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Andersons Beach Store and Grocery




Does anyone remember Anderson's Beach Store which was near the Kitty Hawk Pier. My family rented cottages from them in the late 50's, early 60's. I have an old postcard which I will post at a later date. Also wondering if there was a hotel that had a roller skating rink on the bottom floor. I remember skating there but can't recall the name.


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I lived one street back from Anderson's in fall of 1983. There are some pics here in the Vintage Forum of the place, prolly under "Kitty Hawk." Are you thinking of the roller skating rink down in Nags Head?


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Yes! I remember that place! We did the same, but rented late 70's early 80's. Great place, still remember buying comics there. I'll have to ask my dad if there are any old photos he can send me.


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Andersons building is still there. it's "kind of" a workshop for a local, independent cabinet maker. They also had a campground on the beach side of the road. We own a home just south of the old site in KH.
I will have to scan the old pictures that we have gotten from several local residents and post them. I also have a copy of the Andersons postcard.


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Would this be Barefoot Bill's? Fond memories of buying invisible ink as a kid...



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Please share any pictures you can. Bill Anderson was a distant relative, but we always knew him as uncle Bill. The last time I saw him was in '86, at my sisters wedding. None of us kids have any pictures of the old placeonly memories of the character Bill was.


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I remember Anderson's store very well. My grandfather owned a cottage in Kitty Hawk in the early fifties. My brother and I got an "allowance" of fifty cents a day while we were vacationing and as soon as it was handed to us each morning we would head to Mr. Anderson's store for a shopping spree. I remember Mr. Anderson sitting at his place at the cash register making pennies appear mysteriously behind his ear. It was great fun going there. I remember his son Bill, also. My husband and I are vacationing in Colleton next week and I plan to try to find the old store site.


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There was just an article or news release that the Anderson Store on the corner of Byrd Street was just demolished. It apparently had been an abandoned workshop. Personally I thought the Store was closer to the Pier. Oh well that was a long, long time ago


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Guess that's why I couldn't find it last week when we vacationed at COLINGTON. My apologies to you natives for misspelling it in my first post. I really thought I remembered it spelled as Colleton. Like you say, it was along time ago. Fish


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I lived in Southern Shores for the summer and was a stock boy at Anderson's. The original store was across the street on the ocean side and was owned by Bill Anderson's father and his mother, Lulu. There were at least 7 other stock boys at Anderson's and having a job at the store offered a never ending parade of girls whose parents rented one of Bill's thirteen rental cottages. The only other store to shop was Wink's a few miles to the south. We would date these girls and go to the famed Nag's Head Casino to dance, drink, bowl and have fun. I saw Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald there in the summer of '58. Bill was the Justice of the Peace and I was a witness to many weddings performed in his office. We never worried about finding our selves in trouble because just a mention that we worked for Bill would usually calm things down. Dare County is a dry county so we would have Jimmy, the Sealtest milk man, pick up our booze as he passed the ABC store on his way down the beach to deliver milk. When Bill's wife died all the stock boys were pall bearers at her funeral in Elizabeth City. We followed the hearse in an air conditioned Cadillac when back then, few cars were air conditioned. It was a great time that came to an end when we finally had full time jobs in our home towns. If any other of Bill's stock boys remember, please send in your thoughts of that wonderful time. My first name started with an F who are you?


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Thank you, pennyhill!
What great memories for you to share! I’ve been coming to the banks since ‘68. My parents owned a house in Nags Head for 30 years. Daddy died in 2008 in that house and Mom died just three years ago. So many memories!
Please share some more of yours if you can.
Do you still visit?


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