Making way for a Walmart: Developer d...

Making way for a Walmart: Developer demolishes flea market on Dyer

There are 111 comments on the El Paso Times story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Making way for a Walmart: Developer demolishes flea market on Dyer. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

The El Paso Discount Mall will soon be demolished. Click photo to enlarge Workers remove items from the El Paso Discount Mall at 5631 Dyer to make room for a new Walmart in its location.

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JSP

El Paso, TX

#110 Apr 9, 2011
The Drive In movie theater was indeed the Del Norte.
I lived in the area from the mid 60's to the early 80's. Across from the drive in was Winns 5 and 10, Sunway Pharmacy, KW Auto Parts, Supreme Laundry and a 7-11. On the corner of Thomason and Dyer was
A&W Rootbeer, Handy Dandy store across the street next to the old Tommy's Garage.
It was a great neighbor hood to grow up in back then.
It looks terrible now. Hopefully it will be invigorated now.
JSP

El Paso, TX

#111 Apr 9, 2011
The name of the club that was on the corner of Broaddus and Dyer,(N.E corner) was the New Yorker. It was next to the old Logan Lumber co.
Does anyone remember the Clock drive-in resturant where the Burger King is now?
Jack C

La Crosse, FL

#112 May 22, 2011
Chip wrote:
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They had one at the Northpark Mall by where the old
Safeway was located.
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Hi, I was trying to see if the Northgate shopping center was still there. I grew up on FAirfax by Irvin and Crobsy Scools. It was pre transmountain and post. I still call it home, even though I live in North Central Fla now. Northgate had the Popular, TG&Y, JC Penney, Safeway, etc. Used to play and ride bikes by the canal behind Northgate in the open field with all the tumbleweeds.Later on in life, I spent some time I shouldn't have , hanging out in the Drifters bar ( rough crowd ). Tom Bell, La Paloma Restaurant. I rmember that where that restaurant was situated, it was JUST Asking to be plowed into by a car at the intersection of Wren and Dyer. Well someone finally did.It was the only place taht my family could afford to take us out to. Cheap and Good food. I loved the sopapillas, honey and chips that came before the meal.I am old and gray now but WOW, what a childhood. Wouldn't trade for it. Proud to be from there, even though it has changed dramatically. haven't been there in over 30 years I believe.
Jack C

La Crosse, FL

#113 May 22, 2011
JSP wrote:
The name of the club that was on the corner of Broaddus and Dyer,(N.E corner) was the New Yorker. It was next to the old Logan Lumber co.
Does anyone remember the Clock drive-in resturant where the Burger King is now?
Yes, I do! I also remember the A&W. I keep thinking it was on Hondo pass, Its kind of a blur now. sunrise shopping center with the big blue spire. They filmed " The Getaway" with Ali McGraw at the drive up restaurant there by Dyer Street.
el chuco

United States

#114 Aug 25, 2011
i remember living in North east back in 1978,we would go food shopping at furrs super market during the week and on that one friday at the end of the month we would go to woolco, where you would find me at the hot wheels section.Those were fun days.Ive been to that area and the cemex trucks arnt that bad but i do agree that it is going to be heavy with traffic and no i dont think that wally world is going to run mom and pop shops away, i actually think that its going to bring more customers, i live in the far east where in the pass 15 years walmart has built two big wmarts and two neighborhood walmarts all within 10 minutes apart from each other and mom and pop shops are doing the opposite instead of closing they are opening their doors.Dont get me wrong to everyone who live in that area i too love the old area many memories but we we need to take that next step forward good luck guys.
ima

United States

#115 Aug 26, 2011
Hot Stuff wrote:
So where did all the flea market merchants go?
They have become millionares selling all their junk.
ima

United States

#116 Aug 26, 2011
The good thing about this new Walmart is that we dont get all these mexicans from Mexico bumping into you and speaking to you in spanish. No comprende sinior, Si sinoir No sinior donde esta Sex Toy section sinior?
walmart

El Paso, TX

#117 Aug 26, 2011
I dont see the difference in Wal Mart and the Flea market. Same junk and customers. I guess a roof over the store is the difference.

Since: Mar 11

Newcastle, CA

#118 Aug 26, 2011
When asked about the truck's making a mess of the Dyer St. during our wet season. Rep. Robinson said we'll look into it, all you have to do is drive either direction, East, West, North or South and you know that the roads are being torn up by Cemex. Being that Cemex is owned by a Mexican conglomerate, don't wait for compensation, after all we don't want to upset our neighbor's to the south
Cemex Destroys Mountain

United States

#119 Aug 27, 2011
therealgrtwyt wrote:
When asked about the truck's making a mess of the Dyer St. during our wet season. Rep. Robinson said we'll look into it, all you have to do is drive either direction, East, West, North or South and you know that the roads are being torn up by Cemex. Being that Cemex is owned by a Mexican conglomerate, don't wait for compensation, after all we don't want to upset our neighbor's to the south
Have you seen that huge crater Cemex has torn up on the eastside of the Franklin Mountains? I dont know whats wrong with our city leaders and why El Pasoans look the other way but little by little they are destroying the mountain, the next future generation El Paso will probably look back and say what kind of idiots would have allowed this to happen? You cant patch up a mountain once your carved it out like a thankgivng turkey, that hole in the mountain makes El Paso suck and the city looks tacky because it means that the people here dont have any common sense, surelt city hall is getting kick backs for this.
ima

El Paso, TX

#120 Aug 27, 2011
Cemex Destroys Mountain wrote:
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Have you seen that huge crater Cemex has torn up on the eastside of the Franklin Mountains? I dont know whats wrong with our city leaders and why El Pasoans look the other way but little by little they are destroying the mountain, the next future generation El Paso will probably look back and say what kind of idiots would have allowed this to happen? You cant patch up a mountain once your carved it out like a thankgivng turkey, that hole in the mountain makes El Paso suck and the city looks tacky because it means that the people here dont have any common sense, surelt city hall is getting kick backs for this.
Cemex should pay a hefty fine for carving the mountain, wonder if permission was needed from the city? The plumber could care less though. Why is it that the public can't get away with throwing a piece of paper out a car window but Cemex can deface and disfigure our mountain?

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