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Old 08-05-09, 11:03 AM   #1
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Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

The defuct retail stores thread made me think of stores that are still around after decades and haven't really changed much, if at all.
My home town Dairy Queen is still in the same place, same building, with the old sign of two cones with the DAIRY QUEEN between them. Hasn't changed in over 50 years. The original, only McDonalds still has the old sign with the hamburger guy on it. The original building with the big golden arches is gone though.
There's a small family owned jeans store that has been around since at least the 40's where I live now. The walls are covered with old Levi posters, one is the 'Keep on Truckin' ' 70s one.

Got any old drugstores that never tore out the soda counter, etc.?
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Old 08-05-09, 11:56 AM   #2
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

I hear ya!

Must be great where you live!

Talk about Memories!

All those great things are history around here. They've either been torn down and replaced or remodeled with not even a trace of the way it was.

Looking back, during the summers of my life, in my neighborhood (as late as the early to mid 70's) they still had a drugstore (built in the 30's or 40's, I suppose) just down the street and around the corner (next to a Real Barber Shop run by really old dudes that splashed on the Old Spice and always gave ya the powder & neck brush treatment), where when you stepped inside the dimly lit, nicotine stained, dark orange walled 'time capsule' (as it were), and the door closed slowly behind you, you forgot about the present day. I could still sit at the original counter, smell the old building's smokey and dusty smells, and order a chocolate milkshake from an old 'Flo' lookin' woman that could make it so good...it was like a little bit of Heaven in a milkshake glass! It tasted like nothing I can find anywhere nowadays. (Probably was the hint of nicotine on the spoon... ) On the glass counters they had some old displays and walls were covered with dated cardboard advertisements for some products that were long gone.

The Kentucky Fried Chicken joints (that still have then) stopped spinning their 'Buckets' long ago. I can remember noticing when they stopped.

I sincerely miss those seemingly 'little' things.

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Old 08-05-09, 01:01 PM   #3
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

There's a Toys R Us near me that has not changed for as long as I can remember. When I was a child in the 80's all the stores were simply arranged as 8-10 very long aisles that ran from the front of the store to the back. Over the years they've all changed configurations except for this one, which doesn't even have a Babies R Us section. It's the most rundown, dirty TRU I know of but it's like a time portal to my youth.
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Old 08-05-09, 04:25 PM   #4
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

There's an "antiques" store near here that has one of those giant KFC buckets on display/for sale. Looks to be in really good condition. I just don't know what to do with a 10 foot high chicken bucket.
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Old 08-05-09, 04:39 PM   #5
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

OH, MAN!!!

(Some of this stuff around here is so funny it actually HURTS! )

-THEEKSAKE!

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Old 08-05-09, 05:00 PM   #6
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Old 08-05-09, 05:07 PM   #7
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

We still have a McDonalds which has the giant golden arches attached to the building.

No giant buckets anymore.
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Old 08-05-09, 07:48 PM   #8
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

I've long since moved out of Georgia, but it did remind me of this:



"The Big Chicken" in Marietta. It is even used as a landmark for local traffic reports.
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Old 08-05-09, 07:51 PM   #9
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Old 08-06-09, 12:36 AM   #10
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

There are a lot of old and historical buildings here, but most businesses are in newer digs.

There is one old grocery store (it's on that retail store blog) that's still the same from the outside, but been remodeled a few times inside. It's closing soon though, no idea if the building will remain for the new tenant.
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Old 08-06-09, 07:19 AM   #11
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

I thought this thread was going to be about methods for spit roasting chicken.
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Old 08-06-09, 07:24 AM   #12
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

The McDonalds in my hometown recently replaced the cool retro sign that's been there since I was a kid. At least it's been moved to a museum for neon signs.
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Old 08-06-09, 07:28 AM   #13
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Re: Any giant rotating chicken buckets out there?

I've got a McDonalds near me that still has its original big single arch sign. The building has been torn down and rebuilt to a more modern one, but they kept the sign. It looks like this:

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