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Old 10-08-2020, 07:28 PM
 
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"Mid-Century Obama Avenue" ?
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Old 10-09-2020, 12:00 AM
 
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"Mid-Century Obama Avenue" ?

I sure hope not!
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Old 12-20-2020, 10:10 AM
 
Location: 45237
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A little late to the party here. I hate this idea for many reasons and none have anything to do with whether I liked Obama's presidency or not.
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Old 12-21-2020, 06:33 PM
 
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A little late to the party here. I hate this idea for many reasons and none have anything to do with whether I liked Obama's presidency or not.

Then add your reasons


Cost to businesses to change stationary?


Confusion with mail for home owners and businesses


Tradition!!
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Old 02-08-2021, 03:17 PM
 
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> A longtime landmark which fronts partially on Reading Rd was bought a while back, and its new owners have invested in a "multimillion dollar renovation." (I saw an office-space ad recently.)
Check it out:
http://www.roselawnsmalloffice.com


A doctor that I see has his office in this building. It really is lovely on the inside. Have to admit I was surprised I was in Roselawn.


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Old 02-13-2021, 04:18 PM
 
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> A longtime landmark which fronts partially on Reading Rd was bought a while back, and its new owners have invested in a "multimillion dollar renovation." (I saw an office-space ad recently.)
Check it out:
http://www.roselawnsmalloffice.com


A doctor that I see has his office in this building. It really is lovely on the inside. Have to admit I was surprised I was in Roselawn.





Ah! Song Long, I wonder how much longer they will stay open
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Old 02-14-2021, 04:26 PM
 
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Ah! Song Long, I wonder how much longer they will stay open
Glad that an effort has been made to preserve the building. There were red brick structures across Section dating from roughly the same period, but by now they must be long gone.
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:59 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!
My parents went on dates to the Wishing Well around 1950-51. Then they took my sister and I there a few times in the early 1960s. They loved the actual stone wishing well that was on the property. I remember my mother telling me to order the chicken croquettes. I have been searching for info about the menu and the restaurant. Then, by chance, I found this thread (years after it was written). Gerri Ann, your information about your parents being the owners is very interesting. I continue to search for historical Wishing Well info on the internet and if my memory is correct about the chicken croquettes.
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Old Yesterday, 01:57 PM
 
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My parents went on dates to the Wishing Well around 1950-51. Then they took my sister and I there a few times in the early 1960s. They loved the actual stone wishing well that was on the property. I remember my mother telling me to order the chicken croquettes. I have been searching for info about the menu and the restaurant. Then, by chance, I found this thread (years after it was written). Gerri Ann, your information about your parents being the owners is very interesting. I continue to search for historical Wishing Well info on the internet and if my memory is correct about the chicken croquettes.

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Old Yesterday, 05:12 PM
 
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CarolRose,
Gerri Ann and I became friends IRL. Sadly, she passed away in January of '21.

My dad also remembers eating at "the Well" a few times but I never got the chance.
Thanks for bringing this thread back to life!
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