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If you're gonna get gunned down, you might as well get gunned down in front of a swell looking joint.


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Mean Streets

The Hawthorne Hotel

On September 20, 1926, the most spectacular attempted Mob "hit" in Beer Wars, and perhaps in all criminal! History occurred at the Hawthorne Hotel in Cicero, Illinois.

Hymie Weiss, de facto leader of the Chicago North Side Gang, sought revenge for the murder of his former boss, "Deanie" O'Banion, by hired gunmen of South Side Gang boss, Al Capone. A lone automobile drove past the Hawthorne's restaurant, either firing blanks or into the air with the expectation that a curious Capone would come to the windows. He did.

Then a cavalcade of cars crammed with criminals began to roll by in stately procession, unloading hundreds of Tommy Gun and pump shotgun shells through the windows and doors. Capone's bodyguard instantly knocked his boss to the floor, and covered him with his own body as the entire Hawthorne Inn came apart around and above them.

Three civilians were wounded on the street (Big Al paid their bills), but neither "The Big Fellow" nor anyone else was killed.

Not for three more weeks, anyway, when Hymie was shot to pieces crossing the street from Mass at Holy Name Cathedral towards his late pal "Deanies" flower shop.

And the price of beer kept going up…

The Hawthorne Inn

The Hawthorne Inn

Now, you can add this landmark of ill fame to your Pulp City layout for only $10.00 USD as a PDF delivered by email. As an easy-to-assemble cardstock model, this authentic rendering of the Hawthorne Hotel/Inn is detailed down to the correct brick color and pattern.

Joining the already available models of the SMC Cartage Garage, Schofield's Flower Shop, and Holy Name Cathedral as part of the collection of historical buildings associated with Chicago in the 1920s, they form portions of Mean Streets, the largest, best-looking, and most affordable such range on the market. For Pulp Fiction to Gangster, PI, and even Cthulhoid Horror games, no more complete product line will be found.

Get it yourself here.

Text edited by Personal logo Editor Dianna The Editor of TMP
Graphics edited by Editor Hebber
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