Gone but not forgotten

Since: May 11

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#531 Feb 24, 2012
Jeff wrote:
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Unfortunately Harlo's is not there. They had lost their lease some years ago. They reopened just a block away (on 25th)and amazingly every thing was the same, the coffee, the burgers and even the very unique tasting coke. Umberto was still cooking and it was pretty busy. Then Betty died in an accident and shortly after that Harlo's was gone.
Harlo still on 24th & North just different owner
Jeff

Naples, FL

#532 Feb 25, 2012
Taxpayer for years wrote:
<quoted text>Harlo still on 24th & North just different owner
Unless Harlo returned to being Harlo it is gone. The last time I was there it had become a Mexican restaurant. Actually even when it was still Harlo the last owner (no one that had ever worked there) had changed everything. Umberto was still the cook. I walked in the door and heard the new owner yelling at Umberto "These potatoes are still good...don't throw them out they have not gone bad yet". It was not appetizing, I figure if Umberto thought they should not be served that was good enough for me.

It was strange Harlo had been in existence for over 50 years (I had been a customer for about 35 of those years) and everything had remained the same. The new person took over and changed everything, the burgers tasted different, the breakfast was different, everything had changed. Why did she spend the money to buy a place with a 50 year history just to change it.

Jeff

Since: May 11

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#533 Feb 25, 2012
Jeff wrote:
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Unless Harlo returned to being Harlo it is gone. The last time I was there it had become a Mexican restaurant. Actually even when it was still Harlo the last owner (no one that had ever worked there) had changed everything. Umberto was still the cook. I walked in the door and heard the new owner yelling at Umberto "These potatoes are still good...don't throw them out they have not gone bad yet". It was not appetizing, I figure if Umberto thought they should not be served that was good enough for me.
It was strange Harlo had been in existence for over 50 years (I had been a customer for about 35 of those years) and everything had remained the same. The new person took over and changed everything, the burgers tasted different, the breakfast was different, everything had changed. Why did she spend the money to buy a place with a 50 year history just to change it.
Jeff
"Harlo's on 24th and North is still there. The Harlo II on 25th had a fire and is closed, which was a Mexician resturant."
beatlez

United States

#534 Feb 25, 2012
missin them days wrote:
My Grandmother worked at Come Back Inn for years...me and my Grandpa would go eat there on Saturday nights while she was working
Just curious, who is your grandmother? My name is Mike and I was a cook there for many years.
Jeff

Owensboro, KY

#535 Feb 26, 2012
Jeff wrote:
It is kind of strange to sit here and read these posts. I am reading posts about Winston Plaza talking about Wag's and Best Buy etc. I recall the original stores, JJ Newberry, Nisners, the original Walgreens which had a sit down restaurant up front and a soda fountain. The Jewel store also had a place to sit and have a little something to eat. Actually Newberry's had a restaurant and Nisner's had food a counter (good milk shakes). There was also Holloway house cafeteria which was a stand alone building where the Dunkin Donuts was located later.
I lived walking distance from Winston park and spent many hours there. I learned to drive on the little road that ran behind the stores.
Are you the same Jeff from Harlo?
Jo Voigts from Dick & Jo
mpagain

Crystal Lake, IL

#536 Feb 27, 2012
Harlo's still going.
i remember...
Jeff wrote:
<quoted text>
Unless Harlo returned to being Harlo it is gone. The last time I was there it had become a Mexican restaurant. Actually even when it was still Harlo the last owner (no one that had ever worked there) had changed everything. Umberto was still the cook. I walked in the door and heard the new owner yelling at Umberto "These potatoes are still good...don't throw them out they have not gone bad yet". It was not appetizing, I figure if Umberto thought they should not be served that was good enough for me.
It was strange Harlo had been in existence for over 50 years (I had been a customer for about 35 of those years) and everything had remained the same. The new person took over and changed everything, the burgers tasted different, the breakfast was different, everything had changed. Why did she spend the money to buy a place with a 50 year history just to change it.
Jeff
Gregor

Fletcher, OH

#537 Mar 19, 2012
I remember the National Food Store down the street from Broadway. Was the name of the corner drugstore on 19th called Gary's drugstore?
I also recall an Arnold Palmer dry cleaning service next to the Woolworths.

Since: May 11

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#538 Mar 19, 2012
Gregor wrote:
I remember the National Food Store down the street from Broadway. Was the name of the corner drugstore on 19th called Gary's drugstore?
I also recall an Arnold Palmer dry cleaning service next to the Woolworths.
That was Portes Drugs. The Bonnie Bee grocery store was just before National
geno

Chicago, IL

#539 Mar 21, 2012
Melrose seemed like such a nice town,what ever happened.
CAROL K

La Grange, IL

#540 May 7, 2012
I go back even further than these people.
Remember Miss Mayfields (on 19th)
Remember Porteez drug store (on 19th)
Remember the "Old" Rocca Jewerly store on 19th
Remember a little tiny hot dog store on Lake
Double brown bag?
Remember Auries
I will always fondly Madigans in Winston Plaza
Remember the Chicken Bowl or Basket
Remember the Harlo grill.

I'm sad now - I have to go.
Truthseeker

Saint Louis, MO

#541 May 7, 2012
CAROL K wrote:
I go back even further than these people.
Remember Miss Mayfields (on 19th)
Remember Porteez drug store (on 19th)
Remember the "Old" Rocca Jewerly store on 19th
Remember a little tiny hot dog store on Lake
Double brown bag?
Remember Auries
I will always fondly Madigans in Winston Plaza
Remember the Chicken Bowl or Basket
Remember the Harlo grill.

I'm sad now - I have to go.
At least you don't have to travel far to find a taco stand. LOL

Since: May 11

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#542 May 7, 2012
CAROL K wrote:
I go back even further than these people.
Remember Miss Mayfields (on 19th)
Remember Porteez drug store (on 19th)
Remember the "Old" Rocca Jewerly store on 19th
Remember a little tiny hot dog store on Lake
Double brown bag?
Remember Auries
I will always fondly Madigans in Winston Plaza
Remember the Chicken Bowl or Basket
Remember the Harlo grill.
I'm sad now - I have to go.
How about Pudgie the popcorn man? Go back thst far? Lady Linn. Home Department Store, Ritz clothing, Radio center, Belle's pawn shop
Bobby

Rolling Meadows, IL

#543 May 7, 2012
Rosies candy store by Mt.Carmel. Gee's Hot dogs on Division.
Bobby

Rolling Meadows, IL

#544 May 7, 2012
Forgot, Hasty grill was on 18th & North.
Truthseeker

Saint Louis, MO

#545 May 7, 2012
How about Eat it and Beat it

Since: May 11

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#546 May 8, 2012
Truthseeker wrote:
How about Eat it and Beat it
Where was rhat?
Bobby

United States

#547 May 8, 2012
Eat it and Beat it was in Maywood on 1st ave near the rr tracks.

Since: May 11

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#548 May 8, 2012
Bobby wrote:
Eat it and Beat it was in Maywood on 1st ave near the rr tracks.
Thanks, now I recall that. East side of First Avenue
Gregor

Fletcher, OH

#549 May 10, 2012
Does anyone remember the root beer stand in Maywood past the Lido theater?

Since: May 11

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#550 May 10, 2012
Gregor wrote:
Does anyone remember the root beer stand in Maywood past the Lido theater?
Yep and the one on 4th & Lake also. Struzels (sp)?

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