In the 70's there was a restaurant called The Roman Gardens in the shopping plaza that used to be at the northwest corner of Dorr and Secor (long since demolished and now part of the UT campus). Does anyone remember what the name of the nightclub/bar that it became after Roman Gardens closed?
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Back in my days at UT (early 80's) I used to frequent a club called The Palladium. I don't remember The Roman Gardens.
I found out the Roman Gardens became Studio One (late 70's) when disco was big... 2001/Touch Of Class(TOC) was the large one just around the corner on Dorr next to Baumans Auto parts.
I believe madjack might be able to help you out.
It was Studio One, then was renamed the Palladium. For a short time ( either before Studio One or after, can't remember which), it was called Merrimekos. For a very short time.
But, it was not where the Roman Gardens was, it was next door to the Roman Gardens. I only remember this because at the time I was not quite 18, but had a fake ID, and one night my friends and I told our parents we were going to the Roman Gardens to meet some friends for dinner. So we had my dad drop us off there. But, we were really going next door to the Palladium with our fake ID's.
Which we did. Problem is, my dad must have had a suspicion, because he actually came into the Palladium later and caught us .