Depression sandwich anyone?!!!
On January 5th 1915 Frank Marino was shot down at 2247 West Grand Avenue by Frank Minnine who later battled with the cops and adimited that he and Marino were Black Hand extortionists.
Old Neighborhood Italian-American Club
This corner social club was a hangout and meeting place for the Outfit’s 26th Street Crew. The current president is reputed mobster and bookie Dominic “Captain D” DiFazio.
3031 S Shields Ave.
Schaller’s Original Pump.
Murder Site of Richard Cain.
Richard Cain served dual roles as an informant for the FBI and as a corrupt Chicago Cop working for the mob. He was killed in a sandwich shop at 1117 W. grand Avenue on Dec. 20, 1973. A pair of unknown assailants had walked into the sandwich shop and blew away Cain’s face in a hail of gunfire. A third gunman was stationed outside the shop communicating with a walkie talkie on guard for a potential surprise police bust.
La Scarola Italian Restaurant.
Mob sources say this is where Joseph “Joey The Clown” Lombardo really liked to chow down. Before getting picked up by the feds, he was a regular at this River West gem. Try the Risotto Primavera, and be sure to stay for the tiramisu and a cappuccino.
721 W Grand Ave.
Before this was a condo, this use to be the Playboy Club.