This is right down to the bottom of the hill I live on, and has been there for at least 36 years that I know of. I also did worked on the new interchage where I-4 and the East-West come together. We used to go after hours and drool over the cool collection of cars, I mean about the cool cars. Anyone recall a private property with a good bit of acreage that had a giraffe and other types of exotic animals in the front yard? Paul Revere and the Raiders played, and it was Orlando's second true rock concert (the first being the Beach Boys, I think, a year or so earlier? Anyone remember the name of the place that sold Zeta burgers? Anyway, I'm not that much help in this category.....unless someone mentioned Boardwalk and baseball... The interior had red lighting everywhere, statues of the holy mary on the walls, a wooden swing above the bar. The place had this mystique about it that was eerily cool and hip.. They eventually turned all the red lighting into blue lighting for a few months and then shut down for good.
The county, I believe, cut the branch off so there's no place to hang another rope. Grindle himself jump up and down inside a convertable saying "I WANT TO SELL YOU A CAR"!!! So if you were to look at the set of plans for that job, you'll find my name on those drawings. Anyone remember seeing "Where The Action Is" teen national tv show at the old downtown auditorium around 1966? There was a big guard house, a HUGE main house and a perfectly round boat house with a castle turret on the lake. I used to work in that building from about 1986 to 1995 on the 6th floor for an engineering firm before the Darden Restaurant's offices took over the building.Audio Spectrum: The first "High End" audio store in the Fashion Square Mall.I first saw, heard, and fell in love with Klipsch La Scalas (speakers).7, The gas station on the corner of Pershing and goldenrod . But I remembered a restaurant in that vicinity where you could get a good little steak as well. I recall the first Burger Chef in our community was built on the south side of Curry Ford Road, close to where Krystal's is now located; it was the summer after 8th grade, and I went there with a guy I was seeing who lived in my neighborhood.Before 7-11 Unknown Unknown A&W Drive-In - W Colonial in Pine Hills A&W on Fairbanks, remember when it was "raided" by Tanner Aaron's Furniture abc bars with rotating floors Abneys Music Store - Need some Peavey gear? One of the last times I remember going to Royal Castle on Curry Ford was in October of 1969 - went there with a bunch of people with the munchies. and Boston Lobster House on Aloma had THE best fish and chips.