QUESTION OF THE DAY

“In the late 60’s I remember a restaurant that I thought was called the “Fire House” on Chapala and Carrillo Streets where the muffler shop is today (next to Shell gas station.) We could slide down the fire pole from the 2nd floor.  Anybody remember it?
– Kiana”

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9 Responses to QUESTION OF THE DAY

  1. Peter says:

    Yes! I remember that place….especially the fire pole!

  2. Jim says:

    Originally Fire Station 1 it was south of the muffler shop ( now Fire Headquarters ) and was torn down years ago for fire station driveway and parking. When the new fire station was built on Carrillo it became the Sears Auto Service Center until they moved the main store from 1221 State to La Cumbre in 1967. It was the restaurant after that.

  3. Linda says:

    Sure do remember!! Ahh the good ole days❤️

  4. Theresa S Utterback says:

    It was a favorite for the attorneys I worked for in 1969-1972 they had an office at 15 West Carrillo.

  5. Steve H says:

    I took a girl named Wendy there on a date. So that would’ve been 1970 or 1971. And yes, we slid down the pole! When it turned into a muffler shop, their slogan was “No pipe too tight. No muff too tuff.” Ha! Not PC.

  6. David Short says:

    The Fire House was started by Mike Miller after he and Kent Newell (two former Gaucho fraternity brothers) closed the Brothers’ Galley on Hollister in Goleta. Kent opened the Barbary Cove in Goleta and Mike moved to the Fire house. Neither lasted too long and both left town.

  7. LizW says:

    Went there as a kid. I recall the food was nothing special, but loved sliding down the fire pole. They would sound the alarm when it was pole time and we would run up the stairs. Between the noise complaints and liability it could not exist today.

  8. pamela geremia says:

    sure do. it was so much fun.

  9. pamela geremia says:

    Yes, it was so much fun

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