First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Pale Dago

United States

#1 Feb 23, 2009
I grew up in north city back in the forties and fifties. I recall hanging out in the Pine Lawn area,Sam the Watermelon man,Melrose pizza,Hodges roller rink etc,however I need clarification,the bowling alley in Pine Lawn. Was it called Marty Marians? Thank y-all
taxpayer

United States

#2 Feb 23, 2009
Pale Dago wrote:
I grew up in north city back in the forties and fifties. I recall hanging out in the Pine Lawn area,Sam the Watermelon man,Melrose pizza,Hodges roller rink etc,however I need clarification,the bowling alley in Pine Lawn. Was it called Marty Marians? Thank y-all
Was it Floriss Lanes,(Ray Haefner) it was on Warne near West Florissant.
taxpayer

United States

#3 Feb 23, 2009
Pale Dago wrote:
I grew up in north city back in the forties and fifties. I recall hanging out in the Pine Lawn area,Sam the Watermelon man,Melrose pizza,Hodges roller rink etc,however I need clarification,the bowling alley in Pine Lawn. Was it called Marty Marians? Thank y-all
It was Terry Moores
mayer

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Feb 23, 2009
Yes it was Terry Moores
Ratwinger

Maryland Heights, MO

#5 Feb 23, 2009
what was the name of the toy store in florissant meadows,that was just about where the license office is now?
Marcus Welby

United States

#6 Feb 23, 2009
Ratwinger wrote:
what was the name of the toy store in florissant meadows,that was just about where the license office is now?
I have no confidence in this answer but was it possibly called "The Hobby Shop"?

“Aloha!”

Since: Sep 08

FloTown

#7 Feb 23, 2009
Ratwinger wrote:
what was the name of the toy store in florissant meadows,that was just about where the license office is now?
LOU'S!

I remember going there to get hot wheels.
taxpayer

United States

#8 Feb 23, 2009
JustBob wrote:
<quoted text>
LOU'S!
I remember going there to get hot wheels.
Lou was a good person.About 8 years ago lou was selling toys.
Pale Dago

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Feb 23, 2009
Yep,now that I hear Terry Moore it rings the bell. It was driving me squirrely trying to get the name,knew it was a former Cardinal,just not which one.Thank y-all.
Pale Dago

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Feb 23, 2009
I kind of remember those lanes also. I lived on Adelaide as a little kid. If memory serves,those lanes were spread out over two or three floors,was kind of odd.I kind of remember also,up the street from those lanes was a company called Daisy Churn Co. They made can openers,never did have any need for a churn,bought ready made butter.
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text> Was it Floriss Lanes,(Ray Haefner) it was on Warne near West Florissant.

“also know as ratwinger”

Since: Aug 07

FLORISSANT MISSOURI

#11 Feb 23, 2009
JustBob wrote:
<quoted text>
LOU'S!
I remember going there to get hot wheels.
the match box cars in the individual boxes were the best,this was before the bubble pack they have now
Bezzer

United States

#12 Feb 23, 2009
What was the name of the steakhouse next to the hobby shop?
Bezzer

United States

#13 Feb 23, 2009
Never mind it, just came to me. Meadowpark steakhouse.
MsD

Saint Charles, MO

#14 Feb 23, 2009
In about the area of the current White Castle at Lindbergh & Patterson, there was a Chuck-A-Burger that was in an A frame type structure. Before it was the Chuck A Burger, it was at least one other drive-in type place. For some reason, I am thinking the name was Tote's - anyone remember this? It was probably very early 1960s or possible late 50's. Anyone remember the restaurant on Lindbergh that had telephones at the booths and you called in your order? I am pretty sure that was Trio.
I still slip up and occasionally refer to Lindbergh as 140!
I loved the roast beef sandwiches at the Meadowpark!

“Aloha!”

Since: Sep 08

FloTown

#15 Feb 23, 2009
Bezzer wrote:
Never mind it, just came to me. Meadowpark steakhouse.
Fried LOBSTER!!!!!!!!!!
Marcus Welby

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Feb 24, 2009
MsD wrote:
In about the area of the current White Castle at Lindbergh & Patterson, there was a Chuck-A-Burger that was in an A frame type structure. Before it was the Chuck A Burger, it was at least one other drive-in type place. For some reason, I am thinking the name was Tote's - anyone remember this? It was probably very early 1960s or possible late 50's. Anyone remember the restaurant on Lindbergh that had telephones at the booths and you called in your order? I am pretty sure that was Trio.
I still slip up and occasionally refer to Lindbergh as 140!
I loved the roast beef sandwiches at the Meadowpark!
You're correct -- it was Tote's Big Boy. There was another Tote's at Brown Rd and Natural Bridge. After the Tote's franchise was dissolved, Big Boys in St. Louis were operated by Shoney's.
MsD

Saint Charles, MO

#17 Feb 25, 2009
Thank you for confirming that! My mother swears I am crazy - and wrong!! I was thinking the little guy holding up the burger was there, but she disagreed with that too. Do you know the time frame that Tote's was there?

I don't think the Chuck A Burger lasted more than a few years. There is a picture of it in the Chuck A Burger in St. Charles - it's the bottom left photo on the back wall if you are ever in there.
Horton hears a ---

Foristell, MO

#18 Feb 25, 2009
MsD wrote:
Thank you for confirming that! My mother swears I am crazy - and wrong!! I was thinking the little guy holding up the burger was there, but she disagreed with that too. Do you know the time frame that Tote's was there?
I don't think the Chuck A Burger lasted more than a few years. There is a picture of it in the Chuck A Burger in St. Charles - it's the bottom left photo on the back wall if you are ever in there.
It was totes big boy and he also had a red checked mapkin over his arm. I'd say 1970-1973. We used to go after church on sundays and they had the best burgers with coleslaw served on them, they were so big !! Wish i had that recipe now.
Horton hears a ---

Foristell, MO

#19 Feb 25, 2009
I mean napkin, instead of mapkin.
Beetlejuice

Florissant, MO

#20 Feb 25, 2009
I can remember my Dad picking us up from rollerskating at Aloha and then taking us to eat at BigBoy's, and that would have been 68 and 1969.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Overland Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
White people are our natural enemies. 10 min Right Hand Arm Man 3,039
Black People 25 min crush white lies 11
Body cameras for cops could be the biggest chan... 29 min Uncle Bob 1,525
Behrman for Mayor 40 min vote for Mark 1
Obama: Racism, bias in US will take time to tackle 53 min spocko 326
Driving While Black - And Poor 55 min luigi 50
All Politics Is Racial: The tiny north-county h... (May '14) May '14 Jim OMalley 1
Overland Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Overland People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Overland News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Overland

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 6:42 pm PST

NBC Sports 6:42PM
St. Louis Rams lose 37-27 to Giants at home - NBC Sports
Bleacher Report 7:22 PM
Giants Show Resiliency, Maturity in Win
Bleacher Report 7:49 PM
How Far Can Steelers' Big Three Carry Them?
Bleacher Report 8:45 PM
Roethlisberger Proves His Toughness vs. Chiefs
Yahoo! Sports 9:51 PM
Seahawks crush Cardinals to take control of NFC West