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stanpnepa

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  • Location: Wyoming (Scranton/Wi, PA
Zinn's RIP Wed, 08/20/03 1:53 PM (permalink)
A PA Dutch Tradition has closed. It was always a great stop for Shoo Fly pie after a day of antique shopping in Ephrata. For one last look...

http://www.zinnsdiner.com/

 
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    Oneiron339

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    • Location: Marietta, GA
    RE: Zinn's RIP Wed, 08/20/03 2:13 PM (permalink)
    A sad day for roadfooders everywhere, another icon gone. It was one of the first places along the first limited access highway in the country - the PA Turnpike. What will become of Amos the statue?
     
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      wanderingjew

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      RE: Zinn's RIP Wed, 08/20/03 2:20 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by oneiron339

      What will become of Amos the statue?


      It will probably be replaced by "Big Boy" the statue
       
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        mek

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        • Location: Baltimore, MD
        RE: Zinn's RIP Wed, 08/20/03 3:19 PM (permalink)
        A sad day, indeed.
         
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          John from Pa.

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          • Location: Hatboro area, PA
          RE: Zinn's RIP Thu, 08/28/03 7:44 AM (permalink)
          I'm shocked to read this! Zinns is a real tradition in Pa, somehow I missed it was closing. It was one of the few "Pa Dutch" landmark restaurants in central Pa open on Sunday, too!
           
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            i95

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            • Location: Sin City, VA
            RE: Zinn's RIP Thu, 08/28/03 11:06 AM (permalink)
            Anyone know WHY Zinn's is closing??
             
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              wanderingjew

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              RE: Zinn's RIP Thu, 08/28/03 11:17 AM (permalink)
              quote:
              Originally posted by I95

              Anyone know WHY Zinn's is closing??


              Sad to say, I don't know the actual reason, but it is most likely to make room for Applebees, Burger King, White Castle, TGI Fridays, Waffle House Etc. Truth of the matter is they probably couldn't compete and were not getting enough business. For example when I was at Haag's Hotel on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at the peak of lunch hour, there were maybe two other tables that were occupied. The rest of the place was empty with the exception of a couple of people at the bar....Very sad
               
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                i95

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                RE: Zinn's RIP Thu, 08/28/03 12:29 PM (permalink)
                That's it. It's official. Human evolution has maxed-out. We are, indeed, plummeting downhill and backwards on the roller coaster of life.
                 
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                  Craig328

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                  • Location: Palm Beach, FL, FL
                  RE: Zinn's RIP Thu, 08/28/03 12:30 PM (permalink)
                  I read an article that Zinn's was purchased by another eatery and will be reopening soon under a new name and management. Zinn's held a special place for me as the location I frequently used to take my first wife before we we're married; her parents living nearby. Sadly Zinn's Amish flair wasn't enough to keep the diner financially sound and better Amish styled cooking could be easily found nearby at the Akron Diner. Amos the Amish statue in from of Zinn's will be reportedly donated to a local museum and the adjacent recreation park & ball fields will be leased to the Town of Ephrata.
                   
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                    jmcalinney

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                    • Location: West Chester, PA
                    RE: Zinn's RIP Tue, 11/11/03 3:28 PM (permalink)
                    Does anyone know who supplied Zinn's with their shoo fly pie? I've heard it was a bakery somewhere in Lancaster. Zinn's had the best shoo fly pie and I'd like to find out where I can get it now that they're gone.
                     
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                      Edwaste

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                      • Location: Milford, CT
                      RE: Zinn's RIP Wed, 11/19/03 8:57 PM (permalink)
                      Dutch Haven Shoo-Fly Pie Bakery
                      2857 Lincoln Hwy E # A
                      Ronks, PA 17572-9607
                      Phone:(717)687-7611
                       
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                        Edwaste

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                        • Location: Milford, CT
                         
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                          Craig328

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                          RE: Zinn's RIP Fri, 12/5/03 9:27 AM (permalink)
                          The former Zinn's Diner has been sold again the second time in three months. According to this article in the Ephrata Review http://www.ephratareview.com/articles/590.shtm the current owners Lyndon Diner of Denver, PA sold the landmark to a Greek/New Jersey native. Plans include major renovations. Amos the famous statue which stood in front of the diner had been moved to Heritage Center Museum in Lancaster, PA and not the Henry Ford Museum as previously reported.
                           
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