OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS

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ROSANNE
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2012/10/05 00:06:06
A 96 YEAR OLD PHARMACY HAS AN AMAZING SODA FOUNTIAN GREAT HOMEMADE CHICKEN SALAD PIMENTO CHEESE TO NAME A FEW. THEY ALSO MAKE MILKSHAKES ANY FLAVOR CHERRY COKE VANILLA COKE ROOT BEER FLOATS , YUM!! downtown commerce ga. commerce drug.
catosaurus
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 10:27:58
Watson's in old town Orange, California has been around for more than 100 years, and serves up some mean fountain treats.  Check them out at:
 
http://watsonsdrugs.com
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 11:48:13
Yes! Great idea for a thread! We need to know where these gems are! This topic though should be moved to the Ice Cream and Custards forum.
 
The last one I know was Cairncross Chemists in downtown London, Ontario but it closed down over 25 years ago. Worst of all I'm sad to say I never patronized it, primarily because I never knew it was there. Cairncross looked like a very boring drug store from the outside. There was nothing in the window display that would have drawn a young fellow inside. I really wish now I'd dropped in on occasion.
 

 
 
post edited by Hepcat - 2014/04/21 14:51:33
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 11:51:04
ROSANNE A 96 YEAR OLD PHARMACY HAS AN AMAZING SODA FOUNTIAN GREAT HOMEMADE CHICKEN SALAD PIMENTO CHEESE TO NAME A FEW. THEY ALSO MAKE MILKSHAKES ANY FLAVOR CHERRY COKE VANILLA COKE ROOT BEER FLOATS , YUM!! downtown commerce ga. commerce drug.

 
Hopefully you're not associated with this one and you're just here to advertise. The capitals and this being your first and only post really make me wonder.


mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 17:57:56
Fairlley's Pharmacy in Portland is an outstanding soda fountain in portland, oregon
Davwud
Double Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 17:58:24
Tastebuds in Wilmore Kentucky would fit the bill very nicely.
 
http://bit.ly/K0OEpe
 
My first and only visit (so far) to one of these places and it was awesome. They really crank out some great food considering how small their work area is.

DT
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/05 21:33:35
Ava Drugs in Ava, Missouri.
 

 
Ava Drug NY Times Article
 

Uncle Groucho
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 00:01:37
I have been here Buttdrugs.com
I also go here  Schimpffs.com not a good picture of Soda Jerk.
 
and then go on a DIET.
 
post edited by Uncle Groucho - 2012/10/06 00:23:26
Phildelmar
Double Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 08:37:10
Lyons Pharmacy in Elkton, Maryland
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 10:37:32
There's still a few in NY City of all places.
 
There's the Lexington Candy Shop in Manhattan:
http://www.lexingtoncandyshop.net/
 
And Eddie's Sweet Shop in Queens:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/eddies-sweet-shop-forest-hills-2
 
Also a few here in the NJ suburbs, including this one, which is now more popular than ever, for all the wrong reasons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqpDxCo2vic
 
 
 
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 10:50:27
Fountain at Lord's Department Store - Medfield, ma
 

 
 
 

 
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 10:54:49
Here in <<<Hoboken>>> Schnackenberg's has been in business since 1931.

http://gigapan.com/gigapa...r+Furnishings+Building

It's been hurting for a long time. Closed more than opened...and very cluttered.

But...a new leaseholder just struck a deal to clean it up...and retain the charm...to bring it back to life. It's a real gem...and this is very good news.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 12:15:35
Jack's Cafe' in Andrea's Gifts has been around since 1911. I've been a customer since 1980. Best malts in Kenosha. www.andreasgifts.com/jacks-cafe
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 13:14:19
ken8038
Also a few here in the NJ suburbs, including this one, which is now more popular than ever, for all the wrong reasons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqpDxCo2vic

I hate it when something is 'discovered"/popularized because of a movie or TV show. I guess I'm just a snob that way.
 

CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 14:32:38
Wilensky's Light Lunch in Montreal since 1932...

http://www.wilenskys.com/

I love the "when ordering a special you should know a thing or two..." poem about mustard. Tell 'em Wilensky!!! Words to live by..
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 18:14:04
<<It's been hurting for a long time. Closed more than opened...and very cluttered.

But...a new leaseholder just struck a deal to clean it up...and retain the charm...to bring it back to life. It's a real gem...and this is very good news.>>
 
Good to hear. The only time I was in there was about 5 years ago. Walked in about 1/2 to the back, there was this horrible smell, like something dead or dying (Maybe Mrs. Schnackenberg...), and we turned around and walked right out. I also remember it was totally dreary in there, besides the smell.
 
Actually, I'm amazed it's still open 5 years later.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 18:37:32
CSD-love Andrea's...........best egg salad since the old Heinemans.........
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/06 18:55:45
ken8038

<<It's been hurting for a long time. Closed more than opened...and very cluttered.

But...a new leaseholder just struck a deal to clean it up...and retain the charm...to bring it back to life. It's a real gem...and this is very good news.>>

Good to hear. The only time I was in there was about 5 years ago. Walked in about 1/2 to the back, there was this horrible smell, like something dead or dying (Maybe Mrs. Schnackenberg...), and we turned around and walked right out. I also remember it was totally dreary in there, besides the smell.

Actually, I'm amazed it's still open 5 years later.

 
I hear ya! Such a shame to have a place with such good bones...that also hinted to the rest of the corpse somewhere buried under the clutter.
 
It will finally get its day...again! The family still owns it...so there won't be any radical changes to the good stuff...underneath the rest of the hot mess.
 
 
 
 
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/10/06 18:59:28
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/07 19:49:24
CCinNJ

Wilensky's Light Lunch in Montreal since 1932...

http://www.wilenskys.com/

 
Wow! I didn't know about Wilensky's. That's just a very few blocks down the street from Fairmount Bagel, another Montreal institution!
 

 
 
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/07 20:12:46
Hepcat I don't know if you ever saw the work of this artist...but she is really fantastic!

http://www.carolespandau.com/index_002.htm
http://carole-spandau.fineartamerica.com/

I am trying to navigate a trip around the art...so I can have some surprise Christmas presents of Montreal Roadfood adventures! Keep in under your hat. It's a surprise.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/10/07 20:19:01
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/07 21:11:15
Canadian Roadfood is...outstanding.

http://favetastes.wordpre...6/gibeau-orange-julep/

...and there's a print of that in the future!!
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/07 21:53:21
No trip to Montreal is complete without a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's Deli since 1928.
www.schwartzsdeli.com
www.youtube.com/watch/?v=izl0vL5snc8
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/07 22:07:09
On the list...and so many beautiful prints of Schwartz's!

Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/08 17:39:47
CCinNJ

Hepcat I don't know if you ever saw the work of this artist...but she is really fantastic!

http://www.carolespandau.com/index_002.htm
http://carole-spandau.fineartamerica.com/

Oh I love those pictures! She captures the atmosphere of Montreal, and no other city in North America has as much atmosphere or joie de vivre as Montreal, not even New Orleans!
 

post edited by Hepcat - 2012/10/08 17:43:59
Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/08 17:46:32
chicagostyledog

No trip to Montreal is complete without a smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's Deli since 1928.
 
www.schwartzsdeli.com
www.youtube.com/watch/?v=izl0vL5snc8

Oh absolutely! But typically my visits to Montreal have been over long weekends. I can't do them all!
 

Hepcat
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/12 16:34:59
Why is this thread still in the Roadfood Get-Togethers forum? Can a moderator not move it to a forum in which it belongs?
 

 
 
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/12 16:59:17
When I was sixteen in 1956, I used to be a "soda jerk" and short order cook after school at Jahn's in Cedarhurst, L.I. New York. They are no longer there but continue to flourish in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY.
It was great fun! They used to do a "Kitchen Sink" that contained about 24 huge scoops of ice cream with all the toppings in the house and could easily feed a dozen people for only $6.00. According to Wikipedia, they still offer it. For 8 people. $51.95!
 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahn's
 
 
post edited by Twinwillow - 2012/10/12 17:03:52
cookin1
Junior Burger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/12 20:14:10
Just picked up a shake machine for my truck, can't wait for the warm weather!
acer2x
Cheeseburger
Re:OLD TIMEY SODA FOUNTAINS 2012/10/12 21:18:00
Another place, although without a working pharmacy,  is MacAlpine's Soda Fountain and Restaurant on N. 7th Street in Phoenix.
http://www.facebook.com/MacAlpines