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7 years ago
It seems like almost every other corner had a CORNER store. You never had it so convenint or did you ever think it would go away.
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9 years ago
There was one brand i didnt see mentioned. PRIMA BEER ...it was a cheapbeer but you can remember we were paying 4 quarts for $1.25 + deposit was a nickel a bottle. quarts lol
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9 years ago
I remember as a young boy walking with my grandma to Rockwell & Division to do her banking, but i cant remember the name of the bank. old age
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9 years ago
Then there was a bakery to die for on Milwaukee Ave. called "GLADSTONE" which shut the doors about a couple years ago if i remember right. Around the holidays you could get paczki, all kinds of creamed cakes etc. etc. bapka, i cant beleve the stuff they had. I wonder why they closed, the neighborhood is still ok. Then down the street aways on Milwaukee and Lawrence is a pretty good b
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9 years ago
I would liketo see Al Capones cars. If you can please put them on. TY
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9 years ago
excuse me for the fauxpac . i wmm generally used to speaking in that fashion i apologize. and as far as color thats just my quirk which i wont do anymore (:P)
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9 years ago
EVERY NEIGHBORHOODHAD A CORNER GROCRY STORE BACK IN THE DAY. AND SOME OF THEM WOULD EXTEND CREDIT TO YOU IF YOU WERE SHORT. IMAGINE THAT! AS AROUND EVERY SCHOOL WAS THE STORE YOU WOULD GO TO AND PITCH QUARTERS OR NICKELS OR WHATEVER CHANGE YOU HAD. THEN EVERY BODY HAD TO HAVE A "GENUINE DUNCAN YOYO". THE YOYO GUY WOULD COME AROUND AND DO ALL THE TRICKS ON THE PLANET WITH THAT &
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9 years ago
I COULD BE WRONG BUT I COULD SWEAR THE BIG OLD FENCE FOR THE HORSES HE HAD WAS IN HINSDALE. OH WELL...
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9 years ago
THAT WAS NO RUMOR THAT EMIL DENEMARK BUILT BULLET PROOF CARS FOR THE MOB. THATS WHERE HE STARTED. HIS HORSE RACE FARM I WANT TO SAY WAS IN HINSDALE, IT HAD A LONG WHITE FENCE AROUND IT. I WAS NEVER IN THEREBUT WE PASSED IT IN MY MOMS 1955 BUICK SPECIAL THAT WAS BUILT LIKE A TANK.
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9 years ago
ROSENS BAKERY IN THE OLD NEIGHBORHOOD WAS MY FIRST JOB. I WAS SLICING RYE BREAD, MUST HAVE BEEN MAYBE 16 YEARS OLD.
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9 years ago
BINGO.....DAMEN & DIVISION BROWN & KOPPELS CORNED BEEF. REGAL AUTO SHOP NEXT TO IT AT THE ALLEY. (:P)
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9 years ago
THOSE WERE THE DAYS. CORNED BEEF WAS ALL OVER THE NEIGHBORHOODS, TOMMY SAID HE COULDNT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE PLACE AT DIVISIN & DAMEN . I HAD IT ON THE NTIP OF MY TONGUE & LOST IT. BROWN & KOPPELS THATS WHAT IOT WAS.....I HOPE I DONT FORGET IT AGAIN, THEN NEXT TO THAT WAS A BIG CAR REPAIRPLACE CALLED REGAL AUTO SHOP. I KNOW THAT FOR SURE BECAUSE I WAS THE WATCHMAN & WENT IN THE
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9 years ago
I WASNT A DRAG RACER BUT A BUNCH OFMY FRIENDS WOULD DRIVE DOWN THERE AND WATCH THE RACES. THEN LATER THE COPS WOULD WATER DOWN THE STREET SO WE COULDNT RACE NO MORE :( AND WE ALL WENT HOME. THAT WAS ON FULTONSTREET AND I CANT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHERE. SORRY.
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9 years ago
i also lived a few blocks from the blue angel. it was an all night restaurant and all my c.b. radio pals hung out there at night. thats a crazy corner theres a beef joing on one a walgreens on another, the new improved cop shop south of that , and the beautiful jefferson park where i lived on lawrence and laporte address 4728 small bungalow. i also moved there from humbolt park when it got too ro
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9 years ago
THERE WERE & STILL ARE SO MANY GREAT PIZZA JOINTS IN CHICAGO AND THEY ARE MOSTLY ALL GOOD. PIZZA IS A VERY INDIVIDUAL TASTING FOOD & WHAT ONE SAYS IS THE BEST ANOTHER ONE WILL NOT. HOWEVER THIS IS DIRECTED TO TOMMY YOU MUST HAVE GROWN UP IN THE SAME NEIGHBORHOOD I DID IF YOU REMEMBER THE BUSY BEE UNDER THE L TRACKS WHERE ALL THE COPS USED TO EAT, AND DR. LUCIAN WITKOWSKI WAS THE DOCTOR AND
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9 years ago
FOR MY MONEY I USED TO GET LOST IN ROSE RECORDS.THEY HAD A HUGE SELECTIONS OF EVERY KIND OF MUSIC ON THE PLANET. NEXT TO THAT I WOULD HAVE TO SAY BEVERLY RECORDS ONTH SOUTH SIDE AROUND WESTERN & 95TH IS STILL DOING BUSINESS. WHAT GREAT MUSIC SHOPS!
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9 years ago
i also remember bravermans restaurant on chicago avd i think it was down the street from goldblats deptartment store. the worst problem was the fact there was no parking on chicago ave. & it was tough to get in there. if you wanted a super large tasty corned beef that was the place to go. yum
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9 years ago
wowwow...its been ages ago i saw a green river bottle.(tu)
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9 years ago
Who could forget the BUSY BEE RESTAURANT? located under the L tracks on damen ave just south of milwaukee & North ave? they sure had great food there I was just a kid but used to go in there on rare occasion. Just south of there was a clinic on the west side of the street that was my mothers doctor friends dr. Lucian Witkowski and his wife Wanda was his nurse. And lets go further south pa
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9 years ago
there was a restaurant on Milwaukee & cenral calledthe BLUE ANGEL.Years later i moved to Jefferson Park cause things got rough around Humboldt Park. I am presently living in the Lake Geneva area, quiet up here.
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9 years ago
I had no idea of the history connected to Emil Denemark. Somewhere along the way i heard the runor that he made his money building bullet proof cars for the mob. That would make sense going back to the dealership back in the early years. I also remember the music and talk coming thru the long long showroom which housed the brand new Buicks & Caddys as you walked thru on a Sunday night. The pl
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9 years ago
Going back to the old time radio stuff its strange that i can remember certain names from times gone by but cant remember what i ate yesterday. The engineers name was Wayne Smith, weekdays anouncer & record spinner was Bill Mack, and the weekend announcer was Bill Brady. Alot of times my mom would let me run theconsole cue the records up and turn on & off the mike. LOL ....Wayne Smith was
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9 years ago
[email protected] mother was a announcer and hostess of THE VOIVE OF POLAND PROGRAM. She had an intelligent program for intelligent people. This was way before the days of HIGH TECH radio statios obviously. She had to get her own sponsors, run her own time log, pick her own records out of the library at the station, type & translate the news ..BACK IN THOSE DAYS THERE WAS AN FCC to
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9 years ago
My mother was a announcer and hostess of THE VOIVE OF POLAND PROGRAM. She had an intelligent program for intelligent people. This was way before the days of HIGH TECH radio statios obviously. She had to get her own sponsors, run her own time log, pick her own records out of the library at the station, type & translate the news ..BACK IN THOSE DAYS THERE WAS AN FCC to monitor what you were bro
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