In this 2005 interview, Nancilee McCormack, a resident of the westside of Cleveland since 1966, talks about moving to Cleveland from southern Ohio as a young woman and working for 40 years as a waitress in a number of well-known and not so well known bars and restaurants of Downtown and the west side of Cleveland, including Tony's Diner and the "infamous" Egg Palace. She recounts stories of shopping in Downtown Cleveland with a friend and their children in the 1970s and 1980s before the last of the large retail stores left Downtown. She also talks about her work as a member of the West Clinton Block Watch and, most recently, as an employee of the Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Association. In connection with her current employment, she talks about a number of project sponsored by the Association to promote the neighborhood community.


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McCormack, Nancilee (interviewee)


Souther, Mark (interviewer)


Detroit Shoreway



Document Type

Oral History


76 minutes

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