gin joints, bars and taverns

Posted By: Ted
Date: Sunday, 6 May 2001, at 10:44 p.m.

I always liked the Italian Gardens on Main -- across from where the PO is now. They had a bar with a little tv where would would watch the boxing matches on Friday nites . A pal of mine and I got ssssssssmashed in there when we turned 21 one nite. In them days they did not have ladies at the bar either-- they were to sit in the booths. this was before the days of so-called 'equality' before the days of the nazi 'thought police.' -- you know no smking, no this or that, !!

well a guy named sam todaro ran the IGs as we called it. his son in law al shifroin was a nice guy who was the waiter and always gave you good service. they used to play dean martin on the juke box all the time --that big song of his 'that's amore" 9 the big pizza pie - that amore)

Willimantic had lots of other bars too -- liek Pete's Tavern down near the Nathan Hale and the Brass Rail on railroad st. where the wili is now. 


Posted By: Robert Thompson <THOMPSON.ROBERT@TUCSON.VA.GOV>
Date: Monday, 4 June 2001, at 6:17 p.m.

In Response To: gin joints, bars and taverns (Ted)

How about the Rock Garden and all the taverns on Jackson St?