Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Re: Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Posted by: RON K. (
Date: May 31, 2014 11:15PM

I knew Gus from the Gerties in Brighton Park.and John the shoemaker from across the street. and the record store on the corner. I traveled those streets many a day and night. good times. RON K.

p.s. Brigton mens shop..good clothes. snappy.

Re: Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Posted by: querencia (
Date: July 31, 2014 11:07PM

Just now I googled "gertie's ice cream" and got addresses of several Gertie's/Lindy's that are still in business. The ice cream menu came up and it sounds wonderful.

Re: Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Posted by: Hugh Manatee (
Date: August 03, 2014 12:11PM

Ron K as far as I know there was no Gerties in Brighten Park.
There was however an Icecream shop on the corner of 51St Street and Damen Ave. named
Gus's Icecream and soda parlor. Great hand dipped chocolates, Green River malts and shakes. and super hot fudge sundaes.

Re: Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Posted by: luganrn (
Date: December 07, 2014 11:55AM

I grew up in Brighton Park and indeed there was a Gertie's on Archer Ave., a few doors west of the Brighton Theater. I had eaten there many times. It was one of those places that had a juke box selector at each table.

Re: Gertie's Ice Cream shop
Posted by: Fscott (198.161.141.---)
Date: January 04, 2015 08:00PM

Dennis Farina was a beat cop in the 9th district and kept his childhood home on 24th and Oakley even after he was a big star.

I used to see him in the ER at Mt. Sinai hospital all the time.

And Gerties was the best! So many memories...

I also miss Bishops chili on 18th and damen..

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