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Urban archeology Kalamazoo lost and found
uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2013-11-06 06:26 am   Permalink

The HI-LO was a great old school bar on the outskirts of Kalamazoo. A classic beer and a shot joint with pool tables and Naugahyde goodness. It closed in 2000 after many many years. It soon after became a convenience store. About two years ago a fire broke out and the store closed. The classic sign stood guard until early this summer and then was gone. I found this great vintage windbreaker with the bar's logo on the back yesterday at a local thrift. I was blown away and felt very fortunate finding this relic and didn't think twice about forking over the five bucks for it and the memories. Well this morning I drove to my sister's house and the route takes me passed the old HI-LO. At seven AM in a cold fall downpour mixed with falling leaves I passed by an empty lot. The HI-LO fell to the wrecking ball just a couple of days ago. Time to file that one in the memory bank and turn the page.








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lucas vigor
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Joined: May 12, 2004
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Posted: 2013-11-06 07:12 am   Permalink

great, bittersweet score!

 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-02-13 04:18 am   Permalink

I guess this is more like tripping through the past with vintage activewear. This is a great vintage bowling shirt made by Hilton. The Mermaid Lounge is a long gone gentleman's club here in Kzoo. A great shirt with classic graphics for another place that has moved only into memory. The old building was torn down years ago.








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