head shop in dwntown Utica 1968

head shop in dwntown Utica 1968

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Hippie Chick

Verona, NY

#2 Feb 16, 2011
Wasn't it something like "Obliviation"?
Tubby Labella

Watertown, NY

#3 Feb 16, 2011
Hippie Chick wrote:
Wasn't it something like "Obliviation"?
no,that wasnt it. It did have some hip sort of name.
I Know

AOL

#4 Feb 16, 2011
It was called Middle East! I Think?
House of Cards

Utica, NY

#5 Feb 16, 2011
It was a hip place for it's time.
Downstairs Too

Baldwinsville, NY

#6 Feb 16, 2011
Yeah that one upstairs used to creep me out and then they opened one downstairs too.
teo

Ithaca, NY

#7 Feb 16, 2011
It was called "Obliviation I" after they opened "Obliviation II" in Rome.

Originally it was the "House of Cards" but it was kind of a "head shop" and Spenser Gifts rolled into one.
Doug Boehlert

Bronx, NY

#8 Feb 17, 2011
Warlord used to go there and do some bongs, and then we would cross the street to the White Tower for band practice.
Hippie Chick

Verona, NY

#9 Feb 17, 2011
I bought an electric hash pipe there as a Christmas present for some friends...
Zig Zag

Syracuse, NY

#10 Feb 17, 2011
Tape Utopia I think
Julie

Rome, NY

#11 Feb 17, 2011
Tape Utopia was downstairs. I still have a t-shirt from that place, with a guy with a "gas-mask" on, giving the peace sign as smoke billows out of the mask. I forgot the guy's name who ran it, but he used to sell a small bottle of "Locker Room" for $5.00. Anybody remember that stuff??
Long Time Utican

Baldwinsville, NY

#12 Feb 17, 2011
I give head on that same corner!
Austin Centolella

Bronx, NY

#13 Feb 17, 2011
Julie wrote:
Tape Utopia was downstairs. I still have a t-shirt from that place, with a guy with a "gas-mask" on, giving the peace sign as smoke billows out of the mask. I forgot the guy's name who ran it, but he used to sell a small bottle of "Locker Room" for $5.00. Anybody remember that stuff??
Yup. Locker Room came in a tiny brown bottle with a black top, and we used to wander the streets of Utica sniffing it all day !
Julie

Rome, NY

#14 Feb 17, 2011
Or we would soak the end of an (unlit) cigarette in it & pass it around. I think it was Butyl Nitrate? Good God, what were we thinking?? Here most of us were going to college & we're killing off who knows how many brain cells. lol
Oh My Locker Room

AOL

#15 Feb 17, 2011
Yep I remember that stuff!! We all did it back then. Maybe that's why I'm so screwed up now?
Old Head

Verona, NY

#16 Feb 18, 2011
Julie wrote:
Tape Utopia was downstairs. I still have a t-shirt from that place, with a guy with a "gas-mask" on, giving the peace sign as smoke billows out of the mask. I forgot the guy's name who ran it, but he used to sell a small bottle of "Locker Room" for $5.00. Anybody remember that stuff??
Was that the same thing as "poppers"? That was very big in the gay community.
Hoo Boy

Utica, NY

#17 Feb 18, 2011
It was the House of Cards. It was upstairs. We used to go there and then to the coffee house in the Deveraux St sid of Grace Church.
Dwight Tullis

Utica, NY

#18 Mar 9, 2011
old hippie wrote:
there was a card shop on the corner of Bleecker and Gennesee (NY Connection is there now) that had a head shop upstairs. this was back in 1968 and they sold records,incense,bongs,etc, but I cant think of the name of the place. Any old timers remember this place??
yesx it was the Hopuse of Cards
Dwight Tullis

Utica, NY

#19 Mar 9, 2011
t waxsd the houeCards had the first water bed
Dwight Tullis

Utica, NY

#20 Mar 9, 2011
mabad it wasd the house of cards, had the first water bed, pipes bongs, black light posters and lighs incense, u name it had to walk thru beads to enter store
Dwight Tullis

Utica, NY

#21 Mar 9, 2011
Julie wrote:
Tape Utopia was downstairs. I still have a t-shirt from that place, with a guy with a "gas-mask" on, giving the peace sign as smoke billows out of the mask. I forgot the guy's name who ran it, but he used to sell a small bottle of "Locker Room" for $5.00. Anybody remember that stuff??
Frank conti had tape utopia

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