mykrantz

"Pineapple Snow please."

Mykrantz Drugstores were a fixture of the neighborhood back in the early 20th Century.

Drugstores of the day offered newspapers and magazines, cosmetics, and fast food as well as Coca-Cola with actual coca; Piso's, the cough syrup with cannabis; Pluto Water, the laxative with lithium; a dozen or so opium-laced alcohol patent medicines, and 1,000,001 laxatives ranging from pointless to turn-you-inside-out.

It's Halloween time! Jack-o'lanterns on porch at Summit and Chittenden.

Fall fashion 2017.

Happy Halloween! For as long as I can remember, the residents of this 1264 Hunter home have filled their small frontyard with elaborate, chaotic displays for every holiday. Some are store-bought but many are homemade. Note the tree monster, Grim Reaper, and spooky castle. You can't see it in this pic but there's also a painted plywood cutout of Barad-dûr from The Lord of the Rings.

November 7, 2017- New $1.4 million Davis Tower up north of Woodruff. Shockingly generic. Astonishingly unremarkable. Damned near useless. Has a clock face and LED screen on the other side but it doesn't help. Honestly WTF? $1.4 million for something that wouldn't look out of place in the parking lot of some exurban shopping mall. Oh, and they’re tearing down Adriatico’s now...

Came across a 1989 photo of Monkeye's Retreat, 2400 N High. The dusty, chaotic, tai chi studio-alternative press newstand-comic store with a massive lazy cat lasted from 1975-1999 at that location and another decade in the Short North. One of the pillars of the local counterculture. Used to be a regular.

 

 

 

 

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