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Diners and Coffee Shops

Posted by altozwei 
Re: Diners and Coffee Shops
September 24, 2019 08:39AM
sharkins Wrote:
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> Could it have been "The Cabbage Patch"? I see
> that in the 1957 city directory, at 1706
> Greenville, then located between a Safeway store
> at 1704, and a Firestone store at 1710. Looking
> at Google Maps Street View, there was a locksmith
> shop at that address, torn down recently. The
> April 2019 view shows a pile of rubble from a
> demolition, and prior to that, there's a small
> blue building housing the locksmith, that might
> have once been a diner. My guess is the building
> was built in 1955, because there's no 1706 in the
> 1955 directory, but it is there in the 1956
> edition.
>



> In the 1961 city directory, the same address is
> listed as "Bun-N-Burger".

"Bun-N-Burger" sounds more likely than "Cabbage Patch," which doesn't sound to me like the name of a diner. However, I truly don't remember the name of the place. My memory is that the building was white, and probably a prefab metal structure. I worked at Red Heart Watermelon Garden in the summers of 1958 and 1959. Thanks for looking this up.

> I wish they would scan some more directories from
> the 1960s, so I could look up more stuff that I
> remember.

Dave McNeely
Re: Diners and Coffee Shops
September 28, 2019 06:17PM
Dave

This is probably waaay off, but in the early 60s, I remember a small burger joint on Prospect just off Greenville. It was run/owned by an older Greek couple. I remember the husband was somewhat gruff, but friendly. One of my Aunts had an art studio on Oram where she taught art and sold paintings and art supplies. In Summers I would often take care of her shop/studio.

I ate at that burger joint practically every day. What I remember most was that he grilled the onions with the burgers. I was in that area often and just don't recall the one back to the SW.

Frank



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/28/2019 06:19PM by Frank.
Re: Diners and Coffee Shops
September 29, 2019 07:56AM
Frank Wrote:
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> Dave
>
> This is probably waaay off, but in the early 60s,
> I remember a small burger joint on Prospect just
> off Greenville. It was run/owned by an older Greek
> couple. I remember the husband was somewhat gruff,
> but friendly. One of my Aunts had an art studio on
> Oram where she taught art and sold paintings and
> art supplies. In Summers I would often take care
> of her shop/studio.
>
> I ate at that burger joint practically every day.
> What I remember most was that he grilled the
> onions with the burgers. I was in that area often

Well, in my memory, from sixty years ago of course, the place we frequented was on Greenville. Prospect is several blocks north, and the one I remember was only a block or so north of Ross, where the Red Heart Watermelon Garden was. There was a Safeway, on the NE corner of Ross and Greenville, and the diner was within a block of that, facing Greenville. And the burgers were not like you describe, but rather typical of burgers in Texas of the time, without grilled onions, but with fresh cut slices of onion.
> and just don't recall the one back to the SW.
>
> Frank

Dave McNeely
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