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Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 08, 2007 11:08PM

Did they go completely out of business?

Used to be one in Greenbriar in the 90's

Liked it a whole lot more than blockbuster



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/12/2007 11:12AM by Kiev.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 08, 2007 11:13PM

They have been out of business for years...they had 2 locations here (Greenbriar/Franklin Farm) and one in Alexandria...they are all gone.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 08, 2007 11:21PM

the one in alexandria is still active i think...

1628 Belle View Blvd # A
Alexandria, VA 22307
(703) 768-2877

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 08, 2007 11:29PM

Yep thats it...I think that was the first location. Didnt think it was still open for some reason. What I really miss from Greenbriar (the original Greenbriar) is Ricky's Pizza :-)

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 09, 2007 12:34AM

i miss memphis bbQ

lol

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 09, 2007 09:03PM

I used to work at Memphis BBQ in High School, LOL! Many fun times there! That wing place that replaced it is nasty!

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 09, 2007 09:48PM

Yeah, went there once, didnt like it.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: December 12, 2007 12:06AM

I miss Beacon Street... best fries in the world!

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: weather ()
Date: December 12, 2007 12:09AM

I miss centreville circa 2002.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 09:17AM

thats right, beacon street closed too.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Jester ()
Date: December 12, 2007 09:43AM

People still go to stores to rent videos?

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 09:48AM

yes

where else u gonna get VHS tapes

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: MBF ()
Date: December 12, 2007 10:00AM

I miss Beacon Street... best fries in the world!

Service sucked but the food was definitely good.

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 12, 2007 10:11AM

Beacon Street had a great bar.

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anybody remember?
Posted by: man.... ()
Date: December 12, 2007 10:34AM

anyone remember the old roy rogers that used to be where popeyes is. Also wtf is up with pizza hut closing

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 11:11AM

I have seen a few pizza hut closings in the area now.

they are going belly up?

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 12, 2007 11:18AM

Beacon Street had a great bar.

I knew one of the managers there back in the mid-90s, he would let us in there after it closed, and we'd hang out and drink top shelf liquor for free, and he'd cook stuff for us. Great bar indeed!

BTW, when did the place close down?



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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Fairfax MF---er ()
Date: December 12, 2007 11:27AM

I went to Beacon Street once. I can't remember the food, but I know the service really sucked ass. You can get away with shitty service if you are running a top-tier restaurant. But if it is a knock-off of Applebee's, like Beacon Street was, it is death.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 11:33AM

We went there once as a group for CHS Homecoming dinner.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 12, 2007 01:50PM

LOL! For CHS homecoming I remember going to Marco Polo in Vienna, and I remember thinking it was sooo far away :-)

Since the topic has changed, do you CHS people remember going "behind the fence" out the back door of vocational, to go to Greenbriar for lunch? I remember all of the graffiti on the fence back there. I was there a while ago and saw that they put a cinderblock wall where the hole was, so the students cant get back there now.

Also...Roy Rogers was the hangout during 3rd period. I remember almost the entire school used to skip and go there. There & Anitas!

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 03:58PM

yeah, we used to skip lunch and go to pizza hut or boston market.

There was always this urban legend that CHS security actually visits those spots.

We never got busted lOL

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 12, 2007 04:00PM

i remember roy rogers. Heh, I used to work at the Blockbuster there when I was like 17.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: December 12, 2007 04:08PM

Remember Kemp Mill in the shopping center? I used to go get cassette singles.

vaburbia.com

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 12, 2007 11:34PM

Kiev Wrote:
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> yeah, we used to skip lunch and go to pizza hut or
> boston market.
>
> There was always this urban legend that CHS
> security actually visits those spots.
>
> We never got busted lOL

Oh it wasnt an urban legend, lol...mr. mckinney, that dikey lady (short brown hair) and the other old blonde lady used to ride around in a ford tempo looking for people. oh, and who can forget mr. casio LOL! This was back in 94-96.
we got smart and started going to burger king in fair lakes.

oh, and the pizza hut buffet at lunch was awesome :-)

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: allivant ()
Date: December 14, 2007 02:46PM

SE Wrote:
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> Kiev Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > yeah, we used to skip lunch and go to pizza hut
> or
> > boston market.
> >
> > There was always this urban legend that CHS
> > security actually visits those spots.
> >
> > We never got busted lOL
>
> Oh it wasnt an urban legend, lol...mr. mckinney,
> that dikey lady (short brown hair) and the other
> old blonde lady used to ride around in a ford
> tempo looking for people. oh, and who can forget
> mr. casio LOL! This was back in 94-96.
> we got smart and started going to burger king in
> fair lakes.
>
> oh, and the pizza hut buffet at lunch was awesome
> :-)

i saw mckinney at my cousins' chs graduation this past spring. not sure if he was working for mason or chs.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Take a Stand ()
Date: December 14, 2007 05:01PM

Wow.. we are taking a trip in the "Wwaaaay-back machine".

I cant believe Im hearing some of these names. Mckinney,Caisio..lol,Haddock.

I remember 4-wheeling behind the UPS Transfer Facility off rt50 and westfields blvd... It is now all buildings and roads...come to think of it..everything is all buildings and roads now.


Can anyone remember or have pics of what Greenbriar center used to look like before they converted it? 87-88

Meeper, You and I might know some of the same people.. regards to Beacon Street and all.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 14, 2007 05:03PM

Meeper, You and I might know some of the same people.. regards to Beacon Street and all.

Did you know any of the managers there from around 94-95?


Also, when did that place close down?

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Take a Stand ()
Date: December 14, 2007 05:10PM

It was closed some time about 01' '02..and then it was empty for awhile.

I knew several of the bartenders who worked there. and the tobacco store manager accross the street. 97-01

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 14, 2007 07:59PM

Take a Stand Wrote:
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>
> I cant believe Im hearing some of these names.
> Mckinney,Caisio..lol,Haddock.

LOL....if you ever want to see them again, just go to Backyard or Blue Water...they are always there (McKinney/Haddock). Haddock and Ms. Rodriquez divorced a few yrs back b/c of an affair she had with a student in my class!

>
> Can anyone remember or have pics of what
> Greenbriar center used to look like before they
> converted it? 87-88
>

I remember what it looked like...but dont have pics. If you go to the site www.norvapics.com, they have a ton of pics from the area 20-40 yrs ago. It used to be free to view them, but now I think it costs $5 for a month pass.

I do remember the High's where 7-11 is, and the old People's Drug next to Giant. Far East kitchen is still rockin too! Prob the best Chinese in the area, IMO.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SRE ()
Date: December 15, 2007 10:04PM

TheMeeper Wrote:
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> Meeper, You and I might know some of the same
> people.. regards to Beacon Street and all.
>
> Did you know any of the managers there from around
> 94-95?
>
>
> Also, when did that place close down?


Beacon shut down in early '05.... last night there was a major drunk fest

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 15, 2007 10:10PM

There used to be a bookstore where that bonefish place is now.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SRE ()
Date: December 15, 2007 10:21PM

there are a few pictures of the "old" center in the greenbriar "history" book. You can find a copy at the Chantilly library, or buy one at the UPS/Mailboxes etc. shop.

I have a few pictures from the "pre-mcdonalds" days. Shell was an ARCO, Giant was where CVS is now..... the field where Shenandoah Crossing is now, and the trees/rocks in that field.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: FRENCH FRIES ()
Date: December 16, 2007 12:57PM

FRENCH FRIES MAKE YOU FAT AND STUPID


DON'T EAT STUPID FOODS

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: tHE bEACoN ()
Date: December 16, 2007 06:09PM

TheMeeper said:


"Beacon shut down in early '05.... last night there was a major drunk fest"


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHa


YOU WERE THE REASON THEY CLOSED THE PLACE DOWN.
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: tHE bEAcON ()
Date: December 16, 2007 06:14PM

Here is TheMeeper after the brawl at The Beacon
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: December 16, 2007 09:00PM

all right, pictures of drunk russians...

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Look again ()
Date: December 16, 2007 09:05PM

Look again....the one in the middle is TheMeeper

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Nik ()
Date: December 16, 2007 11:11PM

Kiev Wrote:
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> yes
>
> where else u gonna get VHS tapes


DVD players are pretty damn cheap nowadays...

----------------
WHERE'S THE BEEF

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Chris ()
Date: December 20, 2007 04:02PM

Yeah I go to chantilly.. the fence is still there in the back-left corner of the school. Big "no tresspassing" signs on it, but kids still go through there. I'm done skipping through there, as Ive been caught almost every time coming back over. Damn security just chills there in their golf carts

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: smoke ()
Date: December 20, 2007 04:15PM

I used to smoke cigarettes at that place.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: duh ()
Date: December 20, 2007 09:21PM

Shit, you guys are kids! When I started driving...once you passed Waple Mill Rd heading west on 50...there wasn't nuthin but dairy farms all the way to the Loudoun line (and beyond). No I-66, no Greenbriar, no CHS....just cows, grass and a few gas stations.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 20, 2007 10:40PM

So you must be well into your fifties.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: duh ()
Date: December 20, 2007 10:51PM

SE Wrote:
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> So you must be well into your fifties.


Yup.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Margie ()
Date: December 20, 2007 10:54PM

Ever wonder what the average age is of people on this forum? The more I read, I'm beginning to think it is probably around 35.....

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: smoke ()
Date: December 21, 2007 12:34AM

One time I even drank a beer. I got totally drunk. Throwing up all over the place. Fell down and hurt my head. Even had a black eye in the morning. I guess I got into some kind squabble but couldn't remember a thing.

I think it was the combo of the cigarettes and the beer.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: The Real Me ()
Date: December 21, 2007 01:38PM

Someone is f'ing with me. That is not my picture. This is me when I was marching with Jesse Jackson.
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: December 21, 2007 10:58PM

Cool. Duh, if you have any old pictures of local roads and what they looked like, you should post them!



duh Wrote:
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> Shit, you guys are kids! When I started
> driving...once you passed Waple Mill Rd heading
> west on 50...there wasn't nuthin but dairy farms
> all the way to the Loudoun line (and beyond). No
> I-66, no Greenbriar, no CHS....just cows, grass
> and a few gas stations.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: grandpa ()
Date: December 22, 2007 03:13PM

The original Route 50

It was just a simple little path. I used to ride my horse along this trail many years ago. That was the only way I could get to the Old Corner Store, where I used to buy milk.
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Granddad ()
Date: December 24, 2007 09:15AM

Grandpa, I remember that old trail !! And you're right, it led up to the corner store!! You have a damn good memory! Damn good.

Those were the good old days!

I went through my old black and white prints and found this picture. Hard to believe Chantilly High School now sits where the old store used to be. Damn shame...that's all I have to say...damn shame.
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Brad ()
Date: December 28, 2007 04:18PM

I can't believe you guys remember all this stuff, I thought I was the only one. Although I think Giant used to be where Marshalls is now and CVS had the entrance on the other side. They never moved People's Just everything else.

Hey SE,
Did you work at Memphis in the 96-98 timeframe, because me and my brother were there for the opening of that place and the Reston one. Actually at one point I was the Kitchen Manager at Greenbriar and he was the Kitchen manager at Reston. I wonder what ever happened to Stan, and Miguel, and Scott Soren. isn't he selling mortgages now.


Oh yeah, Beacon Street opened after 96 Because they stole a couple servers and Bartenders from Memphis, and we opened memphis in late 96

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Fred ()
Date: December 28, 2007 04:31PM

Yea, businesses always leave Greenbriar because its so damn ghetto. Its calm in the day, but go there at night, its a big mexican hang out.
Then I don't know if any of you have seen this but their is a homeless guy over there who can't be over twenty, he has asked me for money and ciggeretes on two different occaisons

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: chantilly ()
Date: December 28, 2007 07:36PM

Were those two pictures, both of the trail and the plantation general store real pictures? O and that book store that person was referring to was Crown's Book. Also Roy Roger's was the shit

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: December 28, 2007 11:56PM

Brad Wrote:
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I wonder what ever happened to Stan, and
> Miguel, and Scott Soren. isn't he selling
> mortgages now.
>
OMG! HAHAH! Yes, I was there....Stan was such a nasty pervert!! Ew!! I was 17 when I worked there and he hit on me and my friends all the time. So I guess that was 96/97. Jamie Bakers mom was our Mgr too...I forget her name. She moved to Ohio. I just remember she used to sit in the way back by the bathrooms, drink coffee, smoke & act like she was doing the "schedule" all day, lol. I dont think I knew Scott Soren though...??

Do you remember the cook Ezequiel? He lived in Shenandoah Crossing?

Also, Matt Dawson worked there as a cook too...he was killed on Rt 50 either in highschool or right after....we used to get in mustard slaw fights in the kitchen. Good times :-)

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Re: Power Video...
Posted by: Yet Another Lurker ()
Date: January 09, 2008 08:10PM

SE Wrote:
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> They have been out of business for years...they
> had 2 locations here (Greenbriar/Franklin Farm)
> and one in Alexandria...they are all gone.

I don't think Franklin Farm ever had a Power Video. It had a Forbes Video and then a Video Warehouse, but I don't remember a Power Video (since 1990 or so, anyway).

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: RT. 66 ()
Date: January 10, 2008 11:23AM

I'm getting on in years and the old noggin ain't what it used to be but I can still remember the old days when people didn't lock their doors, when a man's word meant something and when families stayed together and enjoyed the simple things in life.

During the winter, we practically lived in our snowshoes. Before global warming, we used to have giant snowstorms which would last for days. We would wait till the blizzard died down, then off we would go, tracking along this beautiful path which in now better known as Rt. 66.
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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: January 10, 2008 01:11PM

Well, looks like Pizza Hut is gone.

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: The old days ()
Date: January 12, 2008 12:02AM

Kiev,

Sorry, son, but what is a Pizza Hut?

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: SE ()
Date: January 14, 2008 05:03PM

Who wants to place bets that a Guapos will be going in there? LOL

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Re: Power Video...and Greenbriar Memories
Posted by: Kiev ()
Date: January 14, 2008 07:19PM

Pollo ala Brasa! LOL

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