Sunday, June 30, 2013

Cajun Queen 1985

Some nice ads (including a menu peek) of the early days of the Cajun Queen from 1985.

Village Tavern

Early '90's ad

1983 ad

1989 interior shot

1992 ad

1994 interior shot

Hard to believe the Village Tavern's Charlotte location has been in business for over 30 years. Based out of Winston-Salem, the chain of three has expanded over the years into 11 locations spanning 4 states. The Southpark location holds a special place with Charlotte diners. Hidden in the Rotunda Building, it is South Charlotte's oldest restaurant and is a model for consistency and tradition.

Clark's Discount Department Store - Amity Gardens Shopping Center - 1962

Great shot of the lunch counter inside Clark's at the Amity Gardens Shopping Center. Clark's was a grocery, drug, sundries, and department store that had a huge dining area. In 1972, it was bought out by Cook's which would eventually close in early 1975. This lunch counter image is from 1962.