The Green Lantern is a popular name for coffee shops and good old fashioned restaurants in many places.
The Green Lantern Restaurant in London, Ontario on the southeast corner of Hamilton Road and Adelaide Street might have first caught my eye from the Hamilton Road bus in 1961-62 on one of my very occasional visits to the doctor. Being a fan of Green Lantern from the comics, the sign attracted me. The restaurant evidently dated back to the 1920's in that location.
I would eventually find that it was just a good old-fashioned diner serving traditional comfort food. Around 1990 its original location was redeveloped into a strip mall but the restaurant reopened in that same strip mall. While it lost some of its charm, it still retained proper low counter and booth seating. Several fabulous pictures of the location circa 1920 featuring young boys also made their appearance on the wall when it reopened.
Two or so years ago though, it was forced from its lease on Hamilton Road at Adelaide and had to relocate to Commissioners Road at Adelaide. I'm afraid it may have thus lost even more of its charm since the new location was previously a bar. For one thing, I don't believe it features proper low counter with stool seating at the new location. It still gets very good reviews on Urbanspoon and TripAdvisor though. I'll have to try it again on my next visit to London.
Can anyone else tell us about their local Green Lanterns?
post edited by Hepcat - 2012/09/29 09:31:16