Consulado, la calle de La Habana que estaba llena de luces, cines, teatros, rest

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Consulado, la calle de La Habana que estaba llena de luces, cines, teatros, restaurantes y cafeterías. Consulado, la calle de La Habana que estaba llena de luces, cines, teatros, restaurantes y cafeterías
La calle Consulado, en Centro Habana, hoy luce como el resto de la ciudad y el churre y la suciedad de ha adueñado de sus casas y sus esquinas. Sin embargo, antes de 1959, esta arteria era una de las de mayor animación comercial y con mayor numero de centros de entretenimiento en la vida nocturna capitalina. Luces y marquesinas adornaban cines, teatros y sobre todo restaurantes, fondas y cafeterías. Solo la calle Consulado… para no salir de ella en toda la noche y el día. De Neptuno a… More
Consulate, the street in Havana that was full of lights, cinemas, theaters, restaurants and cafeterias
The Consulate Street in Havana today looks like the rest of the city and the churre and dirt of its houses and corners. However, before 1959, this artery was one of the most commercial animation and entertainment centers in capital nightlife. Lights and marquee embellished cinemas, theatres and especially restaurants, fondas and cafés. Just the Consulate street… not to get out of it all night and day. From Neptune to Virtues only on one block there were dozens of them. The FORNOS cafeteria restaurant after 12 pm coffee and chocolate churros… for bohemians and theatrical artists. STOPS had a coffee shop that ran 24 hours. EL PULLMAN with its cafeteria over 100 court seats, tables and reserved (pullmans). His specialty was pasta bites $ 0.10. GOLDEN WALL with his fried rice, dry soup and chop suey. Gonzalo’s Lunch bar with liquor, his sandwich and midnight. A TUPY COFFEE with stiffs and coffee 24 hours. THE ANON OF VIRTUES, famous for its Chinese handcrafted ice cream and smoothies. All these sites were low prices, because nothing was luxury on that block, very popular. But it ate a fried rice like it’s not made anywhere today for $ 0.25 a single, $ 0.40 a special, a tremendous three-inch sandwich between $ 0.60 and $ 0.80, soft drinks of 20 $ 0.05 brands, $ 0.15 beers and coffee $ 0.03 ò $ 0.05 with a glass of cold water and talk below. In that single block there were two hardware stores, a barbershop, a beauty salon, a women’s clothing store, a quincalla and to conclude the corner of the ALKAZAR Grand Theatre a block long. Then it was the Musical Theatre in Havana. All that in less than 100 meters. No public lighting needed. Between Animas and Trocadero, another wonder. Two theaters: GREEN AND MAJESTIC, more barbershops, one of them Italian and hairdressers, LIDO and REFUGE hotels, guest houses, pooled bars, cheap fondas of Galician, who brought Spain’s nephews to wear shoes for the first time and drop the spargates, two bakeries with hot bread 24 hours, two candy stores, three pharmacies, one of the 5 pizzerias in Havana then: LA PICCOLA ITALY, face because Italian cuisine was not as popular as today in the world. Lots of stiff carts, fries and steak bread with onions and chips (beef). And so the beautiful consulate went to jail. Two printing presses and the publishing house selections from Readers Digest and MADIEDO editorial. A French boutique of wallets and hats. Three jewelry stores. All with the most beautiful light commercials. Bodega and carnage. Modern and elegant 8 and 10 story high buildings and finished the walk with the great houses and palaces of the early 8th century ranging from Columbus Street to the end where the headquarters of the CATALAN SOCIETY was included. A non main street, but a monument. The same where many of the great and illustrious men of science, letters and arts walked. The barbershop where Leopoldo Fern ánndez peeled and shaved the number one ranking of comedy history in Cuba. Lezama Lima’s fold street that we irreverent neighborhood kids called him the fat teacher. A neighborhood street… Source: https://www.cubacute.com/2020/08/25/consulado-la-calle-de-la-habana-que-estaba-llena-de-luces-cines-teatros-restaurantes-y-cafeterias/ ·