Sunday, August 19, 2012

Early 1970's

Krispy Kreme at Independence and Hawthorne

Lunch counter at the downtown Belk's

Oakhurst Country Club

Oakhurst Country Club

The Penguin on Thomas Ave (during bleaker times)

Downtown Matthews

Queen's Restaurant at 235 S Tryon St

S&W's "Silver Grill" at Charlottetown Mall

A fascinating early-70's photo essay of various Charlotte eateries. Some are unknown while others are labeled. An interesting look back from 40 years ago.


  1. I've been hearing a lot about Pop's Grill in my work for the Matthews Heritage Museum. I've added a note about this post on their Facebook page; perhaps someone will come over here and fill in some of the story about why it is so fondly remembered there.

  2. Thank you for sharing! You cannot imagine my amazement that while looking for old charlotte photos - I came across photo #2 and is my Paw Paw (Robert Elder - owned Elders Supermarket on Monroe Road). I believe this picture was taken at Oakhurst Country Club. Again...thanks