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steveo

10/11/2012 6:30:50 PM
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circle 8 drive in

anybody rember it and what year did it open and where it was?

 
 
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vulcan rider

10/11/2012 6:33:01 PM
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circle 8

Wasn't it on first street north where the  
vet clinic is now?  
Burgers for 25 cents.

steveo

10/11/2012 6:35:27 PM
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circle 8 drive in

no ,that was morts

Midway55

10/11/2012 6:43:55 PM
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Circle 8

Was were Memories Funeral Chapel is now.  

steveo

10/11/2012 7:07:47 PM
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circle 8 drive in

can anybody rember what year it opened?

dark man

10/11/2012 7:10:38 PM
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Way back

It was going in the early 70s. Favorite stop for a Whistle Dog after a night in the bar!

CarolynJ

10/11/2012 8:12:07 PM
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I think

  
Midway55 said "Was were Memories Funeral Chapel is now.  
"

you are right.

Cruiser

10/11/2012 8:25:10 PM
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Circle 8

I would think it opened around 1970 - 71. They had great food, if memory serves me right there burgers were called Steer, Bronco Wrangler etc. Great onion rings and shakes.  
 
As for the 1st street burger place, it was originally called Scotty's, then Cousin Clems Country Kitchen and then Mort's. Yes the good old days.

Daphne

10/11/2012 8:28:16 PM
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Yum

Worked there in the early 70's. best steer burgers ever. The food was so good. It was where the funeral home is now.

steveo

10/11/2012 8:33:30 PM
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circle 8 drive in

thx the mavrick was my fav, had a buddy sayin the steer buger was a a&w burger, NOT lol

Cruiser

10/11/2012 8:34:19 PM
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After Circle 8

I think it was later called Toro's..... ring a bell with anyone?

Kono

10/11/2012 10:37:45 PM
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Hmm

Right on.

Triplethreat

10/11/2012 11:42:59 PM
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Not Sure...

If I ever ate there. It may have already been closed. I do remember seeing it though. Very vague now. That would have been around 1984. I do remember going to Mort's quite a few times.

nicemoustache

10/12/2012 12:12:29 AM
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The roof

that was over the drive-in area of the Circle 8 I think is now located at the riding stables just south of Brandon on the west side of #10 hwy.

snickers

10/12/2012 6:25:16 AM
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Roof..... Hmmmm

I cant remember why... but I do remember being on that roof for a wake a thon years ago... must have been about 77-78..

Pita

10/12/2012 7:15:06 AM
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Did

Circle 8 not change to Double Bar S prior to their moving to a location further south on 18th St.?

Kono

10/12/2012 8:00:24 AM
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Circle 8

I think Double Bar S was south on 18th. Street around the 12 or 13 hundred block? Henry Scholl was the manager.

dark man

10/12/2012 8:10:58 AM
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Double Bar S

Was on the corner of 18th and Queens, where the mini mall is.  
How about Barneys Drive Inn,who all made the drive back and forth down 1st street on the weekends then?

Kono

10/12/2012 8:18:42 AM
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Barney's

Ate there lots. Getting a bit off topic but anyone remember the Fireside Lounge on southside of Barney's?

hisluvmonkey

10/12/2012 8:54:02 AM
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Thanks

  
Cruiser said "I would think it opened around 1970 - 71. They had great food, if memory serves me right there burgers were called Steer, Bronco Wrangler etc. Great onion rings and shakes.  
 
As for the 1st street burger place, it was originally called Scotty's, then Cousin Clems Country Kitchen and then Mort's. Yes the good old days. "

for the memories!  
 
(And for making me feel about 100 years old this morning!)

zazzman

10/12/2012 10:05:46 AM
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Circle 8 Building

The building was in the form of an octagon, hence the name. A retired couple at the time were so enthralled by the shape of the building, they asked the contractor to build their retirement home in the same manner south of Brandon...that was in 1972. This home is now my "place at the lake", full of interesting character and challenging corners.

michelle

10/12/2012 10:12:02 AM
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Circle 8

The Circle 8 Drive-Inn opened Saturday, January 17th, 1970 at 2 p.m. Their phone # was 727-1970. 330-18th Street N.  
 
Good memories! See the Grand Opening ad posted to the right.  
 
I do also remember Toro's, Cruiser. Good memory!  
 
 
Edited by michelle, 2012-10-12 10:20:24

Blade

10/12/2012 10:37:41 AM
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Scotty's

Yes Circle 8 and Double Bar S were back in the good old days. I think just after Scotty's opened which was home of the 15 cent hamburgers. We used to pick up a half dozen and head on up to Green Acres drive-in for whatever was playing then.  
 
Anyone remember where Scotty's was?

Kono

10/12/2012 11:10:06 AM
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Scotty's

I do. Just before the old I.G.A. on 1st. north. The late Jack Denbow was manager. How about Bing Jukes Drive in. Was in the same area.

michelle

10/12/2012 11:25:54 AM
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C8

I can't seem to resize the images properly...that's how old I am!  
 
The 'Official' Opening of the Circle 8 was on May 29, 1970, after the January opening. What doesn't show up in the image (Well, the top of his head only) was the appearance of Eddie Shack, signing autographs on this day.

snowman5

10/12/2012 11:29:08 AM
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Not only the building was unique....

Wasn't the sign by the street was "fun" as well? I remembered that it had two big neon lit bull horns, one on each side to make it appear like a huge cartoon bulls head (with one eye closed and a ring in the nose). And if memory serves me, it said "home of the steer burger".  
 
But what do I know, I was just a kid. LOL  
 
Edited by snowman5, 2012-10-12 11:31:24

Cee Jay 55

10/12/2012 12:29:02 PM
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:o)

There are probably people reading this wondering "what is a drive-in", lol.  
 
Edited by ChrisV, 2012-10-12 12:29:28

don brown

10/12/2012 12:48:22 PM
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Drive in resturants and drive in movies

Boy has the world lost a lot when these two things disappeared from everyday summer life. No cell phones meant if you wanted to know what was happening with friends, you could find them at the drive in, and then things went from there. Drive in movies were something different, and on a rainy night you could always tell who was watching the movies and who was busy doing other things.

michelle

10/12/2012 1:10:49 PM
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don brown said "Boy has the world lost a lot when these two things disappeared from everyday summer life. No cell phones meant if you wanted to know what was happening with friends, you could find them at the drive in, and then things went from there. Drive in movies were something different, and on a rainy night you could always tell who was watching the movies and who was busy doing other things. "

Maybe they were busy swatting mosquitoes, Don.

GIB

10/12/2012 2:07:15 PM
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More Circle 8

It was on First Street North and the building is currently occupied by a vet clinic.  
 
The Circle 8 became Mort's Drive-In. Circle 8 was kind of an answer to the A and W.

 
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