Category: RIP

Mar 11
[CLOSED] The Tinder Box Santa Monica, CA – “Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em”

Let’s start with some full disclosure: I don’t smoke. Other than the…

Nov 08
[CLOSED] Cafe Edison – Times Square – NYC – To Close December 2014

Though I haven’t been there myself, I wanted to get the Cafe Edison onto the…

Oct 21
[CLOSED] J&Es Yankee Diner – A Classic Worcester Diner Just Off The Highway

In all the years I lived in Massachusetts and went ‘sploring for diners, I never…

Sep 05
NOT Good News! Seaside Heights Carousel CLOSED DOWN [2019 UPDATE]

April 2019: Casino Pier Carousel in Seaside, Jersey Shore icon, to shut down.…

Jul 22
[CLOSED] Pat’s Concrete Lawn Ornaments White Marsh MD

March 2016:  UPDATE – Pat’s Concrete is still open and in business, and is…

Jun 08
[REMUDDLED] Grab Your Buns Hot Out Of The Oven! Del Buono’s Bakery

2017 update: Sigh. Well, the “good” news first. Del Buono’s is open.…

Feb 26
[ REMUDDLED] Take Your Date for a Date Shake – The Coachella Valley’s Regional Treat!

June 2016 UPDATE: Sad to report that Hadley’s has replaced its quaint authentic…

Jan 26
[CLOSED] Papp’s Bowling Center – A Family Affair Since 1964

October 2014 – SO SAD to report that I just randomly found out that Papp’s…

Oct 11
[CLOSED] The Proud Bird at LAX To Close after 57 Years

UPDATE January 2014: It is with heavy heart that I let you know that Retro Roadmap…

May 24
[CLOSED] Rosebud Diner

Who am I to waste a drive through Somerville MA? Even though these diners were closed…

Feb 28
[CLOSED] Easy Peasy Retro Finds Off Route 70 Frederick MD — Barbara Fritchie Restaurant

January 2018 Update: I’ve been notified that the Barbara Fritchie Restaurant is…

Nov 16
[REMUDDLED} Anchor New Haven CT – Picture Perfect Vintage Bar Stop

I have had the Anchor on my list of vintage places to check out in the New Haven area…


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