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Picturing the Past 143: Gondola Steak & PizzaPosted Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 2:17 PM
Gondola Steak & Pizza House as it looked in 1973. (T-G file photo)
Remember Gondola Steak & Pizza House (or was it Pizza & Steak?) Here it is in the 1970s.
As usual, go here for the big view.
Many of you have probably already recognized this as what is today Chef Chen's on Madison Street. I'm thinking Gondola was the first restaurant in that building.
How many can remember what was to the immediate west and east of that building? Hint: It wasn't actually a business in one direction.
Interesting cars in the photo, too. Someone had a late-model Vette; that's a 1970-72 model, judging by the fender vents. Sure wish this photo was in color. When's the last time you saw a Corvette with whitewall tires like this one had?
And check out the '64 Impala with rear end jacked up. Remember when it seemed like every Camaro or Mustang had oversized rear tires? Pretty nice motorcycles by the front door, too.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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