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When I first started writing this column in February 1992, it wasn’t uncommon to get questions — and answers — from readers who remembered places and events from the 1930s. This week, we’re looking into places that were popular in the early 1980s and are now part of local history, even if not well-represented in the written record.
There was a very high-end restaurant/bar behind the Alamo Café on I-10 or across the street from the Dianne Flack furniture store on Bluemel in the early 1980s. The employees wore tuxedos, (including) the valet drivers. I worked at USAA; none of us can remember the name of it. We thought it might have Mafia connections.