Monday, June 25, 2007

Clark and Columbia

Built: 1926

Architect: Loewenberg
Cost: $75,000

This is a pretty nice building at the northeast corner of Clark and Columbia. For the longest time it was the last video arcade in the neighborhood, "Dennis' Place for Games." Their symbol was a young blonde guy wearing a military uniform. I always wondered why that was appropriate for a video arcade. When Dennis' place went under they took out the plylwood that had been in the windows for decades and built new storefronts. Then it became a liquor store that couldn't get a liquor license. It's remained shuttered ever since. Someone should have explained the difficulty of getting a liquor license within 3 blocks of a high school and a grammar school. 

(Note:  This business finally did get its liquor license)