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Old 10-02-2009, 07:05 PM
 
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stick em caps were self adhesive and came in square sheets...they were loaded into the gun one at a time
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:06 PM
 
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the root beer stand at the corner of bypass 50 and reading road was called Frost Top...I worked there
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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the root beer stand at the corner of bypass 50 and reading road was called Frost Top...I worked there
The Root Beer Stand is such a nice little place.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:35 PM
 
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There was a clothing store catty corner from the Gardens, I think a local Cincinnati store, but I can't remember the name.

The store was called Robert Hall's.
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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My family owned Porfidio's Wishing Well from 1953 until 1980. Yes, it was a "pale green" in later years but it was beautiful in it's time and quite hip at the time also, mind you! ;>

My Dad, Dick Porfidio, set up an advertising campaign with the "lousy waitresses, etc. and I have matches, lighters and other memorabilia with this logo on it.

My Dad, Dick Porfidio, died an untimely death in 1959 at the age of 48 and my Mom, Janie Porfidio, stepped in and ran it until 1980. Quite a feat in those days and she was something else. All dressed in designer couture from Giddings Jenny and the best designers had to offer at that time.

I can answer a lot of questions about the "Strip" if you have them. That was what Reading Road was called at that time, because it was the entertainment area of the day. The Carrousel Motel was fabulous and the bar and restaurant within had top name entertainment. Larry Kinley, who is still one of the best singers in Cincinnati, and Frank Vincent played there. And Sal Barresi, before he bought the Italian restaurant in Deer Park, was the bartender in the bar there!

But the Well, as the Wishing Well was called, was THE place to be!
When I was 16 a got a 49 Mercury from Columbia Olds when it was downtown at 5th and Sycamore. The salesman said the car used to belong to the people who owned the Wishing Well. I assume they bought a new 1958 Olds. This was in late 1957. If you could verify your parents had a 58 Olds then maybe this might be a true statement. And if true maybe you have an old picture of them with the Mercury? I would really like to see that. And I still have the car.
TIA
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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When I was 16 a got a 49 Mercury from Columbia Olds when it was downtown at 5th and Sycamore. The salesman said the car used to belong to the people who owned the Wishing Well. I assume they bought a new 1958 Olds. This was in late 1957. If you could verify your parents had a 58 Olds then maybe this might be a true statement. And if true maybe you have an old picture of them with the Mercury? I would really like to see that. And I still have the car.
TIA

They had Chrysler products prior to the late 1950's - then went to Cadillacs. In fact, I my Mom said several times that when Dad died, he left her in a Cadillac and that is what she would always buy...I can look for photos pre-1958 but that is so cool that you still have the car!! Sorry it took me awhile to respond. I have been having computer issues and am just back up and running!
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:18 AM
 
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Default Capri Pizza

Capri Pizza is now in Hartwell, across from the Frisch's on Vine Street. It is actually on the side street across from Frisch's. on the right, just behind what was once the little savings & loan building. I don't have any idea if it is the same ownership as the Capri Pizza you mentioned having moved to Norwood and then having closed.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:40 PM
 
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Capri Pizza is now in Hartwell, across from the Frisch's on Vine Street. It is actually on the side street across from Frisch's. on the right, just behind what was once the little savings & loan building. I don't have any idea if it is the same ownership as the Capri Pizza you mentioned having moved to Norwood and then having closed.
Is this the same as Capri at Tennessee and Reading Road years ago??

If it is, they had the best pizza ever!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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All the paint and signage for Capri Pizza is still intact on that converted house behind Hartwell School, but the business is kaput.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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I remember Columbian because I attend there from kindergarten to the sixth grade. I was there from 1964 to 1969.
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