The Orpheus Two at 68 US Route 11 outside Brewerton, New York, opened in 2015 and appears to not have lasted very long. Dave Buono opened the first disco in Syracuse in the 1970s and sunk a lot of money into this one. Entrance was overgrown with weeds.
Martha’s Dandee Creme at 1133 U.S. Route 9 in Queensbury, New York (south of Lake George). Currently owned by Dennis and Beth Lafontaine, Martha’s began as a chicken farm in 1946. The rooster on this sign celebrates “Charlie,” a rooster who wandered outside the restaurant in the late 1950s. The sign used to read “Martha’s Motel Breakfast Restaurant.”
Neon sign for Hollywood Restaurant at 27 Groton Avenue in Cortland, New York.
Mr Bill’s Car Hop Restaurant at 1720 U.S. Route 9 in South Glens Falls, New York. In 2012, a vandal went on a rampage through Mr Bill’s, causing $20,000 in damage. Incredibly, the community rallied around the restaurant and helped clean it up. William (Bill) Smith argued against jail time for the perpetrator, instead wanting the young man to get help for his drug problem. What a guy!
Sign for the former Hart Restaurant, 444 Hazle Street in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, now home to Decker Accounting.
Sign for Fairground Inn Family Restaurant at 852 Coffeen Street in Watertown, New York. The Fairground Inn, an Italian-American restaurant, was opened by the Coleman family in the 1930s.
Eddie’s Restaurant at 901 Main Street in Sylvan Beach, New York, a local tradition since 1934. Home of the “Hot Ham Sandwich.”