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Sports Talk Barber Shop, Dark Horse Tattoo, Capital Animal Hospital 4418, 4420, 4422, 4424 Devine Street: September 2021   2 comments

Posted at 9:45 pm in closing

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Devine Street changes character drastically after it crosses Beltline, and this little group of buildings is typical of this block of the street, or at least it was as the changes here will move it (probably) in a bit more upscale direction.

I am unable to find out anything about the second storefront in this block of four, which is presumably 4420 Devine Street, but the first business was Sports Talk Barber Shop at 4418 (which has moved to Green Lawn), the third business was Dark Horse Tattoo at 4422 and the last one, which has now been razed, was Capital Animal Hospital at 4424.

As you can see in the first picture, and the (too numerous) night-time ones the Animal Hospital was freestanding (if built quite close) and the other three addresses were joined. You can see a better picture of the Animal Hospital at LoopNet.

As mentioned by commenter 59 Ford Wheelman and confirmed by commenter Larry with this link, the block of three is to become the second location of Griffin Chophouse, which plans to open there in April of 2022.

(Hat tip to Justin S)

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  1. As the 1970s were coming to a close, a new addition to everyone's living room was the video cassette recorder. Pre-recorded movies were released soon after their theater runs but the cost was well over $50 each. This spawned a new industry of VHS rentals which were typically 2-3 nights for around $3 each.

    This location on Devine Street was the home of the Video Movie Club which did quite well for a number of years. I seem to recall the business began in one building but grew rapidly and soon expanded into another next door by knocking out a couple of wide entryways.

    Friday and Saturday evenings were always busy and parking in front was an adventure. Pizza Hut was a couple of doors down and the phrase 'Pizza and a movie' became common. Good times.

    Joe Shlabotnik

    9 Nov 21 at 2:37 am

  2. The white building at the end of this used to be or so I remember was Barkoot's Karate School back in the early to mid 1960's. It was run by Ronnie Barkoot...don't know though how long it lasted before he moved, or he may have kept it as such through the late 60's...but not sure. Devine is changing bit by bit and the old buildings are being torn down or re-purposed.

    Db

    9 Nov 21 at 5:35 pm

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