Lowell Sun Photography Collection

Chevy's

Chevy's Bel Air Cafe was an establishment located at 5 East Merrimack Street that had a 1950s theme and offered regular musical performances in the 1980s.


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Chevy1

Title: Billy's Brookside Cafe
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: Billy's Brookside Cafe, Gorham Street
Date: 6/23/1981

 

Chevy3

Title: Chevy's Construction
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Chevy's construction crew worker, Colin Wilcox (Billerica), works on scraping off old paint from brick area of the side street facade in preparation for the new style facade to be put in place
Date: 7/29/1987

 

Chevy5

Title: Chevy's Models
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Cheryl Martel walks out as other models standby
Date: 8/26/1986

 

Chevy7

Title: Enjoying Chevy's Party
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: From left to right, Steve Bissett (Billerica), Denise Montbleau  Jim Gettings, Kevin Gettings, and Terry Mailloux (all of Lowell) enjoy a night out at Chevy's
Date: 4/20/1988

 

Chevy10

Title: Grand Opening Bar Detail
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Sports Bar detail
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy12

Title: Ready to Revve
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: Chevy's Lisa Mollgi of Lowell
Date: 4/23/1988

 

Chevy14

Title: Sports Bar Grand Opening [2]
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Sports Bar Grand Opening night
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy16

Title: Tijuana Beach Club Grand Opening
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Margaret Miller of Lowell dances at Chevy's Tijuana Beach Club opening
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy18

Title: "Think"
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Women dancing to the song, Think, from the Blues Brothers film. In front: Tracy Elkins, Jennifer Grimaldi, and Karen LeBlanc.
Date: 2/4/1996

 

Chevy20

Title: Chatting at the Opening of the 50s Club
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Having a chat at the opening of the 50s Club. From left to right, Cathy Flodin of Lowell, and Heather Urguhart and Lisa Stanley of Billerica
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy22

Title: Helping with Food
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Patti Charier helps out Rudolphe Bacon with his food
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy24

Title: Outside of Chevy's
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Outside Photograph of Chevy's on East Merrimack Street
Date: 1/30/1986

 

Chevy26

Title: Sports Bar Grand Opening [4]
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Sports Bar Grand Opening night
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy2

Title: Billy's Brookside Cafe
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Bob Villare and Steve Pierro pick up some champagne from Tom Kennedy
Date: 3/4/1987

 

Chevy4

Title: Chevy's Frame and Romanowsky
Photographer: Bill Bridgeford
Description: Chevy's owners Mr. and Mrs. James Frame (left) sit with Dr. and Mrs. Mark Romanowsky
Date: 6/9/unknown

 

Chevy6

Title: Chevy's
Photographer: Wallace
Description: Close up up Chevy's building
Date: 1/30/1986

 

Chevy8

Title: Enjoying The Belmonts
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Enjoying the Belmonts are from left to right, Kathy Moloney (Lowell), Gail Morrissette, Anita Gavmond, Janet McGovern, and Jeanne Buote (all of Dracut)
Date: 4/23/1986

 

Chevy11

Title: Helping themselves to food
Photographer: Mike Pidgeon
Description: Arlene and Lisa Labbe of Lowell help themselves to food in Chevy's new room
Date: 4/20/1988

 

Chevy13

Title: Sports Bar Grand Opening
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Sports Bar Grand Opening night
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy15

Title: Sports Bar Grand Opening [3]
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Sports Bar Grand Opening night
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy17

Title: Tijuana Beach Club Grand Opening [2]
Photographer: Bob Whittaker
Description: Inga Rosen dances at Chevy's Tijuana Beach Club Grand Opening
Date: 9/19/1990

 

Chevy19

Title: 1955 Chevy Convertible
Photographer: David Brow
Description: 1955 Chevy Convertible at Chevy's Bar
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy21

Title: Friends Get Together
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Friends (left to right), Roger Gauthier (Lowell), Patty Galante (Woburn), Peggy Farrell (Nashua), and Lorraine Gauthier-Wasylak (Dracut) get together for some food at Chevy's
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy23

Title: Looking over the Bike
Photographer: David Brow
Description: John Ryder (Lowell), Ray Norton (Lowell) and Brian Haakenstad (Westford) look over a bike at Chevy's
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy25

Title: People in Line at Chevy's
Photographer: David Brow
Description: Patrons waiting in line for food at Chevy's
Date: 2/4/1986

 

Chevy28

Title: Waitress serving at Chevy's
Photographer: Waitress, Julie Maille, serves Charlie and Brenda McDowell of Lowell
Description: Inga Rosen dances at Chevy's Tijuana Beach Club Grand Opening
Date: 3/4/1987