You know you’re old when you remember Huntington Beach…
Photo: John Gustafson used to ride his big 3-wheel bike on the HB Pier. He owned End of the Pier Cafe and was the ambassador of goodwill, welcoming visitors from around the globe.
Do you feel like you’re getting old? Are there too many people in Huntington Beach, to your way of thinking? Would you like the traffic, the building construction and all the noise to just stop? Here are a few things that will confirm you REALLY are old if you remember when….
- Zody’s. They’re thinking of building a Walmart on the property now. Full circle
- Alpha Beta. Also Boys Market and Lucky’s. They were grocery stores.
- Golden Bear. It was a music venue downtown.
- Thrift shops. The Assistance League used to have one on Main Street.
- Jack’s. Oh, it exists! It’s really old.
- Oil on the beach…globs of it, and jackpumps, too! They’ve been replaced with palms.
- Free parking on PCH. Wow, it was great!
- Free entrance to state beach parking.
- Fireworks were legal. They are once again. Full circle.
- Sandpiper Golf Course, Huntington Beach Inn, The Grinder, and Sun N Sands swimming pool.
- Maxwell’s. Now it’s Dukes restaurant.
- Colonial Inn Youth Hostel. It is empty.
- Levitz sign. You could see it from Edwards Hill.
- The mushroom farm. It is now the HB Sports Complex.
- Polo club. Weekend games were a blast. Also GTE Summer Classic, a horse show.
Do you remember when? If so, send us your fond memories and we’ll post them.