It was a different kind of good time on Chippewa Street when this photo of the Root Building was taken in 1983.
According to the signage on the building, Radice’s offered go-go girls and topless exotic entertainment nightly.
The black and yellow building to the left was the home of the Fisherman’s Wharf, which made Radice’s look like the Yankee Doodle Room at AM&A’s.
The old Fisherman’s Wharf building was torn down and Soho is now in its place. Emerson Commons, the cafeteria run by Buffalo high school students, is in the place of Radice’s.