Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Clocks of Five Restaurant & Bar

Plaza Level  -  One Main Place  -  Field & Elm
Expressway Tower (name changed to Cowboy Bldg. in '74)  -  6116 N. Central Expressway

A theme restaurant which opened in October 1972 at One Main Place, back when One Main Place was new and underground dining was, too. The gimmick to this place was that the walls were covered with fully restored antique European clocks, with each one set to five o'clock. The idea was that the working day was over and it was time to relax. By mid 1973 the place had another "gimmick": an "Eastern concept" (whether East Coast or East Asia I don't know) wherein diners ordering steak dinners could have all the wine or draft beer they wanted. A second location that included live music & dancing opened in November 1973 at Central Expressway & Yale. The last listing I found for the restaurant was October 1974 and it only listed the Central Expressway location.

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