In 1950, my dad graduated from pharmacy school and purchased Castellano Pharmacy from Tony Castellano on the west side of Chicago. The entire neighborhood was Italian immigrants(business and residential). My dad’s drug store was located on the corner of Kedzie and Harrison. On the Kedzie side was Joe the Barber (neighborhood bookie) and Fontino the butcher. On the Harrison side was was Mary Fosco’s Tavern, Joe Izzo the undertaker, and an unnamed pizza parlor(where I experienced my first pizza). Unfortunately, some time in the mid 50’s the pizza parlor what shut down by the cops who caught the owners smuggling drugs out in their pizzas (true story).