but have an enormous personality defect.

Says the Burke resident.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: MBF ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:27PM

The second Errols was over there by the Pizza Hut (Before Tolteca, of course) It was possibly in the spot where the take-out Chinese is now.

Before The Gym (Same shopping Center as 2nd errold and Pizza Hut), It was one thing then before that 2 different things side by side at the same time...


There was a two-floor Pier One Imports store back in the 80s-mid 90s on the far left side of the shopping center (as you enter the parking lot).

I loved and miss Toyland at University Mall.

EDIT: I cannot type today.



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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BB*X ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:42PM

The current furniture place in Rolling Valley was also an F&M at one point, I think that stood for Frank and Martha's.

Anyone remember the name of the deli in Burke Town Plaza? It may have been where the cigar store is or next door to the cigar store. We used to stop there every day after school for pizza.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: 644 west ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:43PM

The craft store was Ben Franklin. There also was an Erol's in Springfield Plaza.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:51PM

oh, JESUS!! MEMORIES!!! The Pepperoni Stick!! TOYLAAAAAAANNNNNNNNND!!!!!!!! :)

The homeless living in the Rolling Valley Mall corners (I think they now just hold signs for that "Last Days, Closing Soon Store which never seems to close LoLz)

@me>you: your momma jokes only work if ppl start attacking you first. If you throw them out first during the convo, it shows you for the skeevy loser that YOU obviously are LoLz.
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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Burke Curve ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:55PM

Excellent post, skavman, thanks. The shopping center with Spartans used to have a hardware store. Also used to be a hardware store in Kings Park Shopping Center.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BB*X ()
Date: May 27, 2011 01:57PM

The hardware store in King's Park was an Ace Hardware, I bought the first Zippo I ever owned at that place.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Gordon Blvd ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:00PM

sorry, was busy feeding the troll

anywho,, JBass - AWESOME thread!

@ skavman - that history lesson is pretty cool, as well. Life before "The Great Wall of Burke"


and a big THANK YOU to the rest of y'all who contributed to this thread - just cool!

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:17PM

BB*X Wrote:
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> The current furniture place in Rolling Valley was
> also an F&M at one point, I think that stood for
> Frank and Martha's.
>
> Anyone remember the name of the deli in Burke Town
> Plaza? It may have been where the cigar store is
> or next door to the cigar store. We used to stop
> there every day after school for pizza.

Spitoni's! Awesome place but terrible name. They had the best gyro and were owned by an awesome Greek family. At least once a month, I joke with my wife that we should order from there.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: snowdenscold ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:20PM

I want to say the Burke Lake Road overpass over the railroad tracks happened in the late 80's. I recall going down the part of Burke Rd. by the 'hidden shopping center', and crossing over the tracks there to continue on Burke Rd. heading west. But perhaps that was after the overpass but before they put the 2nd (northern) light for B.R. and B.L.R.

When did they disconnect the two parts of Old Burke Lake Rd. ? (the small part that goes through the shopping center area, and the longer one accessible from Lake Braddock Dr.)



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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:20PM

To feed the troll or not to feed the troll. That is the question.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: JBass ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:24PM

Is Angies still in business over by the Outback? I know the original family sold out years ago and I havent been back.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: BB*X ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:32PM

Chris, close but I think it was actually called Spuntino's Deli.

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Re: Burke Trivia
Posted by: Burke Curve ()
Date: May 27, 2011 02:33PM

JBass Wrote:
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> Is Angies still in business over by the Outback?
> I know the original family sold out years ago and
> I havent been back.


It's still there, but it's a much differenct place. They've tried to go upscale. Gone are the vinyl booths and linoleum tabletops, replaced by blond wood. The dinner menu has more entree-type items and a wine list, and the prices are higher. It's not bad but, personally, I liked it better when it was less pretentious and cheaper.

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