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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

There must be more


Tonight's sunset.


Birds on wires.

* End of an era: Purple Hotel fades to black: Wrecking ball tears through notorious landmark:

Recollections of weddings, graduations and bar mitzvahs were shared over lox and bagels at an event marking the demolition. The hotel used to be the place North Side and North Shore residents might catch Perry Como or Barry Manilow. But others remembered the property’s later years as a host for sex parties. When other guests complained, a former manager blamed them for using the wrong elevators.

I have a vague recollection of once tagging along on a drive up there in the early 80s, just to marvel at its purpleness.

* Another end of era: Marie's Rip Tide Closing For Good Saturday, Neighbor Buying Building.

Posted by Marie at August 27, 2013 9:23 PM