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  • Goodbye, Wheels of Yesteryear

    https://www.facebook.com/ocfun/video...5075086851814/
    It's been closed for awhile, but sad to see the museum finally go.

    Rumor is that Lidl's, a popular grocery store in the UK, will be put in its place. Could be interesting (and maybe it'll help the J1 students feel more at home?)

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    That's a perfect spot for a Starbucks or a Sunsations!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bob Hall View Post
      That's a perfect spot for a Starbucks or a Sunsations!
      Or maybe a Candy Kitchen

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      • #4
        That's a place I always regret not visiting.

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          It is sad. It was one of those quirky places like Shanty Town that we always enjoyed visiting. We were privileged once to have elder Mr. Trimper take us through and give us a personal tour. I would have loved to have owned any of those cars, or even a lot of the memorabelia that was inside.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Z06RL View Post
            It is sad. It was one of those quirky places like Shanty Town that we always enjoyed visiting. We were privileged once to have elder Mr. Trimper take us through and give us a personal tour. I would have loved to have owned any of those cars, or even a lot of the memorabelia that was inside.
            Shantytown is another one. Driving over that Route 50 Bridge still isn't the same 13 years later.

            I don't think it was talked about much on here, but the last remaining business from Shantytown, Mason's, just recently shut down. It had moved to Baltimore Ave when Shantytown closed. I know a lot of books on my shelf were purchased at Mason's over the years at both locations.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kds53098 View Post
              ... the last remaining business from Shantytown, Mason's, just recently shut down. ...
              We loved and still miss Shantytown. Masons was always a cool spot to wander through in its amazing cluttered downtown OC space.

              But to keep us historically correct, I believe the Shamrock Shanty is a former Shantytown business still in operation. They landed in North OC for a few years after Shantytown shut down and have recently moved up into Fenwick.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pghDave View Post
                We loved and still miss Shantytown. Masons was always a cool spot to wander through in its amazing cluttered downtown OC space.

                But to keep us historically correct, I believe the Shamrock Shanty is a former Shantytown business still in operation. They landed in North OC for a few years after Shantytown shut down and have recently moved up into Fenwick.
                I don't really remember Shamrock Shanty. Is it a restaurant or souvenir place?

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                • #9
                  The large flag is still flying over the area that once was Shaneytown

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kds53098 View Post
                    I don't really remember Shamrock Shanty. Is it a restaurant or souvenir place?
                    It is an Irish/Celtic gift shop. As I recall it was right on the tip of Shantytown and the first store encountered from the parking lot. It was a favorite browsing spot of my wife and daughter back in the day.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for that. I wondered where Shamrock Shanty went. I just figured it closed. They are a higher end Irish store, especially for things like Belleek china and beautiful Irish sweaters. Fenwick or Bethany would be a better fit for that store.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pghDave View Post
                        It is an Irish/Celtic gift shop. As I recall it was right on the tip of Shantytown and the first store encountered from the parking lot. It was a favorite browsing spot of my wife and daughter back in the day.
                        Oh, OK. I kinda remember that place, but never knew the name of it. I didn't realize they moved up north. For the most part, I don't get up to North OC / south DE too much.

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