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corky0566
02-03-08, 12:22 PM
It Has Been A Few Years, Er, Since 1962, And Want To Ask: Does Anyone Remember The "playland Lounge Or Bar" On Court Street? What Happen To It And Why Did It Close? Stopped In 2003 And The Entire Area Looked Like Everything Vanished....i Was Stationed At Mcaf New River From Late 61 Thru Early '63.
If Anyone Answers, Please Let Me Know If A Marine By The Name Of Vincent Iernia Or Sonny Teabo Rings A Bell. Thank You For A Reply....grandle Starling, South Daytona, Florida

Finger
02-03-08, 05:03 PM
Your right, it is gone. Been gone for quite awhile. After I retired, I was a J'ville cop for 17 years. I watched Court St. slowly disappear. Drugs and hookers were bad. City cleaned it out after a few bad shooting/murders. The old "Second Front" out by Gieger is about all gone now too, since they built the by-pass.

S/F
Finger

jrhd97
02-03-08, 08:52 PM
I hadn't been in that area since '98. I had a load that had some stops in J-ville a couple months ago. Came up from Wilmington on 17. Didn't recognize a whole lot. I was suprised with all the changes.

davblay
02-04-08, 12:52 AM
used to be a hoochi coochi show called JAZZLAND in the corner across from the bus station, pretty nice bar, expensive beer, but music was ok, in 1970-1971. Being a redneck I stayed away from there and went to the local poolhalls for beer and pool!

SGTBrentG
02-04-08, 01:07 AM
I haven't been there since '93. Is the Tarheel still there? I can not remember exactly where, but it was close to New River entrance.

Finger
02-04-08, 09:28 AM
Tarheel is still there on Blue Creek Rd.

corky0566
02-04-08, 09:47 AM
THANKS FOR THE REPLYS....COULDN'T REMEMBER IF IT WAS "PLAYLAND" OR "JAZZLAND" BUT THE PLACE WAS WON BY A MARINE STATIONED AT MCAF IN A GAME OF CRAPS. HIS NAME WAS SONNY TEABO. IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SO MY MEMORY IS FAINT. ANYBODY REMEMBER?:beer:

Finger
02-04-08, 10:06 AM
In the 60's there were Jazzland and Birdland. I hung out at Sam's pool hall. Hardly went down the street much futher. Sam had the coldest beer and best burgers on the street. It was one of the last places to close.

S/F
Finger

davblay
02-04-08, 10:12 AM
In the 60's there were Jazzland and Birdland. I hung out at Sam's pool hall. Hardly went down the street much futher. Sam had the coldest beer and best burgers on the street. It was one of the last places to close.

S/F
Finger

That sounds like the place, did it have a booze package store a couple of stores down from it? I remember they had a jukebox with country music mostly, and yes the best burgers and reasonably priced.

SGT7477
02-04-08, 01:28 PM
Anybody remember a place called Dalbies or Doobies out in town was there 74 and 75 and went back down there in 2003 and couldn't find it, the way things changed in town and on base I told the wife it seems like I was never there?

jrhd97
02-05-08, 07:13 PM
Don't remember those names. Do remember the Thunderbird. Unless I am way off on remembering were it was, there is now a mexican restaraunt there now.

Finger
02-05-08, 07:22 PM
The Mexican Resturant is close. There is a Waffle House in that lot and If you remember the Phonex Resturant accross the street fro it, it's now a Checkers Hambuger

jrhd97
02-05-08, 07:52 PM
Ahh, OK. At least I didn't forget where everything was.

xnavycorpsman
07-17-08, 07:02 AM
I recall the Jazz Land and Birdland bars when I was there, 1965-68. Was attached to the 10th Marines at that time. I was in Jacksonville 2 years ago and nothing left there on Court St.

Quinbo
07-21-08, 08:18 PM
Makes me wonder if Hill Street in Oceanside has also slowly croaked. I know Hotel street in Honolulu is just a memory.

CplKJSpevak
07-21-08, 08:42 PM
Remember the Lucky Lady in Jville?

dpawson
08-14-08, 09:36 PM
I was there 85-91. Anyone remember Rena J's or the Shipwreck?

SGT 1979
11-14-13, 02:20 PM
Just cruising downtown Jacksonville via Google Maps.
Anyone can confirm that the old bus station was located on the corner of New Bridge and Court St ?

Lot of RENT AVAILABLE signs around that area.
Looks like a 50 year old corpse with heavy makeup.

How about the bus ride from the base to Court St on a paydat friday night ?

mexbearlll
11-14-13, 09:35 PM
What about the Driftwood Lounge or the Brown Bagger,are they still around? My Son is out there for Mos School will have to see if HE gets some Liberty and let ME know how things are.

Kegler300
11-15-13, 05:41 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qeTG2D_c0Zc/TcH4wLA-QxI/AAAAAAAAAE0/9amTe6fCniw/s640/driftwood.jpg

Tennessee Top
11-15-13, 08:25 PM
Some things never change!

RonnieHoss
11-23-13, 10:35 AM
This might be a different place but I used to hang out in Sam's Bar. It was located across the parking lot of the bus station in Jacksonville. Did you know about it?

SGT 1979
12-11-13, 12:09 AM
Only place that I remember was in back of the bus station a no tell motel from the late 50's that charged room rates by the minute.

Im pretty sure the bus station was on the corner of Court and New Bridge Streets .
Looks like a bunch of Bail Bondsman have taken over what used to be the bus station

SGT 1979
12-11-13, 12:12 AM
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doc h fmf
12-11-13, 09:15 PM
Thank you for the great memories SGT 1979,seeing the thunderbird. We would party there Friday and Saturday nights I was there 1982-1983 and 1985-1992
Semper Fi and god bless my brother.
Stephen Doc Hansen HM3 FMF

larry radcliff
01-29-14, 05:47 PM
i remember jazzland when i was at lejeune in 76-80, when i got to cherry point in 83 i was told all that was left of j ville was a big parking lot, all the bars and stuff were gone, have heard stories recently on how camp lejeune has really changed, almost like a city

SGT 1979
01-30-14, 03:01 PM
Hey Larry

Just do google maps street view ..and it looks like a clean wholesome place.
All the fun places are either boarded up as you can see...or bulldozed.
Correct me but wasent Jazzland and Birdland across from the bus stop ?
If it was ..it got bulldozed,26692 and the Onslow County courthouse expansion is where it once was,

I still managed to find a small bit of the ol days.... at the far end of Court St. and Chaney Av ...expect these places to go away soon.

SGT 1979
01-30-14, 03:22 PM
Layout of Court Street 1979


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