Had the sacrag been around 10-20 years ago, we’d surely be writing about the demise of some of these establishments that I’d like to see make a comeback:
Pizza & Pipes — This was on Arden near Morse, where Total Beauty Experience is now. While grubbing on pizza, customers were treated to the sweet sounds of the swinging Wurlitzer organ. We often made the trip down the hill from Auburn so my parents could sing along to their favorite WWII songs, all while I’d kick my brother’s butt at Centipede in the arcade.
Food Circus — Where Market Square at Arden Fair stands used to be a Corti Brothers market and what seemed to be endless options for casual dining fare.
Sacramento Inn Theater — Near where the Red Lion Sacramento Inn is located, this theater was one of a few in town that showed more artsy movies. It probably went under because my friends and I were usually the only people in the whole joint. The story is the same for the theater that used to be at Watt & Marconi.
Farrell’s — Who didn’t have a childhood birthday at Farrell’s? Did you ever finish “the trough” or have the drums beaten in your honor? Farrell’s was always the perfect stop after an afternoon of ice skating at Birdcage Walk.
Enough reminiscing..gotta get back to American Idol now.