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Dollie
02-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Oh I loved Twillight Beach I believe I went there the summer of 57 & 1958, I would go at night with my good looking, black haired boy friend.
Sure brings back good fun memories!! As I'm going on 70, & can still remember that far back. And we also had good cool music back in the 50s!!!

Prunepicker
02-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Soul Boutique, I think, was at 23&Classen for a while.

I don't remember Wilcox, but do remember Rainbow Records and later,
Peaches.
Soul boutique took over after some clothing store that used the
ecology flag on their sacks. I don't remember the name. They sold
upscale hippy apparel. Can't remember the store that was there
for many years. A drug store?

Wilcox's was just west of N. Classen on N.W. 23rd. It was a
converted house and Dr. Goodhead, optometrist, was next door.
Wilcox moved to where Pier 1 is now on N. Pennsylvania. It was
an outstanding record shop.

I worked a Peaches in the late 70's because I knew classical music.
I couldn't believe how unknowledgeable the staff was on any
musical topic. I honestly believe that the credentials for being
a manager was the size of your record collection.

boscorama
02-06-2012, 08:59 PM
Was it The Jeanery? Ha! Think that was a few blocks east of Classen, perhaps.

There was another clothing store named Threads.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Was it The Jeanery? Ha! Think that was a few blocks east of Classen,
perhaps.

There was another clothing store named Threads.
That's it! It may have been or moved to another location but it
was definitely at N.W. 23rd and Classen. I bought my first 'pro rock
star' clothing there. One shirt was close to $10!

The more I think of it, I believe it moved east near Mother's and it's
colors became red, white and blue.

I'll do a search and come back with some answers.

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 09:19 PM
I hope nobody gets cancer from this ad. It's from 1971.
There was an outlet at 57th and S. Penn.


http://archive.newsok.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=DOK/1971/03/06/11/Img/Ad0110099.png

http://archive.newsok.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=DOK/1971/10/17/187/Img/Ad1870919.png

Prunepicker
02-06-2012, 09:22 PM
Here's an ad when The Jeanery went bankrupt. There were six
stores.

http://archive.newsok.com/Repository/getimage.dll?path=DOK/1972/08/09/29/Img/Ar0290401.png

boscorama
02-07-2012, 09:03 PM
That's wonderful!!!! The ads, I mean. Those movie theatres, woo hoo! The Jeanery ad is great. I forgot all about callling them BELLS. Thank you.

Prunepicker
02-07-2012, 09:59 PM
That's wonderful!!!! The ads, I mean. Those movie theatres, woo hoo!
The Jeanery ad is great. I forgot all about callling them BELLS.
Thank you.
I believe bell bottoms and leisure suits caused cancer of the brain.

MikeOKC
02-07-2012, 10:50 PM
I believe bell bottoms and leisure suits caused cancer of the brain.

No, Prune, I think it was the other way around!

Prunepicker
02-07-2012, 11:18 PM
No, Prune, I think it was the other way around!
Too funny!

BoPeep
02-08-2012, 08:32 AM
Del Rancho!! I worked at the Del Rancho in Moore, it was my first job as soon as I turned sixteen. One of the owners at the time was Tom Jones who was later killed when his stunt plane went down during the OKC airshow that used to be held at Will Rogers airport. I couldn't wait to turn sixteen so I could go to work there, I still have a menu (circa 1977) with all of my notes written on it. Great memories!

janeyring
05-11-2012, 03:12 PM
Oh, my gosh. My two brothers and I loved Foreman Scotty and Danny Williams. Don't remember Bob Jenny. Ho Ho The Clown kind of rings a bell. I loved Superman and Leave It To Beaver. I still watch reruns of Beaver in the mornings. I remember O'Mealies, Coit's, and Del Rancho. Used to go to Wedgewood Amusement Park but not often--couldn't afford it. Went to Frontier City when my uncle would take us. I had a highschool teacher (Oklahoma History) that played one of the gun fighters at Frontier City. Never heard of the two games you won.
J. R.

ljbab728
05-12-2012, 09:28 PM
I remember Del Rancho too because I ate there today.

janeyring
05-13-2012, 12:06 AM
Was Del Rancho the place that served Hickory Burgers? They were delicious.
Janey Reynolds Ring

ljbab728
05-13-2012, 12:36 AM
Was Del Rancho the place that served Hickory Burgers? They were delicious.
Janey Reynolds Ring


They do have a hickory burger on the menu but their specialty is the Steak Sandwich Supreme.

BlackmoreRulz
05-13-2012, 07:11 AM
There was a place in Del City called Adam's Rib that had a great Hickory Burger. It was on 29th just east of Sunnylane.

Jim Kyle
05-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Was Del Rancho the place that served Hickory Burgers? They were delicious.That could have been Charcoal Oven, on NW Expressway between Villa and May. Or it might have been Dolores, on NE 23 just east of the RR underpass.

Just saw an ad on TV last night that Del Rancho has opened a new location near NW 50 and MacArthur!

corpsman
05-13-2012, 09:56 AM
Just how long has Charcoal oven been in existence? I remember playing youth baseball in Enid in 1959, and when we would play an OKC team we would usually go to Charcoal Oven post game to eat.
That could have been Charcoal Oven, on NW Expressway between Villa and May. Or it might have been Dolores, on NE 23 just east of the RR underpass.

Just saw an ad on TV last night that Del Rancho has opened a new location near NW 50 and MacArthur!

Prunepicker
05-13-2012, 04:32 PM
Just how long has Charcoal oven been in existence? I remember
playing youth baseball in Enid in 1959, and when we would play
an OKC team we would usually go to Charcoal Oven post game
to eat.
I believe it was 1958 but I'm not sure. It wasn't there when we
moved here in 1957.

ljbab728
05-13-2012, 10:00 PM
Just saw an ad on TV last night that Del Rancho has opened a new location near NW 50 and MacArthur!

Yes, Jim. That's where I ate on Saturday. It used to be a Sonic.

Jim Kyle
05-13-2012, 10:02 PM
I thought I remembered a Sonic in about that location, just a bit north of the NW corner of the intersection. I don't get down that way a lot any more...

janeyring
05-14-2012, 12:44 PM
Thank you for responding, Jim. I do remember the Charcoal Oven on NW Expressway. I ate there a couple of times. I just remember the Hickory Burger was great--wherever it was.
Janey Reynolds Ring

janeyring
05-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Thank you for responding, ljbab. Wish I had a Hickory Burger right now.
Janey Reynolds Ring

UncleCyrus
08-24-2012, 02:33 AM
And, that Sound Warehouse that was on 39th and MacArthur started out on 10th and MacArthur. I helped move that store to the 39th location and then went to work at the corporate headquarters (Bromo Distributors)

Do you remember which building the Sound Warehouse was in on 10th? When did it move to 39th St.?

Pete
08-24-2012, 10:22 AM
Do you remember which building the Sound Warehouse was in on 10th? When did it move to 39th St.?

It was in what was then called the Cedar City Shopping Center, just north of 10th on the east side of MacArthur. I think it's a bingo hall now.


That Sound Warehouse opened in May of 1976 but moved not long thereafter to 39th & MacArthur; I believe around 1978 and certainly no later that 1979.

You may remember that also in Cedar City was Jimmie Jo's Old Spaghetti Warehouse.

bluedogok
08-25-2012, 09:39 PM
Pete has the location right, it was in a building that fronted MacArthur next to the parking lot for Quicksilvers. I think that one was store 105, fifth store in the chain. The number stayed with it when it moved down to 38th & MacArthur.

I think that I still remember these.....
101 - 23rd & Walker
102 - 74th & Penn
103 - May & Grand (the store that I worked at)
104 - Air Depot
105 - NW 39th & MacArthur
106 - Norman (Lindsay St.)
107 - NW Expressway & Rockwell (moved up NW Expressway later)

401 - the buttons location at NW 63rd & May

I think Tulsa stores were 200 series and other markets followed the same sort of numbering system. At the time the Dallas stores were owned by someone other than the Dan & Kay Moran but later merged a few years after Dan's death,

BlackmoreRulz
08-26-2012, 05:33 AM
The 74th & Penn location was originally on 59th just east of Blackwelder circa 1973 or so

UncleCyrus
08-26-2012, 08:34 AM
Pete has the location right, it was in a building that fronted MacArthur next to the parking lot for Quicksilvers. I think that one was store 105, fifth store in the chain. The number stayed with it when it moved down to 38th & MacArthur.

I think that I still remember these.....
101 - 23rd & Walker
102 - 74th & Penn
103 - May & Grand (the store that I worked at)
104 - Air Depot
105 - NW 39th & MacArthur
106 - Norman (Lindsay St.)
107 - NW Expressway & Rockwell (moved up NW Expressway later)

401 - the buttons location at NW 63rd & May

I think Tulsa stores were 200 series and other markets followed the same sort of numbering system. At the time the Dallas stores were owned by someone other than the Dan & Kay Moran but later merged a few years after Dan's death,

Hey, you remember the store numbers as well as I do. I probably can even remember the phone numbers for most of them. I think I worked at or filled in at almost all of them at various times. I still miss those days sometimes.

bluedogok
08-26-2012, 01:08 PM
The 74th & Penn location was originally on 59th just east of Blackwelder circa 1973 or so
The locations listed were as of 83-84 when I worked there, the only locations that I knew of back then was MacArthur and May locations because those are the ones that we went to. There might have been several that moved around that I have no idea of the previous location.

Since the advent of cell phones my phone number memory is pretty poor, since I don't have to actually remember the number. I have to look up numbers all the time on my phone, it is easy to remember my parents number since they have had it since 1965.

purpledice42
10-11-2012, 09:40 PM
Walking back and forth between grandma at 3300 NW 42nd and Independence and granparents on 4805 Independence.
Playing at Stars and Stripes park.
TG&Y.
My grandpa's barber shop on 63rd and May.
Coits root beer ice cold mugs!!
And raising the flag for more at Casa Bonita on 39th Expressway and spending the little coins or dollars in the gift shop before leaving.
Oh! And gazing at the twinkling lights of the TV and radio stations towers out there on the NE side and no matter where we went, knowing
we were almost home when we could see them. (Imagine the coincidence of my brother having died in 95 while working for a company that
erects those towers :(:()
Lady Classen cafeteria, rofl! Going there with my grandma and then working there a few months in 87 or 88 maybe.

Prunepicker
10-12-2012, 09:51 PM
Purpledice42,
Great memories. I, too, loved Lady Classen. I remember how disappointed I
was when they closed 2 weeks for Christmas and New Years. Of course, they
deserved it. What a wonderful cafeteria.

kmckuen
09-27-2020, 12:50 PM
The Rose Glo still has rooms for rent upstairs over the club. Have wondered how that place has stayed open mainly because of its location. I think it is the only bar/club on 29th that has not turned into a Latino joint......

It's still there...A little bit more run down....Love the sign!!! Art deco'ish??

16480

SoonersFan12
10-18-2020, 02:00 PM
It's still there...A little bit more run down....Love the sign!!! Art deco'ish??

16480

If they can repaint the sign and update the building, it would look good

Sharona21
10-28-2020, 11:25 PM
Some more neurons fired after reading some of the posts.

I have fond memories of Larsen Music, Driver Music in Bethany, and Rock World.

Of course now, Guitar Center is better than all three combined, but I can remember how it felt to go in there as a kid, watching some long-hair play guitar, with a cigarette placed on an ashtray on the amp. Seems like you could just go in and light up decades ago.

Maya was a popular band back in the late 70's. I'm not sure I know how to spell her name, but their singer, Cheryl Bonzak came into Der Dutchman one night, sat in and sang "Desperado", and I've never been the same since. She knocked the walls out with it.


https://oklahoman.com/article/2047467/whos-that-knockin-on-the-door-its-maya