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Subject: Euclid Arcade

I read with great interest your writings about the Euclid Arcade. The primary reason being my father, Clarence Jun, owned and operated Better Hearing Service, Inc, from the late 1950's to the early 1970's. It was the first store on the left side of the Arcade, right past the elevator, entering from Euclid Ave. I fondly remember many of the businesses; Optometrists Drs, Wick, Knapp, and Glunts. Dr. Knapp kept my vision at 20/20 for many years. Also, you could not get a better spit-shine for your shoes than at Jim's Tailor Shop. When you were hungry, the luncheonette owned and operated by three sisters (if I recall correctly, "Birdies" served delicious burgers, fries and assorted lunchtime fare). For years they delivered lunch to my dad because he often could not leave the store. That is the way it was back than. Thanks, Matt, for allowing me a delightful trip down memory lane.

- Gary Jun (4/4/2015)

Harmar Railroad Bridge, Marietta, Ohio