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Atlantic City, Non-Political

Stepping Back in Atlantic City Time

   Today’s Atlantic City memory is from Innocent Bystander:

It was Atlantic City in the ’60s. My parents loved cafeterias. Even as a kid, before I realized what “low rent” was, cafeterias felt decidedly low rent to me. Maybe it was the people sitting around us. It certainly wasn’t us. …

We were on vacation–in the pre-gambling days of Atlantic City, when the major attractions were the beach, the ocean, and the Boardwalk, pretty much in that order–but we still watched our pennies.

We frequented two different cafeterias in Atlantic City each vacation, both of them located in chain stores which barely exist these days: Woolworths and McCrory’s. We preferred Woolworths (McCrory’s was a little seedier). …

I am too young to recall the cafeteria days.  I never attended public school and their infamous cafeterias.  Do comment on this post with your memories from the “cafeteria days.”


About Jesse O. Kurtz

I am committed to fulfilling the promise of Atlantic City. The town would benefit from greater political participation by average citizens. Hopefully, some of the posts herein will encourage you to get more involved in your community. This blog will also feature other topics and subjects beyond Atlantic City. I hope that you will come to love Atlantic City as much, or more than I do.


One thought on “Stepping Back in Atlantic City Time

  1. I used to go to Manhattan when I was a kid and my parents took me to the automat, where you had dishes of food in little boxes with windows…. almost like post office boxes, but a little bigger. You’d pay for the food with coins and take the plates out. It was so cool, but of course the food wasn’t very good. Didn’t matter since it was a special treat. But why doesn’t someone resurrect that concept today. Perfect example of “fast food!”

    Posted by dave202 | April 15, 2008, 10:05 pm

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