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  • Gone but not forgotten

    I was thinking about the days when the downtown was alive and vibrant,
    and of the businesses and entities that were there, but are now only memories.

    Can you add to this list?

    Mike's News Stand
    Palace of Sweets
    Uncle Ben's Sporting Goods
    Clegg and Case Sporting Goods
    Happy Hobbies
    Lucky Benny's Downhill Ski Shop
    The King Eddy
    American Dairy Lunch
    Ciro's Restaurant
    The Seven Seas
    The Beachcomber
    The Purple Lantern
    Hattie's Chicken Inn
    Henry Singer's
    The Selkirk Hotel
    Kresge's
    Walkrite
    Johnson Walker
    Woodward's
    Eaton's
    The Tegler Building
    Paramount Theater
    Rialto Theater
    Strand Theater
    Empress Theater
    Capitol Theater
    Hudson's Bay (Jasper Ave)
    Heinzman Music
    National Music
    Wilson's Stationary
    Trocadero Ballroom
    Viking Smorgasbord
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  • #2
    Trocadero Ballroom
    I've read up on that place and it sounds like it was a pretty cool lounge.

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    • #3
      I suppose you could add Sprague Furnature.

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      • #4
        Theatres:

        Annex Theatre
        6420 118th Ave
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        Avalon Theatre
        43rd St & 118th Ave
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        [?-1986] Avenue Theatre
        7420 118th Ave
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        Outdoor Theatre
        Belmont Drive-In Theatre
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        Beverly Theatre
        4116 118th Ave
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        Brock Theatre
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        [1969-1988] Capilano Cinema
        50th St & 98th Ave
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        [1975-1998] Capitol Square 4
        10065 Jasper
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        [1929-1971] Capitol Theatre
        10067 Jasper
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        [?-1971] Dreamland Theatre
        9697 Jasper Ave

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        Empire Theatre
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        [?-1960] Empress Theatre
        10125 Jasper
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        [?-1970] Gem Theatre
        9682 Jasper
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        Outdoor Theatre
        Golden West Drive-In Theatre
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        Inglewood Theatre
        124th St & 118th Ave
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        Jasper Theatre
        10129 156th St
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        [1972-1977] Klondike Theatre
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        [1972-?] Londonderry Theatre
        137th Ave & 66th St
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        [1969-?] Meadowlark Theatre
        156th St & 87th Ave
        AKA: Meadowlark Cinerama
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        Outdoor Theatre
        Millwoods Drive-In Theatre

        The Pyrogy House on 118 Ave.

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        • #5
          /\I think the idea was to focus on downtown businesses that were a part of the past when downtown was a much more vibrant place.

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          • #6
            For some reason, the only pre-WEM establishment that comes to mind right now is "Lucifers" .
            Let's make Edmonton better.

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            • #7
              Met (Metropolitan) Store, used to be on the NE corner of 101 st/101A Ave.
              Yay, summertime!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JayBee
                For some reason, the only pre-WEM establishment that comes to mind right now is "Lucifers" .
                President and CEO - Airshow.

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                • #9
                  Churchill's in the Cambridge building...
                  President and CEO - Airshow.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LindseyT
                    /\I think the idea was to focus on downtown businesses that were a part of the past when downtown was a much more vibrant place.
                    Yup, it was (my bad) I guess I was just in the mood to expand... Actually I did not catch the part about downtown. Thanks for pointing that out!

                    Have to read more carefully!

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                    • #11
                      Also:

                      Irving Kline Jewellers.

                      There was another small jewellery store at the Rialto Theater, but the name escapes me.

                      Mickey's in the old Bus Depot

                      Mel Hurtig Bookseller

                      The Embers
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                      • #12
                        Mel Hurtig Bookseller beget Audreys Books.

                        Claude’s Restaurant it was right around the corner from Audreys Books on 107 ST and was the place for (expense account) lunches for leg & big wigs from government.

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                        • #13
                          I miss the bars that were downtown.
                          Lucifers
                          The Ambassador Hotel
                          The Corona
                          Hawkeyes
                          The Montgomery Legion
                          The Green Briar
                          What ever they called the Coast Edmonton Plaza 20 years ago.
                          There were a few more but for some strange reason my recollection of those times is a little hazy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ralph60
                            I miss the bars that were downtown.
                            Lucifers
                            The Ambassador Hotel
                            The Corona
                            Hawkeyes
                            The Montgomery Legion
                            The Green Briar
                            What ever they called the Coast Edmonton Plaza 20 years ago.
                            There were a few more but for some strange reason my recollection of those times is a little hazy
                            Hawkeyes? Where was this one located? The name rings a bell...

                            Does anyone remember the place that was downstairs in Scotia Place in the mid-80's? I think it was called Monroes.

                            Coast Edmonton Plaza was cool with the lights etc. was it not called something rainbow etc. (I was just talking about this place yesterday but the name escapes me!)

                            Speaking of the Southside--what about Goose Looney's? It was right on Argyll and after partying at the meat market called Barry T's (now the Standard) it was a next stop for many a partier...only to finish the evening at the Roost (when the place opened up for 50/50) as the Roost stayed open till 3 am. The Roost was always an eye-opening experience and what used to tick me off was the cross dressers who looked better than I did in their slinky little numbers and their perfect makeup!

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                            • #15
                              How could I have forgotten The Corona!! The tavern downstairs was always
                              hopping with great bands. Remember The Natural Gas?

                              And the lounge on the main floor always had good music as well - usually small groups like trios.
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