Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Scenes from the '70s

We had such a good time at the Levine Museum of the New South last night!

   Here are some of the photos we reminisced about at my Retro Charlotte presentation on Tuesday. Hope you enjoy them, too!


The first mixed drink served in Charlotte after Liquor by the Drink was passed. November 21, 1978.
Benedictine's restaurant in Foxcroft.
1978. Staff.


Long-time favorite neighborhood bar & grill. 
1979. Staff.



Tulip Terrace at Ivey's uptown. Closed in 1989 I think.
1976. Staff.


Albemarle Rd @ Farm Pond Lane. 
1978. Staff.



Opening of Star Trek movie, Capri theater.
December, 1979. Staff.



Eastland Mall food court, the first in the state.
1975. Staff.



S&W at Charlottetown Mall.
Undated. Staff.



Cotswold Mall.
Undated. Staff.


SouthPark Mall opened in 1970.
1971 staff photo.


Interior view, SouthPark.
Undated. Staff.


SouthPark. Closed in 1994?
Undated. Staff.


Sears uptown. Moved to Eastland in 1985.
1972. Staff.



14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lot of nice oldies but goldies but shouldn't the blog owner's pic not also be shown in b&w from the 70s instead of all this modern new fangled color high tech stuff?
(no response needed)

Jay T.

JennAMom said...
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Anonymous said...

Ha - No women in the Star Trek line.

Anonymous said...

It looks like one of the movies at the Regency is "Which way is up?"
Can anyone tell what the other movie poster is for?

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell what the Regency movie posters are for? I think one is for a richard pryor movie-- which way is up.

Maria David said...
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Maria David said...

You guys are GOOD! The Regency poster is for the movie Which Way Is Up?
Poster

Maria David said...

Anon 9:28 - I know a reporter who once covered history in another state. Her editor had her have her photo taken in 1800 garb and the photo ran with her column. She can't believe he talked her into it.

Anonymous said...

I remember the first night of mixed drinks in Charlotte. Went to the White Horse downtown and ordered some White Russians (somebody else had one, sounded good to me). I woke up the next day in my work clothes and shoes, complete with raincoat.

Mike from Fort Mill said...

Before Barnes & Noble and Amazon there was The Intimate Bookshop. I remember browsing/reading there when I was a kid in the 80's when we went to SouthPark. They had a loft sales area in the back with stairs leading up and I believe the store had wood floors. Too bad hardly any small bookstores left today.

Maria David said...

Yes, Mike! Squeaky floors and the upstairs. Loved that place.

Anonymous said...

White Horse downtown? Where? There was one on East Bvd, Monroe Rd, and Eastway b4 it went ghetto when the north end was a real safe college area other than a few small strip clubs.

Preach said...

Annie hall

Anonymous said...

The Intimate closed later than 1994 IIRC. I am pretty sure I remember it closing in the summer or fall of 1997. I remember coming home from college to visit and having a blast going through that old place one final time. I remember picking up a few sci-fi books on clearance in the creaky upstairs area.