I really miss Randall Park mall. I had spent alot of my childhood there even though I don't remember half of it now. It was a great place where people actually had fun. I distinctly remember the corn dog on a stick stall on one end where they had really great lemonade. There was a video game parlor on the second floor maybe. I think the horse race place called Thistledown was located next door. It smelled awful at times especially the area where the horses were kept.
Carlos was a Pizza joint and I think it was a family owned one. It had the best pizza in Solon and maybe the best pasta dishes also. There was always a crowd there both young school going ones, working people and families. It had the best service and awesome dining atmosphere.
Sadly, both are gone and it was bound to happen. Times change and people move on to other business that are more profitable. Yet, the pleasant memories always take me back in time down the memory lane like it was yesterday.