Here they are, your blasts from the past revealed.
It’s been fun going down memory lane with so many of you in the last week, after you commented on your favorite restaurants or stores that no longer are in the Roanoke Valley or in your hometown.
From pizza eateries to appliance stores, burger places and department stores, memories of past retailers sure do stay with us, don’t they? I liked hearing about features of certain malls and stores that you remember most, such as Tanglewood Mall’s French Quarter and the vanilla milkshakes at Allen’s Pharmacy.
As far as trends in this informal survey, pizza restaurants were mentioned most often. Hamburger eateries followed.
These stores and restaurants received more than one mention:
The Ground Round
Pasquale’s Pizza or Patricia’s Italian Restaurant
Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips
Best Products (or BEST)
And finally, if you care to reflect a little more, what makes a store or restaurant memorable? Any general key features or must haves, in your opinion?