What Berea used to be like.....
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#21 Oct 6, 2010
-pt 1-

Food Stores
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Conn's Supermarket
Todd's Supermarket
Hicks' Market
Brandenburg's Store
Todd's Superette
Purkey's Supermarket
B & B Market
Original IGA (Kenneth Conn)
Wilson's Big Value (Larry Wilson)
Superior / IGA
Dixie Park Market
MAD Market
Boone Street Market
Vanwinkle's Grocery
Lamb's Grocery
Kenny's Market
San-Peg Market
Kentucky Foods (part of Harrison's Farm Supply)
Cardianl Grocery Cardinal Deli / Fast Eddies)
Quick-Stop Food Mart (Corner of Jefferson & Broadway)
Piggly Wiggly
Swinford Grocery
Kirby's Market (now Spencer's Get It Quick)
Fanny Gadd's (Mill St.)

Restruants / Preped Food
----------
Carlton / Uncle Les's
Uncle Pete's
Hardee's
Colonel Drive-in
Georgia's
Sweet Betty's / Peoples
Tastee-Freez
Blue Grass Restaurant
TNT Express
Dairy Queen (original)
Stuckeys
The Coffee Cup
George Bryant's
Fruit & Cream
Hometown Cafeteria
Opel's Restaurant
Burger Queen / Druthers
Kentucky BBQ
Giovanni's
City (mid-town) Diner
Nancy's Restruant
Little Mamas
Gilbert's Restruant
Hogg BBQ
The Wild Mint Eatery
Country Kitchen
Columbia Mountain Grill
Columbia Steak House
Holiday House
Peace Garden Tea Room
Gabbard's Restaurant
Dixie Kitchen
Angelo's
Berea Sub Shop
Taco Tico (now Wanpen)
Dennys
Kentucky Bar-B-Q
Old Towne Restruant
Pizza Palace
The Pantry (changes hands frequently)
Penny Sue's Cafe (North Broadway)
Hometown Bakery (25-north)
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#22 Oct 6, 2010
-pt 2-

General Mdse. & Services
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PUrkey's Hardware
Davisdon Brothers
Rivers' Shoe Shop
Coffey Insurance Agency
Economy Insurance Agency
Berea 5 & 10
Baker & Baker Appliance
Ben Franklin
Maloney's
Hecks
Flannery's Appliance Service
True Value Hardware (original (Ray Curry))
S & T Hardware
Lincoln Appliance Service
Berea Heating & Cooling
Berea Plumbing & Heating
Rick's Bikes
Chick's
Berea Farm Service (Southern States)
Berea Farm Supply
Harrison Farm Supply
Booneway Farms
Bicks Hardware
Upton Drug
Richardson Drug
Porter-Moore Drug
Smith (Hallie Pitts) Furniture
Berea Sundries & School Supply
Parson's Appliances
Don Eckland Signs
Berea Taxi Cab (K & V Cab)
Jerry's TV
Ballanger's TV
Liberty TV Service (corner Liberty Ave. & 25 S.)
American Glass (on 21 West)
Berea Discount & Salvage (Howard Allen)
Buck's Upholstery
Keller's Sewer & Drain
Still's Moving & Storage
Animal House
Hometown Carpet (Jefferson St.)
Berea Auto Upholstery
Cottage Under The Oak
Jemstone Flooring and Design (Spring Circle Dr.)
Belchers Professional Carpet Cleaning
Sun Palace Tanning
Leon's Furniture (now Goodwill)
Williams Funeral Home (Haiti Road)
Clipper's Barbar Shop (now Blondies)
Calico Bakery
Rowlette Electric
Jones Maytag Home Appliance Ctr.(Paint Lick Road)
Old Towne Packing & Shipping
Cooper Shop (old towne)
Grover Farr's Antique & Framing Shop (Main St.)
LA Joes - Located in old Hecks)
Living Water Bible Book Store
Everything $1 (near Superior)
Magic Tree Pottery (Adams St)
Old Town Leather Co (Adams St)
Photo Media
AppleTree Antiques (now Blondies)
Charlie Harvey's Chair Shop
Kentucky Finance (Larry Robinson)
Welcome Financial Services (aka Welfare Finance Mary Jo Robinson)
Robinson's Furniture (now Papa Johns)
Thompson's Appliance Service
Grainger's Antiques
Hammonds Radio & TV Service
Dallas Heating & Air Conditioning
Jones Heating & Air Conditioning (moved to Richmond)
Harrison's Roofing
Body & Soul (in two locations)
TG&Y
Ross & Manly Heating & Cooling)
Don's Discount Dollar
TObacco Patch (Boone Square)
Tobacco Shed (Jefferson St.)
S & S Hometown Flooring
Shelves & Such (N. Broadway)
The Family Tree (N. Broadway)
The Glass Studio (Adams St.)
Hillbilly Hobbies (25 north)
GreenMart (25 North)
Brian Boggs Chair Maker (Lester Street)
Allen's Flowers
Hylton Florest
Berea Satellite

Clothing / Acc.
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Jeans Fashion Shop
Horton's Jewelry
Cowden Factory Outlet
Young's Clothing Store
Barker's Mens Wear
Waymans Department Store
Nu-Way Cleaners
Berea 1-Hr Cleaners
Snow-White Shoes
Albert Mooney Jewelry
Saylor Jewelry
Simply Childish Clothing
Slones
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#23 Oct 6, 2010
-pt 3-

Automotive / Lodging
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Moores's Motel
Eplee's Motel
Colonial Hotel
Berea Auto Parts
Wilderness Trail Motel (Later Budget Inn)
Mountian View MOtel
Hymer (Russ Powell) Ford
Western Auto
White Auto Store
Cummins Crysler
Bonded Oil
Union 76 Truckstop
Berea Truck Wash
Gulf Oil Distributor
Standard Oil Distributor
Central Standard Service (Now Darren's)
Berea Shell (Now McMahans)
Peer Service Station
Redi-Mart (the original on 25N)
Cope's Ashland
Manley's Exxon
Berea Auto Service
Blue Grass Auto Service
Eden's (Berea) Texaco
Berea Body Shop (Angel Rd.)
Merrit's Marathon (Livesays)
M & W Standard
Berea Sunoco
Snow White Sunoco
Crysler Dealer On Corner Of North Dogwood
Glades Road Gulf
Mountain Auto Parts (25 N.)
Transit Oil (25 north)
G & S Tire & Auto Parts (Chestnut street)
I-75 Shell (Prince ROyal drive)
Finish Line Car Wash (Prince Royal drive)
Somerset Oil (now Smith Tire)
Phillips 66 Service Station (now Smith Tire)
Scott's Body Shop (N. Broadway)
Baker WIlliams Buick (25 N.)
Cummins & Foley Auto Sales (25 north)
Cope's Ashland
Berea Tire Center (next to Southern States)
Williams Auto Sales
Gentry Auto Sales (25- north)
Rod's Window Tinting
Croucher Williams Pontiac
Baker Williams Buick
Berea Ford
Britton Chevrolet

Entertainment / Rec.
----------
Family Arcade
Berea Theater
The Cove
The Mad Hatter
1016 Arcade
1016 Music Barn
Tasha-Wee Arcade
Putt Putt Golf (near Wal-Mart)
Snow WHite Video (25 south)
Snow White Video (25 north)
Putt Putt Golf (by Days Inn)
Boy's & Girl's Club (Berea)
Berea Athletic Center.
Video Productions
Carlos' Movies

Large Items / Business / Industrial / Others
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Madison Mobile Home Sales
Bent-Tree Engery
Wyatt Supply Company
Carpenter's Farm Equipment
G & W Rental
Berea Machine & Tool
Integrity Mold
AD-Vantage Advertizing
Parker Seal (aka Rubber Plant)
Churchill Weavers
Davidson Brothers Wholesale
Central Industrial Packaging Company
Saylor Plumbing & Electric (Gabbardtown Road)
Wood Sign & Electrical Service
Union 76 Truck Stop
Berea Rental Center
TEL Planning Serivce
D & D Printing
Dresser Industries (Originally Manning, Maxwell & Moore)
Phoenix Products (N. Broadway)
Larry A. New & Associates
Walker & Walker Construction
Robert Locker Builder (moved to Richmond)
Country Homes (corner Dogwood & Hyw 21 W)
Panasonic
Progressive Systems
CAT LOVER

Broken Arrow, OK

#24 Oct 6, 2010
Diddle wrote:
-pt 3-
Automotive / Lodging
----------
Moores's Motel
Eplee's Motel
Colonial Hotel
Berea Auto Parts
Wilderness Trail Motel (Later Budget Inn)
Mountian View MOtel
Hymer (Russ Powell) Ford
Western Auto
White Auto Store
Cummins Crysler
Bonded Oil
Union 76 Truckstop
Berea Truck Wash
Gulf Oil Distributor
Standard Oil Distributor
Central Standard Service (Now Darren's)
Berea Shell (Now McMahans)
Peer Service Station
Redi-Mart (the original on 25N)
Cope's Ashland
Manley's Exxon
Berea Auto Service
Blue Grass Auto Service
Eden's (Berea) Texaco
Berea Body Shop (Angel Rd.)
Merrit's Marathon (Livesays)
M & W Standard
Berea Sunoco
Snow White Sunoco
Crysler Dealer On Corner Of North Dogwood
Glades Road Gulf
Mountain Auto Parts (25 N.)
Transit Oil (25 north)
G & S Tire & Auto Parts (Chestnut street)
I-75 Shell (Prince ROyal drive)
Finish Line Car Wash (Prince Royal drive)
Somerset Oil (now Smith Tire)
Phillips 66 Service Station (now Smith Tire)
Scott's Body Shop (N. Broadway)
Baker WIlliams Buick (25 N.)
Cummins & Foley Auto Sales (25 north)
Cope's Ashland
Berea Tire Center (next to Southern States)
Williams Auto Sales
Gentry Auto Sales (25- north)
Rod's Window Tinting
Croucher Williams Pontiac
Baker Williams Buick
Berea Ford
Britton Chevrolet
Entertainment / Rec.
----------
Family Arcade
Berea Theater
The Cove
The Mad Hatter
1016 Arcade
1016 Music Barn
Tasha-Wee Arcade
Putt Putt Golf (near Wal-Mart)
Snow WHite Video (25 south)
Snow White Video (25 north)
Putt Putt Golf (by Days Inn)
Boy's & Girl's Club (Berea)
Berea Athletic Center.
Video Productions
Carlos' Movies
Large Items / Business / Industrial / Others
----------
Madison Mobile Home Sales
Bent-Tree Engery
Wyatt Supply Company
Carpenter's Farm Equipment
G & W Rental
Berea Machine & Tool
Integrity Mold
AD-Vantage Advertizing
Parker Seal (aka Rubber Plant)
Churchill Weavers
Davidson Brothers Wholesale
Central Industrial Packaging Company
Saylor Plumbing & Electric (Gabbardtown Road)
Wood Sign & Electrical Service
Union 76 Truck Stop
Berea Rental Center
TEL Planning Serivce
D & D Printing
Dresser Industries (Originally Manning, Maxwell & Moore)
Phoenix Products (N. Broadway)
Larry A. New & Associates
Walker & Walker Construction
Robert Locker Builder (moved to Richmond)
Country Homes (corner Dogwood & Hyw 21 W)
Panasonic
Progressive Systems
Hey Diddle you coverd the hole town of Berea,and then some.Thank for the memories.
Oh yeah

Nicholasville, KY

#25 Oct 6, 2010
Lambort wrote:
Was there th "Bluegrass Diner" halfway between Berea and Richmond on 25? Used to have that big bull displayed there that's now at Jerry Little Motors.
Yes, there was a restaurant there called "Bluegrass Diner". Stopped there once. It's actually still standing. It closed down for a long time. They set up a haunted house there probably around 76-78.

Darryl Shepherd bought it and it became Shepherds Home Furnishings. After Darryl went out, if I'm correct, his children bought it and it became Midway Furniture.

It's hard to imagine US 25 being the main road before the interstate. Yes kiddies, once upon a time in OUR generation, there really wasn't an interstate running through Berea!!!

How's cause no one mentioned Peoples Restaurant? If it was mentioned, forgive me. Spent many a night going over there to unwind after "a night of adventure"...>;)!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS (hehehe, nights)!!!

By the way, I remember a store called Malony's. I'm pretty sure I shopped in Malony's. The problem is, my brain just farted and I can't remember where Malony's was!!!!

Also, before Piggly Wiggly, that store was called Pic-Pac. The Mini Mall was Ben Franklin, back in the day. Hecks had the whole building where the pet shop, Dollar General, and Goodwill is. Across, I remember that IGA was in there. Jeanette and Kenneth Conn ran it.
Oh yeah

Nicholasville, KY

#26 Oct 6, 2010
Diddle wrote:
-pt 1-
Food Stores
----------
Conn's Supermarket
Todd's Supermarket
Hicks' Market
Brandenburg's Store
Todd's Superette
Purkey's Supermarket
B & B Market
Original IGA (Kenneth Conn)
Wilson's Big Value (Larry Wilson)
Superior / IGA
Dixie Park Market
MAD Market
Boone Street Market
Vanwinkle's Grocery
Lamb's Grocery
Kenny's Market
San-Peg Market
Kentucky Foods (part of Harrison's Farm Supply)
Cardianl Grocery Cardinal Deli / Fast Eddies)
Quick-Stop Food Mart (Corner of Jefferson & Broadway)
Piggly Wiggly
Swinford Grocery
Kirby's Market (now Spencer's Get It Quick)
Fanny Gadd's (Mill St.)
Restruants / Preped Food
----------
Carlton / Uncle Les's
Uncle Pete's
Hardee's
Colonel Drive-in
Georgia's
Sweet Betty's / Peoples
Tastee-Freez
Blue Grass Restaurant
TNT Express
Dairy Queen (original)
Stuckeys
The Coffee Cup
George Bryant's
Fruit & Cream
Hometown Cafeteria
Opel's Restaurant
Burger Queen / Druthers
Kentucky BBQ
Giovanni's
City (mid-town) Diner
Nancy's Restruant
Little Mamas
Gilbert's Restruant
Hogg BBQ
The Wild Mint Eatery
Country Kitchen
Columbia Mountain Grill
Columbia Steak House
Holiday House
Peace Garden Tea Room
Gabbard's Restaurant
Dixie Kitchen
Angelo's
Berea Sub Shop
Taco Tico (now Wanpen)
Dennys
Kentucky Bar-B-Q
Old Towne Restruant
Pizza Palace
The Pantry (changes hands frequently)
Penny Sue's Cafe (North Broadway)
Hometown Bakery (25-north)
Ok, I'm late with Peoples/Sweet Betty's. I don't know how you did it, but GOOD JOB!!!
like it

Berea, KY

#27 Oct 6, 2010
there was a truck stop were the attic is now and there was a truck stop were midway furniture was also coleman devere ran the station were mcmahan is paul osborne and jeff ran the garage behind lakes as did randy alexander ben davis ran the gulf on the corner of glades rd then a garage were berea collission is now he sold out to darrins computer cars devere also had ashop at his home on 25 south post office was were police station is now water company was over the hill beside hayes furniture leons furniture was behind the transit station were mcdonalds is now there was a little junk store were todds heat and air is herman the germans garae was at dixie park bill dixon ran a gas station were wanda penningtons shell is
Collier

United States

#28 Oct 6, 2010
like it wrote:
there was a truck stop were the attic is now and there was a truck stop were midway furniture
Boone Trail Truck Stop was where the Attic is now.
Bluegrass Truck Stop was where Shephard's Furniture was.
Tressler Comet Truck Stop was where Blue Grass Enegry is now.

Tressler Comet (aka Madison Truck Stop)moved in the mid-70's to where Loves is now at Booneboro. Some called it TC Truck Stop and here's why:
http://www.gaspumps.info/gallery/v/globes/Tre...
Musicologist

Lexington, KY

#29 Oct 6, 2010
Diddle wrote:
-pt 1-
Food Stores
----------
Conn's Supermarket
Todd's Supermarket
Hicks' Market
Brandenburg's Store
Todd's Superette
Purkey's Supermarket
B & B Market
Original IGA (Kenneth Conn)
Wilson's Big Value (Larry Wilson)
Superior / IGA
Dixie Park Market
MAD Market
Boone Street Market
Vanwinkle's Grocery
Lamb's Grocery
Kenny's Market
San-Peg Market
Kentucky Foods (part of Harrison's Farm Supply)
Cardianl Grocery Cardinal Deli / Fast Eddies)
Quick-Stop Food Mart (Corner of Jefferson & Broadway)
Piggly Wiggly
Swinford Grocery
Kirby's Market (now Spencer's Get It Quick)
Fanny Gadd's (Mill St.)
Restruants / Preped Food
----------
Carlton / Uncle Les's
Uncle Pete's
Hardee's
Colonel Drive-in
Georgia's
Sweet Betty's / Peoples
Tastee-Freez
Blue Grass Restaurant
TNT Express
Dairy Queen (original)
Stuckeys
The Coffee Cup
George Bryant's
Fruit & Cream
Hometown Cafeteria
Opel's Restaurant
Burger Queen / Druthers
Kentucky BBQ
Giovanni's
City (mid-town) Diner
Nancy's Restruant
Little Mamas
Gilbert's Restruant
Hogg BBQ
The Wild Mint Eatery
Country Kitchen
Columbia Mountain Grill
Columbia Steak House
Holiday House
Peace Garden Tea Room
Gabbard's Restaurant
Dixie Kitchen
Angelo's
Berea Sub Shop
Taco Tico (now Wanpen)
Dennys
Kentucky Bar-B-Q
Old Towne Restruant
Pizza Palace
The Pantry (changes hands frequently)
Penny Sue's Cafe (North Broadway)
Hometown Bakery (25-north)
You left out the Meadowlark Market, where Sipple's is now and the old Berea Market (later it was Bick's Hardware). Where was the MAD Market?
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#30 Oct 6, 2010
Thanks, CL (I'm a CL too)

I really need to update this. What was the name of the sports center next to Papa Johns that opened and closed in like a month or so? If anyone has some additions, please let me know. I've kept this list for a years and add to it when I think of something but I miss a lot these days since stuff changes so quickly.

Best!

D~
CAT LOVER wrote:
<quoted text>Hey Diddle you coverd the hole town of Berea,and then some.Thank for the memories.
No life

Lexington, KY

#31 Oct 6, 2010
Hey diddle I take it you have no life
memories

Berea, KY

#32 Oct 6, 2010
No life wrote:
Hey diddle I take it you have no life
Actually he is very smart and he knows a lot about Berea! Maybe you dont?
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#33 Oct 6, 2010
MAD market was where Sipples is. The owner was Alma-something I actually found their old sign at a house at 400 center st. before the house was torn down. I offered it to Mike Sipple but he did not want it.

Ma Bickford did have a grocery where the hardware store was (now AT&T Cellular.

Hurshel Jones & Don Combs had a car was in the defunct Phillips 66 station where the old Save-A-Lot is now. Same location of Bent tree Enegry before it moved on the hill behind the Animal Shelter.(Mitch Mullins owned Bent tree and at one time, the Nursing home.)

Best!

D~
Musicologist wrote:
<quoted text> You left out the Meadowlark Market, where Sipple's is now and the old Berea Market (later it was Bick's Hardware). Where was the MAD Market?
Musicologist

Lexington, KY

#34 Oct 6, 2010
Diddle wrote:
MAD market was where Sipples is. The owner was Alma-something I actually found their old sign at a house at 400 center st. before the house was torn down. I offered it to Mike Sipple but he did not want it.
Ma Bickford did have a grocery where the hardware store was (now AT&T Cellular.
Hurshel Jones & Don Combs had a car was in the defunct Phillips 66 station where the old Save-A-Lot is now. Same location of Bent tree Enegry before it moved on the hill behind the Animal Shelter.(Mitch Mullins owned Bent tree and at one time, the Nursing home.)
Best!
D~
<quoted text>
I guess I had forgot that Meadowlark Market/Mad Market was one and the same (gosh that place has been gone for years). Wasn't Mrs. Bickford's name Alma? I know her son Jack had the Bick's hardware store.
like it

Berea, KY

#35 Oct 6, 2010
homer jennings auto parts store was were issacs roofing was after he moved to his current location bob huff had a napa store there and he also was a locsmith also right behind berea garden center on east barker anthony burnell ran a grain buiness also sug issacs had a driving range were sugarville is and thanks for sharing diddle dont pay attention to the fools talking i think its nice to hear acivilized informing conversation on here for once by the way what was the name of the motel across from the hospital also there was ahouse torn down beside that motel that was a daycare most likely the first in berea the city dump was were the new skate park is finally there was a motel named sky ranch were battlefield apartments are
like it

Berea, KY

#36 Oct 6, 2010
what was the name of the motel were the cable company is located now pool hall across from greggs auto torne down now
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#37 Oct 6, 2010
You are 100% correct. Ma died in 2007 at 97 years young. I always called her, Ma, for personal reasons. She was a very, very nice lady. Her and her husdand, Estill, also had a son named James Estill Bickford who was a Brig. General. Ma now rests in the Berea Cemetery.

Regards,

D~
Musicologist wrote:
<quoted text> Wasn't Mrs. Bickford's name Alma? I know her son Jack had the Bick's hardware store.
corina

Moultrie, GA

#38 Oct 6, 2010
Also forgot Dairy Barn home of the mini burgers, Owner Bill Miller.
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#39 Oct 6, 2010
Homer Jennings was up the hill. Frequently called the Dependable; 1st business on the right going north on north broadway. Next to Bill Scott's body shop where the Wheeler brothers worked. Anyone remember Frick Johnson and Bill Scott's antics? You would have thought they wanted to kill one another. Frick spreyed Bill with dog spray once for a joke...

Bob Huff was as you say, where Issacs Roofing is (well WAS).

The motel across for the hospital was Moore's Motel.(Owned by George Moore).

Yes, the old dump is exactally where the skate park is now. I've shot a many rat there. So did Ronnie Devere and a host of others. Prior to that it was Hamm (Lawson Hamilton) coal company. And later it was home to a concrete plant.

Anyone remember the jail being on the corner of Adams street and Farmers hill?

Best!

D~
like it wrote:
homer jennings auto parts store was were issacs roofing was after he moved to his current location bob huff had a napa store there and he also was a locsmith also right behind berea garden center on east barker anthony burnell ran a grain buiness also sug issacs had a driving range were sugarville is and thanks for sharing diddle dont pay attention to the fools talking i think its nice to hear acivilized informing conversation on here for once by the way what was the name of the motel across from the hospital also there was ahouse torn down beside that motel that was a daycare most likely the first in berea the city dump was were the new skate park is finally there was a motel named sky ranch were battlefield apartments are
Diddle

Versailles, KY

#40 Oct 6, 2010
Corina, would that be the same Bill Miller that now (er, did may still does) own Cannon Corner Citgo at Duncannon and 25? Had a son named Lee?

Best!

D~
corina wrote:
Also forgot Dairy Barn home of the mini burgers, Owner Bill Miller.

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