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A trip down Manhattan’s memory lane

By The Mercury

Take a trip down memory lane with me as you recall some of these former Manhattan businesses:

Swanson’s Bakery, Dog-N-Suds, Skaggs Motors, Norton Rexall, Griff’s Burger Bar.

Peter Pan Ice Cream, Johns Creamery, Boyer Realty (and used book and comics shop!), Brewer Motors, Travelers Motel.

Drummer Boy Hamburgers, Peterka’s Club Shop, Woodward’s Department Store, Woody’s, Kearby’s Restaurant.

Campus Book Store, Kreem Kup, Skate Plaza, Sky-Vue Drive-In, Edgewood Drive-In.

Putt-Putt Golf Course, Bob’s Motel, A-V News, JD’s Pizza Parlor, Kennedy’s Claim.

Laramie Street Grocery, Kearney Street Grocery, Kroger’s, A&P, Safeway.

Viking, Robert C. Smith Jeweler, Duckwall’s, Woolworth’s, State Theater.

Wareham Hotel, Wareham Hotel Coffee Shop, Campbell’s Gift Shop, Scheu’s Cafe, Treasure Chest.

Palace Drug Store, Downtown Cafe, Wassberg’s, Cole’s Department Store, Katz Drug Store.

Town & Country Hardware, Mar Cafe, Tempo Discount Store, Chappell’s Creamery, Sosna Theater.

Aggie Hardware, Campus Theater, Varsity Theater, Wareham Theater, Dark Horse Tavern.

Brothers’ Tavern, Gillett Hotel, Mr. K’s, Pollom’s Book Store, Taco Hut.

Mother’s Worry, Miller Pharmacy, Jensen’s Country Dining Room, Gregov’s Restaurant & Club, Ward M. Keller.

Green’s Book Shop, Ben Franklin, Hungry Wildcat Pancake House, Aggie Station, Drs. Givens & Givens (“Home of the Smiling Feet”).

Dodd’s Furniture & Appliance, A-C Used Furniture, K-Hill Furniture, Kaup Furniture, Furniture Center.

Conde’s, Smart Shop, City Farmers Market, Mr. Steak, Lumb’s Thriftway.

R&G Market, Doebele’s IGA Foodliner, Merry-Go-Round Tavern, Sambo’s, Country Kitchen.

Montgomery Ward, Prescription Shop, Burliew-Cowan Funeral Home, Courser Funeral Home, Conroy Funeral Home.

Hardman Lumber, Gerald’s Jewelers, Wohler Used Furniture, Manhattan Federal Savings, Show-Biz Pizza.

Blaker’s Studio Royal, Carousel, The Bootery, Raoul’s Escondido, Branding Iron.

Manhattan Camera Shop, Art Box, Jean Junction, Allingham Volkswagen, Import Car Parts.

Goetsch-Irvine Motors, Breadeaux Pizza, Jorgensen Hardware & Plumbing, Bradstreet’s Jewelry, Bargain Barn.

Manhattan Wholesale Meats, M-F Welding, Reynard’s Restaurant, Family Dollar, Crum’s Beauty School.

Are we there yet?

Oh, no, we have lots of memories to go:

D-K Donuts, Golden Belt Lumber, Amigos, Runza, King’s Food Host.

T.J. Cinnamons, Yeo & Trubey Electric, Union National Bank, Buzzell’s Office Equipment, Betton’s Music.

Manhattan Typewriter, Stevensons, Sam Saroff & Co., Don & Jerry Clothiers, Eegee’s Ice Cream and Hamburgers.

Ramey Bros. Lumber, Wildcat Bowling Lanes, Manhattan Ice and Cold Storage, Paul Dooley Jeweler, Bottger’s IGA.

Charcos, Christo’s Mill, The Limited, Travel Unlimited, Creative Travel.

Citizens State Bank, Holiday Jewelers, The Coin Shop, Patrick’s Cafe, Town Crier.

Canterbury Court, Cross Reference Christian Book Store, Guerrant Stairway Studio, Ghere’s Magnavox, Mode O’ Day.

Kilmer’s Cafeteria, Continental Inn, Miller Pontiac, Calvert Electric, City Dairy.

Cotton’s Plantation, Hixson’s General Tires, Overseas Motors, The Style Shop, Jolley Rest Home.

Capitol Air Service, Havenstein Furniture Refinishing & Antiques, Home Building & Loan, Sandwich Inn, Roy Hull Business Machines.

Kellams Casual Shop, Williamson Electric, Jean Peterson’s, Lang Credit Jewelers, The Dug Out.

Dixie Caramel Corn Shop, Lindy’s Army Store, Beneficial Finance, Chartier’s Shoes, Tap Room.

Meisner Realty, Appliance Mart, Rockin’ K, Farrell’s Aggieville Service Station, Klepper Oil.

Wow! Nice trip.

Yeah. Memorable.

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