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Places that aren't there anymore...
« on: December 07, 2008, 02:40:19 PM »
This is a thread to post about places that are no longer around in the general area of Cicero/Berwyn/Riverside/Lyons.

Feel free to drop a name, or talk about one posted.

Here's a short list to get it started:

1.  Old Prague
2.  Bunyons
3.  The Silver Spur
4.  The Sunset Inn
5.  Chain of Fools
6.  Bonnie Miss--the old Cicero Bottling Company
7.  The Towne Revue
8.  The Berwyn Theater
9.  My Uncle's Place
10.  Stein's

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 02:51:44 PM »
Town Revue?

My Uncles Place?

LOL!!!!

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 03:25:23 PM »
Tiffany's

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 03:27:01 PM »
Ah-------Bonnie Miss, loved the green soda!!

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 03:29:36 PM »
  The Mineshaft
  Nutbush City Limits
  The rail tracks just north of Cermak Road where the old train line used to be
  Paul Bunyon's statue on Ogden
  The Spindle
  

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 03:30:52 PM »
Down the block from Bonnie Miss..........Jewel
Community Discount
Erwin Drug Store
The Drive In
Mr. G's
Hawthorne Shoes
Estele's
Cicero Society Hall
Falcon Hall

What am I forgeting Patsy?

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 03:34:27 PM »
Fairyland
Mario's Pizza
Service Merchandise
JC Penney
Sears
Hick's Hardware
Frank's Nursery
Blue Fountain
Miss Mayfields
Piper House (is it still there?)
Schoen's

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 03:36:36 PM »
         ME

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2008, 03:38:27 PM »

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2008, 03:46:42 PM »
Town Revue?

My Uncles Place?

LOL!!!!

Don't forget the Show of Shows--aka the Dreamway Inn. ;)

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2008, 03:50:07 PM »
What was the name of that music shop on 31st Street...around Laramie?

Did they sell instruments or records?

11.  The Jockey Club
12.  The Midnite Hour Lounge
13.  The Villa
14.  Frelach's  (probably misspelled, but you know what I mean)

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2008, 04:34:39 PM »
Prosch Drug store, huge assortment of Tales From The Crypt
paperbacks. Great fountain for shakes and stuff (now Curves
and Grounds for Appeal)

Windsor Hobby Shop
Marie's Foods (everyone called it Roys)
The Knitting Corner (yes, I learned to knit there, knit 1, pearl 2 lol)
Harry's Barbershop
Raikes/Woolworths (remember the fire?)
Old Fire station
Roxy theater
...What else can we do now except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair...

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2008, 04:54:59 PM »
Your good Pkd50!!  I got married at St. Dionysus, reception to follow at the Falcon Hall.
It was just built, and no air conditioning!
The record store on 31st street I think was called DJ's, I think they sold musical instruments.
My girlfriend lived in the white 2 flat next door.
Remember the ice Cream  Parlor kiddie corner from the duck pond?

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2008, 05:24:41 PM »
I cannot recall that music store.  But what was the name of the music store on Cermak.  They sold both instruments and records.  They had the old time booths that resembled a large telephone booth which was primarily used by classical buffs to play the album before they purchased it.  This was in the days when stone cold classical peeps would examine the vinyl with a jewelers eye piece to ensure it was totally free of scratches or blemishes of any kind.  They specialized more in classical instruments, although they did keep up with the times by having a good selection of guitars and percussion.  You couldn't go in there and fool around ... they were very serious over there.  I want to say Licthner's, but I don't think that's right.

De Mars on Cermak.

George/Sunset Inn made the best garlic ribeye sandwich I ever had and was a great place to just go sit and mingle with friends.  You were made to feel totally welcome the moment you walked in.  

what about DeVitos, right next door to Sunset?  old man DeVito or his wife made the pizza.  THIN.  All the fish from his deep sea fishing expeditions hanging on the wall .... the big Swordfish.  Also the old booths with the individual jukeboxes which Sunset Inn inherited when DeVitos went out of business.

Steins - worked there part-time.  Had a kick ass reputation for not only good food but the hottest bar in the area.  Lots of police intervention on Friday/Saturday nights.  That bar is single handedly responsible for my hating the song "My Baby Does The Hanky Panky".

Kings - Hot Dogs on Roosevelt (can't still be there ... is it) the greasiest fries known to mankind.

Bishop's Chilli - Roosevelt, just a block west of Harlem.

National Bowling Lanes .... N/E corner at Cermak and Home - Currency Exchange is there now.  

Forest Lanes (oh boy) - drinking, bowling, pool.

Is Sportsman Lounge still on Roosevelt?

PeeWee's on 26th across from VFW just past Ridgeland.  Big time pool tournaments there.

nobody mentioned Copperfields?  wow.  If you had a Copperfields today in the DD ... you would very close to getting that area hopping again.

Setback South - across from Riverside Country Club (Setback North was in Oak Park).  Excellent place to meet up with friends for drinks/food/music.  I could be wrong but almost sure prior to being Setback South it was the Czech Lodge.

With a start time of 9:00 p.m., you first went to ... The Cottage, then by 10:00 p.m. to midnight/1:00 p.m. to Copperfields, then closed it down at the Setback South.      Fire Alarm ? ... only loosers, police and fireman went there.

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2008, 07:09:18 PM »
The ice cream shop across from the duck pond was the Sugar Shack

Beverly Records on Cermak
 Mangum Chateau
Garv's
Fire Alarm
Two Sisters
Troy Store
Lil Debonair
Fox Studio




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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2008, 07:29:04 PM »
Town Revue?

My Uncles Place?

LOL!!!!

Your uncle is Mike?  I used to bounce there in the early 90's.... Man I could I tell you some stories <LOL>  ;D ;D  ;D

What was the name of the archery store on Cermak in Berwyn

Other places not there anymore.

1. Mayna's pizza, originally on 14th street, then on Cermak
2. BelAir drive in
3. Windy City Bowl on Cicero Ave. John Candy made a film there.
4. The bowling alley in Cicero on the 2nd floor, I believe Casa America has the building now.
5. Dempsey's on 58th Ave and Cermak.
6. Palace bowl in Cicero.
7. The old Berwyn Theather
8. Morton bookstore
9. The Pelican
10. Can't remember the name, but the movie theather where Best Buy is now
11. Casablanca flea market
12. Pepe's on Ogden
13. Bunyons
14. Majestics
15. Luchianos
16. Capri's
17. Pechter hardware
18. Western Electric
19. Danly's
20. Hot Point
21. GE
22. Clowns Alley
23. The King and I
24. Kentucky Liquors
25. Grandy's
26. Joe's Grill on Ogden
27. South Cicero Tavern
28. West Cicero/Berwyn little league
29. Valentine little league
30. Murphy Co.
31. Woolworths in Cicero
32. Big tops
33. Mickey's Deli
34. Artflo
35. Alexander McConachies I think I spelled it right.
36. The YMCA in Cicero on Austin and 25th St.
37. Mazzoni's ice on 26th street
38. Wishing Well's steak house
39. 2101 club
40. Carey's donut shop on 14th street and on Cermak

I gotta stop, I'm feeling old, and a little sad at the same time. Thanks Tanner................


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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2008, 07:40:15 PM »
This is really going back.  A funeral Parlor (that's what they called it when I was 5) on
the corner 0f 31st street and 50th Ct, then they built the "Fireside Bank".
LeMans grocery store, downtown Hawthorne.

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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2008, 07:45:50 PM »
Mazzones Italian Ice was the biggest distributer of that in Chicago at one time
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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2008, 08:10:33 PM »
1.  Dolly's--the sleazy, shit-hole candy store across the street from Leeman's.

2.  The Old Sarge PX

3.  TJ's Snack Shop--on 26th Street next to the fire station, across from Mazzone's.

4.  Adamski Florists. 

Oh, and is Ida Florists still around?


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Re: Places that aren't there anymore...
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2008, 08:12:03 PM »
The Pilsner
Jim's Meat Market
North and South Berwyn Library
Club Algeirs
Lyons Den
Big Al's
Snow Flake (is it gone?)
Bonnie and Clyde's
Major's
Cock Robin
Svoboda's Meat Market on Cermak