As usual, an excellent article, Frank. This particular Streetwise has some real significance for me and my life in The City.
The photo of the Paramount Theater you chose shows Dad's cigar store, which is sandwiched between the theater and Atlas Luggage shop. Unfortunately the awning was down, but there was a painted sign that was often visible - "J & L Cigar Store" (short for "Joseph & Lorraine", my parent's names). I remember when we were kids going downtown to see Dad and if one (or all) of us got in his way, he would send us next door to go see a movie. hahaha