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You’re Invited! Retro Roadside Fans Meet-Up Glider Diner Scranton, PA 11/14

Posted on: September 28, 2010

I’m very excited to be putting together a get-together of  retro roadside fans, travelers, bikers, RVers, roadtrippers, bloggers, authors, photographers and more, and you’re invited! Glenn Wells of and I are hosting a Retro Roadmap / Roadside Fans meet-up at the Glider Diner in Scranton PA on Sunday November 14 from 12-2.

If you like cool old vintage and retro places, mom and pop businesses and taking the scenic route, then please join us and meet some like minded folks, no experience necessary!


Glenn has hosted a number of get-togethers throughout the existence of and since this one was almost in my neck of the woods I was excited to help plan this gathering of roadfans, diner enthusiasts and retro-roadtrippers. We’ll meet at the diner, get to know each other, eat hearty and tip heavy (paying for our own meals from the regular menu), share stories of the road and more.

I did a reconnoiter of the Scranton area a few weeks ago and will be posting in detail about some of the great finds I found in the North East Pennsylvania area. There are plenty of cool old places in NEPA worth checking out, heading to or from the meet-up, so why not make a day of it? I’ll be creating a Google Map to give an idea of what to see / do in the area but here are a few things on the short list for Retro Roadhusband and me:

*Just confirmed that the cool old architectural salvage mecca Olde Good Things – right next to the Glider diner – is open on Sundays!
Egypt meets Greece in Pennsylvania

* Old Forge PA is famous for its Trays and Cuts of pizza – Revello’s open on Sundays!

Gallia Flower Shop( This sweet shop is right across the street from Revello’s)

* The Circle Drive In Movie Theatre in Dickson City has its Flea Fair on Sunday mornings starting at 7am!
Circle Drive In Movie Theatre Sign

* Those looking for other diners in the area can scope out Chicks in Scranton and The Six East restaurant in Dickson City.
Diner At 6 East Restaurant - 1949 Mountain View(The 6 East Restaurant is built around a 1949 Mountain View)

* The old Lackawanna train station downtown has been converted into a Radisson…these interior photos look gorgeous!

radisson-scranton-lackawanna-train-station( Speaking of Lackawanna, we’re thinking of taking the Lackawanna county coal mine tour after the meet-up, come along! )

There’s also a Harry Houdini Museum, The Electric City Trolley Museum, The Steamtown National Historic Site, The Scranton Cultural Center and plenty of old neighborhoods in the area,  harboring great vintage storefronts and signage:

Polish Falcons Nest 128 Close up


Komensky's Market

Let me know if we can expect you so I can give a head count to the folks at the Glider as the event draws closer. I’ll also be posting about this on The Retro Roadmap Facebook Page and  The Retro Roadmap Twitter feed, so we could have a great turnout of fun and interesting folks, who are interested in cool old vintage places. Come along!

Retro Roadmap / Roadside Fans Meet-up
Sunday November 14 12-2pm

Glider Diner
890 Providence Rd
Scranton, PA 18508
(570) 343-8036