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Old 04-30-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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thats the freakin ghetto...
No, it isn't. It's primarily lower income working class and elderly. It isn't the greatest area, but it isn't bullet flying, street knifing territory either.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I lived there from 1995 to 1996. Lot's of Polish people moved in and fixed the units up real nice. I used to go to that hamburger joint on Boston Ave. I think they've been in operation since the civil war. The bar across the street wasn't bad either. Bishop's Corner, real classy place.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Rich - Are you talking about Tomlinson's? Great burgers and hotdogs. It was a treat for us to go there as kids. Jay
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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Rich - Are you talking about Tomlinson's? Great burgers and hotdogs. It was a treat for us to go there as kids. Jay
He's referencing Valley Farms which is next to the Highway Diner, close to the Stratford line.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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The bar across the street wasn't bad either. Bishop's Corner, real classy place.
You mean the strip joint that was caught with a 14 year old dancer and paid a $25,000 fine?
http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/li...rd_3-19-07.pdf
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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You mean the strip joint that was caught with a 14 year old dancer and paid a $25,000 fine?
http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/li...rd_3-19-07.pdf
Is that place on Barnum Ave just past main street still open?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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Is that place on Barnum Ave just past main street still open?
If you're talking about in Stratford, Rumours is open as far as i know. And they have no listings of any violations with Liquor Control either..............
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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You mean the strip joint that was caught with a 14 year old dancer and paid a $25,000 fine?
http://www.ct.gov/dcp/lib/dcp/pdf/li...rd_3-19-07.pdf
I believe the owner pleaded insanity.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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I was Googling and found this thread. I registered just so I could post this comment in this long-lived thread.

I was born 'n' raised in "Success Park" (that's what we called it) in the 1950s and 60s. I have some fond memories of my childhood home as well as some not-so-nice memories. I'm pleased to read here that the neighborhood is pretty good today and that the common charge is about $400. Fifty years ago the common charge was well under $100 and included all utilities (steam heat, water, hot water, electricity, gas). The electric service to each unit was two 15-amp circuits; not enough power for even the smallest window A/C. I can tell by the new individual meters I see on the buildings that the electric wiring has been upgraded since then; I bet electricity is no longer included in the common charge.

I'm disappointed to find so little information about Success Park / Success Village / Canaan Village on the Internet. I'd love to be able to read about its origin (I know it was built during WWII as "temporary" worker housing) but there's nothing to be found. One would think such a large development with such a long history would have more of a record out there. I'd also love to find floor plans for the buildings, both Success Vlg. and, especially, Canaan Vlg. I always wondered about that as a kid. (As a kid I wanted to be an architect, but life took me in another direction.)

Thanks for letting me ramble. I'll never forget the steam heat clanging in the pipes when it was first turned on each year in the fall.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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My parents lived there in the late 40s, early 50s until they bought their house in Lordship.
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