TELL US: What Do You Miss Most in Peabody?

Chime in with your memories of growing up in the Tanner City. What shops and other places do you miss that were here decades ago?

Did you grow up in Peabody?

The Tanner City, just like many other growing communities on the North Shore, has seen a great transformation in the past several decades. Many shops, businesses and landmarks, particularly downtown, have disappeared in that time as other businesses, institutions or developments took their place.

So what do you miss the most from your childhood? It's probably not A.C. Lawrence, but what about the Honey Bee Restaurant or Clem's Bakery?

Leave your memories in the comments section below and feel free to share pictures if you have any.

Saber Walsh October 24, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I was just thinking about the General Cinema next to Holiday Lanes. Got thrown out of there as a kid, shooting people in the back of their heads with gum erasers and rubber bands. Those were the days.
Stu Lord March 07, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I grew up in Peabody, as did my father. My grandparents lived on Lynnfield st across from the park. The house is still there, the old colonial home. Graduated from PHS in 1960. Loved going to West Peabody Speedway with my neighbor on Columbia Blvd, Billy Shea. He owned and drove the blue 7 cutdown Class A coupe. I lived at the corner of Lynn St and Columbia. Sure would like to find a picture of that old race car. I retired after 41 years at GE to York, SC.
Charlene Sheldon March 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM
I grow up in Crow Village, ward 3, I remember Mr. Fosters Candy Store off of Beckett St. Wallis School, Goldstien's Shoe Store, Benny's, Mike's. Movie theater on Main St where you saw 2 movies, news reel & a cartoon.
Harry Birmingham March 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM
I couldn't agree more with Ted Grevelis about the coffee houses and all of what was Walnut Street generally. Many called it the Barbary Coast because of the many bar rooms that were there over the years. You could walk down Walnut St. and feel safe whether you were male or female because there was always someone watching out for you. Females would ask the guys at the KK Restraurant to watch them go up Caller St. to Main St. to go to the dish nights at the Strand Theatre. I could go on here with memories but I'd take up all the space available. maybe I'll write again to share these things of the past later on.
Arlene Bickford May 29, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Mal's supermarket in West Peabody. Better than Hanniford.


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