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1965 - a strip shopping center at 10961 Bird Road, Miami
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1965 - a strip shopping center at 10961 Bird Road, Miami

10961 Bird Road (SW 40th Street), Miami, Florida


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pentheny 01-Jul-2012 11:12
Yes the Purple Cow was to the left of 5 & 10
Utotem stores became Circle K
Guest 23-Apr-2011 03:10
the 5&10 was there forever, my mom used to take us there in the early 80's.
Mike Hartnett 18-Nov-2009 03:19
The strip mall is still there. On the far right (unattached building) was a coin laundry. To the left of that was the Keynote? bar that later turned into the Bird's Nest strip bar. Kim, Purple Cow ice cream shop was the next shopping center just east of this location. I used to like the upside down banana splits. I remember a 5 & 10 in the shopping center just west of Olympia Heights Elem. I think that was Rowsey's original location. Enrique, good memory it was called Burger Castle (Home of the Giant) There was a Royal Castle on the SE corner of 107 and Bird Rd. Pep Boys was an A&P supermarket and then it became a Grand Union.
Kwik Chek, Super X drugs, an Army Navy store, a dentist's office was across the street on the N side of Bird.
There is another photo on this website that has apartments on Bird and 103 ave as the title. The Burger Castle can be seen in that photo as well as the Kwik Check shopping center mentioned above.
Luis Perez 26-Oct-2009 05:33
I must be showing my age, but I remember the strip mall back then. Yes this was before Bird Road became a mess. In the mid 70s the malls were connected in an odd fashion that left a hallway open to reach some small businesses that were opened in the back. I believe that one of the businesses was a tax prepare.

That little strip mall always lost business to Concord which had a Grand Union and before the Publix on 116th opened, it was one of the places to shop.

Rowey’s did move to the old Concord Shopping Center. An old army navy surplus store stood where Home Depot Lawn & Garden is today. Next were Rowey’s, Tamiami Guns, Carol Music and then the Concord movie theater. If you walked around the east side of theater you ended up at the driver’s license office.

Rowey’s moved from Concord in the late 1970s to the strip mall next to the Publix Supermarket on Miller & 94th. They stayed in business for almost a year and then folded. Places like Craft World killed them.
Kim 13-Jul-2009 18:54
I believe a Purple Cow, Ice Cream place
was in this strip
Guest 17-Mar-2009 21:34
this is a strip mall now notice how big the parking lot is now. That was before bird road opend up.
Max 29-Jul-2008 18:19
Wow... that looks like Rowsey's 5 and 10! I was born about 6 years after this photo was taken, but I remember Rowsey's from when it was located a little bit west of here, in the Concord Shopping Center, at Bird Road and 112 Ave. Rowsey's eventually went out of business; I think there's a Home Depot on the spot where I remember it being. As for the strip pictured here, I think it still exists. I have vague memories of eating at a Chinese restaurant there in the '70s and/or '80s.
ENRIQUE LOPEZ 02-Mar-2008 03:47
WOW THIS NOT LOOK FAMILIER I LIVED IN THAT AREA. I LIVED IN THE AREA OF 122 AND 31ST CALLED VILLAGE GREEN. I THINK THIS WHERE THERE IS A BLOCK BUSTER VIDEO STORE IM NOT TO SURE I WAS BORN IN 69 HAHA. I DO REMEMBER THE U-TOT-EM. I HAVE A QUESTION ON ABOUT 107 WHERE THERE IS A CITGO GAS STATION THERE WAS A BURGER JOINT BUT I CANT REMEMBER THE NAME I THINK IS WAS CALLED BURGER CASTLE OR SOMTHING I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A ROYAL CASTLE ACROSS THE STRET WHERE THE PEP BOYS NOW STANDS.
lmartin16-Nov-2007 19:33
U-Tote-M was like 7-Eleven. The only advantage for 7-Eleven was that they sold Icee's. In some places like 25th St. and SW 67th Ave they were across the street from each other. U-Tote-M was sold in the mid 80's or so and became Circle K. I do not know what they are today.
Gino 11-Nov-2007 18:44
I see the 'U-Tote-M' in the background. Does anyone know the history behind this chain? I seem to remember many of them.
robert cruz 28-Oct-2007 07:57
this may still stand but as part of a larger strip mall. looks like they may have joined the two together.