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NIdaho Blogos: Remembering 1989

After finding a 1989 Polk Directory for $1 at St. Vinny's, OrangeTV/Get Out! North Idaho got nostalgic: "Remember the fun midnight madness sales that downtown merchants used to make happen on warm summer nights? The pre-Art on the Green/Mega-Street Fair-era sidewalk sales which only the actual shops participated in? I do really enjoy what downtown Cd'A has to offer in the current tense (art galleries, art galleries, pricey ladies clothing boutiques, art galleries and art galleries), but it seems to me there was just a more interesting variety of shopping and dining options back then (where did all the bookstores go?). A handful of places from back then are still in existence, but a fond RIP to the rest of these long-forgotten names. More here. (Get Out! North Idaho photo: Sherman Avenue looking east 1986)

Hucks Online numbers (for Thursday, April 28): 8607/5088

Question: What do you remember most about the mid- to late-80s in the Coeur d'Alene area?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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