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Old 03-20-2023, 08:18 PM   #1
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My son mentioned that Phish played this now defunct restaurant in Holderness in 1988. Does anyone remember where this was, or did anyone here happen to go to the shows?
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Old 03-21-2023, 06:51 AM   #2
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There was a restaurant and bar at the corner of Rte. 3 and 175.

The building still exists. Alex Raye once owned it and rented it out to Habitat for Humanity. I can't recall what's in there today.

It was the "happening" place back in the late '70s and 80s. James Montgomery, The Blend, Annie and the Orphans, The Fools, and other regional bands played there. It was a place to meet girls from PSC.

Never ate there but the bar was known to lax in carding the kids.
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There was a restaurant and bar at the corner of Rte. 3 and 175.

The building still exists. Alex Raye once owned it and rented it out to Habitat for Humanity. I can't recall what's in there today.

It was the "happening" place back in the late '70s and 80s. James Montgomery, The Blend, Annie and the Orphans, The Fools, and other regional bands played there. It was a place to meet girls from PSC.

Never ate there but the bar was known to lax in carding the kids.
Can tell from experience you're wrong about lax on I'D's
The state liquor commission hung out there a lot because that's where all the action was. They constantly approached customers and carding them.
Might have been lax on other things but not I.D.s for sure
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Old 03-22-2023, 02:35 PM   #4
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Can tell from experience you're wrong about lax on I'D's
The state liquor commission hung out there a lot because that's where all the action was. They constantly approached customers and carding them.
Might have been lax on other things but not I.D.s for sure
It was common knowledge on the college campus, fake ids were available.
The state started making it tough to make ids with watermarks etc.

I remember the paper license without a picture before the 70s. Even high school kids can use them at the state liquor stores!

I remember one tough inspector; last name was Cartier. He would hang out outside the Margate and card anyone regardless of age. Until he carded a well-known US Senator. That did not go well.
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There was a restaurant and bar at the corner of Rte. 3 and 175.

The building still exists. Alex Raye once owned it and rented it out to Habitat for Humanity. I can't recall what's in there today.

It was the "happening" place back in the late '70s and 80s. James Montgomery, The Blend, Annie and the Orphans, The Fools, and other regional bands played there. It was a place to meet girls from PSC.

Never ate there but the bar was known to lax in carding the kids.
James Montgomery - haven't heard that name in years! He lived in Western MA and used to play all over the area. As to the original post about Phish, I remember them coming to my college when they first were getting started in the late 80s; I saw them numerous times, once with only about 20 people in the audience. Fun people to hang out with before, during and after they played...How times changed a few years later.
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There was a restaurant and bar at the corner of Rte. 3 and 175.

The building still exists. Alex Raye once owned it and rented it out to Habitat for Humanity. I can't recall what's in there today.

It was the "happening" place back in the late '70s and 80s. James Montgomery, The Blend, Annie and the Orphans, The Fools, and other regional bands played there. It was a place to meet girls from PSC.

Never ate there but the bar was known to lax in carding the kids.
James Montgomery - haven't heard that name in years! He lived in Western MA and used to play all over the area. As to the original post about Phish, I remember them coming to my college when they first were getting started in the late 80s; I saw them numerous times, once with only about 20 people in the audience. Fun people to hang out with before, during and after they played...How times changed a few years later.
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Didn't they run under the name " James Montgomery's Blues Band " ?
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Didn't they run under the name " James Montgomery's Blues Band " ?
Yes - and still touring
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I saw James Montgomery and Duke and the Drivers at JFK in Manchester in 1974. Wow what a blast from the past.
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There was a restaurant and bar at the corner of Rte. 3 and 175.

The building still exists. Alex Raye once owned it and rented it out to Habitat for Humanity. I can't recall what's in there today.

It was the "happening" place back in the late '70s and 80s. James Montgomery, The Blend, Annie and the Orphans, The Fools, and other regional bands played there. It was a place to meet girls from PSC.

Never ate there but the bar was known to lax in carding the kids.
I have a cool story about The Blend ( who not many remember ) ...I was at their record release party at the Loft in Portland.... early 80's I think!
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I have a cool story about The Blend ( who not many remember ) ...I was at their record release party at the Loft in Portland.... early 80's I think!
Originally named 'White Mountain National Blend'. They were the house band at the 'Brothers II' in Conway. Wild times!

Speaking about Portland, there was a local band called 'Motor City Rythm Kings' Used to play at the 'Widowmaker' at the 'loaf.
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Lots of great local and regional bands back then
The Whitfield band, Joe Droukas and the Bombers, The Boston Brats, JB Hutto and the New Hawks, Crossfire.......to name a few
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Anyone remember seeing " The Platters " in 1973ish. Between where Patrick's is and the Weirs Bridge on. Was a Old nightclub ( Lounge ) on the water.
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Anyone remember seeing " The Platters " in 1973ish. Between where Patrick's is and the Weirs Bridge on. Was a Old nightclub ( Lounge ) on the water.

"Edgewater" comes to mind.....small club but had awesome bands
went there a few times
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There is another regional band that was extremely popular. 'Sweet Misery' from Concord. I remember caged female dancers at 'Outer Limits' in Tilton!
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I know it was mentioned previously, but if you ever have the chance to see Albert Cummings, go.
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Anyone remember seeing the Incredible Two Man Band? They played Iriwins in the early - mid 70’s. Great show including a “flying” keyboard solo.
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"Edgewater" comes to mind.....small club but had awesome bands
went there a few times
Hey Sam, I remember being at that Edgewater Club, but can’t remember where it was. Things are a bit fuzzy from those days Do you remember its location?
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Coming from The Weirs Bridge heading to Patrick's Pub. Go past the Governor's Island entrance on the left. In about a 1/3 of a mile there is a Large Building on the left (on the Edge of the Water ) Just before the big curve in the road that have seen many accidents. They were pretty loose with checking your ID as well.
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Hey Sam, I remember being at that Edgewater Club, but can’t remember where it was. Things are a bit fuzzy from those days Do you remember its location?
Haha They say if you remember the 70's you weren't there.
It was on the waterfront on rt 3A in Gilford. Building is still there and now a condo
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SAMIAM, do you remember the guy from the Weirs Times that bought the WW2 VET and his Wife lunch at your restaurant a couple years ago?
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SAMIAM, do you remember the guy from the Weirs Times that bought the WW2 VET and his Wife lunch at your restaurant a couple years ago?
Heard about it but wasn't there.......what a nice gesture.
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Heard about it but wasn't there.......what a nice gesture.

It made his day. They were just coming back from Laconia and he had just found out 2 hours earlier that he had Cancer. They stopped at your place for Lunch on their way back to Wolfeboro It was such a great feeling for him, he wrote a 3 page letter thanking us. Glad it made his day. Life is to short, it's nice to pay it forward as much as you can.
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The name of the restaurant was the White Hat.
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