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#TBT: The Last Exit on Brooklyn! This #UDistrict legend opened in 1967 by Irv Cisski was one of the 1st espresso cafes in the country & in #Seattle (after #CafeAllegro), helping establish local coffee culture & playing a central role in our counterculture history, with its diverse cross-section of students, artists, radicals, hippies & advanced Go & chess players-including WA AG (the G is for Gangsta) Bob Ferguson! State chess champs Viktors Pupols & Jim McCormick were longtime regulars, & 4-time US champ Yasser Seirawan learned & mastered the game at #TheLastExit. Irv said he wanted to "create a haven where students & the benign crazies" were welcome & where "everyone felt equal & there were no sacred cows." Art lined the walls of the Exit (called “The Zit” by some regulars) & hosted some of the longest-running music & poetry open mics & many spontaneous jam sessions. The original place on Brooklyn was huge: lined w/marble tables made out of old stall dividers from King County Courthouse bathrooms, & the table legs were truck differentials. Bob spent much of his youth at the Exit, honing the chess chops that led him to becoming a 2-time state champ. I met up with Bob as he returned to the original Exit after many years. The building is still there, the exterior looks much the same (minus the famous #LastExit sign & old multi-pane windows- through which Bob recalled someone threw a chess board or chess clock & got banned for life). We went in & Bob gave me a walk thru based on his memories of the old layout, i.e. where the coffee bar, table area, & food counter was (Bob liked the famous, huge PB&J sandwich for 99cents). "I started coming when I was about 12, in 1977. Then I was playing chess full time, 7 days a week, eating my meals here for a full year, pretty much every day after high school. But then even as a #UW student I would come here a lot. It was a fascinating place."...Read the full description on the VS Facebook page, & share yr memories too! #throwbackthursday #throwback #lastexitonbrooklyn #chess #IrvCisski #seattlecoffee #seattlehistory #thisplacematters #seattlelandmark #oldseattle #universitydistrict #BobFerguson #BobSelfie #vanishingseattle

dito ay disyerto at jan ay yelo, dito ay umaga at jan ay gabi, magkabilang mundo man tayo, balang araw magkakasama din tayo.... miss you anak ko #motherdaugther #dubai #lastexit #yellowstone #mammothhotspring

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‏لبييهہ يلي تسگن عروق مغليگ
‏ولبى عيونگ والحلآ في عيونگ ‏
‏يفز قلبي گل مآحل طآريگ
مدري عذآب آلعشق ولآ جنونگ

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مبروك الإفتتاح صديقي محمد بالكوس والف مبروك هذا التشريف بصاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم..
كافيه مختلف وفريد في الفكرة وموقعه في #LastExit @saddledubai

An amazing concept 👌#lastexit #meraas

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waiting for you mi amore @moya.glenn 😊😘 happy 3rd ☺️ #lastexit #abudhabi #dubai

@Regrann from @vanishingseattle - #TBT: The Last Exit on Brooklyn! This #UDistrict legend opened in 1967 by Irv Cisski was one of the 1st espresso cafes in the country & in #Seattle (after #CafeAllegro), helping establish local coffee culture & playing a central role in our counterculture history, with its diverse cross-section of students, artists, radicals, hippies & advanced Go & chess players-including WA AG (the G is for Gangsta) Bob Ferguson! State chess champs Viktors Pupols & Jim McCormick were longtime regulars, & 4-time US champ Yasser Seirawan learned & mastered the game at #TheLastExit. Irv said he wanted to "create a haven where students & the benign crazies" were welcome & where "everyone felt equal & there were no sacred cows." Art lined the walls of the Exit (called “The Zit” by some regulars) & hosted some of the longest-running music & poetry open mics & many spontaneous jam sessions. The original place on Brooklyn was huge: lined w/marble tables made out of old stall dividers from King County Courthouse bathrooms, & the table legs were truck differentials. Bob spent much of his youth at the Exit, honing the chess chops that led him to becoming a 2-time state champ. I met up with Bob as he returned to the original Exit after many years. The building is still there, the exterior looks much the same (minus the famous #LastExit sign & old multi-pane windows- through which Bob recalled someone threw a chess board or chess clock & got banned for life). We went in & Bob gave me a walk thru based on his memories of the old layout, i.e. where the coffee bar, table area, & food counter was (Bob liked the famous, huge PB&J sandwich for 99cents). "I started coming when I was about 12, in 1977. Then I was playing chess full time, 7 days a week, eating my meals here for a full year, pretty much every day after high school. But then even as a #UW student I would come here a lot. It was a fascinating place."...Read the full description on the VS Facebook page, & share yr memories too! #throwbackthursday #throwback #lastexitonbrooklyn #chess #IrvCisski #seattlecoffee #seattlehistory #thisplacematters #seattlelandmark #oldseattle #universitydistrict #BobFergu

#TBT: The Last Exit on Brooklyn! This #UDistrict legend opened in 1967 by Irv Cisski was one of the 1st espresso cafes in the country & in #Seattle (after #CafeAllegro), helping establish local coffee culture & playing a central role in our counterculture history, with its diverse cross-section of students, artists, radicals, hippies & advanced Go & chess players-including WA AG (the G is for Gangsta) Bob Ferguson! State chess champs Viktors Pupols & Jim McCormick were longtime regulars, & 4-time US champ Yasser Seirawan learned & mastered the game at #TheLastExit. Irv said he wanted to "create a haven where students & the benign crazies" were welcome & where "everyone felt equal & there were no sacred cows." Art lined the walls of the Exit (called “The Zit” by some regulars) & hosted some of the longest-running music & poetry open mics & many spontaneous jam sessions. The original place on Brooklyn was huge: lined w/marble tables made out of old stall dividers from King County Courthouse bathrooms, & the table legs were truck differentials. Bob spent much of his youth at the Exit, honing the chess chops that led him to becoming a 2-time state champ. I met up with Bob as he returned to the original Exit after many years. The building is still there, the exterior looks much the same (minus the famous #LastExit sign & old multi-pane windows- through which Bob recalled someone threw a chess board or chess clock & got banned for life). We went in & Bob gave me a walk thru based on his memories of the old layout, i.e. where the coffee bar, table area, & food counter was (Bob liked the famous, huge PB&J sandwich for 99cents). "I started coming when I was about 12, in 1977. Then I was playing chess full time, 7 days a week, eating my meals here for a full year, pretty much every day after high school. But then even as a #UW student I would come here a lot. It was a fascinating place."...Read the full description on the VS Facebook page, & share yr memories too! #throwbackthursday #throwback #lastexitonbrooklyn #chess #IrvCisski #seattlecoffee #seattlehistory #thisplacematters #seattlelandmark #oldseattle #universitydistrict #BobFerguson #BobSelfie #vanishingseattle

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