July 15, 2009

Goldblatt's Uptown Chicago - Broadway & Lawrence

If you're new to the neighborhood, you might not recognize the Borders Building in its previous incarnation. The building has also housed the Sheridan Trust Bank (before it moved across the street) and the Loren Miller Department Store.

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3 comments:

mfield said...

I had totally forgotten about the wonderful clock at Goldblatt's. We would arrive by L from Rogers Pk during the 50s and 60s to see the latest movies at the Uptown and Riviera theaters.
In addition, a few years later, I recall the " Cheeta Club" at the Aragon. My parents have commented to me that during WWII, the Aragon was the hottest place on the north side.

Green Fairy said...

I wish they had been able to incorporate the clock into the new Borders design, but at least the building had a much needed face lift!

My grandparents, great aunts and uncles all danced at the Aragon back in its heyday. Although the crowds have changed, it's still a fun place to hear music.

Anonymous said...

I use to go to goldblatts all the time. They use to have the stereos downstairs, and i'd check them out every week in the 70s.I was told they had a lot of shop lifting which is why they closed, and later reopened for a while and closed open. Frank

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