Does anybody remember having to pay 10 cents to use the toilet at Roses in Newmarket? We are much better off now. We can pee for free! Thanks Joe
Yes, I remember that , and also at Murphy's on the other side of the shopping center you had to pay 10 cents also. ha. I remember Hoffeimers shoe store , JC Pennys, Standard Drug Store, Crumbs
bakery, Miller and Roads, The Hot Shoppe, Roses
Barr Brothers Jewlery Store, or was that Barkley
and Sons, Newmarket ROcking Chair Theater.
AND I AM OLD<,,, on the corner from Hoffeimers
used to be a grocery store called THE CO-OP and they boxed your groceries in cardboard boxed and they put them on a conveyer belt and you picked them up outside. We were excited as children to go to the Co=OP ha.(Remember we lived in York County and we did not have much there)
I remember the Colonial Store on Jefferson Avenue.
What A Burger was on the corner of Jefferson and Mercury Blvd.(And the hamburgers were better then)
And every teenagers hang out, SHONEYS Drive Inn
on Jefferson, Tary's Drive Inn and Burger Chef.
We would ride through over and over and turn around in Moores Building Supply and ride through again. I remember the Piggly Wiggly on Jefferson near Brake King too. Monty's Penguin was a wonderful drive in and we loved eating breakfast
as a teenager at the Blue Star Diner. Hilton Village is where we shopped for our jeans and tie
died shirts and sashes. There was another drive in on Jefferson near Casey's Chevrolet also.
What I miss the most is downtown Newport News.
Nachmans, Grants, Leggets, Montgomery Wards,
all the cute little Greek Restaurants, and
Woolworths, we loved eating at Woolworth's lunch counter with our mom, then Christmas Shopping
in downtown Newport News. And the movie theaters,
Paramount and Palace in downtown NN> and the Anchor drive In on Jefferson.
My younger sisters loved Plaza Roller Rink in their day. Things have really changed in NN>
I guess I remember more because I am old. ha ha
I hate changes though, I think things were much better and safer back in those days. We shopped
at night and never felt like anyone would harm you in any way.