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Friday, March 06, 2015

The "old days"

I was talking to a young couple that I know, he moved to the Grove in 1999 and she moved here in 2005. They were talking about the "old days," when Borders was around and the movies at Mayfair were popular and they named some other places, but they didn't know anything about Planet Hollywood or even the old Mayfair.

I took them to the side of Mayfair where the Burdines sign is still up. They weren't too sure what Burdines was. It's interesting how everyone's "old days" are different. When I mentioned Ensign Bitters and the old Winn-Dixie at Virginia and Grand and the gas station across the street from that and Oak Feed, etc. they were flabbergasted.

They loved this old Burdines sign at Mayfair and wondered how long it would remain with the destructive developers enveloping Coconut Grove. "Burdines at Mayfair Lane," it sounds so quaint.


I guess in 20 years or so, today will be the "old days" that others loved.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Cafe Iguana mural is still up on the 3rd floor of the Mayfair office building. You gotta weasel your way up there since an access card is needed.

March 06, 2015 6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now that sapient knocked down the fake wall on the second floor of where the bookstore in the grove used to be (or banana republic - depending on your definition of "old days") you can see the original concrete work of what the entrance was once like...

for those reminiscing the Mayfair's site had s a few pictures of the 90's when it was still a mall:
http://www.mayfairinthegrove.com/site/about-us/history/

March 16, 2015 12:01 PM  

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