Monday, March 28, 2011

Mr. Fooz Sub Shop

Mr. Fooz opened in the mid-70's about the same time that Gillies did. People that remember the place still talk about the sub sandwiches. The only two beers on tap were Heineken and Pabst Blue Ribbon, although more were in cans and bottles. There weren't nearly as many beer choices then as there are now. Mr. Fooz got it's name due to the popularity of the game foozball (or foosball) at the time. There were tables in back and they would often have tournaments. Plenty of pinball machines also lined the walls.

People that frequented Mr. Fooz in the 1970's and into the early 80's always remember Wednesday night happy hour. The place could get quite crowded and rockin' hard. It was great to be an employee because you could escape behind the bar !!

Mr. Fooz was located just to the left of what is now Moe's. The classic logo is still endearing and enduring .... the drunken (or stoned) turkey bird smoking a cigarette and clutching a Heineken.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Cost of Music

Just a quick follow up to the post below about Books, Strings & Things.
The actual price label pasted onto a vinyl album here shows the typical cost in the early 70's.
You can still buy them for that price, or less, at flea markets and thrift stores.