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1984Consol
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Mama's pizza building was originally Sambo's?
1984Consol
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I don't ever remember seeing many stores in manor east mall- but I do remember the Walmart that used to be in there and the Montgomery wards. There were no more than I would say a dozen stores that I rememeber in the main mall itself. I remember the strip mall being built where the Byan Hastings is and Carter's Burgers in the parking lot. pretty good burgers. KKYS was in the mall and there was an excerd which very shortly after we moved there became a food for less. (or was it the other way round?)

The only other two places I remember in manor East mall were a pet store(Animal Corner I think it was called) and Alladin's Castle.

I bet Manor East Mall was great in its heyday...

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AgMomOfLots
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Was it Bombay Bicycle Club where Denny's is now?... and Danford's beside Culpepper Plaza, in the Whataburger/ Blue Baker area?.. AND wasn't there a bistro Julie's Place in the mid 80's where the manager was murdered?
1984Consol
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yes Julie's Place was there when we moved to CS in '83 but I am thinking it was already closed. It became Bombay BC a few years later and I always thought it was a stupid name. When IT closed, I think it became Denny's. Somewhere along the way, the owners of that building put up a fence between it and the adult video because they were offended by the name- not to mention they didnt want their patrons seeing "adult video" so they made sure the fence was high enough so the words could not be seen.
RDH80
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JC Penney was at Manor East---Animal World at Manor East--also Lindsey's jewelers--Milady Hair Salon--Lester's in Bryan was the only place a person could get Clinique cosmetics--Post Oak wasn't open yet.

Danford's was actually Danver's and was where the first Blue Baker (Dominik) is---different building, though.
also enjoyed Hamburgers by Gourmet at Woodstone--anyone, besides me, remember that?

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Show Me The Money
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Hamburgers by Gourmet at Woodstone--anyone, besides me, remember that?


Wasn't his name Archie? LMAO! (kidding aside, I don't recall gourmet)

mmmm loved those cheap archie burgers!
RDH80
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Archie came in after Gourmet---I think they closed around '83 +/-
Show Me The Money
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That would be pretty accurate. I came to town with trailer in tow in 84**.

**not with 1984 just to clarify. LMAO!


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1984Consol
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mmm archie's 39 cent hamburgers...yummy..got em by the sackful...
1984Consol
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hey show me the money- you got in town just a few months after I did it sounds like.

My parents moved me there in the summer of 83- just in time to enroll in consol my senior year
Show Me The Money
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1984

But I've got a few years any probably many more miles on me!

*1984 - unless he was the philosophy prof at blinn/woodstone, I didn't have him. I took that class as an elective because I heard the prof was awesome, and he was. It was the only class I took at Blinn.

And FYI, all the classes were basically "in the back". I think the prof was Dr. Griffin.

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1984Consol
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BTW my dad tought classes at the Blinn CS campus which was in Woodstone. His class was in the back.
Maveric
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Consol, what did you dad teach at Blinn?
1984Consol
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Sociology. Marriage and the Family
Scotch
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I remember the strip mall being built where the Byan Hastings is
Consol, you are about ten years older than me so you could very well be right, but I do know that there was a Kroger that even predated the main part of Manor East Mall and that same building was later used by Hastings, I guess parts of the foundation and maybe one or two walls are still part of the current Bryan Hastings. The strip of stores to the west(probably Cloth Worlrd, Hallmark, maybe Payless Shoes when you were in town) may have been added when you would have remembered.

Then again, it may have been Cloth World that moved out of the old Kroger location so that Hasting's could move in.
1984Consol
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It is very possible I am remembering it wrong. The strip center might have just been remodelled. I do not remember a kroger there at all but I do remember Cloth World.
slyk
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What was the mexican food place that was in the Woodstone center? Was it Casa Thomas before they moved over by Rosemary/Texas?

Yes I do remember Hamburgers by Gourmet before Archie's 39 cent hamburgers and the Krogers that used to sit next to Manor East Mall.

Anyone remember Cook's? Where the 99 cent store is, Post Office and Texas. Kinda was a Walmart type of place.

Some of you talk about Jose's that was out on Hwy 30 but how many remember what it was before that? Crown & Anchor Inn, a fine dining facility. They had a little bridge with a pond you walk across to get to the front door.

The Country Kitchen out on 60 was one of my favorites when I was a kid....famous for "mile high pie" and all you could eat catfish. There used to be a bbq place next to it but we never went there.

Where was the Buccaneers ice cream place in Bryan? I've heard some of you mention it but don't remember it.

Wasn't the current Cazadore's building home to a Italian place originally, called Fontaines or sometime like that?
Someone mentioned of there being a hamburger place there at one time, probably talking about Snuffers.

Whew-I'm through for now.
1984Consol
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Just get me a nice dinner at the Ft. Shiloh Steakhouse...
Scotch
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By looking at these pictures (I took the crappy one in the middle from my car in 1998), I think the Cloth World was at least in part of what would become Hastings. I don't remember what would have been next door to fill up the space though, it wasn't as big as the later Hasting's.

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slyk
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I liked Fort Shiloh when they first opened. They had several "themed" rooms you could sit in and the waiters would dress in costume in accordance to the room. I don't remember all the rooms but one was like or called "Granny's Kitchen" and of course the waitresses dressed in old timey dresses with bloomers and wore bonnets. I think they also had a Jungle or Safari room too. There was also a jailhouse themed room too. The waiters would dress in a western style sheriff outfit. There were others but I just don't remember what they were.
I do remember they had a old timey "moon room" door for the bathrooms, that was neat.
Anyway that didn't last too long, soon the waitstaff dressed in regular clothes and the room themes slowly went away.

Perhaps Child of Grace can come on and fill us in on FS.
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Wasn't the current Cazadore's building home to a Italian place originally, called Fontaines or sometime like that?



Fontana's. I have heard stories the restaurant was a front for gambling and that very few people actually ate there.
cfs12
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That's right. After Fontana's closed, Joe Fontana leased the building to Mama's Pizza before they moved to Culpepper Plaza and many other restaurants. He still owns the building today.
RDH80
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Kroger relocated to Post Office/Texas where someone mentioned there was previously a "Cook's". Now it is 99cent. The main post office in Bryan was at the corner of Cavitt and Post office --now leased by Blinn.

Movie theater where Harry's is now (or was that next door in the strip?) --and what was that club in the same strip next to the movie theater?
the Roxy???? or something like that?
slyk
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rh80-possibly the Roxy was next to the old theater, its been several names before Harrys, I just can't recall them at the moment.
I do remember Roxy was at Post Oak Mall across the hall from Casa Ole at one time.

How about Baja Yacht Club in the Lacks center where 4.0 & Go is? Or The Parthenon where The Tap is at Woodstone?
RDH80
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and Beef and Brew prior to parthenon
1984Consol
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What did fitzwilly's used to be? I keep thinking it was Don Pablo's mexican restaurant but I dont think that was it. Or maybe La Taqueria...
Scotch
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Flying Tomato Pizza, but before that, years ago it was an apartment complex, I think the name was Alamo. The apartments were way before my time, read it before on TexAgs...
denisep
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When I moved here in Fall 1989, Mercury Bar was in the strip center where Harry's is now, and I believe Baja Yacht Club moved to the location (after leaving the Lack's shopping center) for a while before it closed and Harry's opened.
jrhmc
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The Blue Baker over by Culpepper Plaza (I know it's not that now but I still think of it as Culpepper) was the Brazos Valley Brewery when I was in school here. It was my favorite for their pork tenderloin and their bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp. We always went on Thursday night since it was "Friends" night and everyone was addicted to that show.

ETA - I also liked their beer samplers. The wheat was the best. I swiped a menu before they closed and I think I still have it in a box somewhere.

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rcj0618
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Before Flying Tomato, that building was the Thirsty Turtle.

It was Brazos Brewing Company, not BV Brewery.

La Taqueria was in the La Bodega building across from Cafe Eccell.

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Fleen
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We were at Brazos Brewing for a friends 21st birthday the night they were closing. They had a very limited menu but sold us a few kegs for next to nothing.

Charlies under the Water Tower was one of the first bars I was taken to when I got to A&M.

My first drink in CS was on the porch at Bullwinkles

The Deacon Wings used to be the "new" wings

91_Aggie
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Fitz's was a mexican restaurant... before the Mexican restaurant was Flying Tomato
Fleen
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Two Pesos?
Psychag
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I worked at Godfather's Pizza. I loved Dallas Night Club in Descheuxne (Sp?) Apts. I met my wife at ROXZ in Post Oak Mall. I remember when 104.7 first came on the air, and 92.5 played Rock. Dr. G's was about the only live music venue, and Pooh's Park was awesome. The Grove played movies, and you could see porn at the movie theater that's currently Daisy Dukes. Games Galore was a great hangout to play Galaga and Space Invaders.
AggiePhil
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The Cafe Eccell building used to be the College Station City Hall. Anybody remember that?
 
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