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Even looking south on Lake Street seemed lonely. The sandy sidewalks made us feel like we were nowhere near the formerly bustling—but still sizeable—Gary, the mighty industrial powerhouse of the Calumet Region.
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He spoke positively of Flamingo Pizza. Flamingo opened farther south at 42nd and Broadway in Reallt inthen moved a few times before landing in Miller in the s. It is the oldest surviving pizzeria in Gary and probably the state.
Sam said they made a pretty good pizza. It was matter of fact.