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Old 05-31-2008, 04:13 PM
 
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I am seeking someone to verify a distinct memory that I have about
eating in 'KRESGE'S' (Downtown Detroit) at their first floor
restaurant...What I am seeking to verify is that this lunch counter
which sold the standard fair of Hamburger's, Fries, Shakes, Coffee,
Stroh's Ice Cream, etc. had a counter which was in an unusual
continuious 'S' style shape (with swivel type stools)...wherein the
waitresses that approached the counter stood within the semi-circular
shape of counter to service the customers.

My wife says that the counter which I am speaking of was in
Woolworth's, but I beg to differ!...

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Old 06-02-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Metro-Detroit area
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I was pretty young but the counter you describe sounds like Kresge's counter but I remember it being on the basement level. When you walked in the store you had to take the escalator down. What I remember most were the smell and taste of the hot waffles and ice cream sandwich. I could be mistaken but I thjink it was the basement level.
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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I think it was the basement level of Woolworth's -- across the street from Hudson's.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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Default kresege

woolworth's counter was on the main floor as you described. kresege was down in the lower level. \kresege did sell fresh hot peanuts and waffle and ice cream sandwiches by the side entrance. across the street on the side of kresege was the nut house i can remeber the smell of fresh roasted nuts.
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Old 09-22-2008, 01:42 PM
 
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Default Who cares

In those days you enjoyed all those stores as they were all excellent. You always went into every store you could, it was a pleasure to go DOWNTOWN.
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:37 PM
 
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In those days you enjoyed all those stores as they were all excellent. You always went into every store you could, it was a pleasure to go DOWNTOWN.

it still is a pleasure to go downtown
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:48 PM
 
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it still is a pleasure to go downtown
To gamble?
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Old 02-05-2009, 08:29 PM
 
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Default KRESGE'S in Downtown Detroit...

'I' would personally like to 'THANK' everyone for their imput into my inquiry concerning the unusual 'S' shaped Lunch Counter (Restaurant) which I remember being on the 'FIRST FLOOR' of 'KRESGE'S' in Downtown Detroit...after reading your statements, I've come to realize that some (possibly) may not be old enough to know of what 'exactly' I am speaking about. (For) When Store Closed for good, the Lunch Counter which I speak of had been removed a few years earlier.

Yes...at the 'STATE STREET' entrance there was a (Stand-Up) 'Snack Counter' (emphasis on the word 'SNACK')...Down Below (accessed by Escalator in middle of store which faced WOODWARD Ave.) in Basement was a Restaurant which served 'FULL COURSE' Dinners that included such meals as MeatLoaf, Fish, Green Beans, Corn, etc. with Tables and detached individual chairs (Dining Room setting)...But, what I was/am refering to is a 'LUNCH COUNTER' (emphasis on the word 'LUNCH') which resided on the 'other side' of the Escalator on Far Wall of Store that 'faced' the 'STATE STREET' side...

At this 'LUNCH COUNTER' (with swivel (Diner) type stools) they offered things like 'BREAKFAST ITEMS, HAMBURGERS, FRENCH FRIES, MILK SHAKES, COFFEE, SODA, SANDER'S ICE CREAM, AWREY PRODUCTS, ETC.'

Now...behind my continued search>>>I discovered today a link which has provided a picture from a 'KRESGE' Store (Posted by an individual>>>who scanned some pictures from the 50th Anniversary of Kresge's Booklet) which featured a Lunch Counter based on my 'EXACT' description...[Note:] It does not indicate 'per se' that this particular picture was taken in the Downtown Detroit Store>>>But that it definitely 'was inside' of >'A'< Kresge's Store...and I hope that for anyone viewing this post>>>who's old enough<<<will be 'pleasantly reminded' of their trips there & 'THIS PARTICULAR' eating Station.

Discuss Detroit: The Last Dime Store?

Please scroll down toward middle of page>>>for I was not able to 'COPY & PASTE' the picture!

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Old 02-06-2009, 03:48 AM
 
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Default KRESGE'S in Downtown Detroit...

Ahhh...Here it is:


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Old 02-06-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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Boy they really packed them in back then ! I ate there a couple of times years ago when my mother would take me shopping downtown when I was a kid , but my memory is real fuzzy because it had to have been 50 years ago . So I can't really add anything to verify this . I posted this website in another thread , maybe someone would be interested in it in this thread . Beware it will refresh some of your memories . There is tons of links about Detroit of the past . I'm not sure if there is anything on S.S. Kreske's in there , but there probably is somewhere . I took part in the 2006 Detroit Memories Reunion and had alot of fun . They are looking to have another one in the future . If there is any memory you don't see listed , feel free to email Eileen , she be glad to hear from you . If you grew up in this era , get the monthly newsletter , you won't be sorry .

Detroit Memories
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