Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Place - Powell's Books, downtown location.
Date - Thursday, May 1st.
Time - 7:30 pm.
Hope to see you there.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Once you arrive there's no mistake you're at the right place. A pirate statue greets you outside the door and points you towards the stairway heading down below the Hilton Tower.
Once downstairs we were amazed at the quality of the painting and lighting. The ultraviolet painting was done extremely well and the black light really brought out the 3-D effects. There are also a few motion activated effects that make the experience even better. (Caged, angry monsters anyone?)
As for the course itself, we would have enjoyed a little more challenge to the holes. The majority of the course is flat with no real "gimmick" holes. Our round of 18 went by fairly quickly due to this, but we still had a great time. We'd recommend going just to experience the fantastic artwork. Perhaps over time they'll add a little more difficulty to the course, but anyone who opens a pirate-themed-ultraviolet-blacklight miniature golf course gets a tip of the hat from us here at Vintage Roadside!
Glowing Greens can be found in downtown Portland at the corner of 5th & SW Taylor. They can be reached at (503) 222-5554
Monday, April 14, 2008
We're working on putting the finishing touches on our latest t-shirt and expect to have it up on the Vintage Roadside website later this week. The Slick Chick Drive In was located in Chicago, Illinois and operated for about 10 years between 1953 - 1962. The graphic is great and we can't wait to have you all see it!
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
“For Health’s Sake – Skate”
Riverside Stadium, located in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of
There were other skating rinks in town such as the Uline Arena and the National Rink, however, roller skating was just the tip of the iceberg for
- The DC Public Schools football championship was decided at Riverside annually.
- Riverside Stadium was the home court for the
basketball team. Georgetown
- The magnificent Ice Follies made their Washington DC debut at Riverside.
- In 1939, hockey made its debut in D.C. as the Washington Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League made Riverside Stadium their home.
- In an April 23rd, 1940 boxing event at Riverside, Nathan Mann defeated Buck Everett, Maynard Daniels defeated Gunboat Miller, Jimmy Brock defeated Wildcat O’Hara, Buck Welsh defeated Brooks Bowen, and Sammy Magro defeated Gerald D’Elia.
- A variety of renowned big band musical performances raised the roof at Riverside.
Riverside Stadium also proudly served as the training camp for Joe Louis as he prepared for
Riverside Stadium continued to provide a home at 26th & D for roller skaters and sports fans until the late 1950s under the operation of S. G. Leoffler. On a slightly bizarre note, Riverside Stadium is also reported to have been used as temporary offices for the CIA at the end of the 1950s.
If you have additional informaton or stories about Riverside Stadium we’d love to hear from you.All text, additional images and this design, available for purchase, can be found at Vintage Roadside located here.