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(05-30-2017 02:46 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Anyone frequent the album stores around campus back in the late 80's? This was before compact discs took over the scene but I believe there was a place called Wizard's near Short Vine and Moe's (used albums) on Short Vine. There was one more place on Calhoun St. (used) but the name escapes me right now.

Man that takes me back. I was a regular in all of the Clifton record shops back then. Mole's was on short vine close to Bogart's. Wizard was on Calhoun. First location was across the street from Calhoun hall. That place turned into a restaurant and they moved east close to the Falafel place (Dionysus). The Culture 7 somebody mentioned was mostly new stuff as I recall and was on a street off of short Vine (Charlton or maybe Daniels).

I too saw Burning Spear at Ripleys. Great show. Years later I saw him at a dive place on Kellogg whose name escapes me (Annie's ?). I loved (and still do) me some reggae! I think the name Culture 7 of the record store came from a reggae album by Cluture - Two 7's Clash.

I lived in Clifton from fall 1971 through fall 1992 with a 2 year break working down south. It was a great place to live then. A real college vibe. Now, it's pretty much like they dropped the 'burbs onto Calhoun St. Thank god for Fries!
 
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(05-30-2017 06:33 PM)gerhard911 Wrote:  
(05-30-2017 02:46 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Anyone frequent the album stores around campus back in the late 80's? This was before compact discs took over the scene but I believe there was a place called Wizard's near Short Vine and Moe's (used albums) on Short Vine. There was one more place on Calhoun St. (used) but the name escapes me right now.

Man that takes me back. I was a regular in all of the Clifton record shops back then. Mole's was on short vine close to Bogart's. Wizard was on Calhoun. First location was across the street from Calhoun hall. That place turned into a restaurant and they moved east close to the Falafel place (Dionysus). The Culture 7 somebody mentioned was mostly new stuff as I recall and was on a street off of short Vine (Charlton or maybe Daniels).

I too saw Burning Spear at Ripleys. Great show. Years later I saw him at a dive place on Kellogg whose name escapes me (Annie's ?). I loved (and still do) me some reggae! I think the name Culture 7 of the record store came from a reggae album by Cluture - Two 7's Clash.

I lived in Clifton from fall 1971 through fall 1992 with a 2 year break working down south. It was a great place to live then. A real college vibe. Now, it's pretty much like they dropped the 'burbs onto Calhoun St. Thank god for Fries!

Could Wizard's have moved to the Culture 7 location on Charlton/Daniels? I used to walk up to short vine that way from Daniels Hall in 1986/87 and I swear it was named Wizard's. I seem to remember it was below the street level because of the steep incline of the street. In any event, Mole's was great - the owner was a good dude.

What was the name of the head shop right near Mole's? I bought several items from there including incense. I remember at the time you had to refer to any pot imbibing device as a "tobacco pipe" or some reference sans drug lingo in order to buy it.
 
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UC = Under Construction or Under Concrete

That's what we used to say when I attended there. I also remember the monolithic tower of reflection named Sander Hall. During my freshman year I ate in the cafeteria there.


 
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(05-30-2017 02:46 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Anyone frequent the album stores around campus back in the late 80's? This was before compact discs took over the scene but I believe there was a place called Wizard's near Short Vine and Moe's (used albums) on Short Vine. There was one more place on Calhoun St. (used) but the name escapes me right now.

Man that takes me back. I was a regular in all of the Clifton record shops back then. Mole's was on short vine close to Bogart's. Wizard was on Calhoun. First location was across the street from Calhoun hall. That place turned into a restaurant and they moved east close to the Falafel place (Dionysus). The Culture 7 somebody mentioned was mostly new stuff as I recall and was on a street off of short Vine (Charlton or maybe Daniels).

I too saw Burning Spear at Ripleys. Great show. Years later I saw him at a dive place on Kellogg whose name escapes me (Annie's ?). I loved (and still do) me some reggae! I think the name Culture 7 of the record store came from a reggae album by Cluture - Two 7's Clash.

I lived in Clifton from fall 1971 through fall 1992 with a 2 year break working down south. It was a great place to live then. A real college vibe. Now, it's pretty much like they dropped the 'burbs onto Calhoun St. Thank god for Fries!

Could Wizard's have moved to the Culture 7 location on Charlton/Daniels? I used to walk up to short vine that way from Daniels Hall in 1986/87 and I swear it was named Wizard's. I seem to remember it was below the street level because of the steep incline of the street. In any event, Mole's was great - the owner was a good dude.

What was the name of the head shop right near Mole's? I bought several items from there including incense. I remember at the time you had to refer to any pot imbibing device as a "tobacco pipe" or some reference sans drug lingo in order to buy it.

The Cupboard was the head shop. Yeah, "tobacco" bongs LOL! Wizard may have moved into the Culture 7 shop. That place was below ground as you describe but my recollection there is a bit fuzzy. Possibly too much water pipe "tobacco".
 
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(05-30-2017 02:46 PM)UCGrad1992 Wrote:  Anyone frequent the album stores around campus back in the late 80's? This was before compact discs took over the scene but I believe there was a place called Wizard's near Short Vine and Moe's (used albums) on Short Vine. There was one more place on Calhoun St. (used) but the name escapes me right now.

Man that takes me back. I was a regular in all of the Clifton record shops back then. Mole's was on short vine close to Bogart's. Wizard was on Calhoun. First location was across the street from Calhoun hall. That place turned into a restaurant and they moved east close to the Falafel place (Dionysus). The Culture 7 somebody mentioned was mostly new stuff as I recall and was on a street off of short Vine (Charlton or maybe Daniels).

I too saw Burning Spear at Ripleys. Great show. Years later I saw him at a dive place on Kellogg whose name escapes me (Annie's ?). I loved (and still do) me some reggae! I think the name Culture 7 of the record store came from a reggae album by Cluture - Two 7's Clash.

I lived in Clifton from fall 1971 through fall 1992 with a 2 year break working down south. It was a great place to live then. A real college vibe. Now, it's pretty much like they dropped the 'burbs onto Calhoun St. Thank god for Fries!

Could Wizard's have moved to the Culture 7 location on Charlton/Daniels? I used to walk up to short vine that way from Daniels Hall in 1986/87 and I swear it was named Wizard's. I seem to remember it was below the street level because of the steep incline of the street. In any event, Mole's was great - the owner was a good dude.

What was the name of the head shop right near Mole's? I bought several items from there including incense. I remember at the time you had to refer to any pot imbibing device as a "tobacco pipe" or some reference sans drug lingo in order to buy it.

The Cupboard was the head shop. Yeah, "tobacco" bongs LOL! Wizard may have moved into the Culture 7 shop. That place was below ground as you describe but my recollection there is a bit fuzzy. Possibly too much water pipe "tobacco".

The Cupboard! Great memory gerhard. IIRC by the time I graduated the place had far less tobacco pipes and a lot more sex toys LOL.
 
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Ronnie's "War on Drugs" and all of that.

Remember Joey's Deli on McMillian (maybe at Stratford ?) ? He told me I was his best customer, LOL. I'd walk down there from my place on Moerlien and walk back with 4 six-packs. Did that a couple or three times a week. Pretty sure when I moved out of Clifton Heights he decided it was time to sell & retire.
 
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(05-30-2017 07:38 PM)gerhard911 Wrote:  Ronnie's "War on Drugs" and all of that.

Remember Joey's Deli on McMillian (maybe at Stratford ?) ? He told me I was his best customer, LOL. I'd walk down there from my place on Moerlien and walk back with 4 six-packs. Did that a couple or three times a week. Pretty sure when I moved out of Clifton Heights he decided it was time to sell & retire.

That dude was the best...he was still there when I was in school ('06-'10)
 
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Papa Dino's and my 2am pizza bread r.i.p.
 
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(05-30-2017 05:34 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  My favorite Clifton bar was Christy's. I was sad when I heard it was being torn down.

Favorite Clifton bar was hands down - Cooter's. Friday $3 happy hour from 4 to 7 - Thursday and Sunday was Beat Club Night - lot's of R&B, New Wave, and Industrial mixed together.

Surprising, maybe not, that no one dances any more. The Lighthouse/Burgundy's/Prime Time and Cooter's fell away to micro-breweries and folk singers. Caddy's/Porky's (January's)/Tomorrow's/Glass Menagerie/Conservatory/The Metro were some great dance clubs in Cincy - all gone.
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(05-30-2017 05:34 PM)Captain Bearcat Wrote:  My favorite Clifton bar was Christy's. I was sad when I heard it was being torn down.

Christy's was the only decent bar around campus during my tenure at Cincinnati. I am sad every time I go back for a game and can't get a drink there. Murphy's was decent, and I spent too much time at Woody's due to Greek nights, but Christy's was a much better atmosphere. I liked Fries Cafe a lot, but it was out in no mans land and we rarely went over there.
 
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Basement of Christie's is the reason for my screen name. Miss that place but admittedly it changed quite a bit towards the end of its long run.

Also miss Ripleys, the old Bearcat Cafe for slumming' it with senior citizens who had lived in Clifton Heights their entire lives, Cory's on Sunday nights for H Bomb Ferguson, Sudsy Malones for general weirdness, Kilgore's for music and pop-top Groelsch, Inn The Wood for the best hangover cure breakfast ever, the Submarine Galley which was a dive we sometimes ended up at and never seemed to know why or how. Fries and Daniels were where we went when we wanted to get off the grid and not be found by the world or angry girlfriends...life before cell phones and texts had its benefits.
 
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Calhoun then and now in front of Calhoun Hall
 
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Calhoun then and now in front of Calhoun Hall

They knocked down Hardee's my freshman year...was so pissed about that. They left the damn tile floor just sitting there for a few years afterward though, was not a good look 03-lmfao
 
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I still miss Zantigo's. It wasn't the same after Taco Hell took the place over.

And I always wondered if Hardee's paid someone to pull the fire alarms in Calhoun and Siddall halls sometimes. Hardees would fill up at 3 in the morning after the alarms.
 
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Have you seen the new Correyville Kroger and all of the new apartments over there? Wow
 
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(05-31-2017 09:16 AM)Bearcat2012 Wrote:  [Image: C_kIKVMUIAEcdLy.jpg]
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Calhoun then and now in front of Calhoun Hall

They knocked down Hardee's my freshman year...was so pissed about that. They left the damn tile floor just sitting there for a few years afterward though, was not a good look 03-lmfao

That's incredible. Having lived on the 12th floor of Calhoun my freshman year, I can't believe how much that has changed. I need to make it back there to see it in person.
 
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(05-31-2017 11:19 AM)Beelzebubba Wrote:  That's incredible. Having lived on the 12th floor of Calhoun my freshman year, I can't believe how much that has changed. I need to make it back there to see it in person.

What year in Calhoun?
 
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I worked at Papa Dino's while attending UC in 1978. Was an interesting group of Greeks that owned it and worked there. They painted radio towers as a side business and were tough as nails. Big poker games took place in the back late at night. I learned to swear in Greek and mind my own business. As i think back on college, my array of side jobs prepared me for my career as much as my classes did.
 
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We could always get our underage drinking on at Papa Dino's they rarely carded. Also a good place to get your grease fix in on a late night. Was a frequent hangout for my fraternity. This was circa 95-97.
 
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(05-31-2017 11:35 AM)Ragpicker Wrote:  
(05-31-2017 11:19 AM)Beelzebubba Wrote:  That's incredible. Having lived on the 12th floor of Calhoun my freshman year, I can't believe how much that has changed. I need to make it back there to see it in person.

What year in Calhoun?

Back in the mid-80's, there was a guy on the 12th floor of Calhoun who had a camera, laminator and the official Ohio DMV license paper. He would make you a fake I.D. for whatever age you wanted for $50.

Wasn't the 12th floor (maybe the 11th) also the floor where a dealer organized all the residents to have heat lamps in their closets to grow his product?
 
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