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Talk:122 West 6th Street

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Cigar Shop?

Is there a Cigar Shop here? I know Briar and Burley is on the south side of the square. Is someone getting this confused, maybe? -Chrobb 02:37, 27 February 2006 (GMT)

Yes, I'm sure it used to be there. Maybe it wasn't strickly cigars, but it was something like that. I think it was only there for a few months before it closed. It wasn't Briar and Burley. The reason why I know about this is because Ed Knuth and I used to live in two different apartments upstairs and one day we ran ethernet cable between our apartments under the floor so he could get internet access through my wireless over to Kiva. We had to get permission from the owner to run it along his ceiling. Ed said he'd give that guy some business even though he didn't really smoke. This was 1999 sometime. -- Mark 19:45, 28 February 2006 (GMT)
Ah, Ed Knuth. Knew him from the STCs back in '98. Is he still around? -Chrobb 20:16, 28 February 2006 (GMT)

Breeden Company Building?

Was digging around trying to find info about the Breeden's department store, and it appears it used to be here, and I found reference to this being called the Breeden Company Building.

See: (About his house, not the store)

Breeden died in 1917, when the store would have been there for some time, and his son ran it into the 1960s. There store was at one point owned by Gamble's, part of the Gamble-Skogmo group, who owned different stores all over the midwest. (

Breeden's later became Aldens, which was a catalog merchandise store out of Chicago, which eventually went bankrupt in 1985, but no idea how long they held on in Bloomington.

--Jkonrath (talk) 19:24, 2 April 2020 (EDT)