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Aku Aku, Toledo, OH (restaurant)
gonzo
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Joined: Feb 06, 2003
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Posted: 2007-02-08 10:25 am   Permalink

During my high school years (Devillbis Class of 80) I lived about 3 miles from this place. In 1976 the entire area was pretty scary. Lots of burned out houses and a very busy Church's fried chicken stand. I havent been back in a long time (humming welcome back kotter to myself).

My dad recalls across the block from the Aku the Swayne feild (now Krogers) where the Mudhens played and also the famous Jack Dempsey fight tool place. If they were still alive I would call and ask if they ever went down to the Aku.

Its hard to recall the glory days of a city such as Toledo. Toledo and Detroit were once the equivalent of silicon valley. Sadly the Old West End architecture is crumbling away. Devilllbis high is closed. After 4 generations in Toledo I left as well.

The entire midsection of this country is rotting away. When its all finally burned down and hauled away to be recycled for freeway expansion will the country realise whats been lost.

Does the railroad bridge still have "The Sign of Vibration" graffiti on it . I remember the security guard at Devillbiss who used to chase us kids around for smoking weed had something to do with the University Inn. He looked like Cannon from the TV show and so thats what we called him.


 
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