Re: Dr. Jazz
Date: October 23, 2012 02:00AM
Oh boy, do I remember this one vividly. I LOVED Dr. Jazz.
Ok- once you walked in the left door, you turned right, and to your right was a game where you had to take the wand and follow a wiggly wire and you couldn't touch or it'd buzz. A drunk tester so to speak. Then near the center where the
main door" that was trapezoid shaped was the 1920's crane game. there were white little tables with the wire chairs that had round wooden bases with the heart twisted into the back of the chairs. There were old toys, mostly truck and cars on shelves that lined the ceiling. Not as many as TGI Fridays but tasteful. They did have a Nickelodeon there that had OG animatronic animals on the top playing instruments. They were really old, so were REALLY creepy. Especially the frog that gave me nightmares. There was a movie screen, like we all had in the 70s if we didnt use a sheet, but it always played old silent movies. The place always smelled like Malt. There were other games, but those memories are fading. They always served ice cream in the frilly glasses and boats. I remember we went one night, and it was burned out. I think I cried that night. Boys don't cry! That night was the first time I heard the term "Lucky Lightning"- my dad figured insurance fraud. Who knows... Anyway, we went to Zephyr instead and it just wasn't the same. Still good tho. Still was pretty good! Had an awesome blueberry split.
On a similar note, we used to go to Ideal Candies on Clark near Belmont, maybe 2 blocks north. It had a black awning, and black marble front. I think it still has the black marble. That place was a family owned, and made everything in shop. It was VERY 30s deco and kind of fancy. THey did mostly chocolates and valentines stuff, but you could get ice cream too. I once got a Chocolate malt with everything chocolate. Everyone laughed, but I barely made it home!