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Argo Tea is a chain of tea cafes that was founded in the Lincoln Park community area in Chicago, Illinois, in June 2003. It is now headquartered in Chicago's Loop community area in the theater district. The building site was originally the home of the Randolph Theater, designed by the noted Chicago theater architect Henry L. Newhouse. The Randolph Theater closed in 1933, and was replaced a year later by the popular German restaurant, Eitel’s Old Heidelburg Inn (which had debuted at the 1933-34 World’s Fair in Chicago), with its famed old German-style facade which included a clock with figures that moved as a song played each quarter hour. Later home to Ronny’s Steakhouse, the building was demolished in the late 90s and replaced with the Noble Fool Theatre (which retained the Old Heidelburg facade and restored it to close to its original appearance). Argo Tea moved into the space after the Noble Fool vacated it.

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~Marlene~ on February 20, 2013

Popi... Krystyna... Brian... Al... Johannes... Rosa... Mustafa... Mirjana... Fabio... and... Omar...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments. I'm very happy you Like it! Johannes... I haven't seen that movie yet, so I could not say!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ildikó Fehérváry on February 20, 2013

Very friendly place, dear Marlene, I like it very much!


Greetings, Ildikó

Johannes Lundstrøm on February 20, 2013

Hello again Marlene,
What I think is more general. Hitchkock films were very often shot on locations looking creepy because they were shown on dark misty nights with a few dull streetlights.
Spooky greetings,

Stathis Chionidis on February 20, 2013

Wonderful scene, nice view and shot my friend Marlene.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Michael Sumerin on February 20, 2013

Interesting Photos. Like. Michael.

~Marlene~ on February 20, 2013

Ildikó... Stathis... and... Michael...

Thank you very much for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it very much!

Johannes... I see what you mean! My confusion lies with the fact that there is a new movie out about Hitchcock & I thought that is what you meant! :-)

Best wishes, Marlene

maxou MAXOU on February 21, 2013

hi Marlene ,Magic picture !

LIKE + favorite 2

Best wishes ->maxou

David Edwards on February 22, 2013

Never too late, Marlene! :))

My like & best wishes, David.

~Marlene~ on February 22, 2013

maxou... and... David...

Thank you both so much for the lovely responses and the Likes, with extra thanks to maxou, for the special Y*. I'm very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Anneliese Schumacher… on February 22, 2013

I'm impressed by your gallery. This photo has a very nice inviting mood. L and warm greetings from Germany

pepeljuga1 on February 22, 2013

ne.. ne.. nikada nije kasno za čaj.. :)


Pozdrav, Tanja

Jose Luis Bermudez on February 23, 2013

Bonita serie de fotos en blanco y negro, y gracias por la información de los lugares. saludos españa

~Marlene~ on February 24, 2013

Cochise... Tanja... and... red sandstone...

My thanks to all for the lovely comments and the Likes. Both are very much appreciated!

Best wishes, Marlene

klaustschei on February 26, 2013

L+ the building looks like a german watchman's or fire squad house of the nineteenth century, doesn't it?

Best wishes from a snowy Black Forest


~Marlene~ on February 27, 2013

Well, Klaus, it use to be a German restaurant, so I'm sure there must be some similarity! Thank you for the visit & the Like. I appreciate it!

Best wishes from snowy Chicago, Marlene

Wingertsknorze ! on March 1, 2013

It's never too late! Not for some tea and not for your fantastic ancient style shot!!

Best Wishes, Wingertsknorze

~Marlene~ on March 2, 2013

Thank you again, Wingertsknorze, for the lovely comment and your visit. Both are much appreciated!

Best wishes & happy week-end, Marlene

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