Sunday, July 3, 2016

View from the Street


If you scroll down and look at my post from July 1st, you will see a tiny little A-Frame building down there on Central Ave.  I thought I'd show a street level view of that building that has survived all these years.  It's now the home to Honey Bear's BBQ and I can tell you that the BBQ here is excellent.  I've been there many times.  I think this building was either a House of Pancakes or an old Village Inn Pizza place years ago.


Next door to the BBQ place is this little place called Best of Philly.  I've never eaten here so I can't comment on the food but, it has been here for quite a while so I think it must have a following.  As many of you can tell from that sign, it was once an old Taco Bell taco stand.


As you can see from this photo and from the top photo, these two little buildings are squeezed in between two high-rise buildings along an area that that is well dotted with very tall buildings.  I'm not sure how these two little places have survived all these years in such a prime location but, they have!

8 comments:

Lowell said...

The first place: could that have been there in 1960? It has a very familiar look. These are anomalies between those two modern high-rises. Cute, though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Can you imagine how valuable that land would be, bet they've had offers from developers :) Good on them for holding out!

Kate said...

I think that at the two small buildings offer a good change of scenery from our modern behemoths!

RedPat said...

Reincarnation for both those buildings, Sharon!

Steve Reed said...

Maybe they get good lunch business from all those high-rises? I love how that Philly place saved the Taco Bell sign.

Karl Demetz said...

That small house in the first shot is so cute, Sharon !

William Kendall said...

An interesting contrast between the two.

Jack said...

That is a pretty prime location. Hard to figure how they can afford the rent. (The A-frame building looks like some old Dairy Queen buildings on the East Coast.)