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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/09/03 08:53:53 (permalink)
YES, the one in LA, when I was a boy!

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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/09/06 18:48:10 (permalink)
I remember them, fondly. Used to goto the one at Tyrone Square Mall )St. Pete, FL). It was located right out of the exit for Sears. Now the location is a Ruby Tuesday.
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/09/06 19:53:39 (permalink)
I have very fond memories of Farrell's. It was a great bar in the Newhallville section of New Haven. Lots of good memories.
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/09/08 02:17:18 (permalink)
I had my eigth birthday party at Farrell's in the Oxford Valley Mall, PA

Great Ice cream and cakes. I remember it fondly.
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2007/09/09 08:39:09 (permalink)
I've never been to a Farrell's, but have been to a Harrell's, aka Steve's Ice Cream, Davis Square Sommerville Ma. and what a spot it was.
Steve's was the inspiration for Ben and Jerry's and Cold Stone Creamery.
Steve eventually sold out to the guy that founded Bertucci's after making his bones in Ice Cream.
It would be nothing to see a long long line at night in the middle of the winter standing on the sidewalk waiting to get in.
I belive after a long hiatus, a noncompete clause, he reopened somewhere in the Berkshire section of Ma. Chow Jim
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2008/05/06 22:14:32 (permalink)
Went to Farrell's in the Houston Galleria on my 16th birthday. Yep, there was the usual embarrassing songs, etc., but even more, a really cute guy (in the bunch of singing waiters) looked at me and loudly announced, "Sweet 16, and never been kissed. Well, I can fix that." Then, he gave me a great big (REAL) kiss. My parents were there, so I didn't quite know what to do, but what a birthday! I still remember it (and it's been a LONG time since 16)!
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2008/05/06 22:45:19 (permalink)
Last time I was in one was 1971 in Sunnyvale California!!!!
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2008/05/06 22:51:32 (permalink)
here in sacramento, farrells brings up sad memories- ours was the site of the worst air to ground disaster in the us up to that time

http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Sabrejet_crash_site.htm


The final count: Twelve children and 10 adults were killed, including the couple in the car that was struck by the jet. In addition, 28 persons were injured in the devastation. One survivor, only eight-years-old, lost nine family members in the conflagration: both parents, two brothers, a sister, two grandparents and two cousins, and one entire family of four was wiped out completely
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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2008/05/07 07:42:35 (permalink)
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Originally posted by californyguy

here in sacramento, farrells brings up sad memories- ours was the site of the worst air to ground disaster in the us up to that time

http://www.check-six.com/Crash_Sites/Sabrejet_crash_site.htm


The final count: Twelve children and 10 adults were killed, including the couple in the car that was struck by the jet. In addition, 28 persons were injured in the devastation. One survivor, only eight-years-old, lost nine family members in the conflagration: both parents, two brothers, a sister, two grandparents and two cousins, and one entire family of four was wiped out completely


That's a terrible story! I hadn't heard of that. But re the worst in California, I think the PSA crash was worse, though there were less people on the ground killed.

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RE: Remember Farrell's? 2008/05/07 16:23:35 (permalink)
In Hawaii last week - they were advertising Farrell's on TV at a mall on Oahu.
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Re:Remember Farrell's? 2009/03/30 20:38:09 (permalink)
I have good news...after reading this thread I went back and found the Farrell's site on Facebook...Yes it's still around and hopefully soon will be back in your town!!!!
I copied and pasted this info from their Facebook group...

FARRELLS ICE CREAM PARLOR Northridge Skateland, located in Northridge, Ca is the premier Roller Skating Rink in the U.S. It is operated by Dave and Mike Fleming, partners in Farrell's International, who are bringing Farrell's back to a new generation. To read more, go to the site...its open to the public...

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Re:Remember Farrell's? 2009/04/01 13:31:43 (permalink)
I was so excited when the Farrells opened in Windward Mall in Hawaii.......  However, it seemed like the sizes of the sundae glasses and the other serving sizes had undergone a 'Biggest Loser' transformation......  And the prices when the other direction....  I was very disappointed, but - - and this is an important 'but' - - - the grandkids loved it..... 

I am now living on the mainland, but I still send 'grandma mail' occasionally with directions to go to the mall for a Farrells treat....  Complete with embarrassing birthday songs and the wind up siren....... 
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Re:Remember Farrell's? 2009/04/01 15:31:42 (permalink)
You mean the Farrells Ice Cream Parlor we would go to as preteens, in a group, and pretend it was someones birthay? They would bring out some special sundae and sing.I always felt a bit guilty about that.....maybe thats why today I cant stand anyone singing Happy Birthday to me...I actually start laughing at the memory!
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Re:Remember Farrell's? 2009/04/19 01:16:16 (permalink)
Always loved the one in Fig Garden Village Fresno, Ca. It was a lot of fun and I always ate the whole trough.

I'd like to see them come back so I could take my kids and g'kids.
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Re:Remember Farrell's? 2009/04/19 02:04:39 (permalink)
One of my childhood friends became the manager of the one in Hialeah/Westland. For a while every week, a youth group that I was a member of wound up there after a night on the town in the early 70's. They started to tamper with the whole concept around '74 and kept changing everything constantly. They downgraded the ice cream and offerings and reduced the menu to sandwiches. They removed the player piano, stopped the drum thing,and removed the candy. From what I was told, corporate could care less about the input from the individual stores and what worked for them and what didn't. They hired consultants instead that tried to apply one-size-fits-all-stores solutions. My friend left Farrel's out of frustration and moved over to airline food services. They tapped him as part of takeover transition team when they took over Wag's, but nothing ever came out of it. Farrel's found themselves in hot water years ago over the birthday thing. They were soliciting names and birthdays of kids for their birthday club and selling information to Selective Services/Draft. I read about some kids that made up phony names for the ice cream freebies and years later received notices under those names to register. One of the kid's dad was an attorney and pursued it.  
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