Many fond memories of this place. Hard for some to picture because it became so dumpy in its final days, but it was once a happening, fun place to go to.
The other day, I was just thinking how the whole Southwyck area has changed since the 1980s. There used to be a lot of nice restaurants in the area.
Here are a few businesses (mainly restaurants) that either went under or changed entirely...
- Lulu's Storyville Saloon (Olde Town, inside mall). Closed in early 80s to make room for Southwyck AMC 3 theaters.
- Forum Cafeteria (near Montgomery Ward entrance). Closed in mid-to-late 80's. Eventually converted to the mall's three-tenant "food court" in early 90s.
- Friendly's Ice Cream (inside mall). Decent sit-down place just like the one in Maumee.
- Steak & Ale (right across from the mall). Changed to Damon's in the mid 80's, then a crafts store before closing.
- Dominic's (also across the street). One-of-a-kind Italian place. Open til the early 2000's before being torn down to build a strip mall.
- Bombay Bicycle Club (Glendale & Reynolds). A lot like TGI Friday's. Torn down to make way for Walgreens.
- Rax Roast Beef (Southwyck Circle). Arby's clone. Revolving door of restaurants for years; now nothing.
- Taco Bell (Reynolds). Closed in early 2000s.
- China Gate (Heatherdowns & Reynolds). Torn down along with the Budget Inn to make room for Rite Aid.
- Little Caesar's Pizza (Heatherdowns & Reynolds). Nice sit-down pizza parlor now a pool supply store (?).
- 7 Eleven (Heatherdowns & Cheyenne). Turned into East of Chicago Pizza.
- AMC Car Dealer (Reynolds). Now a flooring (?) store.
- Old Bob Evans (Reynolds across from mall). Torn down to build Steak & Shake.
- Bentley's Restaurant (at former Holiday Inn). Torn down to make way for new Bob Evans.
- Highland Appliance (Reynolds). Turned into ABC Warehouse before they moved up the road.
- Kiddie City (Reynolds). Torn down to build Toys R Us in mid 80s.
- Sourdough Charlie's (Reynolds). Reopened as Two Toot's Grill for a while.
- GD Ritzy's (Reynolds & Airport). Top Hat for a while before becoming Baskin Robbins.
I think Olive Garden, Pizza Hut, Arby's and McDonald's are the only ones that survived.