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 on: June 27, 2013, 07:45:48 PM 
Started by daveirek - Last post by
Found a little info from 1977 (attached). Opened in 1917, closed in 1983. Do a Google search on Roman Antkowski (founder) for the complete story.

 on: June 27, 2013, 06:19:47 AM 
Started by daveirek - Last post by daveirek
I have found an advertising bullet pencil from the South Side Sausage Co. in a box of goodies from my father in laws estate. It lists two locations on Mitchell St. I can't find any information on this business. I wonder if anyone remembers anything about it like, when it was in business, or what types of sausage they made and how good it was. I'm guessing from what I know of my father in laws history that it may be from the late 50's or early sixties. Post what you can or e-mail me at Thanks for your help. Dave

 on: June 23, 2013, 02:37:26 PM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by Roadsnakes
There was a Polish Hall on 11th or 12th and Arthur .
 My Mom had her wedding shower there in the 1940`s !! But, I don`t think that`s the one you`re thinking of.

There was also one on 35th and Lincoln ave. It`s still there, but I think the hall is no longer used.

There were ton`s of bars with attached halls back then. Lots of good times were had in those halls. Grin

Even Jerry`s Squirrel Cage on 6th and Arthur had a small hall in the basement. Shocked

Back then , a barrel of Pabst Blue Ribbon, some polish sausage, and rye bread, and you had yourself a feast and party to remember! Wink

 on: June 11, 2013, 08:36:54 PM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by timmyj3
The Cleveland Arcade was on 16th & Cleveland and was a bowling alley/hall. One of my high school friends lived next door to it!

 Way to jog my memory!

 The VFW Post is not the one I am referring to. This was a Polish organization and was on 10th street. The nickname of the bar was "The Polish Club" The address would have been between Mitchell and Lapham on 10th. The Knutson post was very well known and on Lapham.

 I dont remember the place on 13th and Cleveland but do remember a place on 6th and Manitoba.

 Thanks, Tim

 on: June 11, 2013, 06:17:29 AM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by Roadsnakes
I think that might have been the VFW Post 2304  Sgt. Leslie T. Knutson Post . I went to a couple of weddings there. I even have a old picture of me standing out in front of it!  Shocked

You were pretty close to some halls living on 15th and Manitoba. Smiley

 I think there was one on 16th and Cleveland, and there was The Cleveland Ballroom around 12th and Cleveland.

There was also a good one on 6th and Manitoba! Wink

 on: June 10, 2013, 03:34:44 PM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by timmyj3

 Hey Roadsnakes. It is shame there are so few replies and posts here. This could be a great forum.

 As for halls, I was raised on 15th and Mantoba and none really come to mind. However, my father ran the Woolworths on 10th and Mitchell. The guys at Woolworth and Gimbels had a favorite watering hole in back of the stores. It was a Polish Amvet type home and hall. They had a bar in the basement that was open to the pubilc and a hall for rent on the main floor. This would have been on 10th street between Lapham and Mitchell. I know this place was kicking into the early 90's.

 on: June 09, 2013, 02:09:14 PM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by Roadsnakes
ALMOST a month , and not one reply. Sad I can`t believe nobody remembers a banquet hall in their neighborhood!  Undecided

I had at least a dozen in walking distance. And, not one is still in business.

They we`re Great places, filled with memories to last a lifetime! Smiley

 on: May 10, 2013, 12:34:39 PM 
Started by Roadsnakes - Last post by Roadsnakes
When I was a kid there were dozens of HALLS in my neighborhood. Most were a bar with a hall in the back, but many were Halls for weddings, anniversaries, 1st Communions, etc. etc. When I was a kid I remember riding my bike with my friends on hot Saturday nights, When we`d ride past one of these halls,  because most were not air conditioned, the windows were open and we could hear the music, smell the beer and cigars, etc. etc. Tongue I had friends in high school that made "crashing" events at these halls a weekly occurrence. They`d  put a shirt, tie and sport coat on, wait until around 10:00pm, and walk in , belly up to bar , and get free draft beer for the rest of the night. Shocked By 10:00pm the wedding was in full swing, many already had quite a few drinks, and nobody would question them. Wink One of favorites was The 5 Star Hall on 8th and Cleveland. It`s still there today! Cool

 on: April 14, 2013, 01:00:28 PM 
Started by Lindee - Last post by Roadsnakes
I was really sad to see American Soda Water Company close. Angry They had a good product at a fair price. Wink
I think I still have a case of empties in my basement.

 on: April 11, 2013, 04:27:23 PM 
Started by Lindee - Last post by
There was a real cool place on the southside, around 40th and Loomis rd.

They used the wooden crates also.

I also new of BIG BEAR SODA near the lake. That one is still in business.

Ha, I remember American had chocolate soda.

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