Meyers Ace Hardware Store

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Meyers Ace Hardware Store information

Chicago , USA
Address
Street 315 E 35th St
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Lonely Planet review

Jazz aficionados often seek out the unassuming Meyers Ace Hardware Store . Why? Because in the 1920s and ’30s the building was the Sunset Cafe, where all the greats gigged. Imagine Louis Armstrong blowing his trumpet over by the socket wrenches. Or Earl Hines hammering the piano, down in the plunger aisle. And that was just the house band. Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey and Bix Beiderbecke all launched their careers at the Sunset.