Re:Sad Day in NEPA/Temporary I Hope
The sign in Tony's window has been changed from "closed - temporarily (we hope)" to "closed - sorry" and there was a quick blurb in the Citizen's Voice that Tony's is now officially closed.
Joe - I didn't know what happened - and I'm very sorry to hear about Julie. I hope she makes a full recovery and that she and Jimmy enjoy a nice long well-earned retirement. They worked very hard over the years to create a true "gem" with some very innovative and comforting sandwiches/breakfasts. In many ways, it was the Italian sandwich place I had been searching many years for -- and it was only five miles from my house. I always knew it was too good to be true, and sadly now that is the case. I thought their son (who helped out on Saturdays) might take over - but I don't think anyone other than Jimmy ever truly operated that grill - and let's face it -- it's a lot of work.
A change a few years back to my work schedule didn't allow me to get to lunch until after Tony's closed (2pm) - so I hadn't been there much at all. I always told them how I wish I would come more often - and they were always friendly and understanding about it.
While there was plenty of in-your-face politics (like that defaced Obama cutout)-- which could have ticked off half of his potential customers -- there was something so charming about the place that even the most opposed left with a smile and happy tummy.
What memories. The end of an era.