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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2002 - 10:50 am:   

It's nice to see a discussion group about the good ol' Corridor. I grew up on Selden near Cass during the 1970s, right across the alley from the Old/New/Old/New/Old Miami. I ran the streets of the Corridor like a typical slum urchin, getting into trouble, throwing snowballs at the suburbanites when they'd walk past my house on their way to and from the Thanksgiving Parade.

When I was about 10, my little brother took me by the sleeve and dragged me down the alley, to the back of the Sassy Cat adult theater. He just couldn't keep his discovery to himself: Someone had dug a hole through the theater's back exit door, and you could peep right into the hole and watch the porno flicks!!! It was great!!! After that, my mother wondered why everyone kept volunteering to walk the dog!!

We sustained ourselves on the free box lunches they gave out at Brainard Park. There were many days when a Brainard Park lunch was all we ate. Nobody liked the bologna sandwiches, but the cold hot dogs were great. And they even had chocalate milk. Ghetto heaven.

The Corridor is pretty much empty these days. There are still people who live there, obviously, but it's nothing like it used to be. One thing that made the Cass Corridor so unique as a neighborhood was the sheer number of people crammed into that small area. There were huge apartment buildings throughout the neighborhood, all of them full. All those people living on top of each other made for some interesting dynamics...and everyone seemed to know each other.

Of course, the neighborhood's claim to fame was always the hookers. So, besides all the people who lived in the 'hood, you had all these outsiders coming in for various illicit pleasures. We used to mess with the johns. My buddy lived on Third, right next to the Willis Show Bar, across the alley from the infamous Anderson's Garden. We'd holler at the parade of silver-haired gentlemen who, collars turned up, slinked in and out of those establishments: "Hey, buddy, we got your license plate number! We're gonna call your wife and tell her you're out picking up whores!"

Ahh...those lovely childhood memories!
Stephen Goodfellow
Posted on Saturday, January 05, 2002 - 4:38 am:   

Dear Anonymous,

Thanks for the colorful memories.
Tiaja Lowrey
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 11:13 pm:   

Is there anything new at the Old Miami? I haven't been there in years. My mom started taking me there during the day when I was little then we moved north a few years ago. I miss it. I wasn't there when Baretta passed, I found out about a week or two later and cried for a week. Would someone do me a favor and tell Danny and Julie that Chris Lowrey's daughter Tia says hi and I miss him and also see if he received the latest picture of me. And if anyone knows where Doc (Mike Parsons) is please let me know.
Diana Bonner
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 12:22 am:   

When I lived in the Prentis building, our room had a view of the parking lot where crack hos eagerly turned tricks before our eyes for a coupla rocks. I guess we could'nt afford curtains at the time, so the show never ended. Also, the roaches were plentiful aand made delightful roomates. Later when I moved to the basement of Sheridan court we were blessed with a flood of raw sewage whenever it rained really hard. The fumes were enough to keep me wretching for days. My cat really enjoyed playing with the rats who frquented our corridors....memories.
Danny Pelletier
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 - 3:08 am:   

I grew up on the streets also in that same area my name is Danny Pelletier we lived on Peterbro and Second,,, Charlotte and Second lived in the Coronado biulding.I went to Cass United methodist Church,We used to also throw snowballs and we had a small group of guys and gals we hung out together, causing some minor trouble.
We hung around with the Greens Lawrence,Glen,Marlene.I went to Burton Elementry school,We always played in Masonic temple parking lot.Anyone remember Tanya Bailey,The Redmonds from The Cass United Church,man i had a lot of fun their.
Anyway lots of memory dwn there.Look forward on hearing from anyone
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 - 4:42 am:   

i actually manage a building on cass and selden.
yeah, most of the buildings are gone. we are still standing. but i am sure they are trying to make a parking lot out of us as well.
i really love this neighborhood.

when i first moved here there were alot of hookers and such. not as many nowadays. to tia. yes it was quite sad when baretta passed. i used to work there at the old miami when i was younger.
i havent seen doc in a long time'
if you are really curious you should give the bar a call perhaps they can help you

313 831-3830

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 - 8:06 am:   

I spent most of my "young adult" life in Detroit living in the Cass Corridor and Cork-town. I attended W.S.U. and spent most of my free time hanging out with Cass Corridor artists and street punks. Our favorite watering holes were jumbos, old miami and the Gold Dollar. Since I didn't have a car when in Detroit, I ended up riding my bike or walking- I have vivid memories of the streets of the cass corridor - the alleys- the shortcuts. oh what great memories.
Terri Lynn
Posted on Saturday, November 13, 2010 - 5:02 am:   

Hey Corridornotmidtown,
Is the Elms Apartments still standing ??
Either of the Moore's brother's ones still up ?
The bike shop ?? I know Bob Moore died awhile back.
And I'm guessing you remeber the party store on Peterboro ?? Percy and Maxine owned it. I know they died. Do you remember their son Bo ? I heard he died, but I don't know ??
Kris Peterson
Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 8:09 pm:   

Happy Thanksgiving, Guys.

Kris Peterson
Terri Lynn
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 1:56 pm:   

I guess I'll post again :-)
Actually, at this point, I'd like to know if any of you knew Alan McCoy ? He was born in 1961 and hung out near Cass and Henry ? Or Second ?
Sadly, he was one of Bobbie Moore's kids. But, he has passed away and his friends, including me, would like to know if anyone knew him ? We really don't know when he left the Cass or where he went after ? He has passed away. He was a sweet kid. If you knew him let me know ?
Pam, Gary, Fat's, Billy, Skinny, Stinky, Vince, any of you still around ? Patti from the Elms ?
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 11:37 am:   

One problem you have is that there are a lot more metro scolohs in Fargo then in Moorhead. With this set up you can guarantee that there will be many more stories on Moorhead High athletes then a South, Shanley, North, Oak Grove, or West Fargo athlete. If the goal is to have as many stories about North athletes for instance compared to Moorhead High athletes this will not solve it. If the goal is to have as many stories about Fargo metro athletes (in total) compared to Moorhead High athletes, this will accomplish that.
Posted on Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:46 pm:   

Don't know if my other comment went otuhrgh. I assume that the small schools surrounding Fargo will get about the same amount of coverage the small schools around Moorhead get then this part is a push. That leaves the many Fargo Metro vs the only school left in Minnesota Moorhead High. Look at Collins blog at least half the entries are on Moorhead High. I would expect about the same ratio on Tuesday in the Forum.
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 11:19 am:   

I know we're still a good two weeks away from our average last 80 degere high, but I did start wondering this past week if we were done with them until next year. Hope not! It really is a shame not to have average weather in September, because just about everybody can agree on that.
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:21 pm:   

Last multiple chcoie question isn't working for me, either.One thing I am taking some interest in is the mental aspect of running. I'm discovering (at least for myself) that doing anything 10k and above becomes 10% physical and 90% mental for me. Some tips or advice on how to beat the mental strain (and occasional boredom) would be great!

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