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Zootsuitmama was my shopname, but I closed it a while back. Now I have entered a magic timemachine and live in a time warp of vintage and retro ... Join me.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cool signs

Some of the businesses are gone, but the signs are still there! I always want to find out how to persuade them to sell the sign to me. (Maybe for a headboard??) There is a Gas Station that is still around, and a little store called the Milk Jug, that is closed but the storefront, etc..is still up. It was a precursor to Quik Trip and 7-11. I love the signs, though! ZSM

Order up! Time for some Saturday biscuits and gravy at the Engelwood Cafe!

The Engelwood is a down home cafe in the Engelwood district. Winner Road and Sterling Ave. became the "upper class" area in Independence and if you turn back toward the square there are houses that were considered "the better homes" for doctors, etc...at one time. But please, don't forget to turn the other way (West) and check out this little jewel of a restaraunt. My favorite is the omelets, but everything is great. They still have their specials and waitresses with lots of character, and the food is great to boot. While there, check out the back of the menu for some history of the original owners. This is the place where families could eat and were made to feel right at home!


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