This could possibly be considered the Great
Cass Tribe of this era, which I have arbitrarily set from it's opening by
the great Alvin Stilman in 1970, through
management by Barnie Surowitz until he
stopped the Sunday brunch, commonly known as "Church" in 1982.
At this time there was a significant shift,
due to individual migration and other factors.
For those who had the honor and good fortune of working behind the counter of Alvins gives them a place amongst the gods. They saw it all. The watched as practically everyone associated with the Cass Corridor tribes at one time or another came for their tossed salad or cb ruben and coffee. Here are photos and a list of folks who worked behind the counter.
man who started it all - To
some of us, the man on the right is as close to a god as one
can get. Alvin
Stilman's creation, coined in his own name, he laid down
the foundation for what was to become the central gathering
place for the artists, musicians, poets and armchair
revolutionaries of the Cass Corridor.
Picture by John Bruno
Below is a list of people who are closely associated with this tribe: