Some drivers had trouble with the curve built into the bridge to sidestep submerged remains of previous spans. Towboats regularly banged into its pilings trying to squeeze through its 60-foot-wide opening on the side of the river channel. Does anybody remember the name of the little candy store at the corner of Monroe and Evan's back in the 50's and early 60's? And technically, not in Peoria proper, but good times at the Country Bumpkin in Creve Coeur. The Puff Lounge down the alley next to the Palace theater.Lot legal careers went down the drain in there. On Thursday officials opened the Bob Michel Bridge, a nearly 2,200-foot-long structure expected to carry about 20,000 vehicles per day. Bar in the Mall was the Art Gallery. Peoria was a working man's town. i got the impression on my last visit that the Peoria heights tower in that park near the former pabst building - is closed. What a fun place to work. “It’s an old bridge and rather antiquated,” said Roger Rocke, Illinois Department of Transportation engineer, in something of an understatement. I don't remember the name of the theater up on main on the corner across from la gondola. 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Looking to expand your search outside of Peoria? I remember going with several friends to the Palace Cafeteria. Then across to the Carson Pirie Scott, to the downstairs toy store in Grants, then to Hobby Models to buy a plastic model airplane kit. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Security Savings in downtown (not far from caterpillar) eventually cratered. 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I remember eating lunch there all the time in the mid-80s. Phone a Feast was a cool eatery, and so was the Chad's on Main St. - fish and chicken. It was a fantastic building - near Columbia grade school, itself an architectural gem. .what was the name of the bar inside northwoods mall for a while? Cruising Main was so cool. night my girlfriend and I would have 6 or 7 beers then make out behind the dumpster in back...a great time. Lots of legal deals/ plea bargaining conducted as I recall. And that little Chinese restaurant, Chan's, on Main St. Great food! Anyone remember its name? An occasional car got wedged in the crevice created as the spans raised. So delicious and fresh!!! Oh and Robert Hall across from Sheridan Village. A couple new ones: Eagles Grocery stores, Craft Cove (loved Betty and Bob) and Ciotas (sp?) This comment has been removed by the author. And when Hoy To Loy (Hoy Toy Lo)moved to University and they became Ming Shee. and speaking of ladies, does anyone remember the name of the business that had that 15 or 20 foot tall bikini clad advertising sign I think in the downtown area probably on adams or Washington? Located where Office Max and a Bookstore are now across from the old Venture or more recently former Kmart. and not far from there was Lumber 88 owned by future mayor Dan somebody or other - he also went to Washington for a while during the Reagan administration. wasn't there a hardware store across from SuperValu? What was the pharmacy in Lake of the Woods plaza? Deli in Peoria (Great fresh pizza). and finally there was a florist on Peoria near Corrington. Goodrich Store Jefferson&GreenPeoria Tire and vulcanizing DowntownGeorge Murray Tires/ Murray's JewelryWorld DrugsAthens RestaurantDowntown SteakhouseThe Blue ShadowThe Big 500The Slipper ClubStein's HardwareBrown's Sporting Goods/ Service Center, Inc.Bill Heiser's Gun ShopI love to close my eyes, and remember Peoria from the seat of my Stingray Schwinn, and teen years. across from woodruff was howard lithographer - my recollection is that they are out of business. I used to work part time at the post office you should have seen the processing area a real piece of work.I think the water tower is open at least it was a few years ago. I remember the barber shop I think it was Elwoods. Although the drawbridge erected in 1911 has stood to this day, its frequent closings caused motorists and barge operators no end of aggravation and gave pundits a wealth of material. Drawbridge was not where the Fox theater was, as someone had said. Phar Mor, Cardinal's Roost, Cock-doodle-doo, Leonardo's. The Caroline was originally The Manias Manor Motor Lodge. The Flamingo Club for pizza and pool. The Pioneer drive-in theater behind the old Klaus Radio, and Holiday Drive-in WAY out in the country where Gander Mountain/Home Depot is now. LOL!! Ben's son Joel Schwartz and son-n-law Joe Lebau ran it when I worked there. Sometimes on Sat. The view of the drawbridge is nice too! First time I've been here. Zoom in to see updated info. those places were very memorable for me other than the names. Somewhere around Loucks and university was a laundromat called Swiss Miss. Is the Baskin Robbins around the corner gone? Good (not terrific) quality. See more ideas about Vintage restaurant, Decatur illinois, Peoria illinois. The Peoria bowl on hamilton,the embassy bowl,on adams,the crossroads bowl on war memorial the auto parts bowl and bowl-mor on university. She'd bring him down the street to my Gram's restaurant, Opal's Cafe, to get a very rare hamburger for him. They were all department stores. going back downtown, i believe that there was a florsheim shoe store which i have to assume is gone. The hardware store was Haberkorn Ace hardware.