Friday, September 30, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
On Monday, November 12, 1956, Belk ushered in the new era of retailing with the grand opening of their newly renovated downtown store. $4 million dollars bought an extensive face-lift and an expansion that added over 200,000 square feet of new space. Included in the expansion was a new state of the art cafeteria in the basement and a new lunch counter on the mezzanine level. These great ads are from the opening week.
Located at the current spot of the Selwyn Ave Pub, Pachi's opened in May of 1989. Run by L.A. "Pachi" Diaz and his brothers Rick and Vince, Pachi's specialized in authentic Cuban cuisine. Cuban standards such as shredded flank steak, marinated swordfish, and roast pork shared the menu with unique Cuban offerings such as a Cuban oyster dish called Oyster Tente. Unfortunately, Pachi's would prove to be short-lived.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Astute reader Rick Fisher notes there is a Tanner's in Greenville, SC that has been there since 1943. Officially named "Tanner's Big Orange", there must be a connection to the fabled Tanner's that was in downtown Charlotte for decades (see original post here). Thinking there must have been a franchise awarded to this Greenville location in the '40's. Anyone know?