You're an old time Riverdale/Dolton r...
Daniel Kellogg

Elko, NV

#457 Jul 9, 2011
Dengler wrote:
I remember modern way cleaners on Indiana ave where andys is (or was). The andys I grew up with was on 142nd and Maryland. Burger WITH fries for a buck! Also House of pizza was on Chicago Rd. right by the "Ikes".
I worked at that Modern Way cleaners from about 68-70. A guy named Bob Shaeffer owned it at the time. I was 14-15 yrs old and worked my tail off for next to nothing, then, when I got paid, I gave half of it to my parents. Man the chemicals in that place! Think I still have a buzz from them.
In AZ Now

Phoenix, AZ

#458 Jul 9, 2011
Does anyone remember ice skaing at Candy Cane Park? My brothers and I spent hours there on winter days. We played running bases on Shepard Drive during the summer and swam in the Johnson's pool...
older

Chicago, IL

#459 Jul 11, 2011
shrimp boil AUG 12 & 13
DolRes59-74

Denver, CO

#460 Jul 11, 2011
Does anyone know what happened to Tri-City Bowl.
DolRes59-74

Denver, CO

#461 Jul 11, 2011
Does anyone what ever happened to Tri-City Bowl?
Dusty

Schaumburg, IL

#462 Jul 14, 2011
DolRes59-74 wrote:
Does anyone what ever happened to Tri-City Bowl?
It was vacant for many years and was torn down about a month or two ago.
arby

Lansing, IL

#463 Jul 21, 2011
anyone remember going to the 'courtesy counter' at model foods to turn in all the pop bottles we found along the roads? and then spent some of the money at the bakery on the way out the door. or over at McDonalds.
Dolton Resident

Chicago, IL

#464 Jul 21, 2011
sharon wrote:
the penny candy store on Lincoln/Langley was Mozzacavallos. Minnie was the lady that worked there. Best penny candy around. I read that there will be no fireworks in Dolton this year. We all had so much fun growing up there. Too bad the people that moved in didn't know how to take care of their property and drove everyone out of town.
First I would like to sya to you with your sneaky racist comments. I bought in Dolton in 1992 and my hubsands uncle and family bought back in the early 80's. when we moved to Dolton we never realized it would be a place like this. Just because {Black} ppl. moved in. It didn't make it not a nice play to live. Just like every other town , city different states there are major problems. so to make your little racist comment....all I have to say .If you all didn't move out ...you figure the rest!
Miss the old time Dolton

United States

#465 Jul 29, 2011
Wow! Great postings here! What awesome memories! I miss my old time Dolton with the 4th of July Parades, carniival and fireworks display every year at Dolton Park! What a town it was where everyone knew each other. Going to the Shrimp Boil was another great event! Racing your car on Greenwood Road was a favorite. We'd drive to all the nearby towns-Riverdale, South Holland, parts of Harvey, Cal City and even Hammond! Man I miss it all!
JustTired

Dolton, IL

#466 Jul 29, 2011
sharon wrote:
the penny candy store on Lincoln/Langley was Mozzacavallos. Minnie was the lady that worked there. Best penny candy around. I read that there will be no fireworks in Dolton this year. We all had so much fun growing up there. Too bad the people that moved in didn't know how to take care of their property and drove everyone out of town.
There weren't fire-works in alot of the towns in the Chicagoland area; like downtown Chicago for one! First off Sharon with your side-ways racist comment, who are you referring to as the people that moved in? As a person that moved to Dolton 20 years ago, I've always maintained my property. My home is upgraded, immaculent and has great curb appeal to this day. Everyone who lives on my block are in various professions have the same persona. It doesn't matter what state nor city you live in, you will have good and bad. Many have posted on this board about the changes in Dolton. Well, I lived in these neighboring suburbs since the 60's and it wasn't this ultimate Utopia like I keep reading and hearing about. Dolton has been in the red since the early to mid 80's,(before Mayor Shaw) it was on a downward spiral then! Many of the businesses started to move away or just shut down; it's called urban decay, which begates poverty which begates higher crime rates. This is happening all over America with the present economy. Foreclosures and unemployed people are all over this nation in the millions! Even Beverly Hills is being effected by foreclosures and boarded up homes!
sonoma

Glendora, CA

#467 Aug 3, 2011
Dusty wrote:
<quoted text>I still haven't found out the name of that butcher shop. The name started with an "M" and was something like Mischoyve's (similar to the name of the little store on 144th & Chicago Rd. in Dolton). I tried looking it up in old membership books like the Elk's Club, etc., but so far nothing popped up. The store I'm thinking of was in the heart of Downtown Riverdale on the north side of 144th St.(I think they sponsored a Little League Team also.) It's not Koch's either. Someone out there knows the name of it!
We called it Mike's. My mom would send me down with a note to buy her cigarettes.
Dusty

United States

#468 Aug 5, 2011
sonoma wrote:
<quoted text>
We called it Mike's. My mom would send me down with a note to buy her cigarettes.
I want to say thwt it closed in the late '70's. It was an olde time butcher shop with a small amount of groceries. They seemed to had survived when Jewel and High Low (Later Big B) opened and probably had a good amount of long time customers to hang in as long as it did. They sponsored a Little League Team too! Someone will remember its name!
Dusty

United States

#469 Aug 5, 2011
arby wrote:
anyone remember going to the 'courtesy counter' at model foods to turn in all the pop bottles we found along the roads? and then spent some of the money at the bakery on the way out the door. or over at McDonalds.
We used to look for bottles too and turned them in at Towne Liquors (or wherever we were closest too!). It was great when they went from 3 cents a bottle to 5 cents!(But everything else went up too!)
Grand Coffee Shop

Schaumburg, IL

#470 Aug 9, 2011
arby wrote:
<quoted text>i forgot about the gossage grille, thanks for the reminder. i'm also trying to remember the name of that little diner at 138th and halstead, across from the halstead drive-in.
I had to go way back in this topic to find this one! The Grand Coffee Shop is still around! It moved across 138th St and is located at the Northeast corner of the intersection with Halsted Street. It's a lot less noticeable but it's there!
Dusty
muzzys

Tinley Park, IL

#471 Aug 10, 2011
Aroundtown wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, I went to Lincoln with her granddaughter. We never called the store by name, we just said we were going to Miss So n So's. Lol
muzzys
muzzys

Tinley Park, IL

#472 Aug 10, 2011
muzzys
Joe falco

Austin, TX

#473 Aug 11, 2011
Does anyone remember a big two story frame building being moved from 134th and Indiana across the bridge and set down somewhere on the Riverdale side? Sometime between 1956 and maybe 1962? If not, does anyone remember what happened to the building on that corner? It was really really old, painted white, two story, pitched roof? Anyone got any pictures of that corner or that area? The building was an original pioneer hotel built in 1842 by George Dolton and Then operated by Levi Osterhoudt. It later was called the Girard House. It shows up in aerial photos from 1955, but then it is gone. There are faint stories of it being moved across the bridge. It would be really cool for Riverdale to find it. The oldest house in Chicago is from 1835. So this would be a big story if it could be found. There is a picture of it on the Riverdale site. Thank you.
Paul Petraitis

Chicago, IL

#474 Aug 12, 2011
Anyone remember the ancient Girard House being moved across the Indiana Ave bridge from 134th and Indiana to the south side of the river ca. 1960?
Dolton71

Charlevoix, MI

#475 Aug 26, 2011
Hey-what about LEHR'S AUTO REPAIR on Chicago Road near but across from Franklin School? He had that big triangular sign out in front and his shop was set way back from the road. As kids walking to school we used to knock that sign down...he called my grandparents finally and I still feel terrible about it. This was approximately 1976.
Beverly Danielwicz McPhee

Augusta, GA

#476 Aug 27, 2011
Do you remember the small store on 144th Street called Moes's where we would stop in after school and drink a coke. I remember all the good times we had going to the skating rink in Sibly and the good old Dolton Show on Sunday afternoon. Played volleyball at Dolton Park and loved the Dolton Carnival. I now live in GA but sure miss good old Riverdale/Dolton.

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