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What the El Mocambo Used to Look Like

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5 responses

  1. This is why we can’t have nice things….

    October 20, 2013 at 11:03 am

  2. A film crew also managed to “Blow it up” in the 90’s, i.e the f/x team miscalculated the charge and really blew it up!

    October 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

  3. AndrewH

    I think the old picture might be of the upstairs room? Great find.

    October 22, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    • You could be right. I didn’t start going there until 1977 or so.

      October 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    • 464 Spadina

      No that’s the main floor. The tables on the right are in the same positions they were when I worked there in the 80’s. The curved drop fixtures on the ceiling were there too. What’s not there is the long bar that ran down the centre of the room. That bar’s original SOLID wood bar top was replaced with Formica in the late 80’s by new owners that called the downstairs Bullwinkles for a brief time.

      We found some odd stuff hidden away in the Elmo, beer bottles from the 50’s and an old menu from the 50’s when it was a fancier cocktails and jazz place. The famous neon sign is NOT original. There was a lit painted glass sign originally of about the same dimensions,

      December 24, 2014 at 3:54 pm

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