Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Where is the name from?

Arianna's Grill at Park and N. Shepard (former site of the Ritz)
and a glimpse of Caliente's (former site of Felix's Restaurant).

Just for the record - the name of this neighborhood, the Devil's Triangle, comes from the reputation of the bars in the area that existed in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Two in particular were notorious for their rowdy clientele, The Ritz, 700 N. Shepard Ave., corner of Park and N. Shepard, and on the opposite corner, Felix's Restaurant, 2922 Park Ave. These two establishments and the ever changing bar and restaurants at 600 N. Sheppard (where Cafe Diem is now) made up a small geographical triangle that gave the neighborhood its name and reputation. The building that housed The Ritz, vacant for a decade, finally reopened as Arianna's Italian Grill and Pizzeria in 2008. Felix's Restaurant is now Caliente. More on all of these establishments in future posts.


Arianna's Italian Grill and Pizzeria


Cafe Diem

1 comment:

A P said...

When I worked at Cafe Diem, every once in a while a really rough looking character would roll in asking where the pay phone and pools tables were. They always had just gotten out of jail.