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1963 - the Carousel Lounge and Restaurant (later Trader Johns) at 12001 NW 27 Avenue, Dade County
1963

1963 - the Carousel Lounge and Restaurant (later Trader John's) at 12001 NW 27 Avenue, Dade County

12001 NW 27 Avenue, Dade County


I don't know if this was a girlie place back in 1963 because I was too young. It was named Trader John's in the early 1970s when I saw the beautiful porn film star Marilyn Chambers dance there. Marilyn Chambers passed away on April 12, 2009 in Santa Clarita at the age of 56.

It is now called Club Rollies or something similar.


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Guest 24-Feb-2012 22:33
Could be wrong, but it seems to me that in 1950-51-52 it was known as "The Jet."
Anybody remember the Jet? It may not have been in this same building as the Carosel, but it was in that same area. The building looks the same. I think the Jet got it's name from the Opa-Locka Airport because the Marine and Navy air wings were still operating there. ("Master's Field," and "Mainside.")
dino sclafani 28-Jun-2010 21:35
my name is Dino,i lived in Trader Johns and would drive back and forth in the early 60s between T.JS nd the Climax,the bouncer at the climax was called Billy,they collected $1 dollar to get in the 60S then finally $5 bucks later in 70s the bosses were Stan / joe,Stans mom Rose would always be out side collecting the money,she was a great lady.but i always thought that Trader Johns was in Hialeah on east 57/58 st and east 4 ave?It was all fixed up with tikis and grass cloth on all the walls,had a pool table there,lost a lot. across the street almost from Trader Johns and north a little was Mintons dump.those were the days ,if you went to the climax im sure you know me.
Guest 28-Jul-2009 05:10
OMG That was the greatest place First bar I used a fake ID to get intoand I was scared to death because I was 18 ,looked 11 and the ID said I was 25. Those were awesome days. Do you remember two girls named Peaches and Cookie? The house band was Birds??? The memory is the first to go. Thanks ,Trader John's ...OMG
Guest 23-Jan-2008 17:43
Since there was a shooting,(very rare in those days), at Trader John's, the management changed the name of the club to The Climax.
Ray 17-Oct-2007 02:17
That A&W you mentioned may still be there. There's a place that's an outdoor restaurant and they feature A&W. It would be a few blocks south of this picture, on the east side of 27 Ave, across from what's now Miami Dade College. It looks like it could date from the 1950s. I've had lunch there a few times in the last year or two.
Joanne 01-Aug-2007 23:47
I snuck out my bedroom window to go to Trader John's with my neighbor who was a Carhop at the A&W just up the street 1965
Guest 25-Jul-2007 17:17
Yep. It was "Trader John's" - the scene of my first use of counterfeit I.D. A successful adventure, albeit somewhat scary. Ordered a (ugh) "7 & 7", just because I thought it sounded like I knew what I was doing! I think I had two drinks, but I was so uncomfortable trying to "look older" that I left after that.
Jeff 13-Jul-2007 03:38
Wasn't this Trader John's or Trader Vic's back in the 60's?
Don Boyd28-Jun-2007 22:48
Thanks again Martha for keeping me straight. : ) Someone has to know what it was in the early 70's because I know it wasn't the Carousel at that time. Don
Guest 28-Jun-2007 22:42
the Bushwacker Lounge was off of Douglas Road (SW 37th Ave) near the Old Colleseum