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7 years ago
Hugh
Thanks rjmachon. I don't remember the Plugged Nickel but I bet it was fun. Yup, that area was one of the more fun sections of the city. Those where REAL neighborhoods back then before they became yuppiefied.
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7 years ago
Hugh
I read that Carl still lives and works in Chicago in the Lincoln Park area.
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7 years ago
Hugh
I met him several times. He was always a very cool guy to talk to. He never showed up with an ego. He was always just Ernie who loved baseball and liked to talk to the fans. I was sad to hear of his passing.
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7 years ago
Hugh
Don't know. Could always ask them.
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7 years ago
Hugh
Anyone remember that little coffee-snack kind of shop that use to sit on the corner of Wells and Eugenie St. on the northwest corner? They had a couch or a couple of couches, small tables and chairs you could go in order something and just hang out. I think it had a big metal coke sign or something on the side of the building outside. Possibly it was a mural. It was sort of an old Beatnik hangout
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7 years ago
Hugh
EricV, that's fascinating. I'll look for that film. (thanks rjmachon) nordsider, speaking of Ebert, he use to rent a small garage behind Four Farthings at Lincoln and Dicken's. I heard that's where he stored a lot of his early tapes of films and Ebert - Siskle episodes. jvp55, your right. No one went any further than Division. The city was quite segregated back then.
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7 years ago
Hugh
Oh yes I forgot about the little Chocolate shop, below ground level and I think the aquarium store was there back then also. There use to be a tiny Italian restaurant just behind what is now Boston Market. I read that Luciano Pavarati would go there to eat dinner anytime he was in town. I forget the name of it but it closed and became a candle store for awhile and then closed again and they tore i
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7 years ago
Hugh
I grew up in Uptown back in the late 60's and early 70's. We had stores like Goldblatt's, A&P and Woolworth's. The Goldblatt's was made of three buildings. One use to be a bank where the old green neon clock use to hang. And old friend of mine told me that when the 29 crash happened there where about 400 people standing outside trying to get they're money out. The middle part I forgot what tha
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7 years ago
Hugh
Who remembers old town when it use to have Bizarre Bizarre, Ripley's Believe It Or Not museum, Barbara's original book store, The Earl of Old Town Pub (got a chance to meet him once) and a host of other cool old shops and stores. I saw it in the mid to late 70's before it all started to disappear. Anyone have any good stories? What where some of the other places you remember in that area. The only
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7 years ago
Hugh
You guys haven't seen the Fine Arts Building on Michigan? It's like walking back into time in that place. About one hundred years. Whenever I wanted to get away from everything I would walk around in there. Great old building. They still have an operator operating the elevator there. Very old elevators. Whenever your near there go inside and check it out. It's the building with the Artist Restaura
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7 years ago
Hugh
There use to be one at the corner of Clark and Peterson, behind my old high school, Senn High, back in the late 70's early 80's when I was there. It had that big box and jack sticking out of it. Funny now that I think of it.
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7 years ago
Hugh
The Rainbo was another one. It use to be an old club on Clark, just north of Lawrence, that played a lot of big acts like the Big Bands. I found out that The Who played there as well and I'm sure a lot of famous acts played there. I think it use to be a big dance hall as well. I roller skated there once back in the 80's. It was quite a big place. I did not know of it's past during that time. They
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7 years ago
Hugh
I did not know there use to be a Rose's Records store there and I did not know it went back that far. I just pulled an old Rose Discount Record tag off of an old plastic wrap, wrapped around an old album from 1968. I did a search and ran into this page. Very interesting information. I'm going to frame tags of old record stores when I find them. I was in that Tower Records on Wabash a few times be
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