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Charles Hunter

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #75 on: June 22, 2010, 09:02:18 AM »
Wasn't there a Wendy's Downtown? Talk about lost Jacksonville!!!!!

Yes, it was on Main, think it was replaced by the new library.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #76 on: June 22, 2010, 09:05:28 AM »
Wasn't there a Wendy's Downtown? Talk about lost Jacksonville!!!!!

Yes, it was on Main, think it was replaced by the new library.

It was actually replaced by the Police and Fire building.  When that particular building opened up, there was a Firehouse Subs on the street level at that same corner, but that has since closed as well.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #77 on: June 22, 2010, 09:20:42 AM »
The Wendys was at Duval and Main, Popeyes was on Adams at Hogan, BK was at Forsyth and Pearl, Krystals was at Ocean and Forsyth! talk about missing the those places now, makes me hungry!

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #78 on: June 22, 2010, 09:46:57 AM »
The Wendys was at Duval and Main, Popeyes was on Adams at Hogan, BK was at Forsyth and Pearl, Krystals was at Ocean and Forsyth! talk about missing the those places now, makes me hungry!

That's insane.  What was the timeline for all of those things leaving?  I remember Firehouse and BK, but none of the others.  Wow, people used to be able to grab quick food after 5 downtown.  Not Anymore.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #79 on: June 22, 2010, 12:43:16 PM »
The Wendy's did a booming business in the late 70's and early 80's, for sure.  It was a "new building" built on a corner lot wedged into older existing buildings on the two non-street sides.  It had a narrow drive-through in which, as I recall, you entered from Duval, and exited on Main.  Making that 90 degree turn at the corner tucked in between the buildings definitely required your full attention!
Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #80 on: June 22, 2010, 12:56:56 PM »
The Wendys was at Duval and Main, Popeyes was on Adams at Hogan, BK was at Forsyth and Pearl, Krystals was at Ocean and Forsyth! talk about missing the those places now, makes me hungry!

Free-standing locations or storefronts?
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #81 on: June 22, 2010, 01:05:27 PM »

There was a Firehouse subs storefront downtown that closed as well.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #82 on: June 22, 2010, 01:12:34 PM »
The Wendys was at the corner next to the old Rhodes Furniture/Army-Navy Surplus Building(always stopped to eat at the Super Bar whenever we would go to the Hayden Burns Library).  The Burger King was inside the Greyhound station.  I don't recall the Krystals.  When did that close?

Larry's leaving downtown was a very sad day!
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #83 on: June 22, 2010, 02:27:06 PM »
Just so everyone knows... the mayor is threatening to get rid of ALL of the city's efforts for historic preservation if the tax increase isn't approved...

this could rid the city of landmarks, historic districts and a loss of anything and everything else that's left of Jacksonville's hey day.

 This would coincide with the long running mentality of Jacksonville Government.  We need to get of of the Mayor.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #84 on: June 22, 2010, 02:35:59 PM »
Just so everyone knows... the mayor is threatening to get rid of ALL of the city's efforts for historic preservation if the tax increase isn't approved...

this could rid the city of landmarks, historic districts and a loss of anything and everything else that's left of Jacksonville's hey day.
Do you have something to back that statement up? I keep a pretty close eye on the news and theer has been nothing mentioned that I have seen.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #85 on: June 22, 2010, 02:43:39 PM »
Wan't the Krystal at Forsyth and Ocean where the Sub place is now?

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #86 on: June 22, 2010, 02:52:38 PM »
i remember seeing all of them Downtown, most of them closed by the mid 1980s (I am not that old). They were all in storefronts, except for the Wendy's. Popeyes was on Adams St, you can see whats left of their original sign. It changes names every few years. Correct, the old Krystals is now a sub-place, used to be Larry's Subs....hard to believe a Larry's or Firehouse can't make it Downtown.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #87 on: June 22, 2010, 02:55:18 PM »
Oh, yeah ok I remember the Krystals there now! 

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #88 on: June 22, 2010, 03:52:10 PM »
My dad used to tell us the ol'

"Went to the Florida Theater for a triple feature on a Saturday, had Krystals and a Coke with change left over for the bus fare home"

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #89 on: June 22, 2010, 11:09:01 PM »
The Wendys was at Duval and Main, Popeyes was on Adams at Hogan, BK was at Forsyth and Pearl, Krystals was at Ocean and Forsyth! talk about missing the those places now, makes me hungry!

That's insane.  What was the timeline for all of those things leaving?  I remember Firehouse and BK, but none of the others.  Wow, people used to be able to grab quick food after 5 downtown.  Not Anymore.

Another place that didnt work out downtown before it even started was Moon River Pizza.  Was supposed to be next to where Chew is now.  Danny B wound up opening in Murray Hill instead.  Turned out to be a great move by them, but another what if...