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Jul 6, 2013
 
This is a serious question.... Does anybody know what business previously occupied the building that now houses Vermilion Office Supply in Abbeville (Back in the early seventies? Also, does anybody know if there used to be a cafe next to it that may have been torn down? I'm hoping that somebody out there might remember these establishments? In addition, there used to be a shoe store across the street, but I can't remember the name of it. Thanks in advance for helping me to solve a mystery.

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Serious question wrote:
This is a serious question.... Does anybody know what business previously occupied the building that now houses Vermilion Office Supply in Abbeville (Back in the early seventies? Also, does anybody know if there used to be a cafe next to it that may have been torn down? I'm hoping that somebody out there might remember these establishments? In addition, there used to be a shoe store across the street, but I can't remember the name of it. Thanks in advance for helping me to solve a mystery.
thats where the group of secret Mason's used to meet and hold meetings, the front was a store as a cover up and the meetings were in the back, kill and murder people, sell and buy drugs, as time pasted they moved to other places
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Jul 7, 2013
 
Serious question wrote:
This is a serious question.... Does anybody know what business previously occupied the building that now houses Vermilion Office Supply in Abbeville (Back in the early seventies? Also, does anybody know if there used to be a cafe next to it that may have been torn down? I'm hoping that somebody out there might remember these establishments? In addition, there used to be a shoe store across the street, but I can't remember the name of it. Thanks in advance for helping me to solve a mystery.
style shop was across the street. The other establishment was a pool hall
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Jul 7, 2013
 
You're right about Style Shop. I remember it now that you say it. When I was very little, it was a shoe store, but then it became Style Shop. I don't remember the pool hall. Thanks.
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Jul 7, 2013
 
Was it D & D shoe store .. and midway cars
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Jul 7, 2013
 
Cafe not cars lol
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Jul 7, 2013
 
Serious question wrote:
You're right about Style Shop. I remember it now that you say it. When I was very little, it was a shoe store, but then it became Style Shop. I don't remember the pool hall. Thanks.
i think the Style Shop was upstairs, above the shoe shop...
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Jul 7, 2013
 
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<quoted text>i think the Style Shop was upstairs, above the shoe shop...
shoe store, oops
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Jul 7, 2013
 
BooneShiekah wrote:
<quoted text>thats where the group of secret Mason's used to meet and hold meetings, the front was a store as a cover up and the meetings were in the back, kill and murder people, sell and buy drugs, as time pasted they moved to other places
ok my husband just corrected me, lol he is a few years older, he says the VOS building was a Domino Bar, and across the street was Syle Shop an Anns Attic upstairs, check city hall they should be able to tell you..
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<quoted text>ok my husband just corrected me, lol he is a few years older, he says the VOS building was a Domino Bar, and across the street was Syle Shop an Anns Attic upstairs, check city hall they should be able to tell you..
sorry girl that was suppose to go to "serious question".
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Yes, it was the Style Shop which Mr. Mouton owned, later his wife Mrs. Ann opened the boutique, named Ann's Attic upstairs. Gosh, they were 2 very special people. Sure do miss them both dearly. The only store my mom would buy my shoes when I was a child.
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Jul 8, 2013
 
Tee-Cliff Leblanc had a shoe shop across from the pool hall at one time. Don't remember the name.
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Jul 8, 2013
 

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It was called Elcamino's....Just showed my age.
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They filmed some of the Movie the Blob inside there.
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I used to work at the Style Shop and Ann's Attic. I was only a kid and worked on weekends. Washing windows and pulling old sales tags off of shoe boxes in the back. Very classy people that owned it. Fine people.
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Yes Boot legger, a couple with class and big hearts... I too worked for them at their home before they passed onto their next life. God Bless them always....
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MrsCuldesac wrote:
Yes Boot legger, a couple with class and big hearts... I too worked for them at their home before they passed onto their next life. God Bless them always....
Do you know if they owned any more shops by the name "style shop" in other small cities?
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No, I'm pretty sure they did not. I worked for them a good while, they never said anything about another Style Shop out of town.
She had such pretty taste in home decor, after reading this morning, missing them I revamped the living area! Lol
It's funny, how a topic can bring back such good memories for some....:)
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You all are correct. Style Shop, Ann's Attic, and the shoe shop. The Midway was where the old El Camino's was. Thanks, everybody. I was trying to figure something out, and you all helped tremendously. My mom said the corner opposite of the old Audrey Hotel was Ardoin's drug store. If any of you are interested, go to values.com and click on the commercial for "Break Away". There is a split second shot of a small town. It's Abbeville, taken in the early to mid-70s. I thought that was so cool!
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Jul 8, 2013
 
I can remember years ago,,,,,,and I mean about 40 years ago .......my mom bringing me to the doctor I think across from the old Elcamino's where the Bank is now? Does anyone remember a doctors office being near there?

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