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#21 May 7, 2009
Memory Lane wrote:
Many of those places are sorely missed but some needed shutting down. The old Butch's Hot Dog joint near 15th and Lake in the 60s had a massive roach problem for years in a decrepit building, and the Henry's Hamburger stand on North Ave was temporarily closed down at times because of filth and insects.
Hey, the inspectors workjed at one place anyway. The other (BUTCHES) had clout. Anyone remember the root beer stand in Maywood on 4th & Lake?
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Chicago, IL

#22 May 7, 2009
lets not forget skips on north avenue
Animal

United States

#23 May 7, 2009
some more wrote:
Riviera bowling alley
Melrose Park show
the confectionair on 19th
the north avenue drive in on 5th and North
John Scotch's junk yard on 25th Lake
O Henrys hamburgers on North
Best of all.. the little league fields on 25th an Lake
How about:
Lake Club
Casa Madrid
Homestead
Paddle Wheel
Yamos (sp?)
Auries
Como Dos (sp?)
Teodori's Division Lounge
Big & Tall Shop
Merchants & manufacture's bank
Tommy's

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#24 May 7, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
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Hey, the inspectors workjed at one place anyway. The other (BUTCHES) had clout. Anyone remember the root beer stand in Maywood on 4th & Lake?
Was it located on the corner?

I grew up in Nortn Maywood, lived there for about 21yrs, then moved to Melrose. Been here 17 yrs. I have seen alot of great businesses gone, but not forgotten.

Do you remember the little grocery store on Chicago Ave? It was located between 6th & 7th. Owned by an older gentleman named Herb. As kids, we used to go there all the time, it is now apartments.

This is great, just thinking about the good ole days, thanks everyone for your input...keeping my mind alive!!:-)

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#25 May 7, 2009
Oh yeah, the old maywood/bellwood/melrose cab company that was on Lake & Chicago Ave. The building is still there and still vacant for many many years. Across from the school.

Since: Jan 09

United States

#26 May 7, 2009
Ohh the root beer stand! In Maywood. Was it across from the Lido Theatre? I remember it being on a corner as well.

We went to the First Presbyterian Church on 9th (or 5th?)when I was growing up.
pal

Prospect Heights, IL

#27 May 7, 2009
The Tomorrow Shop-15th & lake
Cock Robins
Butch's Beef
Builders Square Hardware Store
Riviera Bowling had the best snack shop
Newberrys
Pennys
Frank Jewelers
Lerners!!!!!!
Amlings Spook House
There was a beef stand on 5th & noth west of the Roller rink...Anyone remember the name?
The Court Lounge-Courtyard of Leyden Motel
Greatttttttttttttttttt Memories!!!!!!!!!!
Nice to see these types of Memories!
Golden Horns Restaurant
Country Club Motel w/outdoor pool
Tirtillis
pal

Prospect Heights, IL

#28 May 7, 2009
happygardener wrote:
Ohh the root beer stand! In Maywood. Was it across from the Lido Theatre? I remember it being on a corner as well.
We went to the First Presbyterian Church on 9th (or 5th?)when I was growing up.
Strutzels Rootbeer. Scooners were $.25
Animal

United States

#29 May 7, 2009
Trese wrote:
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Was it located on the corner?
I grew up in Nortn Maywood, lived there for about 21yrs, then moved to Melrose. Been here 17 yrs. I have seen alot of great businesses gone, but not forgotten.
Do you remember the little grocery store on Chicago Ave? It was located between 6th & 7th. Owned by an older gentleman named Herb. As kids, we used to go there all the time, it is now apartments.
This is great, just thinking about the good ole days, thanks everyone for your input...keeping my mind alive!!:-)
This was a great idea. It was really fun trying to remember all the places that were such an important part of our past.

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#30 May 8, 2009
Thanks to all who remembered the good old days! This was fun to remember how times have changed.

With so many negative things going on in the world, I thought a topic like this would give us a bit of a chuckle...
Taxpayer

Wheaton, IL

#31 May 8, 2009
How about the original Ighloo on 24th & Lake
Fond Memories

Chicago, IL

#32 May 8, 2009
Rosie Bonfanti's store by Mt Carmel with all the penny candies
Chickie's Store aka Johnnie Beans also by Mt Carmel (great sausage)
Erie's Clothing on corner of 19th & Lake
The Melrose Park Show on 19th
The bowling alley on 19th
Main Street Hotel
Rubin's Sporting Goods
Rocca Jewelers
Marsicano's Drugs with the soda fountain
Hoppie's Barber Shop
Fond Memories

Chicago, IL

#33 May 8, 2009
I also have fond memories of a Donkey Baseball game at the greatest Little League Field ever. It was located on 25th and Lake.
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Chicago, IL

#34 May 8, 2009
Taxpayer wrote:
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Hey, the inspectors workjed at one place anyway. The other (BUTCHES) had clout. Anyone remember the root beer stand in Maywood on 4th & Lake?
Richardson's. a frosty mug for a nickel or a dime

Jimmy's spaghetti house too
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Chicago, IL

#35 May 8, 2009
Trese wrote:
Thanks to all who remembered the good old days! This was fun to remember how times have changed.
With so many negative things going on in the world, I thought a topic like this would give us a bit of a chuckle...
The best topic yet! Good idea and great job. The memories are great.
Animal

Chicago, IL

#36 May 8, 2009
Fond Memories wrote:
I also have fond memories of a Donkey Baseball game at the greatest Little League Field ever. It was located on 25th and Lake.
I just remembered the Mary Dee shop on 19th.

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#37 May 8, 2009
I also just remembered. Portes- the little grocery/drug store on the corner of Main St & 19th. It is a furniture store now.

Since: Dec 06

Melrose Park

#38 May 8, 2009
oh, and can't forget K-mart. Located where Cinemark is and Zenith on North Ave and the Paint factory on North ave, where hooters is.
Chet

Ottawa, IL

#39 May 8, 2009
Trese wrote:
Just reminiscing about the old businesses in Melrose. Do you remember these? Do you have a great memory of them?
- Come back Inn (torn down now, was located at 19th & Lake St)
- Jack In The Box (replaced by Lucky Dog)
- Ground Round (I think that was the name of the restaurant, was located on North Ave by Menards, replaced by, I believe Condos)
- Polk Bros (the furniture store now replaced by Menards, burnt down) I was there when it was on fire, like a tourist attraction going on.
Any other places you can remember?
Jack In The Box! LOL.

That really brings me back!
Animal

Chicago, IL

#40 May 9, 2009
Chet wrote:
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Jack In The Box! LOL.
That really brings me back!
I remember Jack In The Box had the best tacos! They were sooo greasy but I loved them.

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