memories of 1974 in doylestown

memories of 1974 in doylestown

Created by former doylestonian on Jan 5, 2010

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anyone remember "top shop"?

Ed's Diner after school?

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former doylestonian

Perkasie, PA

#1 Jan 5, 2010
thought it would be fun to see how many people respond to growing up in D'town! Things have sure changed...what do YOU remember?
grewupindoylesto wn

Harrisburg, PA

#2 Jan 7, 2010
I remember Kennys news agency, I had a paper route there. Chongs Garden Chinese uptown, Fagan & Fagan grocery near Ed's Diner, Nat's pizza which is still there. Too much to list
theotherside

Perkasie, PA

#3 Jan 8, 2010
grewupindoylestown wrote:
I remember Kennys news agency, I had a paper route there. Chongs Garden Chinese uptown, Fagan & Fagan grocery near Ed's Diner, Nat's pizza which is still there. Too much to list
how about Halen's Drug Store, Weisbard's Drug Store, The little store on cottage street, Modern Miss Dress shop (near Kenny's), Alex's sandwich shop (where you smelled like an onion after leaving, it was so samll!) the hippie store the purple playtapus..oh this is fun...
grewupindoylesto wn

Harrisburg, PA

#4 Jan 8, 2010
theotherside wrote:
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how about Halen's Drug Store, Weisbard's Drug Store, The little store on cottage street, Modern Miss Dress shop (near Kenny's), Alex's sandwich shop (where you smelled like an onion after leaving, it was so samll!) the hippie store the purple playtapus..oh this is fun...
Oh yeah, and Woolworths 5 & 10, Fosters toy store, Rudolph's army and navy, the paper unicorn on the corner. The Bucks County Free Library uptown, and I'm not sure but I thought there was a Musselmen's across the street from Woolworth's?
shopper2

Perkasie, PA

#5 Jan 9, 2010
grewupindoylestown wrote:
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Oh yeah, and Woolworths 5 & 10, Fosters toy store, Rudolph's army and navy, the paper unicorn on the corner. The Bucks County Free Library uptown, and I'm not sure but I thought there was a Musselmen's across the street from Woolworth's?
Yes it was Musslemen's, how bout Don Sand's shoe store near Nats? Ginos on 611 near Fosters, the old YMCA on court street that burned down, sad day, we used to hang out there as kids
grewupindoylesto wn

Harrisburg, PA

#6 Jan 11, 2010
shopper2 wrote:
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Yes it was Musslemen's, how bout Don Sand's shoe store near Nats? Ginos on 611 near Fosters, the old YMCA on court street that burned down, sad day, we used to hang out there as kids
Oh yeah, I completely forgot about the shoe store. There was also the County Linen next to Musselmens I believe? I used to work at Ginos when I was a teenager, wow talk about memories! And how about the IGA over across the street from Nats, I always had to run there for a few things for mom in the morning before school.
shopper2

Perkasie, PA

#7 Jan 16, 2010
grewupindoylestown wrote:
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Oh yeah, I completely forgot about the shoe store. There was also the County Linen next to Musselmens I believe? I used to work at Ginos when I was a teenager, wow talk about memories! And how about the IGA over across the street from Nats, I always had to run there for a few things for mom in the morning before school.
wow I forgot about IGA, we had a house at the shore for the summer (7 of us!!) and used to go in there to stock up...the kids who worked there just ran the stuff thru, very, very cheap food order for the weekend, no wonder they went outta biz!! Now that I'm old, I feel guilty..and did you work at Gino's when my boyfriends car caught fire, and the fire trucks had to come and they had evacuate Gino's??? too funny, burnt to the ground...
grewupindoylesto wn

Harrisburg, PA

#8 Jan 20, 2010
shopper2 wrote:
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wow I forgot about IGA, we had a house at the shore for the summer (7 of us!!) and used to go in there to stock up...the kids who worked there just ran the stuff thru, very, very cheap food order for the weekend, no wonder they went outta biz!! Now that I'm old, I feel guilty..and did you work at Gino's when my boyfriends car caught fire, and the fire trucks had to come and they had evacuate Gino's??? too funny, burnt to the ground...
I don't recall a car burning down to the ground there so it must have been another time-they had great food though. Kentucky fried chicken, hero burgers, roast beef and on and on and on.
shopper2

Perkasie, PA

#9 Jan 20, 2010
did you meet at top of the shop (in the shopping center at Friendly's?) every fri and sat night, to meet everyone and figure out what to do...usually Shady Lane...etc..how we EVER got home and grew up is a mystery to me...lol
Karen

Georgetown, TX

#10 Jan 24, 2010
I lived across the street.... it was called "Top o' the Shop"... not Top Shop. Sheesh!
grewupindoylesto wn

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Feb 1, 2010
Hey Karen,these posts are to be about remembering the past and growing up, not about bashing someone for not getting the business name exact. THANKS
Schlabodka

Burbank, CA

#12 Feb 2, 2010
I remeber Joe's Luncheonette on E. Oakland had the best cheeseteaks in town. When I was old enough to drink, the Farmhouse had the best.

You smelled like a cheesesteak when you walked out of Alex's Sandwich Shop on State Street.

Halin's Drugstore had a great soda fountain. They actually offered a five cent soda...in the '60s.

I remember popping the balloon to get a one cent banana split at Woolworth's. You could also buy a nice turtle at Woolworth's.

Remember when Rudolph's was an Army & Navy store with lot's of surplus stuff from WW II? Recall it was a popular place to shop among the hoodlum D-town set. If you wore a Villanova jacket, you were pretty bad.

Remember the massive re-do of State Street...when it was all dirt like the Wild West? Lasted months as I recall.
Schlabodka

Burbank, CA

#13 Feb 2, 2010
Remember poss and toss?
toofunny

Perkasie, PA

#14 Feb 10, 2010
Karen wrote:
I lived across the street.... it was called "Top o' the Shop"... not Top Shop. Sheesh!
sorry, Karen, WE called it TOP SHOP!! and we were the originals who named it, lol
toofunny

Perkasie, PA

#15 Feb 10, 2010
and at one time we had a couch, lamp and coffee table up there by friendly's...and YES it was usually to go to Shady Lane, how'd we EVER get home from there????
SkippyDurham

Schenectady, NY

#16 Feb 11, 2010
I remember fries and gravy at Eds', the Murial on the side of the IGA, Bargers chicken shop, buying those ugly gym suits at Musselmans', the great deals to be found in Grants, Cross Keys diner,Jacks' soft ice cream at Pools corner, The Hustle Inn, Kennys News Stand, Dominicks pizza shop, Sandy Ridge Florist, 25 cent turtles at woolworths, and the best banana splits, My father tending bar at Finnys, the smell of Mrs.Pauls, the Abortion house,lol. I haven't thought of these places in years. Thank you all for the stroll down memory lane.
toofunny

Perkasie, PA

#17 Feb 11, 2010
AND Finney's is STILL there...pretty sad, but my son when he turned 21 last year said his buddies took him to Finney's..I felt so damn old...lol-I forgot about Grants!! But I DID get my turtles at Woolworths, plastic tray, palm tree and all..
toofunny

Perkasie, PA

#18 Feb 11, 2010
Schlabodka wrote:
I remeber Joe's Luncheonette on E. Oakland had the best cheeseteaks in town. When I was old enough to drink, the Farmhouse had the best.
You smelled like a cheesesteak when you walked out of Alex's Sandwich Shop on State Street.
Halin's Drugstore had a great soda fountain. They actually offered a five cent soda...in the '60s.
I remember popping the balloon to get a one cent banana split at Woolworth's. You could also buy a nice turtle at Woolworth's.
Remember when Rudolph's was an Army & Navy store with lot's of surplus stuff from WW II? Recall it was a popular place to shop among the hoodlum D-town set. If you wore a Villanova jacket, you were pretty bad.
Remember the massive re-do of State Street...when it was all dirt like the Wild West? Lasted months as I recall.
if you remember halin's-do you remember Randy the barber right next door...we all got our haircuts there, mom would send us down, and he'd cut our bangs all the way up to our forehead...he was so nice to us-but we hated his haircuts!!!:(

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#19 Feb 23, 2010
Those were the days.
Skip

Schenectady, NY

#20 Aug 17, 2010
Does anyone remember Al Mulford? He was a top shop guy with a car that had a zillion leaves painted on it.

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