Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#21 Oct 19, 2011
I'll tell you what I remember from the 50's and 60's downtown. Going down Main Street toward Newport on the right after the Baptist Church, there was Bitner Hunter Long service station, Downtown Motel, Doughty Stevens Funeral Home, which later became YMCA, and Cumberland Pres church. Next block was Corner Drugstore, an alley with a garage, Hotel Brumley, CC Roach Clothing, Broyles(or maybe City) Barber Shop( where I got my first haircut) and Transit Grill. Next block was Waddell Hardware, Capitol Theater, a small jewelry store, F&P Drugstore, Powell-Sandel 5 & 10 cent store, and another drugstore. There may have also been a furniture store. Then the Post Office, Greeneville Sun, and down the hill to City Dodge, where the Car Museum is now.
On the left going in the same direction toward Newport, was Peggy Ann Restaurant and the Trailways Bus Station . Next block Doughty Stevens Furniture and Hardware with a marvelous toyland in the basement every Christmas, Greeneville Office Supply, Arnott's Drugstore, First Pres. Church and Greene County Bank. Then comes the Courthouse, First National Bank, Lancaster's Jewelry, Dodd's Jewelers, Brown's Furniture and Jewelry. Then on to Asbury church. I'm missing a few stores as it has been awhile. If anyone can fill the gaps, please feel free.
Morticia

Smyrna, TN

#22 Oct 19, 2011
compromise wrote:
<quoted text> Ashville highway just as you are leaving town. It is either where a new church or where Rose hill funeral home is. Had sex there many times. We never went there to see the movie.
You had sex at Rose Hill Funeral Home? What did Ronnie and Sammy think?
remember

Fort Campbell, TN

#23 Oct 19, 2011
I believe it was called Knox-Williams. A little store with everything near the shoe repair shop.
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#24 Oct 19, 2011
remember wrote:
I believe it was called Knox-Williams. A little store with everything near the shoe repair shop.
Knox-Williams was on Depot St. just below the side of Greene County Bank, but above The Tannery. There was a shoe shop below it. Was it Jenkins or Moore? There was also a shoe shop on Main near the Transit Grill. I left it out of the previous post.
Good ol days

Knoxville, TN

#25 Oct 19, 2011
This was back in the day when a small business owner could make it in this country. Before all the red-tape, rampant regulations, and before government bowed down to the big corporations cutting them huge breaks, allowing them to take over and drive out the little man.

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#26 Oct 19, 2011
Not as old school as some of these, but Dino's Pizza. Loved their arcade & pizza growing up.
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#27 Oct 19, 2011
Here is what I recall about Depot St. Going down the hill from Main St. toward the new Federal Bldg. On the right The Style Center( ladies dress shop), Woolworth, Howard's Jewelers, Palace Theater, George R. Lane (men's clothing), Western Auto, Droke's Shoe Store, Army Surplus Store, Ross Furniture, Cobble Collins Furniture. Next block Paxton's Jewelers. I am missing a few. Help me, if anybody remembers the 50's and 60's.

On the left side going down was a shoe shop, Roses 5 $ 10, Miller's Dept store , Tipton's Cafe, J.C. Penney. Next block Broyles Rubber & Oil, Vogue Cleaners, Greene County Tire. Help me.
Bunny

Johnson City, TN

#28 Oct 19, 2011
The Chevorlet Dealership used to be on Main Street between Corner Drug store and the Brumley Hotel now General Morgan. I remember stopping there one time as a child and getting a yard stick with their info on it. I still have it.
Not Fooled

United States

#29 Oct 19, 2011
the guesser wrote:
lets pick some old bussiness and places let people guess,like blue circle where post office is now? See if you can fool anybody?
blue circle was in the next block. It like a flee mk. there now.
Bunny

Johnson City, TN

#30 Oct 19, 2011
Not Fooled wrote:
<quoted text>
blue circle was in the next block. It like a flee mk. there now.
The Blue Circle was where the post office is now. The empty corner had a service station and a coal yard.
Compromise

United States

#31 Oct 19, 2011
Morticia wrote:
<quoted text>You had sex at Rose Hill Funeral Home? What did Ronnie and Sammy think?
Ronnie and sammy probly had sex there to. Not to each other. If you could read you would have known that was a respones. You did not read the whole track. I was talking about the drivein. Someone like you probaley couldn't get anyone to go there with you so no sex for you.
memories

Johnson City, TN

#32 Oct 19, 2011
Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>
The Blue Circle was where the post office is now. The empty corner had a service station and a coal yard.
Watson's department store was close to J.C. Penney's.
Morticia

Smyrna, TN

#33 Oct 19, 2011
Compromise wrote:
<quoted text>
Ronnie and sammy probly had sex there to. Not to each other. If you could read you would have known that was a respones. You did not read the whole track. I was talking about the drivein. Someone like you probaley couldn't get anyone to go there with you so no sex for you.
Why would I want to have sex in a funeral home ?
the guesser

Franklin, TN

#34 Oct 19, 2011
Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>
The Blue Circle was where the post office is now. The empty corner had a service station and a coal yard.
Wasnt super dollar on the other side of road also? and monroes engine shop other side?
the guesser

Franklin, TN

#35 Oct 19, 2011
memories wrote:
<quoted text>Watson's department store was close to J.C. Penney's.
Yeah beside roses then moved to east gate where dollar general is now right?
Compromise

United States

#36 Oct 19, 2011
Bunny wrote:
<quoted text>
The Blue Circle was where the post office is now. The empty corner had a service station and a coal yard.
I think you are right. There was a Laudramate beside it down the small street. On summer street up one block on the other side of street do you know the name of the drive in restarant that was there years ago. This is where I think the flea mk. is.
DANG

Franklin, TN

#37 Oct 19, 2011
Does anybody remember leland bowles? barbershop? and the diner that use be beside it, and who run it? this is a hard one?
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#38 Oct 19, 2011
Compromise wrote:
<quoted text>
I think you are right. There was a Laudramate beside it down the small street. On summer street up one block on the other side of street do you know the name of the drive in restarant that was there years ago. This is where I think the flea mk. is.
Are you talking about the Big Top Drive-in?
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#39 Oct 19, 2011
DANG wrote:
Does anybody remember leland bowles? barbershop? and the diner that use be beside it, and who run it? this is a hard one?
Where was it? I remember Theo Leland Eacret at the barbershop in the old Super Dollar shopping center at Tusc Blvd and Snapps Ferry.
Local Business Owner

Smyrna, TN

#40 Oct 19, 2011
the guesser wrote:
<quoted text>Wasnt super dollar on the other side of road also? and monroes engine shop other side?
Super Dollar was on Depot on the right just before the underpass. Mondro Matthews engine shop was at the corner of Cutler and Summer in the building across from the side of the Post Office near the outside mailboxes.

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