You're an old time Riverdale/Dolton r...
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#21 Nov 16, 2009
KTD wrote:
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.
Hey, I remember that store! I can't recall the name of it as we lived on the west side of Dull-town but we rode bikes all over the darn place. I went in that store one time, to buy candy, as a kid. The lady didn't recognize me and started asking questions, like if I was diabetic or had anything else where I shouldn't be eating candy or sugar sweetened stuff! I guess it was a different era back then. People seemed to look after each other-and kids-a bit more back then.
RivDale

Schaumburg, IL

#22 Nov 16, 2009
A-rink-a-dink-a-dink-a-bok-a-r iggidy-bink-a-la!(and in a deep voice after that) You Can't-bah-woe-woge-Under My Eyes!
Remember that guy, walking around Riverdale singing his songs? He could even rattle off all the 50 states in alphebetical order upon request!
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#23 Nov 16, 2009
Dusty wrote:
There was a small grocer along the west side of Chicago Road near Isaac Walton. The owner was a friendly Italian fellow who told me, as a kid, the two teams he knew of well, when he came to America, were the New York Yankees and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! His store was a destination on our bike rides as kids. He had the coldest 16 oz. bottles of pop there too, and every Crush flavor there was. Somehow, this plastic bottle stuff is not the same!
That store was also right next store to a lounge at 148th & Chicago Road and the Izaac Walton Club House was nearly right behind it (on Beachview Terrace?). Anyone recall it?
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#24 Nov 18, 2009
Some more old stuff:
Model Foods grocery store and running across and over the roof! The old water tower behind it & climbing up that rickety old ladder.
The McDonalds at the Little Cal & Sibley, when all they had was a "to-go" counter (no seating at all).
Witch's Woods. Farmers field. Farm Stands and onion fields in South Holland.
John's Pizza, Sambo's, Cavellini's.
When Indiana Av & Sibley Blvd had a gas station on all 4 corners.
South of Sibley & Indiana Ave was like being "in the country and out of the city."
hey dusty

Chicago, IL

#25 Nov 19, 2009
model foods & cavellini.s great call dusty. do you remember art's roller rink before mickey dee;s opened on sibley. how about rubes spotsmans club harvey. there was also a supper club and bar at 138th indiana by the tracks ? before it became carmens.
HAPPY 2

Chicago, IL

#26 Nov 19, 2009
This is so refreshing to read. While I grew up in Harvey, a lot of these postings brings back so many memories. Most of the posting here are negitive with a lot of anger over things going on in the communities, which are important, but seeing this just put a huge smile on my face!!
Sally

Oak Forest, IL

#27 Nov 19, 2009
How about the drive in show, LouArt's drive in, and there was a SuperBurger with curly fries at 138th & Halsted.
johnnybright

Schaumburg, IL

#28 Nov 19, 2009
KTD wrote:
Has anyone mentioned the little grocery store that was on Lincoln Avenue near Langley (I think) right by the curves? It was run by a little old lady who lived upstairs. I remember riding my bike over just to buy the penny candy.
I think it was panozzos
johnnybright

Schaumburg, IL

#29 Nov 19, 2009
Dusty wrote:
Some more old stuff:
Model Foods grocery store and running across and over the roof! The old water tower behind it & climbing up that rickety old ladder.
The McDonalds at the Little Cal & Sibley, when all they had was a "to-go" counter (no seating at all).
Witch's Woods. Farmers field. Farm Stands and onion fields in South Holland.
John's Pizza, Sambo's, Cavellini's.
When Indiana Av & Sibley Blvd had a gas station on all 4 corners.
South of Sibley & Indiana Ave was like being "in the country and out of the city."
cavalinis villa nova, I was a dish washer there. pepes tacos, i was a busboy. lived at 144th and kimbark. loved it.
arby

Calumet City, IL

#30 Nov 20, 2009
i loved johns pizza at sibley and chicago rd. do you remember the pizza hut ( before it burned down )? i remember hanging out at brunetti's pizza on halstead as a teenager. does anyone remember 'teentown' in pacesetter in riverdale? where kids could go and hang out and listen to local garage bands?
arby

Calumet City, IL

#31 Nov 20, 2009
i bought my first house right on chicago rd. by quants ace hardware. they employed all the old guys. retirees, i guess. these guys could tell you how to fix about anything around the house. then kurt bought the place and got rid of these guys and replaced them with kids that couldn't find their asses with both hands.
arby

Calumet City, IL

#32 Nov 20, 2009
another one, papa damiani's pizza. i think they're still there...and brown's funeral home. we buried both my parents out of there.
KTD

Union, IL

#33 Nov 20, 2009
johnnybright wrote:
<quoted text>I think it was panozzos
I don't think so. Panazzo's was on 142nd Street east of Kaiser Aluminum...almost closer to the cloverleaf. Maybe on 142nd and Minerva???
Triple J

Schaumburg, IL

#34 Nov 20, 2009
arby wrote:
i loved johns pizza at sibley and chicago rd. do you remember the pizza hut ( before it burned down )? i remember hanging out at brunetti's pizza on halstead as a teenager. does anyone remember 'teentown' in pacesetter in riverdale? where kids could go and hang out and listen to local garage bands?
I remember when Brunetti's was there on Halsted near the Little Cal. I can't remember "teentown" in Pacesetter, but I do remember the park district had a nice swimming pool there!
Triple J

Schaumburg, IL

#35 Nov 20, 2009
hey dusty wrote:
model foods & cavellini.s great call dusty. do you remember art's roller rink before mickey dee;s opened on sibley. how about rubes spotsmans club harvey. there was also a supper club and bar at 138th indiana by the tracks ? before it became carmens.
I remember going into Art's to bowl as a kid a couple of times. I've heard of Rube's, but that was from friends of mine who lived in Harvey years ago. I believe that Carmen's was "Dave's Place" and some of my friends had parents who worked there on weekends Part time. It later became Franco's after Carmen's. There was also a VFW Hall next door to there too and the boat store was on the other side of Franco's.
Granite

Palatka, FL

#36 Nov 21, 2009
arby wrote:
another one, papa damiani's pizza. i think they're still there...and brown's funeral home. we buried both my parents out of there.
Arby,
I think I'm in love :) We moved from Dolton 20 years ago, we lived across the street from Kurt's Ace Hardward, but the thing I think about most is Papa Damiani's pizza. Lou was like part of the family.
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#37 Nov 21, 2009
hey dusty wrote:
model foods & cavellini.s great call dusty. do you remember art's roller rink before mickey dee;s opened on sibley. how about rubes spotsmans club harvey. there was also a supper club and bar at 138th indiana by the tracks ? before it became carmens.
Yes, I remember Art's and going to the "Kiddy Park" there. I also believe that Carmen's was Dave's Place. There might have been a Foremost Liquors or some other liquor store there too.
arby

Calumet City, IL

#38 Nov 21, 2009
Granite wrote:
<quoted text>
Arby,
I think I'm in love :) We moved from Dolton 20 years ago, we lived across the street from Kurt's Ace Hardward, but the thing I think about most is Papa Damiani's pizza. Lou was like part of the family.
granite: you must have been one of my neighbors. i left there 20 years ago myself. do you remember when A C printing was a bike shop? i remember going there for parts and those 'really cool' decals we put on our bikes when i was a kid.
arby

Calumet City, IL

#39 Nov 21, 2009
Dusty wrote:
<quoted text>
That was at 144th & Chicago Rd, and I remember going there too! The little grocery store I'm thinking of was around 148th & Chicago Rd, on the other side of the street. I'm not sure if the building is still there or not. Maybe it became a day care or pre-school?
i think it's a barber shop now.
arby

Calumet City, IL

#40 Nov 21, 2009
does anybody remember the old HORNEY's dime store in downtown dolton.

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