A blast from the past, or possibly you’re new to the area, be prepared to barely recognize what Southport Avenue looks like today. What surprises you and/or do you miss the most?
RIP, Justin’s bar & Grill. What former bar do you miss most on Southport Avenue?
A great photo from OldStyleSigns on Twitter of the Southport Corridor from 1977:
And the same cross-view today:
Yum Yum Donuts used to sit in the shadow of Chicago\’s historic Wrigley Field! Always chock-full of regulars, Yum Yum Donuts was loved and is missed. Taken some time during the 1990s, I was fortunate enough to capture Yum Yum\’s own history! Super classic, too, as was taken with old-fashioned black and white film 35mm film!
And how much this area has changed:
“Perhaps the largest German restaurant and “bierstube” in Chicago, many mourned the abrupt closure of Zum Deutschen Eck in January 9, 2000. In recognition of the sixth anniversary of its departure, the Chicago Bar Project presents this page in memoriam for what in German meant, “The German Corner.”
Not to be confused with many hotels by the same name in present day Germany, Zum Deutschen Eck was one of the most popular German restaurants in all of Chicago since it originally opened in the 1950s. Since it closed, many felt great sadness and dismay as this piece of Chicago history was torn down and replaced by a parking lot for the Athenaeum Theatre, which took a fair bit of doing considering that the old Tudor-style building took up the entire corner of Southport and George.
Several have since had to find a new place for their regular pilgrimages to what many regarded as the best Bavarian chalet in the city. Some blame the son of the original owner, Al Wirth Jr., for taking the money and running, leaving the loyalists without their beloved Zum Deutschen Eck. But, as with anything, life moves on…”
Did you visit here often?
Way back Wednesday 📷 @musicboxchicago
We’re coming up on 90 years this August…
(at Music Box Theatre)
#TBT 🍻 (at Tuco and Blondie)
#tbt to having my first #puppuccino @southportsbux #takemeback #starbucks (at Starbucks)