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Old 03-30-2009, 02:57 PM
 
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Default Does anyone remember Cloud 9 restaurant in Sunnyslope?

I have had more requests for information on the old Cloud 9 restaurant than any other place in Phoenix. I ate there once in the late 1950s. It was located north of 15th Avenue and Hatcher Road in Sunnyslope. The owner would drive down the mountain in his jeep and take you up to the restaurant. I'm told there was a blue neon sign or just a strip of neon that you could see for miles. It burned down in the 60's because the fire trucks could not make it up the road. I have many Phoenix photos and menus but nothing for Cloud 9. I might also mention 3 other restaurants that people ask about: The Black Swan on Thomas, called the Dirty Duck back then; the high class Gilded Cage strip joint on Central; The Singing Canary on Camelback.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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I grew up around 15th ave and T-bird ('69 to '78) and do remember where it was. It had already burned down by then, but my buddies and I took many a hike to the top of the mountain to see what was left. If I remember correctly, there were a few brick walls still standing and the foundation was still intact. There was also an old white car that had gone off that road back in the late 60's that was still hung up on the 19th ave side of the mountain about half way down. That too was a neat thing to hike to back then (at least through the eyes of 10 year old boy anyway).

Glad you brought it up. I had long ago forgotten about that place.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Here is the old UA ticket office that was about 30 feet from the Cellar entrance, which was simply an opening in the shopping center floor with steps going down.
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Damn: that is an old pic----------there is an ashcan sitting in the lower right corner of that picture.

Smoking in malls has been illegal since the early 1990's.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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and that intrigued kid looking at the ashcan is now a three-pack a day smoker
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:58 PM
 
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Default The Janitors Closet

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Does anyone remember the "Celler" bar that was in the Christown mall? Bell Road went for miles, had no sidewalks, and oh did it flood during a good monsoon storm!
It was called The Janitors Closet.

heres an old ad.
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Old 03-31-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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Default Luhrs Central Building

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The cream building with the aqua trim is the Luhrs Central Building, built in 1914.
Thanx HX Guy - you're right - I found another old shot that has the name in gold leaf above one entrance.
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Old 03-31-2009, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Thanx HX Guy - you're right - I found another old shot that has the name in gold leaf above one entrance.
Luhrs Building: is visible while riding the Light Rail.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:13 AM
 
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The Cellar was ringed by a big red Ferdinand the Bull in a planter, Farrell's Ice Cream, The Broadway, Switzer's and the small circle of fast food joints like Orange Julius and the pizza place that had those odd square shaped pizza slices.
Here is the outside Christown Cinema that was on 19th Avenue. Note how they changed the letters on the marquee.
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Next door to the north was a restaurant called Love's.

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:28 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Here is the outside Christown Cinema that was on 19th Avenue. Note how they changed the letters on the marquee.
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Next door to the north was a restaurant called Love's.
'Cujo' the movie was released in 1983
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Old 04-01-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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can't help you with old menus, but the foundation and other detritus is still up there if you can take a hike....
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