The view from Junction

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The view from Junction

Postby Andy » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:00 pm

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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:30 pm

Anyone else remember "Steve Lunch" on Junction just south of Michigan? Not "Steve's," just "Steve."
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Postby thunderstruck » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:02 am

You're the first person I heard mention it in 15 years. Even locals would shake their heads when I asked about it.

I used to eat there semi-regularly. As I recall it was in the basement of a house in the middle of the block, frequented by cops among others, and had a calender on the wall with a photo of the Pope on it. Run by Poles?
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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:50 am

thunderstruck wrote:You're the first person I heard mention it in 15 years. Even locals would shake their heads when I asked about it.

I used to eat there semi-regularly. As I recall it was in the basement of a house in the middle of the block, frequented by cops among others, and had a calender on the wall with a photo of the Pope on it. Run by Poles?


That's the place; known as "The Cave" to some. If Andy had rotated 90-degrees he would have had it in his frame. With the name and the Pope it had to be Poles, but they always addressed me in English.

I'm way too young to be crotchety, but I am old enough to remember when the area around Michigan was hopping with factories, business, neighborhood bars (Stempien's on Martin?), and people from the east. Damn, I miss what that area was.
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Postby Putski » Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:02 am

Bars and Bakeries are my memories of the old neighborhood. My whole family lived along the McGraw corridor. Maintained grandmas house until 5 years ago. Sold it to a great young couple who has only made it even better.
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Postby thunderstruck » Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:38 pm

I'm way too young to be crotchety, but I am old enough to remember when the area around Michigan was hopping with factories, business, neighborhood bars (Stempien's on Martin?), and people from the east. Damn, I miss what that area was.


That used to be a vibrant area. It helped when Cadillac was running two shifts pumping out the big rear-wheel-drive models. When I started there I had to park in a remote lot on Junction and take a shuttle bus to the HQ building on Clark. There were so many lunch places around there that deciding whre to go for lunch every day was tough. There were even a few restaurants/bars that used shuttle buses to pickup and drop off the lunch crowd.

So many of those places closed but I'm actually surprised by how many of the old haunts are still going.
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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:45 pm

thunderstruck wrote:
I'm way too young to be crotchety, but I am old enough to remember when the area around Michigan was hopping with factories, business, neighborhood bars (Stempien's on Martin?), and people from the east. Damn, I miss what that area was.


That used to be a vibrant area. It helped when Cadillac was running two shifts pumping out the big rear-wheel-drive models. When I started there I had to park in a remote lot on Junction and take a shuttle bus to the HQ building on Clark. There were so many lunch places around there that deciding whre to go for lunch every day was tough. There were even a few restaurants/bars that used shuttle buses to pickup and drop off the lunch crowd.

So many of those places closed but I'm actually surprised by how many of the old haunts are still going.


I "reported back" just after Christmas that I got down to European Meats on Michigan for real kielbasa. Sounds dumb to truck down from Grand Blanc for that kind of thing unless you've been starved of it.
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Postby frank - up in grand blanc » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:36 pm

Putski wrote:Bars and Bakeries are my memories of the old neighborhood. My whole family lived along the McGraw corridor. Maintained grandmas house until 5 years ago. Sold it to a great young couple who has only made it even better.


When I was young I knew McGraw (from the glass plant to Martin) as the statue street. Someone had to have made a killing selling all of those concrete Virgin Mary yard ornaments.
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Postby Ya Mar » Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:19 pm

frank - up in grand blanc wrote:
Putski wrote:Bars and Bakeries are my memories of the old neighborhood. My whole family lived along the McGraw corridor. Maintained grandmas house until 5 years ago. Sold it to a great young couple who has only made it even better.


When I was young I knew McGraw (from the glass plant to Martin) as the statue street. Someone had to have made a killing selling all of those concrete Virgin Mary yard ornaments.


Ok - this may be a new record for the length between post and reply.
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