Main St., No., 1423 and 1431 – Nihan and Martin, Jungle Jim’s

From 1927 – 1929, 1423 No. Main St. was owned by Simon Prescription Drug Co. then in 1930 was owned by Nihan and Niemeter Prescription Drug Co.. By 1935, Nihan continued and Niemeyer did not, but Martin was a new partner/owner.

Nihan & Martin owned 1423 from 1930 – 1986.

 

Nihan & Martin - 1     1960 high school yearbook sponsor ad

Nihan and Martin - 2 cr   The light brown building is 1431 N. Main St.; .

Source of photo: Jan Carter,  June 2011

By 1977 Jim Vitale operated Jungle Jim’s Oyster Bar and Restaurant at 1431 N. Main. In about 1987, Jim Vitale owned both and in 1990 operated 1423 and 1431 No. Main St. as one restaurant.

Nihan & Martin - 3 J J

Source: Rockford Register Star Sept. 8, 1977, article continues below.

Nihan and Martin = 4 J J

Source of above: Rockford Register Star Sept. 18, 1977

Nihan and Martin - 5 J J

This post is the first 63 years of history at the address.

 

 

 

Jungle Jim’s Restaurant – 1977

Jungle Jim's - 1

Source: Rockford Register Star Sept 18, 1977

Jungle Jim's 2

Source: Rockford Register Star Sept. 18, 1977

Jungle Jim's - 3

 

Vitale, Jimmy and Angela Farrar – 1998

 

 

Vitale, Jim wed 1

Vital Jim wed 2

Source:  Rockford Register Star 7/17/1998

Main St., North, 1442

1937-1963

Albert Saur, tavern, Northern Star Tap Room Tavern

1442 No. Main St.

Source: 1937 – 1963 Rockford City Directories

 

1964 & 1965 (Later moved across the street

The Stardust Lounge (Ronald Minnihan, owner)

1442 No. Main St.

Source, 1964, 1965 Rockford City Directories

 

1966 – 1977 Vacant

1442 No. Main St.

Source: 1966 – 1977 Rockford City Directories

 

1978 – 1982

Jungle Jim’s (Jim Vitale, owner)

1442 No. Main St.

Source: 1978 – 1982 Rockford City Directories

 

1982 – 1997

Joel’s Jungle Jim’s (Joel Kaplan, owner)

1442 No. Main St.

Source: 1983 – 1997 Rockford City Directories

 

2010 – 2011

Vacant

(Altamore Financial Corporation, owners)

1442 No. Main St.

Source: 2000 – 2011 Rockford City Directories

 

2011 – 2012

Vacant

(GNI of Auburn LLC, since April 2012, owner)

Source: RockfordTownshipAssessor.net