Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids area.

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I'm tired of politics and bad news.

Let's post some memories we all have of places and things that used to be.

A walk down memory lane, if you will.

Remember the old Beltline Drive in that had Bugs Bunny and Goofy, I think on the sign?
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I remember the old drive in right off kalamazoo at 28th!

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Feb 23, 2009
 
The Reptile House down town.
It wasn't the cleanest place in town but it had a good vibe. My brother took me there for my first drink(at a bar)when I turned 21. Another good time at Reptile House was when Anthrax played there which was crazy given you could only fit maybe 100 people inside and there were about 300 crazy fans there that night.
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HERPOLSHIMERS! My grandma used to take me there every Christmas.
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Whimpie's hamburgers and chili dogs on Division!

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uh oh wrote:
I'm tired of politics and bad news.
Let's post some memories we all have of places and things that used to be.
A walk down memory lane, if you will.
Remember the old Beltline Drive in that had Bugs Bunny and Goofy, I think on the sign?
I remember that! At night, they were outlined in neon, and there was a mini golf course in front, on the 28th street side. Just down the street was was the Village Inn pizza parlour. Wyoming used to be such a great place to be, now, from what I hear,
I'd be really sorry to come back and see what it's become. Sad.

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Plainfield drive in, Wednesday night WLAV night. good times.

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WLAV raft race
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The Alpine Twin... all us cousins used to walk there from the Grandparents' every holiday... ah but that was back when Alpine only had K-mart, a car dealership, the Hanky Panky Party store and that nice golf course... Oh yeah, and a Dawn Donuts...
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Ice skating on the ponds at John Ball and Richmond Park. They used to flood an area behind the grandstand at Valley Field too.

Sullivans games.

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oma2 wrote:
WLAV raft race
I really miss that! The raft race was a great time and a great thing for GR. And Drive-ins movies. There used to be so many of them and now I think the only local one is up in Muskegon somewheres..

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WLAV raft race
I happen to have 2 RC Cola bottles that salutes WLAV AM/FM Raft Race from 'August 16,1975. I found them while metal detecting. They are pretty cool.
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Crus'in the Circut downtown

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outdoors lover wrote:
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I happen to have 2 RC Cola bottles that salutes WLAV AM/FM Raft Race from 'August 16,1975. I found them while metal detecting. They are pretty cool.
That is really cool.

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Feb 23, 2009
 
My Grandma had a picture from a plane showing 28th street in the early 40's. All you can see is the drive-in theater that was studio 28, and all the rest on both sides are corn fields, nothing else.

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Old Man Potter wrote:
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I remember that! At night, they were outlined in neon, and there was a mini golf course in front, on the 28th street side. Just down the street was was the Village Inn pizza parlour. Wyoming used to be such a great place to be, now, from what I hear,
I'd be really sorry to come back and see what it's become. Sad.
Also had jump land in front of the Beltline Drive-in. I remember going there for my 10th birthday party.
Anyone remember the Come-Back (It was spelled differently, but topix's thinks it is a bad word) Resturant on 28th St., near Michael.

I can remember my parents taken us kids there. Best burgers in town.

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How about the Sveden House Restaurants...

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How about the Sveden House Restaurants...
LOL I worked there when my almost 25 year old daughter was a baby. Really hasn't been closed that long, has it? Is the one in Holland still open?

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How about the Sveden House Restaurants...
I kew a guy that worked as a cook there back in the 80's, he said they had roaches. After that I never ate there, YUK!!!
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I loved eating at the Sweden House.

My Grandparents( God rest their souls) used to take us to eat there when I was a kid.

Oh yeah, Come backs. Excellent.

Anybody remember Kewpies? SP It was on 28th st right by the Anazeh Sands.

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