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Center Street Restauant

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A 3.75 x 3.75″ ashtray.  Information square is fired on the underside. My mother’s favorite restaurant.  Made their own pies with real meringue, browned on top.  In my 20s, I thought the place was stodgy, but I’d love to have a meal there now.  Food was excellent, waitresses motherly.  And I don’t mean that in any derogatory way.
I think the restaurant began in the early 60s.  In 1953, Jack May was managing both Jack’s Grill in Sullivan Gardens and the Luncheonette at the new Little Store.  Jack and wife Jeanette co-owned Center Street Restaurant and, later, Jack’s Restaurant on Main Street.  There’s a complicated history in all this, but I can’t find a source for it right now.  I’ll update as I learn more.

Bank building

This, of course, is on the corner of Main and Broad Streets.  It was a bank off and on for decades.  Back in the 70s, there was a watch repair shop across the front of this building (the portico and columns were gone at that time).  An earlier pencil drawing I did of this location shows the marks of where the roof of the watch shop was.

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