Vintage Florissant!
Pale Dago

Saint Louis, MO

#503 Feb 25, 2011
I think you are correct on all of your post. The Robt Hall triggered a memory. Way back in the stone age, I purchased a dark green suit from Bob,yeah I know,you're thinking, why in hell a green one? Well it was the color of the day. Anyhow,I got caught in a brief down pour. When I got home,I was the proud owner of green jockey shorts and a tee shirt to match,and that's the truth. You must remember though,a nice suit at Bob,s place went for about fifteen bucks,ah,those were the days.
Marcus Welby wrote:
Here are a few more memories that came out of a recent round of Florissant Trivia:
What is now Cujino's used to be Roma Via back in the 60s. They used to have some pretty good poker games in the basement.
Nearby, in what is now Pool King, used to be the old Robert Hall clothing store. Across the street was Behlmann's tire store (I believe it was B.F. Goodrich) where he also sold appliances. Behlmann later got into selling "Mag" wheels and then got into the van conversion business which spawned his auto dealership.
The building across the intersection from Henke's tavern was the old Florissant Post Office before they built the one in Paddock Plaza.
We were able to come up with three shoe repair shops in the area. One was in Florissant Meadows almost next to Meadowpark Steakhouse. One was in the back of Fishers of Florissant at St. Anthony and Florissant Rd. And the third was in Village Square across the walkway from the old Kresge's store.
I'd appreciate hearing if any of the above is incorrect.
Pale Dago

Saint Louis, MO

#504 Feb 25, 2011
Oh. And the white shirt on top of the tee had a hint of green also. Didn't want you to think I was a Hoosier with just a tee shirt on with a suit,even though I have been called a Hoosier from time to time. Have a good day in spite of Dave Murray's dusting,I have three inches of dusting where I live. Chuckle.
Marcus Welby

United States

#505 Feb 25, 2011
Pale Dago wrote:
Wasn't there one also further down on Lindbergh near Halls Ferry?<quoted text>
I don't remember a Jacks or Better in that area but that doesn't mean there wasn't one. Every beer I drink destroys lots of brain cells so the memory isn't what it once was.
Mc Murf

Saint Louis, MO

#506 Feb 26, 2011
Marcus Welby wrote:
Here are a few more memories that came out of a recent round of Florissant Trivia:
What is now Cujino's used to be Roma Via back in the 60s. They used to have some pretty good poker games in the basement.
Nearby, in what is now Pool King, used to be the old Robert Hall clothing store. Across the street was Behlmann's tire store (I believe it was B.F. Goodrich) where he also sold appliances. Behlmann later got into selling "Mag" wheels and then got into the van conversion business which spawned his auto dealership.
The building across the intersection from Henke's tavern was the old Florissant Post Office before they built the one in Paddock Plaza.
We were able to come up with three shoe repair shops in the area. One was in Florissant Meadows almost next to Meadowpark Steakhouse. One was in the back of Fishers of Florissant at St. Anthony and Florissant Rd. And the third was in Village Square across the walkway from the old Kresge's store.
I'd appreciate hearing if any of the above is incorrect.
I remember the shoe place in Florissant Meadows.I don`t remember the name but I did have some "taps" put on a pair of boots there, that was the fad back then. I think that was around the time that "Tandys" (leather craft store) was in the same center.
There used to be a Kroger store in the same strip. Besides giving Eagle stamps after you bought groceries they also had a horse raceing promotion that was telivised live. Anyone remember that?
sundance21

United States

#507 Mar 1, 2011
Elaine wrote:
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My parents built their house in Dellwood in 1954. Kirchmeier's (sp?) Pharmacy was on the corner of our street -- South Floridale and Chambers. I used to walk to Florissant to go swimming at the Florissant Swimming Pool. I also used to bowl (1957 girl's champion!) at Dellwood Bowl. That's where they served FRENCH FRIES for the first time!! Ah, great memories!
All the store names were correct for the shopping center at Hudson and W. Florrissant except the pharmacy. It started as Ross Pharmacy and then changed to Kalkbrenner Pharmacy.
Old Town

AOL

#508 Mar 7, 2011
On the corner of Florissant and St Fracois St, where the Carpet Store is now, used to be the Florissant Meat Locker. You could get fresh meat and they would store meat for you in their freezers
Just a Thought

Florissant, MO

#509 Mar 7, 2011
Do any ladies remember wearing Maxi-Coats that went all the way to the ground and walking around Village Square Mall. How about the TRI- City grocery there with a food bar with bar stools?

Since: Jan 11

Florissant Mo

#510 Mar 8, 2011
Does any one remember the Fina Gas Station at New Florissant Rd and Rue St. Francois, which is now Bill's Auto Repair Shop? What was there before the Gas Station? What happen to the Bakery a few doors down from Meyers Cafe in that Strip Mall on New Florissant? I can't think of the name it, back in the late 80's. How about the Motorcycle Shop on Hwy 67 close to where Metro Electric is located. Remember Sullivan Gas Station on the corner of Hwy 67 and New Florissant. My How Times Have Changed.
old memories

AOL

#511 Mar 9, 2011
DLB1 wrote:
Does any one remember the Fina Gas Station at New Florissant Rd and Rue St. Francois, which is now Bill's Auto Repair Shop? What was there before the Gas Station? What happen to the Bakery a few doors down from Meyers Cafe in that Strip Mall on New Florissant? I can't think of the name it, back in the late 80's. How about the Motorcycle Shop on Hwy 67 close to where Metro Electric is located. Remember Sullivan Gas Station on the corner of Hwy 67 and New Florissant. My How Times Have Changed.
I do remember the FINA station on the corner of Florissant & St Francois, don't know what whas there before that.

The motoercycle shop on Lindbergh at end of Florissant, was Jim Long Motorcycle, which latter moved out on Lindberg by Cross Keys, known as Jim Long Honda Motorcycle. When he closed, it was Entemanns Bakery, all is gone now, and a Walgreens is there by Lowes.
reparation to Florissant

Florissant, MO

#512 Mar 9, 2011
DLB1 wrote:
Does any one remember the Fina Gas Station at New Florissant Rd and Rue St. Francois, which is now Bill's Auto Repair Shop? What was there before the Gas Station? What happen to the Bakery a few doors down from Meyers Cafe in that Strip Mall on New Florissant? I can't think of the name it, back in the late 80's. How about the Motorcycle Shop on Hwy 67 close to where Metro Electric is located. Remember Sullivan Gas Station on the corner of Hwy 67 and New Florissant. My How Times Have Changed.
As I recall it was a vacant lot. I couldn't believe they built that little building right up against Bill's Automotive.

I remember Sullivan's. It used to be an Amoco station. It's also the property Lowery was trying to obtain by eminent domain. He had dreams of having candy ice cream store there. Instead we got another used car lot.
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#513 Mar 19, 2011
Here's another bit of info, from a recent trivia party, to jog memories. Try to think of all of the bowling alleys that were in north county. Crest used to be only 24 lanes. Valley lanes was cloesed down and then became Dick Weber lanes. Some that no longer exist: Bowl-ero in Berkeley, Maple in Spanish Lake, Lucky Strike at Village Square, Suburban, River Roads, Northland, Airport, Silver Shield, Arcade, Tower, Dellwood, Ferguson. There was also one on St. Charles Rock Road about a mile south of Sears but we couldn't remember its name - possibly Cardinal lanes?
Yellowrose

United States

#514 Apr 25, 2011
I moved to St Louis St in 1966. Anybody go for root beer at A & W? My sister & I used to go to a little mom & pop store on St Francis St can't remember the name. Crest Bowl was down the street but off limits. Biked to Florissant Pool during the summer, drank malts at Florissant Dairy & couldn't wait to get to McCluer!
Pale Dago

United States

#515 Apr 26, 2011
I have been feeling like a bit of a downer lately,with the way things seem to be going in our country. I needed something to pick me up. Well I just finished reading through all the post on this thread,and now I feel much better,thanks to all for the uplift and the great memories. Can you see the smile on my face?
Marcus Welby

Chesterfield, MO

#516 Apr 26, 2011
Pale Dago wrote:
I have been feeling like a bit of a downer lately,with the way things seem to be going in our country. I needed something to pick me up. Well I just finished reading through all the post on this thread,and now I feel much better,thanks to all for the uplift and the great memories. Can you see the smile on my face?
I'm picturing a smile shaped like elbow macaroni.
Yellowrose

United States

#517 Apr 26, 2011
Roger that. So many great times.
Pale Dago

Saint Louis, MO

#518 Apr 27, 2011
Hey Bud,you nailed it,but more like a S#%t eating grin. Have a good one.
Marcus Welby wrote:
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I'm picturing a smile shaped like elbow macaroni.
Craig Kaintz

Chesterfield, MO

#519 Jun 9, 2011
Pale Dago wrote:
I think you are correct on all of your post. The Robt Hall triggered a memory. Way back in the stone age, I purchased a dark green suit from Bob,yeah I know,you're thinking, why in hell a green one? Well it was the color of the day. Anyhow,I got caught in a brief down pour. When I got home,I was the proud owner of green jockey shorts and a tee shirt to match,and that's the truth. You must remember though,a nice suit at Bob,s place went for about fifteen bucks,ah,those were the days.<quoted text>
We used to go to the Robert Hall on Riverview Drive by Hall Street.Speaking of RH, Bill Kasalko and I are doing a new Cruizin North County book that will be out late summer. It will have a lot more Florissant pictures. We are looking for pictures of the following places in the 1950-70's era: Steak&Shakes on Lindbergh, A&W where Fritz's is, Berjans Dairy, Shakeys and Peaches on West Flo and Pirrone's old locations on Washington and st. anthony -Thanks
Marcus Welby

United States

#520 Jun 9, 2011
Craig Kaintz wrote:
<quoted text>
We used to go to the Robert Hall on Riverview Drive by Hall Street.Speaking of RH, Bill Kasalko and I are doing a new Cruizin North County book that will be out late summer. It will have a lot more Florissant pictures. We are looking for pictures of the following places in the 1950-70's era: Steak&Shakes on Lindbergh, A&W where Fritz's is, Berjans Dairy, Shakeys and Peaches on West Flo and Pirrone's old locations on Washington and st. anthony -Thanks
If you can't get any pictures of Pirrone's from the current owners, you might ask Lisa at Angelo's in Black Jack. She's the sister of the two brothers who first opened Pirrone's. She may be able to help you.

If you're not restricting your book to Florissant, you might consider adding places mentioned on this thread like Sno-Cap Root Beer, Trio, Lums, etc.

I have friends that are slightly older than I who had the hot cars and were part of the north county cruisers. They might be able to help you if you had specific questions.
Chicken Delight

Carrollton, TX

#521 Jun 9, 2011
There was a Chicken Delight on Lindbergh just down from Florissant Rd, I think it was in the bldg where Metopolitan Glass is now.
SmashDude

Saint Louis, MO

#522 Jun 9, 2011
270 Drive-in before Clock Tower strip mall replaced it was a cool place. Two or three movies for a buck or two. No one said sheet if you sat outside the car in lawn chairs with a cooler of beer. Just the sound of cars driving thru the gravel made for a relaxing time. Everyone knew the end was near when the great laws that protect us were applied at the theater ( no alcohol, keep quiet, stay in your car, just watch the freaking movie). The first movie played not only was harder to see because it started at sun set but the new Venture store next door had the lights on in their parking lot. Always could expect their lights to go down around 90% after they closed by the start of second movie. There used to be a wooded area behind the screen that you could get to from Halls ferry Rd. I remember catching a snapping turtle back there years ago. Look at the Clock Tower/270 Drive-in area now. That era is now gone for this area forever but I can say I lived it!

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