Sporting shop flees the Avenue's rising rent - Greenwich Time

Rising rent costs on Greenwich Avenue have caused yet another business to change locations. Full Story
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#82 Nov 3, 2008
Retired GPD wrote:
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The chili place was The Stand BY
is it now the Hubba or or 2 different places? isn't the hubba in the circle there?
Former GPD

United States

#83 Nov 3, 2008
Dana,

Loved Molly's as well - the 4 sons were Arnold, Marvin, Ernie, and Sydney. That place was the land of the bad toupee !! Unfortunately, all the sons have passed away.

If I recall a history lesson from my father, Port Chester was 3 square miles and had 53 bars.

FB and TK, I was assigned the GPD fixed post at Gulliver's for 3 days immediately after the fire, walking through the interior was one of those police memories that will never go away.

The traffic on the Avenue was so minimal that on Sundays we could play football, using the parking stripes for yard markers. We could go 10-15 minutes without being interrupted by a car! This was on the lower, flat part near what used to be the fawcett building.
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#86 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Wilsons....25 cent beers, shuffleboard bowling, and John the bartender. Took my wife there on our first date
For our first date I took my wife to Dirty Franks in Philadelphia.

Did you ever go to Bacteria Bill's in Banksville? North Street.
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#90 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Go there, I almost lived there. The only bar where you could get a drink 'to go'
I forgot about that - but I think we did that. LI icead teas in those days - but no more. Just beer now (and wine of course). Wasn't the Bum Steer across the street and down a little? I liked the sign at Bills - whit the drawing of a bacteria - it was like biology class.
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#92 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Thanks for bring back memories of bein drunk and stupid :-)
Glad we survived it and didn't hurt anybody.
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#93 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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I'll bet I know you ;-)
GHS grad? What year?

Class of '77
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#95 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Should have been 72, but I quit to join the Marine Corps. Did you know the Bausch brothers or John Sloma? How about Slippery?
No but my older siblings might have - one was '74 and the other was '73.

Did you know Sandy Feeney [RIP]- he wrote a column the for the "Beek" student newspaper "Feeney's Follies" - I knew him a little but did know his younger brother Brian.

I went to Eastern JHS.

My uncle was a Marine. My old man was in the Navy.
My sister's kid keeps saying he's going to join the army - scares the hell out of my sister.
Retired GPD

Pomona, NY

#96 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Should have been 72, but I quit to join the Marine Corps. Did you know the Bausch brothers or John Sloma? How about Slippery?
Are you talking about The one and only Slippery Steeger????
I was class of 71 and yes Former Res. The little joint in the circle was The Standby...It was actuall owned by Frank Carpenteri who now owns Garden Catering on Sound Beach Ave. among other locations
Retired GPD

Pomona, NY

#97 Nov 3, 2008
no The Hubba Hubba was up on W Putnam Ave. where Wendy's is now
Dana

Norwalk, CA

#98 Nov 3, 2008
By any chance, is Tallows End, the unique and creative candle shop, still on Mason St.? Or is it in memory-land, with Dress Barn, Grannicks, Whitman's Bakery, the Pickwick Arms, Pier One, etc, etc." As for youth meeting places, I met quite a few dates over a shake and burger at Nielsen's.
what a world

New York, NY

#99 Nov 3, 2008
Dana wrote:
By any chance, is Tallows End,... still on Mason St.?
It passed into Memory Lane relatively recently (maybe less than a year ago). The space is now a gourmet deli, which is a nice addition, all in all, but not Tallow's End.

My first date was bowling followed by Nielsen's.

Sigh.
what a world

New York, NY

#100 Nov 3, 2008
Wow! People of my vintage! I'm '73.
what a world

New York, NY

#101 Nov 3, 2008
Dana wrote:
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I strongly doubt anyone will be writing nostalgically about Theory, Saks, or any of the totally soul-less stores in Greenwich a couple of decades from now.
Yeah. No way, when they come and go so quickly.(Both stores and residents.)
Dana

Norwalk, CA

#103 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Which Nielsens, Greenwich by the library or the one in Riverside accross from St Catherines. There was also one at the top of Greenwich Ave and one in Port Chester.
Does anyone remember Hudson Bay Supply Co.
The one by the library and a main real estate office (Rowe? Pitt?) was the "happening" meeting place because of its central location--and great burgers. I do remember Hudson's, but forget where it was or what it sold--or was it actully a bar/social place? Another bit of nos-store-gia:-the Greenwich Hardware Store with its wood floors and ceiling fans, which sold lots of kid's games, as well as nails.
Retail comes and goes with the money, and most towns look nothing like they did even ten years ago. I think what former residents are really reminiscing over is the time when Greenwich was populated by "regular" folks of all incomes, and ages, including teens, trying to make a living and enjoying themselves, without having to worry about neighbors, lawyers, and cops, throwing whiffle-ballers off a public field or having anything creative that people get passionate about (fish store, bakery, deli, candle store, etc.) being extinguished forever. Notice that camaraderie, and not material goods, are what get people to post. Former residents should write our memories down for future residents, who will no doubt need a "town card" ready to present to anyone (who has a cop and lawyer on speed dial) who wants to know if they are "worthy" of walking down a town sidewalk.
Retired GPD

Pomona, NY

#104 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
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Which Nielsens, Greenwich by the library or the one in Riverside accross from St Catherines. There was also one at the top of Greenwich Ave and one in Port Chester.
Does anyone remember Hudson Bay Supply Co.
Was that on E Putnam between Greenwich Ave & Mason St.?
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#105 Nov 3, 2008
Retired GPD wrote:
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Are you talking about The one and only Slippery Steeger????
I was class of 71 and yes Former Res. The little joint in the circle was The Standby...It was actuall owned by Frank Carpenteri who now owns Garden Catering on Sound Beach Ave. among other locations
You're right (as usual)- I was confused. He sold it? Is it closed or something else now? They used to serve a good breakfast in there - very casual! I know Garden Catering in OG - that's my turf.
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#107 Nov 3, 2008
what a world wrote:
Wow! People of my vintage! I'm '73.
I learned to drive on a '73 Chevy Impala (not bad) & Vega (crap).
former res

Philadelphia, PA

#108 Nov 3, 2008
Remember in Cos Cob (across from Dunken Donuts) the Wicker Shop was right next to the Liquor shop? People often misunderstood where you were going.(I think the Wicker Shop is gone - but not sure about the liquor store)\

My dad used to say we were going to see his friend Sam - when we were going to Sam's Package store in OG.
Retired GPD

Pomona, NY

#109 Nov 3, 2008
Trollinginconnecticut wrote:
First store in the group just past the Pickwick Arms.
I think it was originally The Country Store. They like the louse house had penny candy.
Retired GPD

Pomona, NY

#110 Nov 3, 2008
former res wrote:
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You're right (as usual)- I was confused. He sold it? Is it closed or something else now? They used to serve a good breakfast in there - very casual! I know Garden Catering in OG - that's my turf.
Frank sold it a long time ago....It's operated as a burger joint since.... there's a new owner who just opened up...I haven't met him yet but a friend stops down there all the time and wants me to go...so it's only a matter of time

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