Thread: Woolworth's Diners

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    • 6 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by slamdawg9
    I remember the Woolworth's snack bars/cafeterias, whatever you call them. They were awesome, and it was a real (and rare) treat when mom would let us get something there. It's sad that these types of things have become a thing of the past.

    The Target store in my neck of the woods has it's 'own' snack bar (meaning, not a McDonald's or Subway) and it's alright I guess, but certainly nothing like the aforementioned cafeterias, as they pretty much just serve fast food.



    Great to see another person who remembers these places! They were a whole lot of fun, especially for kids. I've been to the Target cafe, and yeah, it's okay for a drink and quick snack. but it seems like the more 'full-service' cafes & diners in department stores have all disappeared.
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      • 6 years 4 months ago
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      Here's a link to a 1957 menu from one of the now-defunct Woolworth diners>>>>http://oldiescountry.com/tag/woolworth-diners/

      When I was eating there more than 30 years later, most of the food was the same--little change.
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      come on, Ease on down, Ease on down the road
      don't you carry nothing that might be a load come on, Ease on down Ease on down, down the road"


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        • 6 years 4 months ago
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        Quote by Pudgietheparrot
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        It truly felt like you were back in 1962
        Did they let black people sit at the counter, though?




        You mean in the 60's or the 90's? I know that Virginia of the 50's and 60's had Jim Crow but by the time I got to eating there 30 years later, anyone could sit and eat where they pleased. My mom is Black and we always had a great time.

        Sitting at the Woolworth's lunch counter feeling like you're really in 1962 isn't necessarily a good thing. Guess it's better than 1959 though, right?
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          Quote by stake_n_sheak
          Quote by Pudgietheparrot
          Quote by stake_n_sheak
          Did they let black people sit at the counter, though?




          You mean in the 60's or the 90's? I know that Virginia of the 50's and 60's had Jim Crow but by the time I got to eating there 30 years later, anyone could sit and eat where they pleased. My mom is Black and we always had a great time.

          Sitting at the Woolworth's lunch counter feeling like you're really in 1962 isn't necessarily a good thing. Guess it's better than 1959 though, right?



          I know what you mean...I'm a huge nostalgia fan and I love the 50's and 60's for many of its qualities and 'kitsch', but segregation was the HUGE problem with those times, and something I definitely wouldn't have wanted to experience. I guess I liked the retro atmosphere, but really, in a 90's environment.
          "Ease on down, Ease on down the road
          come on, Ease on down, Ease on down the road
          don't you carry nothing that might be a load come on, Ease on down Ease on down, down the road"


          --The Wiz
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