Grand Terrace (restaurant)
Submitted by liz on Wed, 2014-11-12 11:44
Culled from: Drury, John. Dining in Chicago, New York: The John Day Company, 1931, pp. 252-253.
Note: The Newberry Library holds the personal papers of author John Drury.
GRAND TERRACE, 3955 South Parkway
Swankiest of the Blackbelt night clubs, and one of the oldest. It is richly furnished and there is plenty of room for black, white, and intermediate shades. The floor show is elaborate and contains some of the most attractive colored chorines west of Harlem, as well as lively tap dancers and vaudeville teams. Music is furnished by Hines' band, which is nothing if not "hot." Saturday night is the big night at the Grand Terrace. Many of the patrons are white, this place being too expensive for the hordes of Negro nighthawks, but there are enough dusky damsels and high-brown gentlemen to give the place color. Ed Fox is manager. Douglas 3600.
1931 - 1931