The Sunset

315 East 35th Street

From page 254 of Dining in Chicago: An Intimate Guide:

“Last survivor of a day (or night) when black-and-tans* were plentiful along 35th Street, which was then called the Rialto of the Blackbelt.  The Sunset is still popular among after-theatre crowds and the amusement and atmosphere are on a par with those found elsewhere in the colored section of Chicago.  Douglas 6100.”

* Allowing both black and white patrons.

Meyers Ace Hardware owner David Meyers will let you see the mural that used to be on the back wall of the Sunset stage if you ask. Click photos to enlarge.

My other blog, 1,001 Chicago Afternoons, will be writing about Meyers Ace Hardware on Monday.

Update: Here’s the story.

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