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    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Fri May 03, 2013 at 06:57:47 PM PDT

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    •  Remember it well. (0+ / 0-)

      I remember making up Dorfman jokes...
      Hear about the Dorfman Cocktail?
       Five shots and no chaser.
      Hear about the Dorfman Sandwich?
       Served open face.

      Tony Rezco and Stuart Levine, modernday Chicago crooks, now both serving time, had a lot of their cocaine-induced business dealings at the hotel.

      Peter Epstein owned a Pontiac dealership just a few blocks north on Lincoln. He somehow had Frank Sinatra sing his commercials, seemed like a repayment of some extraordinary nature. They are online, very weird. Peter was our favorite guy, we let him park where he wanted, he tipped large, and he didn't mind us patching out in the back lots with his cars (GTOs, Bonnevilles, and LeMans', if you remember that era).

      When my friend Noreen was an assistant manager there in the 90's, she hosted a three day nudist convention. Bizarre.

      After being the Hyatt House, it was a Radisson, a Ramada, and finally The Purple Hotel.

      Thanks for writing. We are looking for and compiling any and all memories of the place.

      Honesty is not a policy. It's a character trait.

      by Says Who on Fri May 03, 2013 at 08:00:57 PM PDT

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