This is right down to the bottom of the hill I live on, and has been there for at least 36 years that I know of. I also did worked on the new interchage where I-4 and the East-West come together. We used to go after hours and drool over the cool collection of cars, I mean about the cool cars. Anyone recall a private property with a good bit of acreage that had a giraffe and other types of exotic animals in the front yard? Paul Revere and the Raiders played, and it was Orlando's second true rock concert (the first being the Beach Boys, I think, a year or so earlier? Anyone remember the name of the place that sold Zeta burgers? Anyway, I'm not that much help in this category.....unless someone mentioned Boardwalk and baseball... The interior had red lighting everywhere, statues of the holy mary on the walls, a wooden swing above the bar. The place had this mystique about it that was eerily cool and hip.. They eventually turned all the red lighting into blue lighting for a few months and then shut down for good.
I don't think Murmur closed up because it went bust, I think Don was just tired and wanted to do something else. Also, I'm pretty devastated to just recently learn that Room 39 (my favorite dtown Orlando bar) apparently is deceased?Conversion van impresario Artie Grindle "wants to sell you a van!" asked a friend of mine about this they said: Audio Spectrum: The first "High End" audio store in the Fashion Square Mall.Here is a list of all the places discussed in the now famous yelp Thread on Weird/Fun places in Orlando Florida that are now extinct. Big C - liquor lounge was torn down on University to build the Target. Crescent Moon - Downtown on a side street was a hippy/pagan shop called Crescent Moon Der WIENER SNITZEL (I think that's how you spell it)... The corner of OBT and HOLDEN Drew Garabo's Notes From The Underground, too. JJ WHISPERS -RESURRECTION night at JJ WHISPERS on SUNDAY"S and WEDNESDAY'S SUPER SKATING CENTER... Their three little sons were adorable and such good kids. I never went, but I remember when they tried to make it hip. I remember they had beer cheese soup on the menu, and then later tried to do the nightclub thing when Roxy's first opened. I recall three from the old days - one at the northeast corner Curry Ford Road and Conway Road, another at the southeast corner Michigan and Delaney, and the other one we went to was in Winter Park - don't recall the location.I will be organizing this much better as time goes on. They moved just the liquor store across the street. A hotdog place on OBT that is shaped like a big triangle I-DRIVE CRUISING (late 80's) Jabberwalky shoe store next to Waxtree on Aloma Java Jabbers and the UC6 theatre at University and Alafaya Jordan Marsh in Altamonte Mall and their restaurant. I never forgave Publix for running them out, although I believe they found another location, it was just too far to go to do laundry. Didn't work out, long gone now." 4th fighter group was a good remember, shane had his wedding reception there. Royal Castle was the first "burger joint" in Orlando prior to Burger Chef, Steak & Shake, and Mc Donald's.