Still shambling the streets of the city Nelson Algren defined, I am the Monster in a madhouse refined. Burma Shave.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
PHYLLIS'S MUSICAL INN: FADED DREAMS ON DIVISION STREET
On the corner of Division and Hermitage you'll find Phyllis's Musical Inn, owned by Clement Jaskot. I wrote about this place, the now gone Bop Shop, and the now hipster Rainbo Room for PENTHOUSE in a Nightlife article "Faded Dreams on Division Street". I made $1,000 for my novel, THE HOLY TERROR. That same year, I made $2,500 for "Faded Dreams". A buck a word.
The Czar Bar was another Polish joint that I didn't include in my article, the Bop Shop I'll get to in a few days, but Phyllis's is still going strong.