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10 years ago
theseos
Does anybody remember the name of an Italian beef restaurant (also served hot dogs, hamburgers, etc) I think was located on Belmont near Clark in Lakeview that was around at least into the early 2000s, and could still be there (but didn't find it on Google Street maps). It had local and other celebrity photos all over the walls who ate there. It might have had a yellow and orange color theme insid
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10 years ago
theseos
We used to have a knife/scissors sharpener come around with his cart growing up in the early/mid-70s in my neighborhood near Six Corners in Portage Park. It may have been as late into the early 80s. I remember my grandma and great-grandma waiting on the front porch or steps with handfuls of knives.
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
theseos
The Old Navy store is located on the site of the Columbus Memorial Building, which was built in 1893 and designed by William W. Boyington, who also designed the Water Tower and Pumphouse on Michigan Ave. The 15-story building in Renaisasance Revival style originally housed mainly medical offices and jewelers. It was torn down in 1959, but the large bronze statue of Columbus (originally displayed a
Forum: General Discussion
10 years ago
theseos
I remember going to the original location on Pulaski as a young kid. I recall it having turn-of-the-20th century decor and if I remember correctly, a calliope inside that still played, I think, for when people had birthdays. Also they'd bring you a huge bowl of ice cream with a sparkler in it when it was your birthday.
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12 years ago
theseos
Growing up in the Six Corners neighborhood in the early to mid 70s the Woolworths on Milwaukee Ave. was the "dime store" my grandma used to take me to as a little boy. I remember it smelled like moth balls inside and had a little dining area where we would get apple pie and vanilla shakes. I recall that it had a pet department and I used to enjoy looking at the birds and fish for sale th
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
theseos
The former Cock Robin restaurant in downtown Wheaton is still standing, and even still has the old sign, but it's been home to a deli for several years now. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cycletheghostround/3423009377/
Forum: Forgotten Chicago Sightings
13 years ago
theseos
Filmhawk, the Klee Building is kitty-corner from the former Kee Department store building, which is mainly now taken up by a Bally's Total Fitness.
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13 years ago
theseos
Does anybody recall the Kee Department Store in the Six Corners neighborhood, located at Cicero, Milwaukee and Irving Park Road? Growing up in that neighborhood in the 70s, I remember that store well, particularly the ramp-like escalators, the big toy department downstairs, the small cafeteria downstairs, and also the parking area on the roof of the store, accessable by a ramp in the rear of the b
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