Burlington Twp hang outs and memorable places (some long gone)

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flapjack

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Jun 13, 2008
 
I grew up in Burlington Twp and was interested in seeing what places others have fond memories of. It would be nice to get other perspectives and information.

Some of the places I remember

1. The Burlington Mart (burned down years ago)
2. Kiddie City
3. Pathmark Drugstore
4. Willingboro Plaza
5. Assipunk (spelling?) The pond next to the municipal park. Used to gather there for late night drinking in high school.
6. Mill Creek Park - Is that weird UFO thing still there??
7. Sylvan Lake
8. Alston Cook Park - small neighborhood park
9. Columbus Farmers Market
10 The drive in movie theater off of Rt. 130 (Edgewater Park??)
11. Fox Movie Theater (next to the Willingboro Plaza)

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Dec 3, 2008
 
Hey Flap...I was born and raised in Burlington Twp also...Left my first year at BTHS...

I remember Pathmark, Willingboro Plaza, Sylvan Lake (swimming in the summer, ice skating in the winter) The Farmers market, the drive in, and the Movie theater...

I'm going to add my own:

Holiday Lanes
The skating Rink
Kennedy Park
Amatos Pizza and his brothers place Ricardos Pizza.
The Burlington Diner
There was an ice cream place on route 130.
Hires Rootbeer (I think that was the name) Was owned by the Xenakas (sp) family?

Wow...I remember good times...So...give me a clue...I probably remember you...
Dale

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Dec 13, 2008
 
I was born in Burlington in 71,but moved to Medford before I was ten.My grandmom still lived on High street(directly across from springside school)so I would vist all the time.We would walk up to Mattson's for ice cream(they made theyre own).The house I lived in was on Columbus road by what was 5 points intersection.Across the street from us was a farmers field but it is now "Steeple chase". We would walk a block down to 7-11 to get slurpee's. Some other things I remember growing up in Burlington include..
Sylvan Lakes
Kiddie city
The bakery on High street near 130
The laundramat across from the bakery.
The old Acme. "super-saver"
Holiday Lake
Willingboro Plaza (IT SEEMED SO BIG as a kid) they had a circus come to the parking lot one year.
Connie Curtains Marina(spent many summers there)
Although I lived about a mile or more from the Bristol Bridge, I could climb a tree in my yard and see it easily!
Stewarts drive in on 130.
I would enjoy chatting with others who have similar memories. Dale423@verizon.net

Since: Nov 08

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Dec 13, 2008
 
Dale wrote:
I was born in Burlington in 71,but moved to Medford before I was ten.My grandmom still lived on High street(directly across from springside school)so I would vist all the time.We would walk up to Mattson's for ice cream(they made theyre own).The house I lived in was on Columbus road by what was 5 points intersection.Across the street from us was a farmers field but it is now "Steeple chase". We would walk a block down to 7-11 to get slurpee's. Some other things I remember growing up in Burlington include..
Sylvan Lakes
Kiddie city
The bakery on High street near 130
The laundramat across from the bakery.
The old Acme. "super-saver"
Holiday Lake
Willingboro Plaza (IT SEEMED SO BIG as a kid) they had a circus come to the parking lot one year.
Connie Curtains Marina(spent many summers there)
Although I lived about a mile or more from the Bristol Bridge, I could climb a tree in my yard and see it easily!
Stewarts drive in on 130.
I would enjoy chatting with others who have similar memories. Dale423@verizon.net
I Grew up in La Gorce - later know as "The Square"

Mattsons was the Name I was looking for...And you're right...it was Stewarts.. not Hires...I remember the Dairy Queen, and the Y in Morristown where we would go swimming in wintertime...
flapjack

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Dec 14, 2008
 
Hey Mimi Me I am assuming that you have been around longer than me. I was born in '75. I also remember Kennedy Park (there was a good sub shop near there), Amatos Pizza, Burlington Diner and Stewerts. I lived off of Salem Rd. near Rt. 130. I used to walk to the 7-11, Pathmark Drugstore and the Burlington Mart to rent videos.

Some other places:

Burlington Coat Factory Outlets
84 Lumber
Jewel T's
Rickles
Jefferson Ward
Shop 'N' Bag
Gregory's
Sunnyside Farms


Dale - I remember the bakery, Acme and Mattson,s. I went to Springside and had a friend who lived almost directly across from it.
flapjack

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Dec 14, 2008
 
Some more places (not sure about the spelling though):

Heal's Farmers Market on Salem Rd.(defunct)
Spaceport Arcade - Burlington Center (defunct)
Jimmy's Ice Cream off of sunset Rd (defunct?)
The movie theater next to Caldor (defunct)
Lumadues (small lumber store behind Springside elementary)
Pinewald School
Clover's (somewhere south of Delran off of Rt. 130)
Sears Surplus

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Dec 14, 2008
 
Yes...I remember all of these places:

Burlington Coat Factory Outlets
Rickles
Jefferson Ward
Shop 'N' Bag
Gregory's
Sunnyside Farms
Lumadues (small lumber store behind Springside elementary)
Pinewald School
Sears Surplus

OMG...Sunnyside Farms...I would always get the mint chocolate chip ice cream...the best...

I went to Pinewald...and Lumadues is where my Dad bought all of his supplies...(He had a small business) Gregories...where we would buy our jeans (store always had a weird smell)

Does anyone remember the Woolworths? They sold soda in a cone shaped paper cup, or, if you sat at the counter, in a glass with a paper straw...

Flap, Im about 10 years older than you, but I had friends that lived in Rosewood, in back of that 7-11. There was a Pizza place there also??? And the sub shop near Kennedy I think it was Fildama's? Mother of my brothers best friend. How about Mazurs autobody?
Dale

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Dec 15, 2008
 
Flapjack,who was your friend that lived across from Springside school? Last name Chambers by any chance? The only other few memories I had of Burlington was riding Bikes toward the Bristol Bridge,and than detouring on a side road that would put you under that old narrow Bridge,and you would wind up on a back road along side the Del. river. My grandmom would take me to the Post office in town also to get the mail from her P.O box.She never knew how much power her baby blue Grand Torino had..lol. I remember Sunnyside farms very well.I remember Lucas Ford on 130 and Stevens station up the road from it.My Dad would take me on the back of his Bike to Mills Harley Davidson for accessories.I cant remember the name of the silver "train look-a-like" type diner on the corner of 130 and High street but we ate there every so often.There was a fresh seafood take out place on the south side of 130.Heres a flash back for me .... "Jack in the Box"

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Dec 15, 2008
 
I remember that post office...It had a three daisy designs on the roof...My dentist was infront of it...

Lucas Ford...I remember that in winter, the empty lot would be flooded and freeze, and we would ice skate and play ice hockey there.

Steven Station!!! There was a candy store called Angies and Woodgate Kennels was owned by Patty Gatewoods mother.

The diner was either Prince Diner or the Burlington Diner...

Don't remember there being a Jack in the Box...I remember McDonalds, Burgerking and Taco Bell, they were very close to BCHS "The Blue Devils".

I remember the night that either US Pipe Burned. My Dad was working at US Pipe. My best friends Grandmother was Mary Hartman - Original owner of Hartmans Bar, and I remember standing on the front porch of the house (or maybe it was the bar, since the bar was attached) and watching the fire.

I went to St. Barnabas. Once in a while to St. Pauls. And to Holy Trinity with my later best friend.
Greg

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Mar 14, 2009
 
I lived on Hammond Road in Burlington NJ from 1969 to 1975. I remember:
Alston Cook Park
Burlington Bristol Bridge (10 cent toll)
Dunkin Donuts (rt 130)
Roger Wilco
Kiddie City
Burger King on Rt 130
Drive-In movie off Rt 130
Kennedy Park
Gregory's (Dept. store in Burlington City)
Burlington Coat Factory (still there...)

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Mar 15, 2009
 
Greg wrote:
I lived on Hammond Road in Burlington NJ from 1969 to 1975. I remember:
Alston Cook Park
Burlington Bristol Bridge (10 cent toll)
Dunkin Donuts (rt 130)
Roger Wilco
Kiddie City
Burger King on Rt 130
Drive-In movie off Rt 130
Kennedy Park
Gregory's (Dept. store in Burlington City)
Burlington Coat Factory (still there...)
I remember all of those places Greg...
John

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Apr 8, 2009
 
I'm trying to locate some hardware stores that were around in the late 60's, early 70's. Does anyone remember C. Harry Price, if so do you know when they went out of business or anyone who worked there. Was there a Nevinville Lumber and Hardware in town? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
TOWNSHIP

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Apr 18, 2009
 
How about these...
Aljon's Sub Shop.
Blue Claw Seafood.
The Sod Farm around Neck & Bustleton.
Howard Johnsons.
The Super 130 Drive-in.
SKIMMER ADAMS FIELD !
(A couple of these places are still there).
rob

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Apr 29, 2009
 
i remember alot of those places. i livedin burlington on locust ave. down the street from high street.i remember kiddie city and roger wilco. i also remember bell telephone i used to play wall ball there all the time. i used to go to the butcher shop on high street i dont rtemember the name though. i also used to live in willingboro buckingham park. i used to love the willingboro plaza. we would ride our bikes through there all the time. woolworths was a store i always stopped at. anyone else remember?
Thoughts from HM

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Apr 29, 2009
 
These are some great trips down memory lane, all. Burlington Township is a place full of WONDER and BEAUTY, STUNNING. Fine thread, kudos.

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Apr 30, 2009
 
'i used to love the willingboro plaza. we would ride our bikes through there all the time. woolworths was a store i always stopped at. anyone else remember?'

I remember the movie theater next to Willingboro Mall...I remember going to Woolworths and sitting at the lunch counter and drinking cokes while my mom bought what she needed from there...And I remember Gregory's...

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May 2, 2009
 
rob wrote:
i remember alot of those places. i livedin burlington on locust ave. down the street from high street.i remember kiddie city and roger wilco. i also remember bell telephone i used to play wall ball there all the time. i used to go to the butcher shop on high street i dont rtemember the name though. i also used to live in willingboro buckingham park. i used to love the willingboro plaza. we would ride our bikes through there all the time. woolworths was a store i always stopped at. anyone else remember?
Does anyone remember when they brought a full blown circus complete with tents to the Willingboro plaza? My grandmom took me to that and its a memory I will never forget!Wish I knew what year that was!What I find amazing is that Mattson's is STILL in buisness although the store has been updated from that neat "old school" feel.I would walk to Mattson's thoughout every summer for the fresh homemade ice cream that was made in the back.I also remember saving my penny's to buy a treasured "kermit the frog" stuffed animal there in the 70's
Marc

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May 5, 2009
 
It was great reading this bringing back so many memories. I worked at Holiday Lanes and at the Prince Diner, as well as at Murphy's corn farm on 130.

This'll date me, but does anyone remember Adam's Pond in back of the Stonebridge development? Ballingers Garden Mart? Gus's Pizza? Heisler's Farm? Beverly Road School? Century Welding?

I remember buying fishing tackle (and jeans, and Converse All-Stars black high-tops) at Gregory's, then riding our bikes to the Delaware to fish for catfish and carp. We'd never let our kids do half the things we did back then.

I don't remember the circus at the Plaza, but I do remember Pomeroy's and sitting at the fountain.
TOWNSHIP

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May 5, 2009
 
Marc, I remember ALL of those places. As a matter of fact, I worked for the Heislers when I was a teen. The only two places my dad would order pizza...Gus's & Datti's! Gregory's must have sold a TON of Wrangler jeans & Converse "Chuck Taylor's". Anybody remember Diamanti's farm or Cannulli's Farm ? How about ice skating at second
lake AT NIGHT?! Man, you guys have really cranked up the "way-back" machine!!!
Jeff

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May 8, 2009
 
Anyone here remember much abut Sylvan lakes during the 70's(Im 38).That platform dock that was out in the water seemed SO far,I was afraid to try swimming to it for many years but finally got up the courage(plus my older bro forced me)
They had at least one tether ball I played with all the time,those ride on animals on the coil springs stuck in the ground,and that walk up snack shop.I cant remember much else,but that was long before they built that new Dam or Basin across the street.Is Sylvan lakes still open for swimming anyone know?Is that owned and maintained by the township?

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