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Designerguy24
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 5:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anyone know if Macy's Resturants serve anything that Hudsons is famous for like the Marice salad etc?
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Buyamerican
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 5:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I know for sure that they serve the Maurice salad and it tastes like it did when Hudson's made it. I also know that their food is high quality and very tasteful.
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9936sussex
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 5:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I ditto what Buyamerican said. The restaurants at Macy's 12 Oaks and Westland are still pretty good. I LOVE the Maurice salad and the Canadian cheese soup. I believe they still sell the Maurice dressing also.
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Buyamerican
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 6:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Macy's at Lakeside and Oakland Mall are good, too.
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Jjaba
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 6:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How many old Hudson's sites are still being run by Macy's? Too bad they could keep downtown.

In some cities such as Portland, Oregon, Macy's took the lower six stories, then topped the unused portion with a fine hotel. That store, dating to about 1903 is now called Macy's at Meier and Frank Square. Ofcourse, none of the locals like the removal of the original name any more than Detroit liked it.

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Detroitrise
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 6:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Detroiters I think could have cared less about the name change. I didn't see a huge petition take place about the loss of the Hudson name and the history issue like in Chicago or other places. Detroiters just want to spend the money that burns their pockets at a good price, they don't care if the name of the store reads hell's corner. That explains why Wal-Mart continues to expand here and deem SE Michigan as profitable.

(Message edited by DetroitRise on December 30, 2007)
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 6:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

one of my favs i love the cheese soup and mandarin salad w spinach
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 8:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't think there is a restaurant at Macy's at Eastland ( or is there?) If there is, I have never seen it nor eaten there.
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 9:03 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I once ate at the Hudson's in Northland and a big grey rat ran across the table and jumped into the salad bowl to nosh!

They charged me extra as they said I split the salad!
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The burgers are really good as well. I like the one at Oakland Mall, sitting at the "overlook" tables was a special treat as a child. I Think they are called "Lakeshore Grill" now.
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It's called the Lakeshore Grill at Oakland Mall, but they still serve popovers with dinner and do a nice julienned Maurice salad. It's a nice place actually..my mother and I used to have a bite there after a hard afternoon of shopping :-) And I second Irunwithscissors' opinion on the burgers, they are excellent and the cole slaw and french fries are tasty as well.
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Meaghansdad
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 11:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There is a Macy's @ Eastland
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Cmubryan
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Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007 - 11:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Northland restaurant closed up years ago, same with Fairlane. Unfortunately they couldn't survive the shifting demographics.

I used to get my kiddy pack all the time at the Northland restaurant complete with a personal pizza and a coloring book. Good old days!
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9936sussex
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Back in the old days when it was Hudson's restaurant, they used to have this Mickey Mouse ice cream dessert for kids. It started out with a chocolate wafer, a meringue bowl, vanilla ice cream, then two chocolate wafers for "mouse ears", topped off with chocolate chips and a piece of maraschino cherry for its eyes and mouth. There were whiskers, too, I think. I used to order it every time we had lunch there. It was a real highlight of dining at Hudsons (at least for a little girl).
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Gistok
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 12:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Although I haven't been to Eastland in a long time, when it was Hudson's, the restaurant was on the 4th floor, along with the gourmet store, travel agency and beauty parlor. Havent' been up there in years, so I don't know what's left.
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The_rock
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 6:14 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have yet to locate a restaurant in Macy's Eastland, but it looks like a new Chili's restaurant is just about ready to open in a stand alone building in the parking lot off Vernier.
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Maxcarey
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The Chili's has opened, the old restaurant at Macy's is closed.
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Ja1mz
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 8:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have good memories of eating at the Hudsons restaurant at Eastland as a child, it was a big deal to eat there at one time. It was always busy at lunch, I remember they had good sandwiches, I wonder if anyone has a copy of an old menu.
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Dorothyd
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The restaurant at Hudson's/Marshall Fields at Eastland closed some years ago, before becoming Macy's. It was on the fourth floor, as Gistok remembers.
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The restaurant closed at Eastland but you can purchase a Maurice salad and other goodies on the main floor by the ladies shoes and purses in their pseudo-restaurant/carryout area. MMMMmmaurice!
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Dorothyd
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I stop in there frequently to buy that salad - also the Maurice pasta salad is good.
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Rjk
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Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 6:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Somewhat off topic, but how are Eastland and Northland doing? It's been years since I've been to either of the two. What % of their stores are occupied? Thanks.
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Gistok
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Do they still sell the Marshall Field's chocolates known as FRANGO? It was good, but I've had better.
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Yes they do sell Frangos.
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Gistok
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I still have my old Hudson's charge card... keep it as a souvenir. Also I remember as a child seeing Hudson's delivery trucks delivering packages to neighbors houses. They were similar to the dark UPS trucks of today.
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Many people (particularly Chicagoans) claim that the Marshall Field Frangos tasted better when they were actually made on the 13th floor at the State St store, which hasn't been since 1999.

Since taste is so subjective, this may contain elements of truth---or is perhaps just nostalgic "wistful" thinking.

During the Dayton-Hudson ownership of Field's they subcontracted Frangos to Gertrude Hawk in PA, as the cost and capacity became too great for the flagship store to handle.

Since the capacity of the PA factory was larger, it's entirely possible that the quality of the ingredients was compromised in the process.

The return of Frango production to State St (or at least bringing the jobs locally to IL) is now among the countless other Field's traditions that were promised to be restored/preserved, yet were subsequently broken, by Macy's senior management.

I believe it now says "Distributed by Macy's, Inc. Chicago, IL" on the box. As for the actual manufacturing factory---who knows? Bejing?
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Jjaba
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Frango is made in two places.
Seattle Chocolates makes it for Western Stores and Macy's State St., the old Marshall Fields at State and Washngton Sts, Chicago makes it on 7th floor for Midwestern stores.

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Ja1mz
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J. L. Hudson's Maurice Salad
Recipe #1651441 rating
Delicious salad served in Hudson's restaurant. Can use Splenda in place of sugar and low fat mayo.
by Resaint | Edit...My Notes

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8 servings 20 min 20 min prep
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DRESSING
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons finely minced onions or 1 1/2 teaspoons onion juice
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar or Splenda sugar substitute
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 cup mayonnaise, regular or low fat
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1 hard-boiled egg, diced
salt
SALAD INGREDIENTS
14 ounces ham, cut into strips
14 ounces cooked turkey breast, cut into strips
14 ounces swiss cheese, cut into strips
1/2 cup slivered sweet gherkins
1 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
12-16 pimento stuffed olives

Not the one? See other J. L. Hudson's Maurice Salad Recipes
< 30 mins Main Dish
North American Main Dish
Eggs/Dairy Main Dish
Diabetic Main Dish
Dinner Party Main Dish
Combine the first 6 dressing ingredients and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Add remaining dressing ingredients and mix well.
Combine the ham, turkey, cheese and pickles together in a large bowl.
Toss together with the dressing.
Divide the lettuce among plates, top with salad and garnish each plate with 2 olives.


How's this?..close to what they had?
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7051
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Is the massive 4th floor furniture clearance center still open at the Northland store? Just about the best deal for high quality furniture in Metro Detroit (50-90% off their normal inflated prices). I haven't been there in about 2-3 years.
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Miketoronto
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I would have tried that salad recipe if it did not have mayonnaise in it :-)

What other food items(packaged if possible)do the Detroit area MACY'S carry that are from the Hudson's days, and are worth taking back to Toronto as a taste of Detroit?

I always buy the FRANGO mints when I go to Chicago or Detroit(or any MACY'S now), and they are just a hit in Toronto. Everyone loves them.
Was kinda more special though to say you could only get them at Marshall Fields before. But they are still good, eventhough they are in every MACY'S store.

It is local things though like that salad or FRANGO that really made these stores unique and special.
It is kinda boring to have all this countrywide stuff now :-)

I don't know if I should keep them as they just take up space, but I have saved about 4 FRANGO chocolate boxes that still say MARSHALL FIELDS on them.
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Gistok
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Here's the "unofficial" Wikipedia history on Frango:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F rango
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I remember years ago eating lunch with my sister at the Northland Hudson's restaurant, when there was a verry perceptible rumbling, like that caused when a big big truck goes by.We wondered what kind of big truck could make Hudson's shake...then we found out that it was that earthquake that had its epicenter somewhere in Ohio.That was a really weird feeling, I tell ya
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Cmubryan
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Yes the 4th floor furniture clearance center is still at Northland. It is in the place of the former children's department which was moved to the floor below.
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Miketoronto
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So have they downsized the suburban stores like Northland?
I ask because those stores are actually the size of downtown flagship stores in most cities.
Detroit has among the largest suburban branch stores in the nation. I heard the Northland and Eastland stores are each something like 450,000 sq feet, which is over double the size of most suburban branch stores.
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Ericdetfan
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i think northland is the biggest macys in michigan
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Jjaba
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Miketoronto, you be correct. Detroit has no retail core. The magic word for Canadians crossing at the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is "Oakland Mall." All the socialist hoards down there in Windsor, etc. know how to easily go get bargains. In Detroit, we go to Canada by saying "Casino." It works out.

jjaba.
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Ate at the Hudsons/Fields/Macys Lakeshore Grill at Lakeside the weekend before Christmas and the food and service were awesome. Price was decent and the place was doing a steady business. The "Lakeshore Grill" branding is a carryover from the Fields era and has been retained by macy*s to try to give the midwest macy*s stores some "local" flavor.
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Cmubryan
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According to Wikipedia, Macy's at Northland is 511,509 sq ft! That is about twice the size of a typical Detroit area Macy's department store and about three times the size of a typical department store nationwide (excluding grand old downtown stores).

It's really too bad that the store can't be used to its full potential because of the declining socioeconomic status of the surrounding area. Macy's should do some extra PR for that particular store. Having some additional features and departments could really get more people in that store to ensure it's existence.

It's not only the largest Macy's but it's also (in my opinion) one of the least busiest. In comparison, the Macy's at 12 Oaks is going to be 300,000 square feet AFTER the expansion, Fairlane is 240,000 sq feet, Somerset is 300,000 sq feet.

However, somewhat good news: Macy's announced the closing of nine stores and 0 were in Michigan. From my experience most stores announce their closings right after Christmas, most likely based upon their Christmas season.

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/071228 /20071228005155.html?.v=1&.pf= personal-finance
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Interesting...mostly May Co. conversions by my quick glance I see ex-Kaufmann's, LS Ayres and Foley's locations on that list, among others. Sadly I doubt this is the only round of closings macy*s will be doing in the coming months and years.
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Cmubryan
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Yea, I'm researching all the stores they are closing and boy do they have some similarities to some of our older malls!

"Macy's is closing the Sharpstown Center store. The store was the first Foley's outside of downtown Houston." "Sharpstown mall reinvents itself for urban appeal, Houston Chronicle, May 20, 2007. " NORTHLAND of Houston??

I would hate for us to lose this store.
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quote:

Back in the old days when it was Hudson's restaurant, they used to have this Mickey Mouse ice cream dessert for kids.


Thanks for posting that, 9936sussex. I was going to mention the same, but your description (and memory!) are much better than mine. Yum.
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Jjaba
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It is really a sad tale when thse big boxes can't make it. Sometimes, they sit idle a long time. Our country is dotted with old Wal-Marts, Sears, Penny's, & K-marts.

The store on the Greenfield end of Northland was a Kroger's, complete with conveyer belt so the carry-out boy could load your car without pushing out a shopping cart in the snow. It was drive-up and go. Kroger's left. I forgot what's here now.
Remember Stouffer's Hotel there also? 40 yrs. ago it was the hotspot for Jewish weddings as The Statler and the Book-Cadillac went out of vogue.

jjaba.
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Cmubryan
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Stouffer's, Sheraton, and Michigan Inn. All four star hotels in the 1970s, all pretty much gone with the exception of the former Michigan Inn now "Plaza Hotel" and just a shell of it's former self.
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Jjaba
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Michigan Inn had airlines offices in the lobby and great Metro Airport Shuttle Services for the entire NW suburbs. You could be dropped off there and whisked to DTW.
jjaba.
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Taking a better look at the list of macy*s closures it looks to me that they are all Foley's or Kaufmann's locations with the exception of the one former LSAyres in Indy. The older Foley's stores were beasts at over 300,000 (though the Dallas store would've been an ex-Sanger-Harris). Lots of closures in the Cleveland/Akron area also--some ex O'Neil's/May of Ohio/Kaufmanns locations in older and dying malls. Locally I would worry about Northland, Eastland and possibly Summit Place...though I presume all are profitable and the real estate I'm guessing is owned outright in all 3 instances. It amazes me that Summit Place marches on--but the anchors must do okay as "drive up" locations.
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I only got to at the Northland, Eastland and Fairlane restaurants. I enjoyed the cheeseburgers and fries and the Maurice Salad.
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Taken on the second floor at Somerset Collection, Troy, MI summer 2000.
Hudson's Somerset
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Nice photo 6mile--the green marble backing survives today.
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That green marble IS Hudson's although there is a big red start and black letters spelling another...store.
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Jjaba
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Good point about the value of real estate.
By keeping the anchor open, the Mall can attrract higher rents than if they close it.
Re-renting the Hudson's space at Northland would
be really rough. With hundreds of smaller stores renting, it makes financial sense to keep the anchor healthy too.

jjaba.
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I recall as a youngster in the late 70's (and maybe the early 80's) that many Hudsons also had an outdoor eatery restaurant of some sort. My memory is hazy on this, but I seem to recall that this was a different restaurant than the Hudson's restaurants you are reminiscing about. These outdoor restaurants were on the first floor, while the restaurants being discussed were always on one of the upper floors. Vestiges of these outdoor Hudson restaurants remained for many years after they were discontinued. At both Oakland and Westland mall, these restaurants were located at the north side of the store. I think Oakland Mall might still have some of the fencing that surrounded this restaurant intact.

This discussion made me remember these 'other' Hudson's restaurants, although I had only ever eaten at the indoor restaurants being talked about. Anyone remember anything about these?

Ryan K
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I work at Macys at
eastland. the restaurant closed about 5 years ago. you can still get the Maurice salad and cheese soup. they have a counter at the yogurt stand. geri
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Jjaba
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Summertime1, welcome to The Foum.
So you stand at a yogurt stand to eat the famous Maurice salad and slurp cheese soup? Or do they have a food court with seating?

At first jjaba thought you were going to say it was strictly take-away or frozen soup.

Please explain. And welcome.

jjaba, Westsider.
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Summertime1: Use caution...Jjaba's true preference is for a pastrami and swiss on a kaiser washed down with a cold Stroh's...and who could blame him.

(Message edited by GoBlue on January 28, 2008)
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Summertime1
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Jjaba, they have a few little tables, but that is it! It is a total shame the restaurant is gone. There is a food court but it is down in the mall. Summertime eastsider.
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Chitaku
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summertime do you have the house or mandarin salad? my sweetheart and I frequent the Oakland Mall restaurant for our fix of salad and cheese soup but eastland is much closer.
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I worked at the Hudson restaurant at Fairlane in the early '80's. "The Greenery" The food was excellent and the kitchen was so clean "you could eat off the floor" (a cliche I know). Most of the cooks were Polish ladies that had started out at the downtown store. Most lived in Warrendale or along Michigan Ave around Central. I learned everything about cooking from those ladies, they should have started a cooking school when Fairlane closed......
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Username: Summertime1

Post Number: 18
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - 1:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Chitaku, they still serve the Cheese soup ans Manadrin salad. Everyday we have 4 different soups to choose from. the food is good as well as a yogurt and fruit drinks!! eastland is he best store i think. It was the second one built in 1957.

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