my grandmother had the bar at montgomery and girard 20 years ago

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I remember going there aa a kid i see it is just a vacant building now but i remember it being so close to the police station it was always crowded
my favorite memorie was the sign on the back "side" door that said womans entrance

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my aunt had the store next

my aunt had the store next to it

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I had a farm in Africa at

I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills

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my grandmother spent somtime

my grandmother spent somtime with a couple of ladies that had that candy store i guess it was around 1975

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my aunt was doris

my aunt was doris

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I had the water ice stand

I had the water ice stand right on the Equator. I think I remember you.

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tennesseenow all kidding

tennesseenow all kidding aside , did your grandmother own the bar before Henny and Eddy bought it ? I worked there a little when it was Lederer's and then Henny and Eddy's.

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i only remeber it was around

i only remeber it was around 1973 my granmother and a man named fred had it but fred died and my grandmother moved

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tennesseenow wrote:i only

tennesseenow wrote:

i only remeber it was around 1973 my granmother and a man named fred had it but fred died and my grandmother moved

Was it right next to the police station? If It was it was Fred's Cafe.

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yea it was real close to the

yea it was real close to the police station

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Charlie, Tennesee is one

Charlie,

Tennesee is one of my cousins named(last name)Sanford. Our gmom had the bar before it was Lederer's (Ray bought it off of her). Our gmom moved next door and lived with Doris who eventually moved to Vegas. I remember her wanting to open a cheesteak place there but they couldn't get the roll correct because of the water (Philly water is what makes the roll the way it is)

All of the cops from the 26th used to hang there. I remember when I was about 5 (69) that I had to clean the tile front of the bar. To this day, I flash back to that time when I smell pine oil. AND there was a spooky old lady that lived upstairs.

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Last fall we had some

Last fall we had some prospective developers present plans to renovate and reopen the bar at Girard & Montgomery. I have not seen anything going on yet though, and wonder if it's still going to be re-opened. I was looking forward to it... the owners (or prospective owners, I guess at this point) seemed like good people, and I think they were going to name the place "Dylan's," after his recent first born daughter.

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That is still the plan.

That is still the plan. They own the place--I think it's just taking longer than they suspected.

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2 or 3 months ago, I saw

2 or 3 months ago, I saw someone working in there, but nothing since.

brooke wrote:

That is still the plan. They own the place--I think it's just taking longer than they suspected.

Ken

Swally in '08

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i don,t know any sanfords

i don,t know any sanfords might know to see.
my aunt doris went to vegas with my mom.they didn,t stay long doris died a few years ago.
the store is closed and so is the bar.
fred cafe. is now a child day care.

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Charlie, You may know my

Charlie,

You may know my sister. Lisa McManis. She used to live in the bar with my gmom.

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sorry maybe to see i don,t

sorry maybe to see i don,t know any McManis,s.
i put a photo doris in fishtown people

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HEY my cousin Patrick found

HEY
my cousin Patrick found me thru this site after 20 some years
we talked on the phone yesterday

YEEEHA!

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tennesseenow wrote:HEY my

tennesseenow wrote:

HEY
my cousin Patrick found me thru this site after 20 some years
we talked on the phone yesterday

YEEEHA!

I knew after 5 years something good would eventually come out of all this.

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Lisa Mc Manis who went to

Lisa Mc Manis who went to St. Laurentius???