Or, things that aren't here anymore where you grew up.
Was watching an old special made in the late 80's by Ralph Story, about places that aren't in the LA area anymore, and it was pretty cool.
What things, places, events did you grow up with that aren't here anymore? Mine is a long list, but I'll start with a few.
Busch Gardens Van Nuys. I grew up 2 blocks from here, and we as a family went quite often for a few hours every so often. I miss this place so much.
The Factory of Nightmares. It was a special Halloween event put on by the local Jay Cee's at Devonshire Downs in Northridge (also not here anymore as it's partly Medtronic now, partly CSUN land). It was a great little haunt.
Hughes Market, Lucky, Liquor Barn, Price Club, FedCo, FedMart, Two Guys, not to mention Bullocks, Robinsons, May Co., The Broadway, Orbachs department stores. All stores I grew up going to that were either taken over by other companies, or went out of business.
Alphie's, Sambo's, Swenson's, House of Pies, to name just a few eateries that aren't here anymore. I know there's a few one-off's of Sambo's and House of Pies, but they aren't all over like they used to be.
Santa Claus when he wasn't at a mall. There was a place in the Hughes parking lot near where I grew up that would always have Santa, with a bunch of reindeers in cages. It was always an event to go there for me to see Santa on a Saturday a few weeks before Christmas.
Kinney's Shoe Store, Thom McAnn Shoe Store and all the other stand alone shoe stores that existed before malls. It was always such a big deal to go get new shoes before the start of the school year. G.A.S.S. shoes from Kinney's and Wallabees were THE it shoes to wear.
The GM Plant in Van Nuys. It's where Camaro's and Firebirds were built, until the plant closed down in the mid 90's. Now it's a shopping complex. And the Uniroyal Tire Company off I-5 in I think Commerce. The facade is still there thank goodness, in all it's Assyrian Palace goodness. But behind it - an outlet mall.
Down the freeway from Uniroyal was the soap factory that smelled like a bar of soap whenever you'd drive by it, day and night.
Lockheed in Burbank. The hangars and offices where the U2, SR-71 and F-117 were all designed and built, aren't there anymore. All torn down.
So what places from your childhood aren't here anymore?