"Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

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Madeline

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Madeline » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:57 am

Does anyone remember the "Oak-n-Hickory Pit at Blackstone and Shields in the 1950's. Heading north from there - no lights until you got to Pinedale - then nothing after that until you got to Coarsegold. Also, does anyone remember the name of the restaurant located on Broadway and Divisadero in the 1960's? Also, I remember "Swim Park". Spent many warm afternoons there when going to college in the 1950's. Those certainly were the good old days!

Guest

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:16 pm

Yes, and there was a big Las Vegas style Pancake House sign somewhere nearby. Broadway at Divisadero might have been Stans Drive In. Late 50s or early 60s I'd guess.

Maggpd

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Maggpd » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:54 am

Fresno best of my memories;
Graduating thru the ivy covered windows at Roosevelt -- last class to do so
Jenko's for sodas and fries and jukebox music
Mars drive-in
Stan's drive-in
Stan's Private Line and calling in dedicated songs
Blakleys pool
Dragging the main ( Fulton Ave)
Stardust, Sunset and Moon-Glo drive in movies
Oh for the good old days when we took our bikes or the bus everywhere with no worries.

Snetta

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Snetta » Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:05 pm

My dad's donut shop. Bulldog Donuts across from Radcliffe Stadium.

Deborah Spurrier

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Deborah Spurrier » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:11 am

Blakley's swimming pool-Tulare and Clovis Avenues. It had the first water-slide in Fresno. Woolworth's Depatment Store-on the downtown Fulton Mall. Sambo's - at Blackstone snd McKinley Avenues had the best pancakes. Arthur's Toy Store was at Blackstone and Shields Avenues Rudy's Dime Store First Street and Ashlan Avenue. The Drive-In Theatre where Fashion Fair is at now. Whitefront Department Store Gettysburg and Blackstone Avenues. Oakey Bill's Pizza next to 7-11 on Gettysburg Avenue and Fresno St. had out of this world hot ham and cheese sandwich wrapped in foil. And they would deliver. Long's Drug Store on Chestnut and Olive Avenues. When the only walk in theatres were downtown, always saw 2 movies for the price of 1, and it was safe for kids to ride the bus to get there.

Mswan

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List - Add Your Memory

Postby Mswan » Fri May 20, 2016 6:08 am

I grew up in Fresno from 1957 thru 1974. I went to Thomas elementary, Tioga JR High and Hoover HS. Some great memories growing up in Fresno.
- Bowling at Cedar Lanes
- Sears in Manchester Mall had the best Santa Claus
- racing cars at "the Pit Stop" slot car tracks
- coloring contest (during Presidents Day) Triple J Drugs
- Swimming at Blakey's
- Me and Eds Pizza and Lesterburger
- Friday nights at Kerney Bowl (Al Pombo and another rival) would put on a great show
- riding dirt bikes at Lost Lake
- getting my first slot car track at the S&H Green Stamp store
- going to the drive in movies - Starlite and Sunnyside great memories

Mswan
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Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Mswan » Fri May 20, 2016 8:03 am

Here's some of my favorites from the 60's
- Continos Deli
- Carriage House on Fridays - all you could eat crab
- DiCicco's Italian Rest. - the best lasagna ever!
- Derwienershintzel - 10 cent Mustard dogs
- Me and Eds pizza
- Lesterburger
- milkshakes at Triple J Drug
- suicide sodas at the Pit Stop. That was all 5 flavors combined (Pepsi, Mt Dew, Root Beer, Orange and Teem)
- the New Rondivu.....best steaks and lobster
- the old Fresno Hoffbrau best pastrami sandwich and coldest beer
- Cedar Lanes Club Sandwich
There are many others but these were some of my favorites

Mswan
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Re: Tripple JJJ, Pit Stop, Ashlan Barbershop, Harpain's Dairey, J

Postby Mswan » Sat May 21, 2016 9:08 am

I got my hair cut at your dads barber shop back in the 60's. Tony and I believe wife Dorthy were the owners. Great chairs and conversations. I remember seeing the razor straps on each chair to keep the straight razors sharp. Then I'd head to the Pit Stop. There was a ice cream store in that mall. Can't remember the name of the store but you could get hand packed ice cream.
Great memories!

Spader

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby Spader » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:07 am

Mayfair Market
Rudy's Drug Store
Smitty the ice cream man.
The bakery truck that would come by Sat. mornings. He would open the doors and slide out those trays of warm freshly baked doughnuts.
Long's Drugs
Munger's Pet Shop
Lauck's Bakery
Woolworth's ice cream sandwich.
Lightning Records. They would play the record
for you to make sure it was the right one.
The original Uncle Tom's Cabin liquor store for
the candy.

sunlitekid

Re: "Lost Fresno" My Top 10 List

Postby sunlitekid » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:48 pm

1. The Outpost for prime rib and lobster tail
2. Tower Records/Video and the Wherehouse on Blackstone and Barstow
3. All the old movie houses: Festival, Regency, UA 8 Barstow, Fig Garden
4. Sierra Comics (in an old strip mall behind the 7-11 across the street from Fresno State)
5. Woody’s Roadhouse for good and cheap BBQ
6. Penny Candy
7. Farmer’s Market on Tulare/Divisidero
8. The Daily Planet
9. KKDJ, Dean and Don Breakfast Club
10. Gourmet Pizza (by Mclane High School)
11. The Summer concerts at Ratcliffe Stadium
12. Old stereo shops like Sun Stereo, Pacific Stereo, Federated, Good Guys
13. Fuji’s Café for Won Ton Soup
14. Arthur’s Toys


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