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Old 05-07-2014, 09:37 AM
 
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I found this link a while ago and thought I'd post it in the retirement forum. For anyone who lived in
the Chicagoland area, "Craig's" List has compiled a trip down memory lane.
(I did post it in the Chicago Forum a few months and it didn't generate much interest).


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Old 05-15-2014, 10:48 PM
 
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Very cool. I had forgotten about a few of them. Lots of good memories. Thanks
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Northern IL
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Very cool. I had forgotten about a few of them. Lots of good memories. Thanks
That was fun. I did not see Martini's on the list. it was a small Fine Italian restaurant downtown. My father took me there many times.

Thanks for posting....................
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:22 PM
 
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Craigs Lost Chicago keeps updating his list whenever he finds old images. He added much more since the last time I looked
at it which was almost a year ago. There are so many great places that are gone but the pictures bring back lovely
memories.

Last edited by baileyvpotter; 05-16-2014 at 04:25 PM.. Reason: correction
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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I will see if I can dig up a pic. It was a cool place.
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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That was a ton of fun. Thanks for posting it!

(I didn't realize **** Robin was gone -we ate there all the time when I was a kid.)
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I remember some of these. I went to grammar school with Sharon DeMar of the DeMars restaurants. I attended a birthday party of hers. There were actually body guards all around her swank house. Later on, drivers took the kids home in limos. They lived in Budlong Woods on the North side.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I lived in Chicago in the 70's and 80's. Many of them (to numerous to mention) bring back some great memories. I can still hear Sam Sutter singing.....Chicago, my kind of town.....LOL
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Old 05-17-2014, 06:05 AM
 
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I remember some of these. I went to grammar school with Sharon DeMar of the DeMars restaurants. I attended a birthday party of hers. There were actually body guards all around her swank house. Later on, drivers took the kids home in limos. They lived in Budlong Woods on the North side.
I remember the one on Chicago Ave near Ukrainian village (didn't know they had more than one location).
Looking at the site, there are so many great places that I miss.
The Buffalo (there was an uproar when they were planning on tearing it down)
Slicker Sam's in Melrose Park -greatest baked clams ever (Frank Sinatra went there)
and close-by good old Kiddy Land with the Little Dipper and Skips Fiesta
(and I lived near Talcott and Harlem).

Slicker Sam's Restaurant in Melrose Park, IL - Dine.com

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Who remembers Skip's Fiesta Drive-In in Melrose Park, IL? - The Doof Clenas Motorcycle Collective
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Memories Yes, I owned two Demars restaurants (beaneries) in the early 60's. Lincoln/Belmont /Ashland and Sheridan and lawrence.Always open 24/7. I didn't have a key to lock up if I wanted to.
Barry B
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