Grand opening of Harts Family Center……October 1965
Submitted by Jim Detty courtesy of Bill Holmes III
Jim Detty wrote: A picture of the heart-shaped sign along Rt. 23 would be nice if anyone has one. I will never forget that.
Rob Stone wrote: The smell of popcorn and cotton candy when you walked in is embedded in my brain forever. Loved that place.
Bob Batterson wrote: Got my first pair of bell bottoms there
Tom J Keller wrote: This sits on/near the former Scioto Trail Elementary School site.
Loretta Keyser wrote: Stores have come and gone, but I’ll miss Hart’s the most. I met Barbara Mandrell there.
Andy Russell I wrote: I was there the first day with two friends…9 Years old
Jim Detty wrote: It’s also amazing the number of stars who appeared here over the years, usually during River Days. Robert Fuller (at least twice), Jerry Van Dyke, Tom T. Hall, just to name a few. Also found in the late 60’s where Wright Patterson AFB brought in a fighter plane by truck and displayed it on the parking lot.
LouAnn Middleton wrote: One year during River Days Elsie (the Borden cow) who always came for the parade gave birth to her calf on Harts parking lot.
Mary Adams Gregory wrote: I shopped at Harts all the time! Once when my little girl was about 3 years old, she pulled a ladies clothes rack over. It didn’t hurt her, but I was sooooooo embarrassed!! I will never forget that!