Thursday, February 23, 2012

Blouses and Beer

215 North Main proved to be a busy location as businesses came and went, both upstairs and down.  Before there was Flipper McCoy there was a women's clothing boutique named Joli's which later became Jamie's ..... both run by Jim (aka "Jimbo") and Ann Cannon.

The upstairs of the same building eventually became yet another drinking establishment (there's never enough of them in a college town, huh?) starting with the Campus Club.  It was a good thing not to be drunk before climbing the metal stairs at the back of the building.  I don't remember how long Campus Club lasted but most of you old timers know it later became the Ton 80 club, best known for it's dart boards and the (then) largest selection of beers anywhere in town.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Here's another place that was a staple in the 70's, but once again I need help from the readers out there.  For some reason this was not a place I frequented much.  In fact I may have been in Ironman's maybe once or twice that I can recall.

I seem to remember they had live music occasionally, in the evenings.  In terms of location I thought it was to the left of Cook's Clean Center, in the space now occupied by Mike's Grill.  However, the ad above gives the address as 409 Main and the current address of Mike's is 418 North Main ..... but it could be just some kind of renumbering that occurred some time ago.

I still get a kick out of these old newspaper ads though.  PBR and Schlitz were big sellers back then .... and if I'm reading this one right a whole six-pack was only 99 cents!

Ok, so please fill up the Comments on this one with personal memories.  Oh by the way, this ad came out in 1971 and it appears that Ironman's had just gotten new managers.