Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cocktails And Banquet Halls




As a kid, this was not my first choice for grub in Muskegon. Just wasn't exactly kid friendly.  But when you don't even have a driver's license you go where the folks go.  Burger King was happening back in the day because there were not so many around back then. Or US 31 Bar-B-Q. The Doo Drop was kind of fancy though. I think seafood was their big deal. They had those big, sweeping horse-shoe shaped booths. At some point though, many years ago, the swankiness disappeared along with the most of the industries that helped support the town.






3 comments:

  1. When they had the sale to get rid of the fixtures right before they knocked it down, I was able to purchase the velvet matador paintings from the Matador Room bar area for 5 bucks. They now reside in my living-room, and no longer smell of cigarettes and onion rings. I also worked for a subcontractor that installed water meters and put in the Doo-Drop's, which was down in their truly creepy basement. It was definitely the land of misfit toys, and also the first place I ever saw a rat in it's natural habitat. Good times!

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  2. Thanks for posting. The DDI was one of maybe three places I remember being hauled off to with my folks. Another one was right downtown. I think it is/was next to Raquette's(sp). It had basement seating and entry. It's had many lives since the 60s, one of them being a rock club in the early nineties. But a chophouse in the 60s.
    You've piqued my interest in the velvet paintings you scored, I'm a little envious just for nostalgia's sake. It would be great if you were to take a picture of one or two of them and send/email to me for posting on this less than notorious blog. Thanks again.

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