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7 years ago
the_mogra
in '61 or '62 I remember thumbing through old comic books at a magazine back issue shop in that block, on randolph I think
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7 years ago
the_mogra
the big 'Bargain Town' toy store I went to a lot in the mid-'60s address would be 2029 N. Milwaukee, the northwest corner w/ Campbell
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7 years ago
the_mogra
i think i looked southward from division st (on goose island) and saw the big Seeburg illuminated sign way high up
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7 years ago
the_mogra
there was a popular milwaukee ave discount store, around the stoplight @ evergreen, i remember had a most curious sign overhanging the street 'THIS IS IT!" who else remembers the pet shop called Active Pets @ 1551 n. milwaukee, a very old store of its type and one of the first I bought tropical fish at. I recall in the shelves of their store 'library' they had the old Robert Stroud author
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7 years ago
the_mogra
my best memory re. Goose Island was the old Ogden Ave elevated roadway 'overpass'. I think when the city decided to phase it out early '80s Goose Island lost its best landmark didn't the Seeburg Music Mfg (the old juke-box company) used to be on Goose Island?
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7 years ago
the_mogra
i graduated grammar school in 1965, Lowell on hirsh st in humboldt pk neighborhood. i remember returning to school ofter summer vacation in sept '61 and sitting down in our classrooms and looking up, to see all these pipes now up there near the ceilings. not a word of explanation was ever said, but after the tragic 1958 OLA school fire these old buildings now had to have sprinkler systems instal
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7 years ago
the_mogra
actor Michael Gross mentioned once on TV his Chicago grammar school - St. Genevieve (near fullerton & cicero) the late comedian Harvey Korman went to my CPS, grammar - Lowell on hirsh st, he being class of '41 I think in the mid-'60s I'd be at my buddy Dave's house, an apartment bldg in the 1200 block of n. spaulding, and occasionaly his upstair neighbor would give us a few bucks to wash
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7 years ago
the_mogra
I think 1959 was the first year my mom took me and my sister to Maxwell St. At that time the big 12th St Department store was still there @ Halsted / Roosevelt (NE corner). I loved 'shopping' through Maxwell St stores & vendors, we seemed to go there primarily during wintertime, and you'd be directed to drive your car and park in a large rubble lot, with men warming their hands over 55 gal d
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7 years ago
the_mogra
I thought the large downtown hobby store (great for HO trains) on Madison just west of the Loop was called Downtown Hobby, though now I'm confused it might've been All-Nations Hobby. Up until not too many years ago there was a staggeringly good hobby shop, again for HO trains, in downtown Park Ridge, I think called Lincoln Hobby? In the early '60s they were my first exposure to gorgeous all-bras
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7 years ago
the_mogra
the fruit-wagon vendor who went up/down through alleys in my Humbolt Park neighborhood (early '60s) always had a distinctive loud cry that I have no trouble calling to mind today (or do my impression of after a drink or two).... STRAW-BERRIES.....BLUE-BERRIES.....CHER..RRR...RRR..RIES! (do it slowly and with music in your voice)
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7 years ago
the_mogra
finally someone mentions R & S records - you can't have a discussion thread about old chicago record stores without them. the lowest priced LP discounter - period (I don't think they bothered much w/ 45's actually). on armitage ave (north side of street) a couple or so doors east of kedzie. I went there starting 1968 and their standard price was $2.75/album. Prices gradually went up over t
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7 years ago
the_mogra
BUFFALO Restaurant was on the northwest corner of Irving Park & Pulaski of course, but briefly after that place closed they opened a smaller version on the northeast corner I remember. It possessed the same antique cash register. This was late 70's I think. I recall how the waitstaff didn't write anything down, they memorized all the orders, as other's here've already mentioned
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7 years ago
the_mogra
anybody mention Gore & Kaye discount store on Milwaukee Ave yet (around 1500 N.)? Also First Distributors around 4200 W. North Ave. On Lake St (near Wells) there was a great little store to buy Lionel Trains from at a discount price back in the '60s, and I can't remember its name. Spiegel Sales on North Ave & Spaulding was a great place for me to buy slot cars (also @ discount) back the
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7 years ago
the_mogra
at the Madison ROSE RECORDS store the sales manager for their tapes (all kinds) was a guy named Roy Cloud, whom me and my buddies became good friends with in the late-60's / early-'70s. That guy had an inside track with the tape duplicator companies like Ampex etc and so there wasn't a single album title he couldn't get for us on tape, any format. The store shelves were so well stocked with tape
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7 years ago
the_mogra
in my youth I recall 5 goldblatt's dept stores I shopped at, alone or with my mother, but I tell you I have very single aspect of the one @ chicago & ashland indelibly ingrained just beneath my skin. i'm talking early-mid '60s. like going up in their elevators (against the south back wall) to the 3rd floor to get sales receipts redeemed for savings stamps at the little stamp counter, the noi
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7 years ago
the_mogra
on the southwest corner of division and hamlin was a nearby grocery store COURTESY FOODS that mother took me and my sisters shopping to late '50s / early '60s. it probably lasted into the '70s. i recall an incident (around 1957?) when mom chewed out a man shopping there because he carelessly flicked his cigar ashes towards me in a stroller. the store doubled in size in the early '60s and was my
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