Let’s take a quick stroll through memory lane and relive the 90’s! Who remembers these Cedar Rapids staples?
1. Randal’s, Econo Foods, and Sun Mart were your grocery stores of choice!
Who remembers the free cookies at Econo Foods? Or this Randall’s commercial?
2. Cruisin’ the Ave
Driving up and down 1st Avenue with your friends, listing to Gangsta’s Paradise, Alanis Morristette, and Shania Twain. Possibly creating a new friendship or two.
3. Chapman’s Fun World!
The giant water slide and go-karts. Can we bring it back??
4. 13 Steps
Can you make each step? Or are you scared?
5. Old MacDonald’s Farm at Bever Park Zoo
Touring through Old MacDonald’s farm during the summer or on a field trip, and at the end of the tour you got to go into the air conditioned monkey building to see the monkeys.
6. Westdale Mall Cinema & Lindale 6 Theatres
Long before Wynnsong and Galaxy there were a few mini smaller theatres such as Lindale 6 and Westdale Mall Cinema.
7. Shakeys Pizza
Pizza through the glass!
8. Bishop’s Buffet
All the desserts!
9. Super Skate
Birthday parties, school trips, or just for fun. Four corners, limbo, slow skates. Practice room. It was so fun listening to your favorite songs and skate with your friends.
10. Cedar Rapids Silver Bullets
Go Silver Bullets!
11. A&W Rootbeer
After a long day at the river or just a typical summer day, you would go to the drive in and order a root beer float.
12. Taste of Iowa
Labor Day weekend fun! Food, music, and fireworks on May’s Island.
13. Show Biz/Chuck E. Cheese
Arcade games, rides, and best of all, live entertainment. Our poor, poor parents.
14. Bruce Aune’s Mustache
Last but certainly not least! Remember the days when Bruce had his mustache? There’s even a Facebook group dedicated to bringing it back! Sorry, Bruce! We love you!