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I used to hang out in the back room at Muddy's where the jukebox was (I think there was a pool table), and I remember people would always play the same really long Sisters of Mercy song because it was the best bang for their quarter or whatever.

Hibiscus tea and apple juice that's an Egyptian Sunrise

Paris was my 2nd home sometimes my only home.

We used to call the guy that ran the bookstore at Paris Conan the librarian he was a big mean-looking guy but actually the nicest guy you could meet.

Anyone know whatever became of all the portraits that used to hang on the walls of Muddys. There was one of me for a long time.

I remember visiting Cafe Nepenthes frequently in the mid- to late-70s. They often organized belly dance performances there, and I was one of the performers. Such fond memories of this wonderfully off-beat establishment.

Thanks for this article, I have fond memories of Muddy's on the Platte with its bohemian vibe. I recall an older-than-teenage clientele and lots of college-age artsy types hanging out there late at night when I did in the 70's. I remember the funky used book store next door, too. I didn't realize that the cafe hadn't been there long when my friends and I frequented it. It appeared aged, but ageless!

Yes to all the spaces above. Does anybody remember Cafe Euphrates? On 17th near Vine I believe. A lot of sorta ok high school bands used to be able to get a show there
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Yes to all the spaces above. Does anybody remember Cafe Euphrates? On 17th near Vine I believe. A lot of sorta ok high school bands used to be able to get a show there
:)

Thanks for this trip down memory lane. I was a denizen of the original Muddy's, its second incarnation, Paris on the Platte, and the Mercury Cafe, which I still enjoy for its food and entertainment. I'm so glad the Mercury is still doing its thing. It's been amazing to see this city change. I'm thankful for the space that these establishments provided for us youth to spend time in. Much like the library, they served the function of "third space" for youth, troubled or not, to congregate. I believe that to some extent the altruistic manner in which the owners of Muddy's in particular tried to give homeless youth this space ultimately led to its demise as it was not economically sustainable.

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