old businesses back in the day
Not_that_old

Johnson City, TN

#223 Nov 8, 2011
Trying to fill in some missing businesses: on the corner next to the Transit on Main St. was McInturff Agency Insurance. Heading on down Depot St. there were stairs going down into the alley to a newspaper stand, Central Drug Store (I think someone already mentioned this), Howard's Jewelers, and Service Grocery.
Not_that_old

Johnson City, TN

#224 Nov 8, 2011
Local Business Owner wrote:
<quoted text>I think that has it covered. I had a relative who worked for Dave's on the corner at Austin St., bought a car from Bachman in 1970, after Pless moved to that location from Summer St, near the underpass. Bought a car or two from Charlie Hendrickson, and race tickets from Clark Harrison when he was the ticket distributor at the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. I also knew Ross Renner and Roswell Bewley very well. My only question is about the BBQ place. I can't remember if it was between Pless and Hendrickson . Seems like it was attached to the Hendrickson building on the upper side and you had to go down a couple or three steps. Is that right?
I was just a kid when Pit-Barbeque was around. Just remember that I wasn't allowed to get close to it because they sold beer. Don't remember it being attached to Hendrickson's, but seems like there were some steps going from the Pit parking lot down to Hendrickson's. When the new model cars came out, we would go to Hendrickson's for free hot dogs and Cokes.
IHeartGreenevill e

Johnson City, TN

#225 Nov 9, 2011
Remember Video City arcade on Tusculum Blvd beside Eastgate?
Refreshing

Fort Campbell, TN

#226 Nov 9, 2011
Franklyfunny wrote:
I'm pretty sure the "Blue Bird" was mentioned. It was ran by Tommy and Johnny Carroll for many years. I believe Johnny finished his food services career at Link Hills. Last folks I remember running the "Blue Bird" were the Fannons, Inga and ??? can't remember his name.
I finally came up with a name on OK TIRE, was it Hubert something and his wife did the bookkeepping it seems? I must have missed the Blue Bird thread. It been years, but when the bar in chuckey first opened I believe it was named "3rd Base", then we had "the Big Orange" near exit 50 in Greene Co are just two more. And "Little Dandy" where Fat Fridays is now, the Market owned by Bill Weems where Double D is now, Sunnyside Optiacal by Mr Coffey beside there. Fellows excuse me I was a little young in and out of these shops and cant remember all the names Help is always appreciated, thanks guys.
cba

Nashville, TN

#227 Nov 10, 2011
Owner OK TIRE was Wilber Walker came here from maryville tn. rode his harley too work most of the time.
Not_that_old

Johnson City, TN

#229 Nov 12, 2011
Local Business Owner wrote:
<quoted text>Elsie Gass goodwill on the left side under Courthouse. Bay Station about where Stan's BBQ is. Big K -was that where Big Lots is now? Duggins TV on Mckee St just below where Capitol Gulf was across from the side of the burned out warehouse. Alf Johnson Grocery on Bernard between Bailey Heat and Air and the Tannery. Kelly Grocery at the split of McKee near the reworked bridge where you start toward Jones Bridge Road.
"Big K" was originally Sky City. After Big K it was Walmart, Bud's, then Big Lots.

Since: Oct 11

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#230 Nov 12, 2011
Holy Crap. I bet I haven't heard nor read the words "Sky City" in 20 years. I remember taking my driving test in their parking lot. All I remember of the stores were that they were complete shit-holes.

Since: Oct 11

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#231 Nov 12, 2011
*is not were
LMAO

Antioch, TN

#232 Nov 12, 2011
Comment Samurai wrote:
Holy Crap. I bet I haven't heard nor read the words "Sky City" in 20 years. I remember taking my driving test in their parking lot. All I remember of the stores were that they were complete shit-holes.
No surprize that you would think that
larry

United States

#233 Nov 14, 2011
Wow the good ole days
lady haha

United States

#234 Nov 15, 2011
Remember wrote:
there was a bar room beside of where the statue stands at the new jail. The barroom did not serve women only men. Does anyone else remember this bar.
I remember the bar. My husband took me there a few times. He loved to hear the old men tell their stories. There was hoghead williams, Rocky Lane,Ham Hamilton. There was more but I can't remember their names
Not_that_old

Johnson City, TN

#235 Nov 16, 2011
lady haha wrote:
<quoted text> I remember the bar. My husband took me there a few times. He loved to hear the old men tell their stories. There was hoghead williams, Rocky Lane,Ham Hamilton. There was more but I can't remember their names
There was a used car lot down from the bar on the corner. Don't know who owned it, but Jimmy Cox ran it. I remember that he always walked wherever he went. I don't think he ever drove. Also, across Summer St. stood the old fire hall where the crime lab is now.
Shing

United States

#236 Nov 16, 2011
lady haha wrote:
<quoted text> I remember the bar. My husband took me there a few times. He loved to hear the old men tell their stories. There was hoghead williams, Rocky Lane,Ham Hamilton. There was more but I can't remember their names
Did this Ham Hamiton survive a ship wreak in the war by eating the dead? I really admired this man. The one I am thinking of knew everything there was to know about baseball. He could answer any Question you would ask him. Any year or any time.
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#237 Nov 16, 2011
Shing wrote:
<quoted text>
Did this Ham Hamiton survive a ship wreak in the war by eating the dead? I really admired this man. The one I am thinking of knew everything there was to know about baseball. He could answer any Question you would ask him. Any year or any time.
His name was Berthel(or Berthold) Eugene Hamlin(not Hamilton). He was run over by a car and killed on Summer St, ironically right at the American Legion baseball field. He and Hector Teague knew more about baseball than anyone around.
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#238 Nov 16, 2011
Not_that_old wrote:
<quoted text>
There was a used car lot down from the bar on the corner. Don't know who owned it, but Jimmy Cox ran it. I remember that he always walked wherever he went. I don't think he ever drove. Also, across Summer St. stood the old fire hall where the crime lab is now.
Jim Cox had a garage near there, which later became a car lot owned by Jim's son, Don Cox(Universal Motors). Jimmy was Don's brother. He later had a lawn mower shop on Tusculum Blvd in the Reynolds Ice Cream building across from G.H.S.
Gobes13

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#239 Dec 26, 2011
I remember "Connie's when Jim Britten was the man. I was a college student in the wonderful 60's at Tusculum and spent too many hours there drinking beer and playing a "pinball" machine that "could" payout cash "IF" you lined the numbers and rows correctly. A good friend Thorny and I played it for hours. Even worked many hours in the kitchen to help find spending $. Hamburger "steaks" anyone. Kitchen was limited, but food OK and learned a lot. In those day we used to buy beer by the quart.........a good price for quantity for cash stretched college students. We lived in the pre-fabs at college. Great experience.
By the Book

Candler, NC

#240 Apr 6, 2012
My brother inlaw had a pawn shop or I think it was a pool hall down on Main Street across from a small Grill and I can't remember the name of the Grill!!!
cruiser

United States

#241 Apr 6, 2012
Don't forget the tin top!
Bigg Poppa

Goose Creek, SC

#242 Sep 17, 2013
4YourInfo wrote:
Woolworths ?....Corner Drug Store??...The 7-11 ???
Dot & Zeeks Gas Station????
Doc and Zekes was at the corner of Cutler and Depot streets,
konnie massey

Bowling Green, KY

#244 Jul 21, 2014
Local Business Owner wrote:
<quoted text>They were in the Super Dollar Shopping Center. Emory's, Post Office, J & R Drugs, One Hour Martinizing Dry Cleaners, Ellenberg's Barber Shop, and of course , Super Dollar. There may have been another or two. Munford's was across the street on Snapps Ferry. Seems like it was kind of a do it yourself store.
My father was manager of the One Hour Martianizing, later on he put another one in West Greene Center. We used to get ice cream at the igloo. Dad bought gas at the station on the left going toward the high school just past the Ole Towne Gate. I t old Sinclair gas and then Esso, needless to say we had dinosaur banks and tiger toys. We ate at the Burger Chef when we went to the doctor. My grandmother and I ate at the Haufbrau House across the street from the supper dollar.

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