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Roman Gardens flashback.

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?

created by Mike21 on May 27, 2014 at 11:38:43 pm     Comments: 7

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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.

posted by OnePlainPerson on May 28, 2014 at 08:30:28 am     #  

Studio 51?

posted by SherryET on May 28, 2014 at 09:17:01 am     #  

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.

posted by Mike21 on May 28, 2014 at 09:19:03 am     #  

that's right Studio One

posted by SherryET on May 28, 2014 at 09:35:00 am     #  

I believe madjack might be able to help you out.

posted by Molsonator on May 28, 2014 at 10:11:21 am     #   1 person liked this

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 .

Awwwwwkward ................

posted by foodie88 on May 29, 2014 at 02:52:04 pm     #   2 people liked this

Foodie88, good story!

posted by shamrock44 on May 29, 2014 at 08:12:37 pm     #