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Old 03-22-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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Dinner Bell was on the corner of Main St. and S. East St. across the street from Yost's pharmacy. Dud-n-Suds was in the building that now houses Angilo's Pizza. My dad wired it for the washers and dryers I think Space's Rocket dry Cleaners was next door. Angilo's used to be in a white house next to the town hall. That house was torn down to make the parking lot sometime after 1967.

On up Main St. was the Creamy Whip. Orginally it was on the corner of Main St. and Kings Mills Rd. but about 1958 it was moved south one lot next to my dad electrical shop McGuire's Electric. Barney's grocery was across Main st where the Pest Control place is now. Bar's grocery was on W. Main St. 3 building from Reading Rd. At First Ave. and Reading Rd. was Pure oil gas station which later became Lawson Dairy.
The Creamy Whip switched places with a gas station garage when it moved. The station had been owned by "Streaky" Conover who sold it and bought the Creamy Whip. Streaky" Conover was also chief of police at some time before Jim Knott who was chief when I was growing up.
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Old 04-12-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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My father, Robert A. (Bob) Cook, who was an account executive at WCPO Radio (1953-55) and WLW-T Television (1955-65), was an occasional track announcer at the Cincinnati Race Bowl in Reading during the 1950's. I thought the track had been a 1/4 mile track, not a 1/8th mile. I remember Dad always referred to it as "the fastest 1/4 mile asphalt track in the country," due to its high-banked turns.

-- Drew Cook, Cincinnati
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:30 PM
 
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I remember that fruit market on Tennessee and Reading! The ground there was covered with what I beleive were old shredded car tires.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:03 AM
 
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I remember that fruit market on Tennessee and Reading! The ground there was covered with what I beleive were old shredded car tires.
Angelo's Pizza was in the back of he market. Best pizza in Cincy at that time
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:11 AM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Angelo's Pizza was in the back of he market. Best pizza in Cincy at that time
We still have an Angelo's in Mason along with a ton of others. Angelo's is a little greasy, but a throwback to what pizza originally was - comfort food.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Race track on corner of Reading & Glendale-Milford Rds.

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Haven't seen any reference to it yet but there was a very highly-banked
1/4 mile race track on the southwest corner of Reading and Kemper(?)
back around 51-52. Don't know when it was torn out but some guys from
Roselawn used to ride our stiff-hub Paramount racers out there to train
for continous high speed running. We thought we could make it into
Olympic contention but that somehow fizzled out.

I remember running close behind a stock car one day at close to 6o (according to the driver) but that seemed pointless and was pretty scary.

Fellow named Bill Lapthorn put the deal together and he can still be seen
cycling around Roselawn, downtown, Carthage or wherever on a very ratty looking multi-speed bike. Bill lives in Golf Manor and must be about
74 by now, possibly a little older. Buried in a box somewhere I've got a
photo of myself at the time, looking somewhat trimmer.
Ed,

That track was the Cincinnati Race Bowl, located on the southwest corner of Reading and Glendale-Milford Rds. It was, as you said, a high-banked 1/4-mile asphalt track, the fastest in the country. Midgets and stock cars ran there until it closed in 1958. My Dad was one of the announcers at the track in the mid to late '50's, and I remember going there as a very young kid. Do a Google search for Cincinnati Race Bowl, and you'll find a web site with some old photos of the track, looking just as I remember it.

-- Drew Cook
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Old 06-09-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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We still have an Angelo's in Mason along with a ton of others. Angelo's is a little greasy, but a throwback to what pizza originally was - comfort food.
Is it the same Angelo's that was at Tennessee and RR in the 60??

If so, where in Mason? Thanks
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Old 06-09-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Mason, OH
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Is it the same Angelo's that was at Tennessee and RR in the 60??

If so, where in Mason? Thanks
I can't confirm if it is the same. But the one here has been the same name for the 35 years I have lived here. It is in a small building in our downtown on Main Street (Route 42).
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Angelo's Pizza was in the back of he market. Best pizza in Cincy at that time


If, as you state, that was Angelo's Pizza at the corner of Reading and Tennessee, please tell us exactly where Capri's Pizza was located.
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
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If, as you state, that was Angelo's Pizza at the corner of Reading and Tennessee, please tell us exactly where Capri's Pizza was located.
VO, you are right...I had a senior moment. Capri Pizza at T&R
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