SCA Weekly News Review: April 26, 2020

SCA Weekly News Review: April 26, 2020

Weintraub’s Deli landmark neon sign to be moved to Brew Yard at Kelley Square

Weintraub’s Delicatessen neon sign, a fixture on Water Street in Worcester for a century, will be preserved and moved to the Wachusett Brewing Co.’s Brew Yard at the new Worcester Public Market at Kelley Square. T&G File Photo

From Telegram.com: WORCESTER — An arrangement has been made to preserve the iconic neon sign above the former Weintraub’s Jewish Delicatessen on Water Street and move it to the Wachusett Brewing Co.’s Brew Yard at the new Worcester Public Market at Kelley Square.

With that agreement having been reached, the Historical Commission on Thursday night unanimously approved a demolition delay waiver that will enable the building’s new owner to remove the sign and proceed with further renovations to it.

Weintraub’s, a 99-year-old Water Street landmark and Worcester’s last remaining Jewish deli, closed in April 2019.

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6 postcards of old Milwaukee-area restaurants, lounges, and, well, mud baths

Before there was an East Side library on the site, Dan’s Chicken Pie served hungry East Siders.

From OnMilqaukee: The coronavirus pandemic has changed our everyday life, but it doesn’t need to change who we are. So, in addition to our ongoing coverage of the coronavirus, OnMilwaukee will continue to report on cool, fun, inspiring and strange stories from our city and beyond. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay informed and stay joyful. We’re all in this together. #InThisTogetherMKE

In the past, I’ve shared some vintage postcards showing how our parents and grandparents enjoyed themselves in their Milwaukee, including at restaurants and at bars.

This time around, thanks to reader David Williamson for sharing some of these postcards from his collection, we’re featuring a mix of restaurants from southeastern Wisconsin as well as a mud baths lounge in Waukesha that has been back in the news recently.

Enjoy this walk down memory lane.

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Mel’s Diner & Bob’s Big Boy Bring Back Carhop Service During COVID-19!

From Alt987: If you love Bob’s Big Boy or Mel’s Diner just like me, you’ll be happy about this news. If you are craving a grilled cheese or a cheeseburger, from one of these two places… now you can while practicing social distancing!

The two are bringing back their car-hop service!

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The Entire U.S. Box Office This Weekend Came From a Single Florida Drive-in Theater

From Film: With movie theaters across the country closed for the foreseeable future due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the weekly box office report is all but a distant memory. But there’s one theater that’s still keeping the weekly box office report alive. A single drive-in theater in Florida was the source of the entire domestic box office this past weekend, showing a whopping two (!) movies to its audience. So if you were missing your weekly box office report, here it is, in extremely barebones form.

The forced temporary shutterings of businesses and movie theaters across has created an unexpected result: the rise of drive-in movie theaters.

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When stay at home ends: This Arizona neon sign park glows nightly. Here’s how to see it

From AZCentral: During the new coronavirus pandemic, Americans are advised to avoid discretionary travel and groups of people. Learn about best practices at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov. In the meantime, we’re sharing this article to inspire future wanderings when the time is appropriate. The reporter visited before stay at home was advised.

No Arizona town embraces the night with as much gusto as Casa Grande.

As twilight falls, the Neon Sign Park flickers to life. Pools of rich velvety light fill the small plaza, red and blue like fire and ice. The colors flutter and dance with the pulse of each sign. It’s like being inside a kaleidoscope.

Almost a year old, the Neon Sign Park sits at the edge of Casa Grande’s historic downtown. Each night the signs blaze softly, casting a hypnotic glow and reconnecting visitors to long-ago memories. That’s the power of neon. This was the sign language of our past.

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