Church Street Station marketing pieces were always classy, informative and exciting!
These are a few samples of marketing pieces — some mailers, some free to take home to share with friends and family or keep as souvenirs.
This post card features Rosie O’Grady’s Singing Waiters who, in addition to participating in the patriotic grand finale and performing the Rosie O’Grady’s welcome song before every show, would drop what they were doing and who they were serving and grab their trays to accentuate the grand entrance of Rosie’s Red Hot Mama Ruth Crews.
This photo was from Rosie’s heydays when there was “sawdust” on the floor like in the olden days and standing room only above and below with people lining the 2nd floor balcony and the filling the antique
benches pulled from an old train station. Rosie’s served alcoholic beverages but it was a place where folks from newborns to almost-gones could have a rousing good time.
In this photo you can see the brass fireman’s pole in the middle of the stage. Most of the band members would make their entrance each show by taking the fireman’s pole from the top floor. The can can girls also arrived via this mode of transport. If you look closely you can see the large mirror behind the west bar – painted with the names and likenesses of specialty drinks.
LISTEN to Rosie O’Grady’s Waiters’ Welcome
Words and music by Bill Allred. Permission granted.
We’d like to welcome everybody to Rosie O’Grady’s, the place where all the good times are!
You can forget about your taxes, the weather, the wars, and leave your other cares and woes outside our swinging doors.
Welcome everybody to Rosie O’Grady’s, come in and belly up to the bar.
And if you do, it won’t be long before you see why, we’re rated up there with the flag and mom’s apple pie!
Welcome everybody to Rosie O’Grady’s, the place where all the good times are!
Sung by Rosie O’Grady’s singing waiters, this was the first song performed each night, and every word was true!
Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band postcard circa 1981
Read more about Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Jazz Band
Bill White came to Rosie O’Grady’s Good Time Emporium after Spatz Donovan made his exit.
Bill had worked with many bands before coming to Rosie’s and was well known for his Louis Armstrong tribute.
Bill passed away several years ago and his obituary can be found at EpochLegacies.org
Peruse all the images, links, and documents under attachments below for more information on these marketing items.
Four page pamphlet for tour group operators listing show times, prices, discounts, etc.
The Good Time Gazette was available at all Church Street locations for tourists and locals to take home with them as a souvenir and a reminder of why they want to come back again. During Church Street Station's golden years thousands of these Gazettes traveled from Orlando back home to all parts of the state, the country and the world!
This eight page newspaper gives in-depth info on the entertainers like Mother's Choice, Rosie's Dixieland Jazz Band, Red Hot Mama Miss Ruth Crews, and more. The Gazette also provides information and history of the entertainment and dining venues found at Church Street Station and highlights other interests like Rosie O'Grady's Flying Circus that includes skywriter bi-planes and hot air balloons!
Page three in the gazette features Apple Annie's Courtyard and the group Mother's Choice who performed folk and bluegrass favorites at Apple Annie's six nights a week.
Page seven in the Gazette features Rosie 'Grady's Flying Circus, the American Dream balloon and Rosie's skywriters.
Venue and show times card provided guests upon arrival at ticket window.
Inside provided list of upcoming events. This example promotes: Salt and Pepper Television's filming of "Church Street Station" August 29-September 12 in the Cheyenne Saloon; Mack Vickery at the Cheyenne Saloon September 13 and 14; Buccaneer Day, September 23; Oktoberfest Street Party, September 23, 24, 25; Burrito Brothers at the Cheyenne Saloon, September 26 and 27; Italian Street Party, October 14, 15,16, and Razzy Bailey at the Cheyenne Saloon, October 24 and 25.
Church Street Station Good Times Gazette from November 1985 announces the grand opening of the "Cuisine Des Chef's Morning Glory Bakery" in the Bumby Arcade.
The calendar for November and December 1985 include: Opening of the Bumby Arcade and Grand Opening of the Morning Glory Bakery on November 15; Lighting of the great American Christmas tree, December 12; the Night Before Citrus Street Party, December 27; the Boola Bowl Pep Rally and Post Game Party, December 28, and New Year's Eve Street Party, December 31.
The eight page full color newspaper features photos and information on all of Church Street Station's most well know entertainers and destinations.