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9 years ago
caribiner23
The arcade near Palwaukee was called Just Games. They have several locations around the suburbs, including one in Mt Prospect, just blocks from my home. There was a shooting at the Mt Prospect location in the late 1970s, and the place wasn't long for this world after that.
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9 years ago
caribiner23
Some of my favorites from the late-80s/early 90s when I was first working in the Chicago Board of Trade Building: - Yee Wall: Chinese place next door to the Chicago Board of Trade on the Wabash side. We used to go there for the Chef's Special, which was a pile of fried rice, an egg roll, a chicken tender, and a piece of shrimp. And it was always $5.13. They closed when they knocked down the bu
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10 years ago
caribiner23
Jewel stopped being "local" in 1984 when it was purchased by American Stores. The Albertson acquisition happened later. As adgorn points out, there were several Kroger Stores in the Chicago area. I grew up near the Kroger in the Mt. Prospect Plaza ("Rand and Central" above). It became a Dominick's in the 1970s when Kroger left the market. I remember the A&P Food Stor
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