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Does Anybody Know the name of the diner near Mrs. G's on route one in Lawrence?

Deb9962 Nov 4, 2007 08:37 PM

I know what it was, My Dad worked there and we have the rice pudding recipe! Tell us your stories as the sad plastill sits there.....

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    BCjr RE: Deb9962 Nov 5, 2007 03:27 AM

    Was that the Trent ? I spent my first 25 years in Lawrence and remember a few diners in the area. There was a Clarksville Diner too, but I think that was a little farther north where they built Quakerbridge Mall.

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      punkin712 RE: BCjr Nov 5, 2007 04:08 AM

      Are you referring to Michael's Diner?

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        TomDel RE: punkin712 Nov 5, 2007 08:03 AM

        I think Michael’s is correct. This got me thinking. Where on Route 1 was Swift’s Colonial Diner? Is it still there? If not, what’s in its place? I went to ND with Jamie Swift, who I believe was the diner owner’s daughter. She was married to Mike Thoma who also went to ND and I believe died in his twenties in a tragic motorcycle accident in Florida.

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          Deb9962 RE: TomDel Nov 17, 2007 08:41 PM

          The Colonial got taken down just a couple of years ago, they sat on route one in front of Mercer Mall, they had the best coconut cream pie I ever ate their and banana cream as well, I worked there ~DEB

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          MercerChow RE: punkin712 Nov 5, 2007 09:49 AM

          No, it's not Michael's, which is catty-corner from Mrs G's, next to the Howard Johnson's motel. The hulk of the diner in question is still there, just south of Mrs G's. It was recently used for plumbing supplies or some such. Here's a link to a picture:

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        Deb9962 RE: Deb9962 Nov 15, 2007 07:41 PM

        Okay peeps it was called Casses and my dad worked there when he was a kid the Trent is down toward the circle and is called the Crystal diner now, I worked there when the Trent and lived on Graff Ave a block away!!!!! The Clarksville's long gone but the poor Casses still sits abandoned and Mrs G wont sell it, I know, I've asked. There was also Diggums down near the Colonial bowling alley and the lake. I'll come up with some other good trivia soon, this is soooo fun!!!DEB

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          MoxieBoy RE: Deb9962 Nov 20, 2007 05:50 AM

          Any recs about the Golden Dawn on Quakerbridge?

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            Deb9962 RE: MoxieBoy Nov 28, 2007 04:23 PM

            They have good food, their fries are delicious and I like their turkey but will wait awhile for that!!!!lolo

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              Gwendolen RE: MoxieBoy Nov 29, 2007 09:06 AM

              Golden Dawn: Typical diner food. I always find the vegetables soggy or swimming in grease even when I ask for no butter. Breakfasts are excellent. I'd much rather go to Mastoris on 130 in Bordentown.

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