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Old 11-19-2011, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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On that note, don't forget the Parkmoor Drive-In, at the corner of Reading and Summit.
But Parkmoor was really more of a chicken joint, headquartered out of Dayton.
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:01 PM
 
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But Parkmoor was really more of a chicken joint, headquartered out of Dayton.
Actually, they were headquartered in St. Louis. We used to go to the Roselawn store for burgers, eating in the car, though that's not to say they weren't better known for chicken. There are still some references to them on the web - some with photos - as well as to Parkmoor's own "King Burger". Interestingly, though, there is also a reference to a store in Dayton that claims to have Parkmoor's original chicken recipe.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:11 PM
 
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All Correct , as Well as I can Remember , as Well ! My Father was their Night Manager For Years , Untill they Decided to Sell And Retire ( Messers Farmer and McCracken , the Owners ). They sold 4 of what I believe was 23 or so of them almost immediately to the Frish Family . The Sixth and vine ( believe correct streets, .. .years ) locaation was only a few years at the time ! Peebles Corner was thenext most expensive , remember dad sayin' when Young ( near Guilbert and McMillan ),. . .Most Expensive Real Estate 4 Business In State in 1963 ! Not now . Reading Rd. Store at bottom of hill wher I watched Baldwin Piano Plant Burn one night sitting on Hood of my father's car in Parking Lot . ...YES , Sixty was Exactly Like Frisch's in Many Ways . . .And BOTH like Bob's ( Frish is a Franchise . . ..Sixty was FROM HERE , Started BY Mr. Farmer and Mr. McCracken , . .Themselves . . .After the War ) Big Boy. ..Sixty Second Shops had The Big Sixty burger , and, like many Businesses after the War I guess , Emphasized Speed of Delivery , Thus , The "Sixty " Icon of a Super Hero Looking Guy With A "Sixty Second Clock" Emblazoned or Imbedded , On His Chest . . .. .And Like Bob's , . .The "Car Hop" Waitresses, were to Speed Delivery . Not to mention That American Graffiti Type Moment to Cruise The Drive In . Woster Pike and North College Hill were BIG on This . Central Parkway Location sat in front of Commissary Office Building ( central Parkway at John St. . .. My Father Was Robbed There Once of Weekly Payroll . .. .Interviewed By Al Schottelkotte on 11 O'Clock News ) . . .And THAT Building Later Became "Soho Underground" Nightclub of the Seventies . North College Hill Location was where My Father started , Hamilton Ave. at Goodman.. washing dishes . . .. to later Run All their stores At Night. The Fifth Street Location , across from Old Greyhound Bus Station, was My First Job at thirteen, with My Dad managing for a Week at a Time, . . Then Total Supervisor For Chain. . .Showing shop Manager Ropes in 1969 . . .I was Under-age at 13 . . .And he got a Little Trouble from Labor board over it Later . ..Saturday. . .Not School Night . . . .
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:17 PM
 
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Since the topic is restaurants from many years ago, does anyone remember an ice cream shoppe, something like Aglemesis Brothers, that was located near Spring Grove Cemetery? All i can remember is that the tables had marble inlays and the ice cream was pretty good.
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:04 AM
 
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There was an ice cream and candy store in Winton Place, but it wasn't an Aglamesis (still going strong in Oakley Square, and now with a location on outer Montgomery Rd.) Forgive my attempt at spelling Greek names, but it was called Christos and Dravakis or something similar. Never got a chance to try 'em. They were on East Epworth Ave, although there's no West Epworth and the only other Epworth is clear over in Westwood. (Or, depending on your point of view, there's another street with Epworth in the name that has "East" in front of it and is clear over in Winton Place. )

I wonder whether the American Sign Museum has a specimen from the Sixty Second Shoppes. After some 45 years I can probably still sketch it out. They sure don't build signs for businesses the way they used to.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:39 PM
 
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Forgive my attempt at spelling Greek names, but it was called Christos and Dravakis or something similar. Never got a chance to try 'em. They were on East Epworth Ave, although there's no West Epworth and the only other Epworth is clear over in Westwood .
Thanks for the hints. It was Christos and Dravakis and it closed as a Greek ice cream parlor sometime in the late 70s. Then, it became a vegetarian eatery under the same name until the mid-eighties.

What did we do before Google?

Thanks again for the help.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:59 PM
 
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The absulutely the best fish and chips was Squire Jacks and had many locations in the Tri-State area. They also sold prawns (shrimp) scallops, and the best fried chicken in town also. I wish that I could get in touch with one of the old owners. My mother worked for them for 14 years.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Who says Cincinnatians live in the past.
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Old 01-10-2012, 08:06 AM
 
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Who says Cincinnatians live in the past.
Of course back then, Cincinnatians had something to live for.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:57 PM
 
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Squire Jacks, what a memory. Absolutely loved their fish & chips. Like most everything else in life, things change, but not always for the better.
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