Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Barclay Cafeteria - 1968

Super 1968 ad for the Barclay Cafeteria on Independence Blvd. Original post here.

Welcome Soldier!

From a booklet called "Welcome Soldier! to Charlotte, North Carolina" comes this list of restaurants from 1942. The booklet was given to visiting soldiers during WWII and contained helpful info about Charlotte and things to do while in town. Great look at the dining scene in the Charlotte 1940's.

Booklet cover

First page of booklet

The Penguin - Pt II

The Penguin's website features this great shot from the early days. Click here for the original Penguin post. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

La Roma Ristoranti

La Roma Ristoranti was a popular Italian restaurant located on the corner of West Blvd and Remount Rd. Diners were promised a true "Little Italy" experience. Its heyday was during the late-1960's. The restaurant was destroyed in an arson-related fire in October 1975.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Myers Park Pharmacy

A look back to 1930 and an interesting ad from the Myers Park Pharmacy promoting their "delightful Sodas and Sandwiches". Up until the late 1990's, the drugstore lunch counter was a popular Charlotte eating spot. Back in 1930, you could also go next door and putt a few holes, too.

Stamey's - Pt II

From March 30, 1984 comes a nice article detailing the closing of Stamey's -- a downtown fixture for decades. Click here for the original post.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Kofinas Snack Bar - Pt II

Great article from when Kofinas Snack Bar closed in December 1981. Click here for the original Kofinas post.

Hearth and Embers Restaurant

Nice 1960's interior shot of the Hearth and Embers Restaurant that was located inside the Manger Motor Inn at N. Tryon and 10th St. Click here for a 1970's interior shot.