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11 years ago
johncobb
My church had a Coffee House at 1529 N Wells in Old Town - we called it "J's Place" at one point...
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11 years ago
johncobb
Ah that was the place to go to when I was a kid - yep like someone else wrote - we also took the L from Southport on the North Side and then spend the day... WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE NAVAL ARMORY???
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11 years ago
johncobb
REYNEN'S BAKERY - Southport & Barry Avenue on Northside... Nut bars were excellent as well as a pastry that had a toasted coconut topping - awesome.. I left the area late 70's to come back in 1991 for a visit - the owners husband had passed away and the Mrs. was retired but sitting in the back of the bakery watching her TV. He daughter and other family members ran the place - I'm going t
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11 years ago
johncobb
There was a supermarket next to Goldblatt's on Belmont (Lincoln/Belmont/Ashland) - can't remember the name - but they had those S&H Greenstamps...
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11 years ago
johncobb
I remember Wiebolts, as a kid we used to hang out in the store. SIGN MAKER... I visited the woman who sat at a stool in front of a sign machine where she would select the letters - stencils I think, then line them up on cardboard stock and run an ink roller over it all to make the Sale and other signage... ELEVATOR OPERATOR... Riding up the old style elevator with a woman sitting on a stoo
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11 years ago
johncobb
I and so many other Democrats are so happy to hear that Daley is not going to run again - while I no longer live in Chicago, i've sat back and watched in horror as that "Mayor" carved X's into Meig's runways in the middle of the night. What a sneaky bastard. What would have happened if there was an emergency and a Life Flight was needed? He didn't give a crap about anything else
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