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I'm not going back, and would only recommend this place to people who… The club, which draws an older 17 to 18 crowd, has two lit, Teen dance clubs: They're not unlike theater, with dark stage sets that come to life only when the sun goes down. Then it's all insistent music Magic City shut down about a year ago. Bernard did not return calls to comment on the reasons for the closing.
When we think of the suburbs, we often think of strip malls, drive-throughs, chain restaurants and big box stores. Visions of tree-lined neighborhoods, McMansions, lemonade stands and Little League pop into our he. Certainly not hip nightclubs.
A new breed of bars, in turn, sprung up trying to attract these forty- thirty- and sometimes even twenty-somethings who had begun to eschew urban living. The epicenter was the Snuggery, first opened as a neighborhood bar on North Avenue in before moving to the suburbs in Its thenyear-old owner, Fred Hoffman, had been raised in the suburban hospitality business, with his family owning a restaurant in Maywood.
The Snuggery name itself was meant to define the bar as an intimate area reserved for couples and lovers. He improved on the system, and he was the first guy to move to the suburbs. The retro-themed disco — mostly playing Motown hits on a vintage Wurlitzer — attracted older singles looking to mingle on a dance floor placed near a cherry red Studebaker.
Another, from the New York Timesnoted that customers would often dance on their own tables. Penney Automotive Center at the Yorktown shopping mall in Lombard.
It was such a sensation on opening night that many guests arrived in rented limousines. A little to the southwest, in Aurora, Illinois, a historic railroad repair station built in had been turned into a sprawling 72,square-foot dining and entertainment complex by Byhowever, a been-there-done-that sense of malaise had arrived, and newly sprung-up nightclubs were trying to top themselves with outlandish themes.
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Every night starting at 9 p. Popcorn and cotton candy machines were readily available and men tried to impress their dates by playing literal carnival games. Most of those busted were actually employed by the nightclubs themselves.
That same year, Payton, an avid gun collector, would accidentally shoot one of his employees. Then, ina mansion in an upper-middle-class Des Plaines subdivision was busted for nightly coke deals. The home was that of Martha J. A quieter, more typically suburban era was soon to arrive.
By34s was likewise being retooled for its more typical customers. He had, in turn, made an even more on-the-nose pivot toward the older and older suburban parents now residing in the area. Maybe they just wanted a relaxed home away from home.
So he named his new bar The Living Room.
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