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Original post made on May 11, 2008

What was Mountain View like in the old days?

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Posted by Garrett
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on May 11, 2008 at 5:25 pm

I grew up in Mtn View in the 70's, i remember El Camino was 4 lanes, Castro St without all the places to eat, but had a nice movie theater. Lindas, Dairy Queen, A & W and even Arbys which stood on California next to Safeway. Menu Tree was the greatest place to eat and so was Andys on Castro City, Mayfield Mall had the biggest Woolworths, 3 story Penney's and Cost Plus was at the bottom level, Kelly's Pub was on the northside of the mall. There was a school at Calif and Ortega (Klein School) and Holy Cross at Miramonte, just got pulled down. There waa 2 drive in's the Monta Vista and the Moffett . Food Fair was on Bonita, Luckys was on Castro Street, i remember a Holiday Inn on El Camino along with some other small motels, Kens was a night time fave for lots of people. Fruit stands here and there A Bowling alley with a winery behind it, Matts Place, Mtn View Ford, Pearson Buick (i think that was the name) and A Chevy dealer at El Camino and Showers it was in Los Altos, when the 6 lane section of shoreline was new, Ferry Morse and Pacific Press were here. The Greyhound station was downtown.

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