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Joe Hatch

Rome, NY

#339 Oct 27, 2014
History wrote:
Another one....
What was the name of the night club (yes, we had a night club!) across from the train station on Martin Street circa 1940-50's then followed by what late 1960's early 1970's disco in the same location? Remember the dance floor? In retrospect what a hoot that was!
In the 60s and perhaps into the early 70s that was called "Club Martin". It featured elevated "cages" where "Go-Go Girls" could be seen dancing, red velvet embossed wallpaper, a dance floor, and great Italian food. After Club Martin, the place reopened as the "CasaBogie" in the 70s, then in later years became "Club Mystique", but people often referred to it laughingly, as "Club Mistake"
A Matter of Choice

Syracuse, NY

#340 Oct 28, 2014
History wrote:
Circa 1960's......
Where was Star's department store?
What business was in the building now occupied by the Pole Dancing/Yoga studio?
How about China House; what restaurant occupied that space?
Where was the S&H green stamp store?
What restaurant was in the building now occupied by Kiko's?
How about GrandWay? Where was it located?
Wasn't the pole dancing/yoga studio a flower shop...the one by Palisades right?

Also, did you know that across the street from the old Grand Hotel on Dominick street under the sidewalk there is a secret room created during prohibition to hide liquor?
What

Rome, NY

#341 Oct 28, 2014
Price chopper fire
GTownPhan

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#342 Feb 7, 2015
History wrote:
Another one....
What was the name of the night club (yes, we had a night club!) across from the train station on Martin Street circa 1940-50's then followed by what late 1960's early 1970's disco in the same location? Remember the dance floor? In retrospect what a hoot that was!
In the 70's it was the Electric Scene. I think it changed names later. At one time, it was owned by one of the Trifficana (?) brothers (Ron), the family that owned Triff's on Floyd ave.
GTownPhan

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#343 Feb 7, 2015
Glory Days wrote:
How about late night breakfast (steak,eggs and greens) at the Hollywood?
Also, there was The Plaza, The Vesuvio, Vinci's, Uvanni's, Copper Kettle,
Lamplight, V&E, Tommy's Tavern (ok, so that was in Taberg, but it was a lot of fun).
Had lots of post-bar breakfasts at The Hollywood. Also at Three sons, down the street.
GTownPhan

Fort Walton Beach, FL

#344 Feb 7, 2015
Now that I'm reminiscing about Rome, Coalyard Charlie's was a hot spot when Mohawk Airlines was in Utica. It was known as a stewardess hangout. Also used to get great steaks at (Joe) Tosti's, just a few doors from The Stockyards. There was a good place for Prime Rib on East Dominick street, but I can't remember it's name. And who remembers the advertising slogan, "Shop Rome, it's home"?
benthere
#345 Mar 18, 2015
allright, I spent 2 hours reading all these posts hoping to find out where the other loblaws was supposed to be in rome...I remember the one on south madison st. when it was built in my neighborhood(about 1955 give or take a couple of years)...but a fellow I met at the city hall said there was one where the old National Auto was on Dominick and George st...I thought it was an A&P either before or after national auto was there...but I dont think a loblaws was at that spot..Help...How about comstock lumber in the vicinity of barney levitts, the jonaly shop and sweetheart shop, carellos on west dominick street (used to have deer hanging out front during hunting season...Who remembers the tri corner gas stations on liberty and george streets...Sinclair, Gulf, and of course the sears museum...I remember all the mom and pop stores on the way home from laurel school, especially the one on liberty street...lucci's market was the one in the vicinity of RFA...had the best spotlight donuts there for a nickel each...I remember adolfi's on liberty street, he used to roast peanuts outside in front of the store...smell would drive me crazy...the lovely lady beauty shop on dominick....green gate bar and grill on dominick...al parrys across the street...Mary gisondi's small store on dominick next to the old moose club...henderbergs dairy(delivered milk in the winter, when you opened the door the tops would be up in the air from being frozen...)I miss the old rome...you can never go back except in your mind....
Millhouse factory

Attica, NY

#346 Mar 19, 2015
benthere wrote:
allright, I spent 2 hours reading all these posts hoping to find out where the other loblaws was supposed to be in rome...I remember the one on south madison st. when it was built in my neighborhood(about 1955 give or take a couple of years)...but a fellow I met at the city hall said there was one where the old National Auto was on Dominick and George st...I thought it was an A&P either before or after national auto was there...but I dont think a loblaws was at that spot..Help...How about comstock lumber in the vicinity of barney levitts, the jonaly shop and sweetheart shop, carellos on west dominick street (used to have deer hanging out front during hunting season...Who remembers the tri corner gas stations on liberty and george streets...Sinclair, Gulf, and of course the sears museum...I remember all the mom and pop stores on the way home from laurel school, especially the one on liberty street...lucci's market was the one in the vicinity of RFA...had the best spotlight donuts there for a nickel each...I remember adolfi's on liberty street, he used to roast peanuts outside in front of the store...smell would drive me crazy...the lovely lady beauty shop on dominick....green gate bar and grill on dominick...al parrys across the street...Mary gisondi's small store on dominick next to the old moose club...henderbergs dairy(delivered milk in the winter, when you opened the door the tops would be up in the air from being frozen...)I miss the old rome...you can never go back except in your mind....
millhouse factory
Teacher

Rome, NY

#348 Apr 10, 2015
Sisto's restaurant located on West Dominick
Pizza lover

Rome, NY

#355 Apr 12, 2015
yesterday wrote:
oops candy store sorry
Wasnt that the strough hangout for skippers? Lol I know I went to the store a few times then to George's later from rfa
Pizza lover

Rome, NY

#356 Apr 12, 2015
Who remembers delicious Angelos pizza?
eddy

Utica, NY

#357 Apr 18, 2015
History wrote:
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The reconstruction of Ft. Stanwix went up during the early 1970's in what was known as "urban renewal" technically the decimation of Rome's downtown.
The Living Bridge was also from the urban renewal era; what a fiasco! Circa early 1970's.
Urban renewal put over 300 locally owned businesses out of business!
Not sure about Harvey Alter School; from the 1920's thru 1960's?
No clue about Fric & Fracs.....
1980's Frick & Francs Fly Food Factory
Square Dancer

Lowville, NY

#358 Apr 26, 2015
way back wrote:
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It was Pizza Villa
It was Losurdos (not sure if the spelling is correct)
russ bianco

Rome, NY

#360 Apr 29, 2015
The only Loblaws I remember was where BK is now on S. Mad. & Erie. A & P had 2 stores...1 on Erie Blvd where Advanced auto is and the other in Mohawk Acres.
Getting Gray

Monroe, MI

#361 May 7, 2015
Remember When wrote:
Jupiter Store. remember the lunch counter and popping a balloon to see how much you had to pay for a sundae
Oh My Gosh, I think of Jupiter often, but completely forgot about the balloons! What a great memory!
Disco Kid

Albany, NY

#362 May 9, 2015
Does anyone remember Club Gazebo where Dennys is now. Saturday nites where broadcast on tv the next morning. Always played "She Drives Me Crazy" by Fine Young Cannibals.
class of 62

Davenport, FL

#363 May 10, 2015
does anyone remember when candy land used to be on Dominick St and we had the Strand and the Capital theaters to go to. Maybe the montgoery ward store. I still crave those turkey joints candies. Does anyone still remember the penny movies on saturday afternoon at the Y
class of 62

Davenport, FL

#364 May 10, 2015
RememberWhen wrote:
Fric and Fracs opens on Dominick St a few buildings down from the Subway?
Construction of Ft Stanwix?
Harvey Alter School was a Elementary School?
The Living Bridge was constructed?
I remember to to Harvey E Alter school and wasnt it call Thomas Street School for a while
class of 62

Davenport, FL

#365 May 10, 2015
Pizza lover wrote:
Who remembers delicious Angelos pizza?
I remember going to Ferlos bakery for their pizza when they were across the blvd near Petinellis Sunoco station used to be on the corner and there was SAA and the Nuns living place there too
Apexman

Rome, NY

#366 May 14, 2015
Old School Mom wrote:
What was the name of the restaurant on the corner of Gifford Rd and Erie Blvd, where Berkshire Bank is now? I was born in the late 60s and remember so many great things about Rome. I still miss "Monkey" Wards an looking the pet department in McCrorys, getting shoes at PicWay, the stores inside the old Price Chopper, 2 DQs and 2 Pizza Huts, 3 bowling alleys, nothing in West Rome except the drive in and the Frozen Cow, how congested East Dominick Street was on a Friday night because of everyone eating at Marina's! My husband is old enough to remember the American Corner and my dad said when he was a kid his parents drove to the city and did all of their XMas shopping in one night and all in one block on West Dominick Street!!
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