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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #90 on: June 22, 2010, 11:18:05 PM »
The Loop was also supposed to open a block away in the Lerner Shops building (across the street from the Carling).  That died when the building's construction plans were indefinitely delayed.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #91 on: June 23, 2010, 08:30:24 AM »
I was working downtown when Wendy's closed. It was the quality of the service that closed Wendy's.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #92 on: June 23, 2010, 09:34:59 AM »
The Loop was also supposed to open a block away in the Lerner Shops building (across the street from the Carling).  That died when the building's construction plans were indefinitely delayed.

Good call, forgot about the Loop.

Although, Chicago Pizza at the Landing has been a great addition to the core imo.  Good deep dish pizza(half off with coupon M-Thur, good queso dip, Bold City on tap and GREAT outdoor seating with a beautiful view!

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #93 on: June 23, 2010, 09:36:49 AM »
I was working downtown when Wendy's closed. It was the quality of the service that closed Wendy's.

Towards the end it was horrible, overstreet.  Very rude and unclean in that place.

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Towards the end it was horrible, overstreet.  Very rude and unclean in that place.

I think it was me taking advantage of the Super Bar.  My dad and I destroyed some AUCE tacos for $4  :)

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2010, 09:55:00 AM »
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some sort of gunplay between the drive thru person and the front counter cashier that ended in tragedy.

Unfortunately, that seems to be a problem in Wendys throughout Jacksonville.  :-[

Case in point, the now closed Wendys on St Johns Bluff.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #95 on: June 23, 2010, 04:16:32 PM »
Mugs, Iaeysu (sp?), Morrisons, and a Southern-style restaurant on the second floor of the Schultz Building (name escapes me at the moment) were other early 80's hangouts as was Three Brothers on the third floor of Iveys department store (now, JEA).
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Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2010, 04:43:29 PM »
... and the Jean Ribault restuarant on the 2nd floor of Sears ...

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #97 on: June 23, 2010, 06:34:11 PM »
... and the Jean Ribault restuarant on the 2nd floor of Sears ...

...with a large wall mural by artist Lee Adams depicting his landing.  (However, I believe this restaurant closed, at the latest, in the 70's as the Sears store was already closed by or before about 1980.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2010, 06:35:37 PM »
The first Wendy's I remember was on University near Powers.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #99 on: July 23, 2010, 06:28:07 PM »


Here is a great view of Forsyth & Newnan in 1972.  One can't help but notice the four story buildings across the street from the Florida Theatre that no longer exist.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #100 on: July 23, 2010, 06:30:46 PM »
... and the Jean Ribault restuarant on the 2nd floor of Sears ...

...with a large wall mural by artist Lee Adams depicting his landing.  (However, I believe this restaurant closed, at the latest, in the 70's as the Sears store was already closed by or before about 1980.

What happened to the mural?  I remember seeing a mid-to-late 90s T-U article about how it was discovered and rescued but don't recall its fate.
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« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2010, 06:31:31 PM »
What a fantastic picture, Lake.  Thank you for posting that.
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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #102 on: July 23, 2010, 10:09:38 PM »
That is an awesome picture Lake. Though I get nauseated at the thought of how many pieces were destroyed for surface parking or some other unimportant reason.  Also note the Rhodes Furniture in the upper left which is now gone. Its sickening.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #103 on: July 24, 2010, 10:24:22 AM »
That is an awesome picture Lake. Though I get nauseated at the thought of how many pieces were destroyed for surface parking or some other unimportant reason.  Also note the Rhodes Furniture in the upper left which is now gone. Its sickening.

I was standing under the Skyway track with a small crowd the morning they demolished the Rhodes Furniture building. I'd never actually seen a building in downtown Jax being demolished, and I had grown up seeing that one, so I wanted to be there to see it one last time. Talk about sad. The general mood of the group was almost like a funeral service.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2010, 12:33:56 PM »
I watched as the old Robert Meyer Hotel building was imploded to make way for the new federal courthouse.  I was working across the river at the Prudential Building.  It was eerie...
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