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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

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    Is the Anchor Grill still around in Covington?
    Yes.
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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    I was not a member of Redszone when this thread started but reading back through it, it really awesome and brought back a lot of memories from growing up in Mt. Washington. A couple things came to mind that I did not see mentioned

    Old Lunken Airport playfield - A lot of the "rides" there were old military hardware. There was a Patton tank, either a F86 or F100 Super Sabre jet and a bunch of other things you could climb on or in. It was always a huge treat on the rare occasion we would get to go there. I would always get in a fight with my older brother trying to get in the cockpit of the fighter plane. Its funny looking back now because I could not imagine in a million years a playground with that stuff now with all the falling hazards.

    The other place I have fond memories of was a restaurant/bar called "The Locker Room". It was a sports themed place where the waitresses would wear Reds jerseys. The big draw as a kid was they had this big pre-video game, baseball video game thing you could play. It was like a big scoreboard looking thing, you would go up and put your quarters in and bring this big metal box back to your table. The ball would get pitched and you would hit this button on the box and it would tell you what type of hit you got. My parents would always bring a bunch of quarters, sit back and have a couple pitchers while all the kids would play this game.

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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    I remember both Lunken playfield and The Locker Room.

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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    The Lunken Playfield is still there. Not sure about the military hardware.
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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    The Lunken Playfield is still there. Not sure about the military hardware.
    The playfield is still there, but in an entirely different form. The jet, tank, and train cars are long gone. In their place is a cookie cutter plastic playground that won't inspire a fraction of the imagination its predescessors did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfboy View Post
    The playfield is still there, but in an entirely different form. The jet, tank, and train cars are long gone. In their place is a cookie cutter plastic playground that won't inspire a fraction of the imagination its predescessors did.
    The train too? That's a shame. I feel like we're about the same age, but I actually don't remember military stuff and I do remember a plastic playground. There was definitely a train there when I was little, though.

    What about the restaurant, is that still there? Sky...dive? It can't be called Skydive. I could google this but why would I do that when you guys are here? My family never went there because it was a super fancy expensive place. Can this possibly be true?
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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    The train too? That's a shame. I feel like we're about the same age, but I actually don't remember military stuff and I do remember a plastic playground. There was definitely a train there when I was little, though.

    What about the restaurant, is that still there? Sky...dive? It can't be called Skydive. I could google this but why would I do that when you guys are here? My family never went there because it was a super fancy expensive place. Can this possibly be true?
    I haven't bee to Lunken in years but the restaurant was still there then. They have a beer festival this weekend. I'll check it out.
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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    When my daughter had early morning rowing practice downtown last summer, I would walk the trail around Lunken. There is just a generic playground, but the restaurant is still there called the "Sky Galley."
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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    Quote Originally Posted by vaticanplum View Post
    The train too? That's a shame. I feel like we're about the same age, but I actually don't remember military stuff and I do remember a plastic playground. There was definitely a train there when I was little, though.

    What about the restaurant, is that still there? Sky...dive? It can't be called Skydive. I could google this but why would I do that when you guys are here? My family never went there because it was a super fancy expensive place. Can this possibly be true?
    Oh yeah it was awesome. Whenever my parents drove across Beechmont Levy I would stare out that side of tbe window and check out the tank and plane.

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    Sky Galley was the restaurant.

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    Re: Things That Used To Be Cincy But Are No More

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Is the Anchor Grill still around in Covington?
    Yeah and they start serving beer at 6am. Last time I was there was finishing off a long night of drinking with my buddy with goetta omelettes and cans of Budweiser at 6:30.
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