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Old 12-09-2009, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago - Bucktown
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The Buffalo was on the corner of Irving Park & Pulaski. I did go there a few times when I was a kid, but I think it closed in the late 70's. Supposedly there is another one run by the same family in Buffalo Grove.

How about Zephyr's on Wilson & Ravenswood? They had a 10 scoop sundae!
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Rubus gameroom on the North side on State street. Many an afterschool good time had there. Also the Spiegel's outlet store around 35th street with those rickety firetrap like wooden floors, and the high, steep stairs to climb up for the "bargains".
Wow! Like it was yesterday.

And it was never fully lit, either. It was a lot like the Carr's store that I mentioned earlier in the thread. I always wondered why the Spiegel catalog was so glossy and impressive but the actual store looked like a horror movie set.

Also, thanks to whoever brought back the Polk Bros. memories.

Re: Lettuce Entertain You... I was just reliving the old restaurant names.

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And just to keep the thread roaring...

Rolling Stones Records, Peaches Records, Hegewisch Records

NO Cars on State Street.

Protestors outside the Art Institute in response to Dread Scott Tyler's "What's The Proper Way To Display The US Flag" exhibit.

The old "Blues Festival" and "Jazz Festival" at the South Shore Country Club

"The Love Bus". Jeffery 6. Black driver. Stuck cut out hearts in the bus windows and greeted everyone happily. Not to be confused with the #8 Halsted "Happy Bus".

CTA Paper Transfers (esp. the Super Transfer). Ride all over town on Sundays for a small fee. I actually had some of my best days exploring Chicago via the CTA thanks to Super Transfers.

Low budget living.

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:21 PM
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Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Totally remember Sauer's!! But how about the piece de resitance? My favorite spot, The Playground AKA The Ground?? For ALL of your house music needs . "House music all night long"
Do you mean the Kinetic Playground?

oh, is my age showing?
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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How 'bout 6 corners? And, Key shoes?

bus tokens? Student passes for the bus? with 20 cent fare? (WOW, I feel old)

butter cookies at the cafeteria in high school?

walking home for lunch in grammar school?
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Old 12-09-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Anybody seen this around lately ??
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:02 PM
Status: "want to be beach bound, again, soon! lol" (set 21 days ago)
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Anybody seen this around lately ??
Thanks for the laugh!
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Anybody seen this around lately ??
Oh yeah! The Harold's Chicken Car.

I'd often see that car parked outside the restaurant on Stony Island as I rode by on the #28.
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Old 12-09-2009, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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...How about Zephyr's on Wilson & Ravenswood? They had a 10 scoop sundae!
The last time I went there was shortly before it closed a couple of years ago. Now it is a pub.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Anyone remember the Chicago Sting of the Major Indoor Soccer League? I went to a few of their games at Comiskey during the outdoor seasons.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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My wife did some internet consulting work with Wards as a client in the late 90s... It would be funny if you worked with her.
Yeah, many a day all three generations (grandma, mom and I) went shopping at Ward's. Crazy I still remember that lol. I had a friend who worked there I think...don't remember right now.

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How about Kiddie Land at McCormick & Devon?
I would have loved to have been able to take my kids (future kids) to Kiddieland. Oh well

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The Museum of Science and Industry... FREE! All day, every day.
*Sigh* Those days are long gone (I hope they come back some day haha)

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Frank's Nursery & Crafts
Service Merchandise
I loved both. I've seen a few knockoffs out in the south burbs in recent years, but nothing like the original.

Service Merchandise: how I miss thee.

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Spiegel catalog was so glossy and impressive but the actual store looked like a horror movie set.
So true. I remember going to an outlet Spiegel in Indiana a few times.

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How 'bout 6 corners?
butter cookies at the cafeteria in high school?
Six corners is not somewhere I'd live.
I do remember butter cookies! But I was in elementary school then.
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