Saturday, January 4, 2014

Schmidt's: Good Food Served Right

Bought ages ago but just recently unearthed from the mess on my desk, a matchbook cover from Schmidt's in Merrillville:

Schmidt's matchbook cover
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Per the description, it was at the intersection of Broadway and 73rd Avenue. Anybody remember exactly where?

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[1/6/2014 update] Mystery solved thanks to Steve S., who sent this information and image:
Attached is a photo of Schmidt's Restaurant location. This current building is still standing just west of Broadway and has been converted to apartments. In the early '60s I remember Schmidts also had a 2 (or 4?) lane manual bowling alley operated by pinboys. The restaurant and bowling alley lasted until 'Merri-Bowl' opening at 7610 Broadway.

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