Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pine Street Shopping Center Restaurant


Ocala, Florida - circa 1960s

Here's a pretty swanky interior shot of the S&S Cafeteria restaurant, that existed years ago in the old Pine Street Shopping Center strip mall (now Pine Street Plaza). According to a little blurb I found at Ocala.com, Pine Street Shopping Center opened in 1960 as Ocala's first shopping center outside of the downtown area. Businessmen W.M. Palmer, W.C. Ray, W. F. O'Neal and C.W. O'Neal built the center, which also housed a W.T. Grant store early on.

It's not an enclosed "shopping mall", but I'm still putting this vintage postcard photo here, just because it looks so dang sweet.

Mall history: 1960 - present
Current website: n/a
Current aerial view: n/a
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4 Comments:

Blogger s0ylentgrn said...

I live in Ocala and it is a shame it is not the same cool place it used to be.. Everything changes I guess

Thu Oct 19, 12:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kangoon said...

Wow there is a lot of stuff going on there...The statues, the paintings, the metal stuff, It is a pretty wierd mix.
I'd still eat there though.
Kev

Sat Oct 21, 11:47:00 PM  
Blogger Cora said...

The statues, the chandelier, the metal screens, the formica tables, the mural are all elements that shouldn't mix, yet somehow they fit perfectly.

Tue Oct 24, 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous John Ruskin said...

That wierd busy look with ancient statues and mid century modern is like what architect Morris Lapidus did at the Eden Rock and another Florida hotel whose name slips my mind. The goal was a sort of modern fantasy land that was appripriate for adult leasure acitivities like dining or dancing. Even in its day the look was not to everyones taste.

Wed Feb 21, 06:02:00 PM  

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