RACK ‘EM UP —Do You Remember George’s Playhouse?


Last night I wrote about George’s Pizza on Bridge Street that closed years ago. I thought he had moved to the Spartan Pizza location, and today his wife, Terry Poulos, sent me this link to the Facebook group: George’s Playhouse.

All photos from The Poulos.

georges playhouse

George’s Playhouse Facebook Page


More pictures on their Facebook Page

Anthony Tyler Tony Henderson
May 26, 2010
It was my first job at 8 yrs old, teens would come in and give me a 2 or 1 doller bill and I would give them quarters. I used to also sweep and mop and would get paid in quarters and go give them back by playing the games.


Sabrina Niles-Wakely
April 27, 2009
Omg it is so awesome, and I spent many a day and night in that place!!! Some very good memories!


Gerry Whitney
November 18, 2007
I remember back in the day, sometime in the winter, I was playing a game and all of a sudden my legs felt very warm. Smitty lit my pants on fire, so I put it out and he did it again. I had to walk home with barely any pants left. Awww, the good ol dayz!


With Jamie Brown and Joe Lay.

Paul Bergsma
November 2, 2007
Joe Lay head butted me in 1992.


With Steve Nezan.


Jennie Thom
November 16, 2007
Oh my. This brings me back… sure was some good times eh!
Really too bad it couldn’t stay around to wreck another generation of kids.

Author’s note– Jennie Thom, I bet you are hiding a lot of good stories.:)


With Kory Waddell and Kyle Taylor.



With CHAD NIELD and Shawn Cooke.



With Downtown Kenny Brown and Peter MacDonald.

Sandy Iwaniw added:

If a bunch of the boys were skipping my class, I used to get someone to cover and I would head to George’s Playhouse and drag them back to school!

More pictures on their Facebook Page


Rack’ Em Up Lads! Pool Halls ETC. in Carleton Place


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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

4 responses »

  1. If a bunch of the boys were skipping my class, I used to get someone to cover and I would head to George’s Playhouse and drag them back to school!


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