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General Category => The Old Feedbag => Topic started by: CBStew on May 29, 2018, 04:23:32 PM

Title: They may be gone, but not forgotten.
Post by: CBStew on May 29, 2018, 04:23:32 PM
I am feeling nostalgic today.  Back in the 1940s my parents could offer me no better treats than to take me to the College Inn in the Sherman Hotel for Chicken ala King on toast, or to Wimpy's for a hamburger.  During the summer, before air conditioning, we would bring a blanket and spread it on the lawn and watch the colored lights changing on Buckingham fountain.  Then television and wrestling came along. 
Title: Re: They may be gone, but not forgotten.
Post by: J Rod on June 05, 2018, 02:02:50 PM
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-01-23/business/0001230329_1_german-corner-changing-chicago-historical-society

Only was able to eat there once as a child (early 90s sometime), but it was fun.  My grandfather grew up at 3110 N. Damen (family owned the building until the mid-80s), and frequented the joint during their time.
Title: Re: They may be gone, but not forgotten.
Post by: Quality Start Machine on June 05, 2018, 02:25:12 PM
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2000-01-23/business/0001230329_1_german-corner-changing-chicago-historical-society

Only was able to eat there once as a child (early 90s sometime), but it was fun.  My grandfather grew up at 3110 N. Damen (family owned the building until the mid-80s), and frequented the joint during their time.

They always had the A/C cranking, so you could go there after a Cub game and nab some rolladen, then go back out in the 90 degree heat and suffer heat stroke.

Good times.