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darlene

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Oct 18, 2010
 
Does anyone know who the owner of the Epicure restaurant was in the 1940's?
Ed S

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Jan 25, 2011
 
darlene wrote:
Does anyone know who the owner of the Epicure restaurant was in the 1940's?
I don't know who the owner was, but my aunt Stella used to take me to the Epicure for lunch on Saturdays in the late 50's (I'll never forget the hamburgers). The maitre d' was a man named Steve with dark slicked back hair.
Ed S

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Jan 25, 2011
 
I don't know who the owner was, but my aunt Stella used to take me to the Epicure for lunch on Saturdays in the late 50's (I'll never forget the hamburgers). The maitre d' was a man named Steve with dark slicked back hair.
K V O C

Lowell, MA

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Jan 26, 2011
 
The John A. Georges family built the Epicure in 1942 and sold it in 1947 to the Peter Demogenes & another Georges family. Stella was a sister of this Georges family and I believe she is still alive, living on 12th street. The first Georges family went on to build and own the Lowell Blue Moon dine & dance, which was at the foot of the Rourke bridge and Middlesex St. I used to listen to the Epicure stories from Eli Demogenes and I was always fascinated with the restaurant's history. Hope this makes your day!!
Bob Mc KA_58

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Jan 27, 2011
 
Yo Darlene, EdS, & KVOC how about adding your LowellLand memories here http://tinyurl.com/4ews5q3

Amongst 'testing' your memory cells with people, places, things, events, etc., the Ep has been mentioned several times especially as an after hi-school drop-in along with Brigham's, the Dutch Tea, and BC.

Yo KVOC, my mushy memory is the The Blue Moon was on Princeton Blvd a bit to the west of the Hi-Hat and across the Blvd??? I remember seeing Jerry Vale back in ____....LOL .
Wondering

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Jan 27, 2011
 
Bob Mc KA_58 wrote:
Yo Darlene, EdS, & KVOC how about adding your LowellLand memories here http://tinyurl.com/4ews5q3
Amongst 'testing' your memory cells with people, places, things, events, etc., the Ep has been mentioned several times especially as an after hi-school drop-in along with Brigham's, the Dutch Tea, and BC.
Yo KVOC, my mushy memory is the The Blue Moon was on Princeton Blvd a bit to the west of the Hi-Hat and across the Blvd??? I remember seeing Jerry Vale back in ____....LOL .
Remember when the Rialto was a movie theater? Two movies and a cartoon for 15 cents. Just up the street was the Strand Theater.
RKO Keith on Bridge St. The Royal Theater on Merrimack St. and the Palace on E. Merrimack.
Bob Mc KA_58

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Jan 27, 2011
 
Wondering wrote:
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Remember when the Rialto was a movie theater? Two movies and a cartoon for 15 cents. Just up the street was the Strand Theater.
RKO Keith on Bridge St. The Royal Theater on Merrimack St. and the Palace on E. Merrimack.
Ahem Wondering, I always thought of The Strand being "down" the street from the Rialto. Alas, I never put it into my "orientation" as a kid which way was NSEW...LOL...as such, I guess the Rialto was "up" from "downtown" being Kearney Square...LOL Be that as it may, the R was where we relished The Serials of a few minutes where we were left with "To be Continued" which made Indiana Jones' Raiders of the Lost Ark such a funtabulist movie as adults! The second memory of the R, was many films opening with this http://www.youtube.com/watch...

BTW, several pages back from the Last Page here, http://tinyurl.com/yk2tggk several folks were writing about their fond memories of the Rialto.

Lastly, this http://www.pbase.com/jroy/lowell_theaters will bring up many memories of LowellLand's theaters....click on the names highlighted in blue !!!

See Y'all at Do You Remember!!!

PS Ed McMahon said he and some Buddies first learned of the attach on Pearl Harbor while walking by the (pink) Palace across from the Auditorium!!!
Bob Mc KA_58

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Jan 27, 2011
 
Bob Mc KA_58 wrote:
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Ahem Wondering,.... I never put it into my "orientation" as a kid which way was NSEW...
I'm so Sorry...in today's Global Lingo that is being foisted upon us (as anyone doing Crosswords will know what I mean...LOL), I should've said "GPS" instead of "orientation".
LTB

Wilmington, MA

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Jan 28, 2011
 
Bob Mc KA_58 wrote:
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I'm so Sorry...in today's Global Lingo that is being foisted upon us (as anyone doing Crosswords will know what I mean...LOL), I should've said "GPS" instead of "orientation".
We're so last century......
Laura Melancon Hitchcock

Groton, MA

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Mar 16, 2011
 
I am searching family history and John Georges was my great grandfather. My grandmother was his daughter Martha who passed away in her late 30's. There are still a lot of Georges in the area who my father has lost contact with. I always heard that my great-grandfather was once one of the largest business owners in Lowell. He lived well into his 90's. I met him a few times when I was a little girl (32 now). Anyways, I find this stuff very interesting as I search my family history!
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Mar 18, 2011
 
bob i think your right.i remember the blue moon being down by the hi-hat.i pretty much LIVED at t-he hi-hat.the only problem i had at the hi-hat was my POP and MA were pretty close so i could'nt get away with s---.
Epicurious

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Mar 18, 2011
 
It was Peter Demogenes. He has passed away. See:
http://www.laurinfuneralhome.com/sitemaker/si...
KVOC

Lowell, MA

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Mar 19, 2011
 
Laura Melancon Hitchcock wrote:
I am searching family history and John Georges was my great grandfather. My grandmother was his daughter Martha who passed away in her late 30's. There are still a lot of Georges in the area who my father has lost contact with. I always heard that my great-grandfather was once one of the largest business owners in Lowell. He lived well into his 90's. I met him a few times when I was a little girl (32 now). Anyways, I find this stuff very interesting as I search my family history!
Nobody knows more about your Great-Grandfather's history than your Uncle Peter in Dunstable. The location of the Blue Moon is exactly where the two other bloggers stated. What ever happened to the good old days? Peter Demogenes & Eli were the best.
Mariana

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Apr 12, 2012
 
darlene wrote:
Does anyone know who the owner of the Epicure restaurant was in the 1940's?
My grandfather John Georges was the owner of the Epicure, he passed away in 1990.
Alex Tavoularis

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Apr 15, 2012
 
darlene wrote:
Does anyone know who the owner of the Epicure restaurant was in the 1940's?
Dear Darlene
My Cousins on my mothers side, The Georges Family. I live in LA but visited once in 1955, I was 13.
Inside above the entry door was a quote; Through these doors pass the connoisseurs of good food',
or something like that. Later I heard that Jack Kerouac was a frequent visitor, there was a bar. My cousins kids (my age) boasted that they ran the stairs to the top of the Sun Building.
Alex Tavoularis
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Apr 21, 2012
 
GOOD MORNING,i see some old friends posting on this topix.it's to bad that the other topix is being run down with the deputy dog and his friends.talking with others who remember the old days,should be a GOOD TIME.it's true that the minority does run the majority.BOB,i have an old navy buddy that i just heard from.he lives in your fair city.i think EVERYONE of a certain age remembers the epicure,they either ate there,or worked there.the demogene family were great people,and i always heard about them never turning away a customer who could'nt pay for their meal.wasn't the rialto next to the duck pin bowling alley?my mother bowled in a ladies league down there.it was either duck pins or ten pins?they used smaller bowling balls,which i thought were a trip!well it looks like mother nature has decided to bless our little berg with some good weather.weekend will be in the 70'S,and the whole street will be out doing lawn work.anyone remember their MA'S sweeping the stoop,along with all the other ladies in the neighborhood?my wife thinks i'm crazy sweeping the front of the house however,thats the way i came up.you folks have a nice day.
Andrew Michael Kaknes

Salem, MA

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Apr 21, 2012
 
Hello everyone:

Can someone please help me? Below is my grandfather's obituary from 1975 in the Lowell Sun. As you can see there is a mention of a restaurant he owned called the "ec". I have asked many Greek people in Lowell about this restaurant and nobody has heard of it. I'm wondering if this is a typo, and if it is a typo what was the name of the restaurant he used to own with his brother. He was 89 years old in 1975 so he is really old enough to be my great grandfather.

Page 19 of Lowell Sun , July 14, 1975

Michael Kaknes former restaurant owner BOYNTON BEACH. Michael Duka Kaknes of 2304 NW 23rd Avenue Beach Florida formerly of chelmsford died July 10 after a brief illness. Born in Greece, he was the son of the late Duka and Evanthia Kaknest Prior to his retirement Mr. Kaknes was the president of the Nashua Natural Products Company of Boston and together with his brother James owned and operated the EC Restaurant on St Lowell He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge of Salem He is survived by his wife Thelma Warwick Kaknes two daughters: Mrs Robert Patricia Cressey of field and Mrs Armand Jane Caron of Chelmsford two sons Richard of and Robert of Bedford and sister Mrs Catherine Gogas of Medford a brother James of Mytilene Greece as well as several grandchildren.
Wondering

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Apr 22, 2012
 
Andrew Michael Kaknes wrote:
Hello everyone:
Can someone please help me? Below is my grandfather's obituary from 1975 in the Lowell Sun. As you can see there is a mention of a restaurant he owned called the "ec". I have asked many Greek people in Lowell about this restaurant and nobody has heard of it. I'm wondering if this is a typo, and if it is a typo what was the name of the restaurant he used to own with his brother. He was 89 years old in 1975 so he is really old enough to be my great grandfather.
Page 19 of Lowell Sun , July 14, 1975
Michael Kaknes former restaurant owner BOYNTON BEACH. Michael Duka Kaknes of 2304 NW 23rd Avenue Beach Florida formerly of chelmsford died July 10 after a brief illness. Born in Greece, he was the son of the late Duka and Evanthia Kaknest Prior to his retirement Mr. Kaknes was the president of the Nashua Natural Products Company of Boston and together with his brother James owned and operated the EC Restaurant on St Lowell He was a 50 year member of the Masonic Lodge of Salem He is survived by his wife Thelma Warwick Kaknes two daughters: Mrs Robert Patricia Cressey of field and Mrs Armand Jane Caron of Chelmsford two sons Richard of and Robert of Bedford and sister Mrs Catherine Gogas of Medford a brother James of Mytilene Greece as well as several grandchildren.
The obit isn't very clear but it looks like the BC Restaurant on Merrimack St in Lowell. Ask the Lowell Historical Society
contact@lowellhistoricalsociet y.org
jay

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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Apr 22, 2012
 
Anyone remember Blanche the waitress at the Owl?
jay

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Apr 22, 2012
 
The BC is short for Boston Confectionary, In re. to the BC Restaurant.

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