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  • This restaurant had been in this location my entire life AND most of my parents life. Other than removing the pickle jars sometime in the 90s, the interior had remained the same as well. This was a 3 minute drive from my parents house so we got take out a lot. When we did eat ...
    Jeff F on Beef Barn no.1
  • My wife’s Great Uncle was Harry Davenport and was the President of Washburn Wire.
    Glen Hawthorne on Washburn Wire
  • The Wilbury Group theatre company did 3 shows at the Butcher Block space around 2013 — “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,” “Lungs,” and then “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.” Then a pipe burst in the building, the fire department came to check it out and put a stop to us usi...
    Josh on United States Rubber Company Mill Complex
  • Just trying to find info on old lace mills in area of Esten Ave. believe great grandfather Charles (Thomas) Thompson had one
    Joan McKenna on American Textile Mill
  • My dad Lawrence Anatole Tellier worked at Gorhams when jewelry with precious stones and metals were being made for the shah of Iran. It had to be before 1944 when my family of origin was living in D.C. Do you have any records of this name?
    Sister Marie Tellier on Gorham Manufacturing Company
  • The building that 21 east nightclub was knocked down in 1987 to build Shooters nightclub and restaurant
    Pat Cortellessa on Shooter’s Waterfront Cafe
  • I am Liz Vaughn’s older brother and the son of Richard Vaughn. I worked in the Warwick building for years, every summer sweeping floors and school holiday. I went to college and joined the Army (service to country was/is a family tradition) and when i left active duty I worked...
    Mark Kennedy Vaughn on L. Vaughn & Company
  • I am French but lived on the west side between 2006 and 2009. Decatur was my local, met a lot of cool ppl there, loved the atmosphere and to go there to chat, watch a game, grab a Gansett. Place thoroughly missed.
    Yannick on Decatur Lounge