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Cedar-Riverside History » Blog Archive » New Content and Documentary Teaser

New Content and Documentary Teaser

Posted by Administrator on May 5th, 2006 — Posted in Main

I have added some scans to the WB Media Archive. All the new content is followed with a • mark. I’ve been noticing a lot of articles about alternative schools, and encouragement of children to drop out of schools, so I included some articles about those matters as well as a new comic on Cedar-Riverside development and some articles about Cedar Square West and University development.

I recently created a documentary about the Hard Times Cafe, its structure and relationship with the neighborhood. Check out the teaser (3 MB).


Comment by shan

More? Where and when can we see the finished film?

Posted on May 30, 2006 at 9:47 am

Comment by C B

This is very cool. I lived at the Hard Times from 1988 – 1992. I was there every day and did all of my college papers there. I credit the Hard Times for opening my mind and getting me through school. Seriously.

Man, I even remember the place when it was the Urban Peasant, and then Cafe Global, and finally, The Hard Times. I have so many memories there. I remember that the owner of the earlier incarnations of the Hard Times was “Mike,” a Jamaican kid who played trumpet and guitar. What the hell happened to him?

You should know that some of Gordie Zieter’s ashes are rumored to be stuffed in the walls of the cafe — the rest we set adrift on the river. If you go way in the back of the cafe, behind the false wall where the bar USED to be, you can still see a picture of Gordie on the wall. Dance on Big Bear!

Look forward to the film. Hope that you include all of the early regulars who populated that place:

Gregory Peck
David Markell
Peter Dodge (obviously)
Mike (?) onetime owner
Jason (?) Mike’s asshole partner
Andy (?)
The Dude Who Got Busted for No Reason with Pot (what a frame up) and nearly Caused the Shut Down (again, no reason).
Red Boy
Gordie Zeiter
Larry Johnson
Tsihi (Sunny), an Eritrian dude who never stopped smiling and who was a friend
Barachi, an Eritrian dude who proved you don’t have to be an “American” to be a pain in the ass
Too many people to list.

Posted on June 6, 2006 at 8:28 pm

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