Friday, March 16, 2007

What I'm remembering today

Today I thought about Gold Triangle and the Dadeland Twin movie theater on Kendall, across from the mall.

Gold Triangle was a cool store I used to love going to with my Dad. They had a big wooden "boat" in the middle that's where all the fishing stuff was. I used to climb up and pretend to steer the boat using this big wooden ship's wheel they had. I also remember buying my first Beatles album there...

The Dadeland Twin was right next to Gold Triangle. A big pink building with *gasp* only 2 screens! I remember standing in line for hours to see Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark there. Fun times. They tore down both buildings to put in a parking lot and a crappy CompUSA. If you look, there are still signs up in front of that parking lot that say "Theater Parking Only". Faded, but still there. I need to take a picture and post it here.

Of course, there are lots of other stores I remember that are no longer around: Richard's at Cutler Ridge Mall, Zayre's, Jefferson's, Grant's, Jackson Byrons (later JByrons, then just Byrons), Food Fair in South Miami, Grand Union, and now Eckerd's! And restaurants like Lums on Kendall and US1, Black Angus @ 104th and US1. The Hampshire Inn on Sunset.

Bowling Alleys are becoming a thing of the past in Miami. Western Sunset Bowl was a big hang out place for me and my friends. Don Carters on Kendall is now gone, recently torn down. The Bowl-O-Mat at the end of Galloway at US1. The only place left to bowl now is Bird Bowl and it is a crowded mess.

Anyone remember The Falls when it was first built? All the water and the restaurant built over the water? That place has changed alot, too. There used to be a gym there called Bogey's Barn that, for some reason, we took a field trip to at night when I was in high school.

Well, enough for now. I'll post more things as I remember them. Hope other find this site and add their posts, too!

62 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow!

thank you!

i was born in miami in 1966 and lived there until i was 18. i lived there, again, for a short while, four years ago when my father was ill. he passed january 2004. i haven't been back in two years and i feel a loss and like i am missing a part of my self. even though i would never live there again i used to visit at least once a year so i'm searching online for memories and you hit the spot!

i grew up at don carters and bird bowl. i can't believe carters is down! my dad lived right by there. i saw it last time i was home. and bogey's barn! oh my god, i had completely forgotten about that and i even worked there for a short time selling memberships!

i live in asheville, nc and there are many, many florida transplants up here and often, not nice things are said about floridians, especially those from miami. miami is not what it was but oh, how incredibly GREAT it was in the 70's to grow up there. i just love finding others that remember miami as a groovy, smart place to run around in easier times.

blessings to all!

Chris said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! If you ever think of new additions to make, please let me know! People like you are the reason I started this blog!

Anonymous said...

I was born in Miami, then lived in Marathon for a couple of years, then moved back to Miami. I left for college in 1975. Do you remember the 163rd Street Shopping Center? It had a SMALL amusement park in the middle.

Mickey S said...

Sorry to bust your bubble but Skipper Chuck was on channel 4, not 6. Also remember Dadeland twin cinemas. Saw the premier of the the rock opera "Tommy" there. Many "all nighters at Don Carters. Used to be the middle of nowhere.

Mickey S said...

K-Land, Chicken unlimited, Bowl o mat, Serpentarium, the Flame restaurant in Sunniland. Kidde shows in the summer on Wednesday mornings at Sunniland. Wow what memories

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember a restaurant on red road before US1 that was like a big food court with foods from all over the world? I can see myself standing in the parking lot but can't pull out the name of the place. Thanks!

stayhandsome said...

I grew up in the Kendall area in the early 80's & moved away to Orlando when I was 11 ('84). Winston Park Elementary School, the Riverboat Playhouse (like a Chuck E Cheese arcade for kids), Pantry Pride (grocery store), Boomtown (video game arcade), Toys N' Video (self explanatory), My Store, A Place for Wheels (BMX bike shop), buying comics @ the 7-11 & 'The Headliner' (newsstand), Tropical Park, playing soccer for the West Kendall Optimist! Great childhood memories...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember the name of the restaurant that was over the water in the falls?

Bob Wladyka said...

I was born in Homestead the last day of 1956, grew up in old Perrine, now Palmetto Bay. Attended Perrine Elementary(the original!) Cutler Ridge JUNIOR HIGH, Palmetto Senior High. I lived two blocks off US1 on sw 183 ST, behind McDonald's, Dunkin Donuts and a methodist church. I left Perrine in January 1988 and moved to NC, mostly because I was tired of hearing Spanish everywhere I went. There were some good times though in south Florida and I enjoy reminiscing.

Anonymous said...

That food court restaurant on US 1 was called Yumbrella. I hadn't thought about that place in years. Thanks!

Paula said...

Is our bowling alley gone? I'm so sad if so. :(

SwampAngel65 said...

Yes...our bowling alley is long gone, Paula...long gone. Remember the night I made Russell hide in the trunk of my Mom's old Caprice? Scared the crap out of you! LOL!!!

SwampAngel65 said...

BOOMTOWN!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I loved Bogey's Barn. Best health spa I had EVER gone to. I have yet to find this one exercise equipment that I have ONLY seen at Bogey's Barn. I have never seen one since. I got locked in their one night, too. That was an experience. I had just finished up my routine and I knew it was getting close to closing, but I figured they would check and make sure everyone was gone before they locked up. I come out of the shower room and everything is dark and EVERYONE was gone and the manager lived in Fort Lauderdale. There was the night watchman, there, but he couldn't get out until morning. This was in '81. So I turned the event into an adventure and figured out a way to get out that didn't cause any damage or set off any alarms. Mission accomplished. Then I took off to have fun at One South on the Dixie Hwy. Oh how I loved Miami!

Anonymous said...

Ah,the wonderful memories!
I was born in Miami (1962),went to the lutheran kindrgarten off Bird rd,Killian sr high ( back then in77-78, Killian didn't have barbed wire fences and the redneck kids would have shotguns in the racks of their pick up truck!,try to imagine that today).
We never had our doors locked or even shut when I was a kid since nobody had central air,we just left the screen doors shut.

I have fond memories of Venetian pool in the Gables,the Flame restaurant,Black Angus,the horse in Dadelend mall...

I live in Davie now and my next stop will be central FL or GA to keep ahead of the cancerous elements that have ruined the city of my birth .

KurstyWursty said...

This was really cool. I moved to Miami in '76 and left for FSU in '81. Went to Southwood Jr. High and palmetto Sr. high. I worked at that Lums on US 1 and Kendall- mostly breakfast. We squeezed the orange juice ourselves. Also worked at the Lums further south somewhere between kendall and Coral Reef dr. I worked at teh jewerly kiosk in Dadeland mall called UNO and remember a really cool fabric store in the Suniland plaza. I have lived overseas for many years and don't get back very often. Thanks for the memories.

Mickey S said...

I remember when original Shortys burnt down in late 60's. I could see smoke from my house at Continental Park. I could also see top of Baptsist Hospital from my house. Great memories of baseball and football games at the park. Also hit golf balls in park when I was 11/12.

trae263 said...

I was born in 1963 and lived in South Miami Heights until I was 14. Went to So. Miami Heights Elem, Mays Jr High. I went to Palmetto for a short time. I remeber all the places mentioned. My stepfather worked at The Flame for many years. My mother worked at the Purple Onion for over 20 years. Does anyone remember North Key? It was the bar that moved into Bogey's barn after Bogey's closed. (Didn't a building burn down or something?) Anyway, I spent most of my days there, as well as JJ's across from the Falls. I went to Miami in Dec 2009 and visited the Falls. It has changed so much. I didn't like it. The pizazz of it all is no longer there!

Lots of So. Miami Heights folks are on Facebook. Search "People from South Miami Heights" if interested in finding any old friends from there.

wiremesa said...

One of the first jobs I ever had was working in the warehouse at Gold Triangle. We'd unload trucks all day, and while we worked, with the large receiving bay doors open, we could smell the amazing aroma of Shorty's BBQ, right around the corner. Whenever possible we would eat lunch at Shorty's. How could we not? The aroma was just too amazing. This was in 1969 & 70. Sweet, long gone times.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Miami from 1955 (when I was 2) to 1981, when we moved because of work.

I remember so many places especially Coral Gables.

Chippy's restaurant with the strawberry cheesecake, Sambos, Jahn's Ice Cream, Young Sophisticates, the list goes on and on - Biscayne Cafeteria!!!

I miss the old Miami so much

Anonymous said...

My father worked for Tower Paint, Mfg. and my mother for Friden.

Robert said...

I remember Bogie's Barn well. I used to hang out there all the time especially when the band AUREUS played there. I remember all of the things you mentioned and it made me quite nostalgic. I left Miami in 1990 and went back for a Xmas visit in '92...I was completely changed. Does anyone remember GEORGE'S SUBS on SW 8th street??? The best subs I have ever eaten. Thanks for this blog!!!

C21 Quad J said...

Hi, I am hopping you can help remember the name of a place in Old Miami. It was a party place for kids similar to Riverboat Playhouse but it was Space/NASA themed. It must have been around in the late 80s. It was located in the strip mall on Kendall and 127th where the Radio Shack is.

Anonymous said...

Post 1: As the Everglades come into view and the plane begins to descend, my eyes get wide and my smile can be seen for miles as we approach the runway preparing to land at MIA...

I was born in Miami (Baptist Hospital) in February of 1977. I attended Gloria Floyd Elementary, Arvida Jr. High and graduated from Miami Killian Sr. High in 1995. Currently, I live in the Washington, DC area. I have lived all over the South, but only people from Miami can truly relate to how it felt to grow up in South Florida in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s.

When I think back to those magical days, I always remember being outside… Whether we were playing baseball at K-land/Continental Park, taking a walk, fishing, or attending some sporting event, we were always outside. I loved that! Some of the greatest memories I can remember were of my family going to the Orange Bowl on a hot Saturday afternoon, paying $10 to park in someone's front yard and attend a UM football game. Man, those were some good times. That stadium could rock! Oh, what a beautiful view of downtown Miami we enjoyed from the stands. I also miss the days when dad would come home early from work and we'd all jump in the car to head up to Mark Light stadium to watch the Canes play baseball; Bob Griese used to call the games! We spent so many wonderful nights under the stars eating a hot dog while watching Coach Frasier and his boys win another one. I loved stopping afterward at the DQ on US 1 for ice cream on the way home. I remember my brother and me riding our bikes to the Falls shopping center to go see a movie and actually leaving our bikes out front. And they would still be there after the movie, imagine that! Or, riding my bike up to the canal with my brother and friends to go spend the day just fishing and dreaming. Now my brother and I live over 700 miles apart, what I would do to share one more bike ride with him to see a movie. Some of the best times I had were just simply driving around running errands while hanging out with my brother and sister in the back seat. The windows would be down and Y-100 blaring on the radio. I used to love feeling the breeze and warm air on my face. One minute my mom and dad would be talking about something and the next I’d be passed out. I could be asleep in minutes. I can recall going to Don Carter lanes on Saturday’s to attend the baseball card shows, winding through Old Cutler Road observing all the beauty, and eating the most delicious chicken wings at Wings N’ Things in Cutler Ridge. I remember long days hanging out at the pool for hours on end. The whole neighborhood seemed to make an appearance. My brother and I would chase my sister and then get yelled at for running around the pool! Dad would eventually sneak out and return with lunch, Hungry Bear subs (near Miami Dade CC); they had the best subs! We were members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Once a year we’d head to Marco Island for a Catholic getaway and we’d celebrate mass on the beach. So special. Back home when mass ended I remember we’d all sing as we exited the church and I’d work my way through the crowd to find my mom so I could get a quarter from her to buy a donut before Sunday school. In high school, I remember late Sunday afternoons laying on the hood of the car with my buddies watching the planes take off from Miami International and wondering where everyone was going. I never imagined I’d be planning my own exit strategy from here one day. Life in Miami was too perfect. Like many of you, our family endured Hurricane Andrew and eventually saw the writing on the wall... After graduating in 95, we moved to Atlanta in search of a better life, like the one we cherished in Miami. Knowing we could never duplicate, we tried…

Anonymous said...

Post 1: As the Everglades come into view and the plane begins to descend, my eyes get wide and my smile can be seen for miles as we approach the runway preparing to land at MIA...

I was born in Miami (Baptist Hospital) in February of 1977. I attended Gloria Floyd Elementary, Arvida Jr. High and graduated from Miami Killian Sr. High in 1995. Currently, I live in the Washington, DC area. I have lived all over the South, but only people from Miami can truly relate to how it felt to grow up in South Florida in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s.

When I think back to those magical days, I always remember being outside… Whether we were playing baseball at K-land/Continental Park, taking a walk, fishing, or attending some sporting event, we were always outside. I loved that! Some of the greatest memories I can remember were of my family going to the Orange Bowl on a hot Saturday afternoon, paying $10 to park in someone's front yard and attend a UM football game. Man, those were some good times. That stadium could rock! Oh, what a beautiful view of downtown Miami we enjoyed from the stands. I also miss the days when dad would come home early from work and we'd all jump in the car to head up to Mark Light stadium to watch the Canes play baseball; Bob Griese used to call the games! We spent so many wonderful nights under the stars eating a hot dog while watching Coach Frasier and his boys win another one. I loved stopping afterward at the DQ on US 1 for ice cream on the way home. I remember my brother and me riding our bikes to the Falls shopping center to go see a movie and actually leaving our bikes out front. And they would still be there after the movie, imagine that! Or, riding my bike up to the canal with my brother and friends to go spend the day just fishing and dreaming. Now my brother and I live over 700 miles apart, what I would do to share one more bike ride with him to see a movie. Some of the best times I had were just simply driving around running errands while hanging out with my brother and sister in the back seat. The windows would be down and Y-100 blaring on the radio. I used to love feeling the breeze and warm air on my face. One minute my mom and dad would be talking about something and the next I’d be passed out. I could be asleep in minutes. I can recall going to Don Carter lanes on Saturday’s to attend the baseball card shows, winding through Old Cutler Road observing all the beauty, and eating the most delicious chicken wings at Wings N’ Things in Cutler Ridge. I remember long days hanging out at the pool for hours on end. The whole neighborhood seemed to make an appearance. My brother and I would chase my sister and then get yelled at for running around the pool! Dad would eventually sneak out and return with lunch, Hungry Bear subs (near Miami Dade CC); they had the best subs! We were members of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Once a year we’d head to Marco Island for a Catholic getaway and we’d celebrate mass on the beach. So special. Back home when mass ended I remember we’d all sing as we exited the church and I’d work my way through the crowd to find my mom so I could get a quarter from her to buy a donut before Sunday school. In high school, I remember late Sunday afternoons laying on the hood of the car with my buddies watching the planes take off from Miami International and wondering where everyone was going. I never imagined I’d be planning my own exit strategy from here one day. Life in Miami was too perfect. Like many of you, our family endured Hurricane Andrew and eventually saw the writing on the wall... After graduating in 95, we moved to Atlanta in search of a better life, like the one we cherished in Miami. Knowing we could never duplicate, we tried…

Anonymous said...

Post 2: I have been back several times with my wife always leaving feeling bittersweet. My heart longs to have her (and eventually) one day, our daughter, understand how special and amazing it was to grow up in such a unique city… Thank you Miami. As the wheels leave the ground and we start to climb, I feel my wife’s hand gently squeeze my leg to silently let me know “it’s ok”. As I stare out the window recalling all the special times I enjoyed as a young boy growing up in a city that no longer exists, a tear begins to sneak down my cheek just as we start to bank left and head back north. Something tells me she understands.

Maybe it’s a desire to return to my child hood, to reunite with old friends who are no longer with us or to have our family back under one roof. For whatever reason, no one thinks those days will ever end but they do. I’m so blessed to have shared this with all of you.

Mickey S said...

I too, was born at Baptist Hospital, but 11 years before you. I lived in the house at the top of the hill at Continental Park and agree with you on the being outside all the time. You mentioned the Saturday games at the Orange Bowl. I go back even further to when me, my mom and dad would go to Paolettis Italian restaurant on a Friday night, then go to the game. They stopped Friday games sometime early 70's. What a city to grow up in (especially Kendall area) at THAT time!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mickey, you had it better than me then for sure! I wish I could have been born a few more years earlier. My parents (to this day) go on and on about how special Miami used to be in the early 70's. They both got down there in the late 60's. My mom was a flight attendant with Eastern and my dad attended the University of Miami. That's funny you lived right there at Continental. My mom would sit in the outfield so she could see me playing center field on one field and watch my brother pitching on anoter. We'd spend all day out there and loved it! I remember heading to Fudruckers just down the street and if we were lucky got to catch one of the shiny yellow/green (whatever color they were) big fire engines leaving the station. I know it's not always as perfect as you think it was, but it was pretty darn close. Thanks for making this blog, it has been really nice going down memory lane. Take care.

Mickey S said...

wow. i dont remember fuddruckers being there. big restaurant back then (and still is) was Shortys BBQ. There was also a "Hot Shoppes" in the parking lot of Jeffersons at 104th st. It later became Black Angus. Hot Shoppes was also the name of the restaurant chain that was in the rest areas of the sunshine state parkway when it was first built.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous who posted in 2009....the name of restaurant was the Yumbrella. i used to go there with my mom.

Anonymous said...

Yes, The Umbrella restaurant. You could choose food from all over the world and eat at tables with umbrella's. It was a cool place.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Miami's Tropical Grill.

Anonymous said...

Born in 1967 at Hollywood Memorial!

Grew up in North Miami, remember 163rd street mall when everything was outside before the roof. Fondest memory is going to see the Dolphins in the Orange Bowl on Sunday afternoons with my Dad And Grandfather. Also used to go watch the Miami Toro's soccer team at the Orange Bowl before they became the Strikers. Lunches at Lum's, trips to the old Zoo, Seaquarium!

glochrie said...

Forst, I love your blog, great work. You said - They had a big wooden "boat" in the middle that's where all the fishing stuff was. I used to climb up and pretend to steer the boat using this big wooden ship's wheel they had

Do you have a picture of the stering wheel? My freinds and I would love to see a picture of the wheel?

Anonymous said...

Went to coconut grove, key biscayne ellem, gloria floyd ellem with the kid from my brother and me, booker t and south miami high. Had a lot of fun in Dadeland area. Spent most of my youth in the grove. Remember the library and the dude that use to read storries there and then reading about how he dide in the New Times. Sad. Also remember Dan Marinos and Plannet Hollywood. YoYo Mania in Dadeland Mall and when Sunset place was first built all the kids would flock there. Now its just a ghost town.

markzsmith said...

I was born in Miami (South Miami Hospital) in 1971, and grew up close Palmetto Golf Course (SW 152 Street). There was a big field off Fairway Heights Blvd and SW 152 street with a big hill. My cousin and I spent many a day exploring in that big field, and the owner eventually put up a big hill so cars could not cut across it from one neighborhood to the next. We set that field on fire many times. Ha ha.

Anyway, I played optimist football for S. Dade @ Colonial Park (we were the Packers) then played for Kendall (the Broncos). I went to school at Holy Rosary, Southwood Middle School then Killian (class of 89).

I fondly remember summers spent playing on Palmetto Golf course, getting chased by golfers or making money by diving in the lakes/canals for golf balls and selling them.

I remember Bogey's Barn very well. I remember being fascinated with a drum set (I snuck into the rehersal for AEREUS). The drummer (I think his name was Mark) let me sit in and listen, and then let me play with his drums. I remember the restaurant had an asweoms Sundae bar, and we would sneak in there and grab M&M's. Bogey's Barn had a cool video arcade too. I burned lot's of Mom & Dad's cash there. I remember it burning down, but I cannot remember what year that was.

We would ride our bikes up to Food Spot on SW 160 and US 1 to get candy and snacks. I got my haircut at Julio's Barber Shop in the shopping center where Publix was on 160th and US1. I also got my hair cut at Grande's in the same shopping center. Broadway Pizza was in that same shopping center, and they had these AWESOME Jamacian Patties.

I remember Black Angus steak house on 104 and US1 that eventually became the first Fuddruckers in Florida. I remember the Serpentarium on US1, J Byrons, Zayres, Calico Jacks (I was a bouncer there for a while), The Falls (and the restaurant over the water that had killer escargot), El Torito in The Falls, many summers at the movie theatre in The Falls (where I saw ET for the first time, and For Your Eyes Only).

I have been back to Miami a few times since we moved back in 92 (after Andrew), but you are right..... it is not the same. Miami had this magic "cool" factor that is since lost. I dont know if it is the culture that has changed, or if we just grew up... But I do miss it. I live in Dallas, TX now, and my wife always says that she wishes that our kids can experience what I did growing up. She wishes that the kids can go fishing, go to the beach, explore, learn about marine life, etc. I tell her that the Miami I knew is gone forever. All I have now are memories. Thanks for letting me share a little of my cherished childhood.

Ed Beaman said...

This is great! I will come back and post more.

Anonymous said...

Hey, how about the Kendall Skating Centers?

Anonymous said...

Just in case C21 Quad J ever returns, you were thinking of a place called Earth Base Alpha on Kendall and 127th (by the old Sizzler, the used bookstore, Captain Jimmy's Subs, and a tiny movie theater, all of which are surely gone).

You said...
Hi, I am hopping you can help remember the name of a place in Old Miami. It was a party place for kids similar to Riverboat Playhouse but it was Space/NASA themed. It must have been around in the late 80s. It was located in the strip mall on Kendall and 127th where the Radio Shack is.

December 7, 2011 at 1:56 PM

Tony Foley said...

Native of South Miami. Born 1952 and grew up in what is now called Pinecrest area. Went to Epiphany Catholic School, than Palmetto Junior High, Palmetto Senior High, class of 1970. University of Miami and FIU Kendall campus. Met my wife at UM and we have been married for 37 years now. She also went to Palmetto High. Remember Suniland Shopping Center and the pony rides they had there. Rexall Drug store, Dixie Bell Restaurant in US 1. A&W Restaurant, Tropical Drive In, Monkey Jungle, Parrot Jungle, LUMS restaurant on US 1 and Kendall, Royal Castle Hamburgers on US 1 and 120th street.....and much more. Moved from Miami in 2000 up to Juno Beach, Florida! Great memories growing up!!!

Anonymous said...

I was born '75 in South Florida and grew up in South Dade 80s/90s, like othere said...it was a wonderful outdoors-based childhood. Year-round rode my bmx bike everywhere, played basketball and baseball at Contionental Park, Ron Ehman(sp?) Park, Coral Reef Park, fished the canals for bass with stale bread on filament tied around a bamboo stick. Beach trips to Key Biscayne and Miami Beach. Graduated Killian HS '93 and left to attended college in the Midwest, where I learned that I wanted to live back where it was warm and sunny year round and not live life on a couch in a sweater. Moved back right after graduation, been living along the beach in both Dade and Broward ever since. No desire to move.

Mickey S said...
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Mickey S said...

All great memories!! I learned the game of golf at Colonial Palms (lighted executive course) on US1. They had an awesome driving range there and also a great "goony golf" course. Lead the Colonial Palms Junior Open after first day in about 1971 or 72. Left there for the "big course" Crooked Creek when it opened. Ther have been many references in these posts to one similar theme. That is the memory of having sooo many outdoor activities ALL the time. I live in South Carolina now and its just not the same anymore. Even when the weather is fine, seems lik fewer and fewer kids have the desire to "play" outside. Plus you really can't give them the freedom to go wherever that we had growing up in the 60's. Social media has changed all that.

Anonymous said...

is this the mark smith who lived on 99th court? this is Patrick.

Anonymous said...

And all the news and television people..Ralph Renick, Weaver the Weatherman , Chuck Zink...

Anonymous said...

My late husband Bruce, loved George's Sub Shop!

Mickey S said...

Another news person I remember was Wayne Farris (ch. 7),sports with Sonny ? (also did Hurricane games on radio)

Anonymous said...

I grew up in Miami, Riverside Elementary, Ada Merritt Jr High, Miami High, UM, and moved away for work and have lived in many places due to my career. I have returned twice during my many moves and have now settled in the Coral Gables area. Whether it was living in the Midwest, southwest, mid south, central Florida, or time living and working in Europe, it was the thoughts and memories of palms swaying while driving to Miami Beach on the McArthur Cswy, or spending a weekend with my family, the thoughts of Miami always kept us wanting to return. Miami has indeed changed a lot, it is now no less than an international city with a tremendous energy and vitality. However, there are places that have not changed much and one can still immerse into the idyllic vision of what it used to be during those years growing up here. I can go to downtown south miami on sunset and walk the streets there and still feel a sense of yesteryear. Miracle Mile has not changed much in terms of architecture I don't think. More crowded, but that is the price of progress. Love being back!

Protect the Constitution said...

I Left Miami in 1984, I put this together, I went to Ada Merritt Jr. High School.

I hope you enjoy.

thanks
AP

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tli93rBhBS4

Anonymous said...

I remember Bogies Barn well. Hung out there at least once a week in the late 70 to listen to WG and The Tennessee River Bottom Boys!

Anonymous said...

Hi fellow miamians... who can tell me the name of the restaurant in the falls that sat out in the water? Across from Friday's. .a Chinese place diagonal. It changed names a few times. It was tropical/florida/key westy. Parrots inside, if I recall. Anyone remember? ??

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong but Bogie's Barn wasn't connected to the Falls...It was on 152nd connected to the golf course....yes or no?

Miamian said...

Does anyone remember the prior restaurant where La Carreta on Kendall is?

Miamian said...

Does anyone remember Scott's Fried Chicken places... Chicken Unlimited.

Mickey S said...

Chicken Unlimited at the corner of Kendall Dr. and 97th ave. Loved that place! Born in Miami in 1956 and grew up in Kendall area. Great place and time to grow up. Wouldn't really want to be there now. Live in South Carolina. Kendall was awesome in the 70s!

Mickey S said...

Where was La Carreta?

Miamian said...

La Carreta is still there Kendall and 117 ave.

Miamian said...
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Miamian said...

Anyone remember what restaurant was before La Carreta on Kendall Drive?

Miamian said...

Remember the Barefoot Mailman in Dadeland Mall?

Protect the Constitution said...

Greta Memories of Ada Merritt Junior High
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_LKZ8_5Sy4

MiamiLover said...

I'm about to cry, very nostalgic. I moved to D.C. in 2012 and returned 3 times. I remember the Mexican restaurant in the Falls (forgot the name,) Le Player clothing store in the Falls. Also Douth Miami pharmacy and its cafeteria. And lots more.