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Help with an Old Restaurant Name in Downtown Hartford

JAB Apr 4, 2014 09:07 AM

I believe that it was called Schwaab's or Schwab's. It would have been open in the 70's. It was a high end restaurant catering to the Jewish community. Not a deli. I'm not sure if it was Kosher or not. Anyone?

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  1. bagelman01 RE: JAB Apr 4, 2014 06:04 PM

    sure you don't mean Schweller's?

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      JAB RE: bagelman01 Apr 4, 2014 10:39 PM

      That doesn't ring a bell. Got a link?

    2. Lee Gordon RE: JAB Apr 5, 2014 12:48 AM

      Was it Scholler's on Farmington Ave, near Aetna? (Not sure if I have the spelling right.)

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        AdamD RE: Lee Gordon Apr 5, 2014 06:03 AM

        First on farmington then later at bishop's corner.
        Gotta be the place. Chopped liver sandwiches served by waiters in tuxedos. I don't think is was kosher because I seem to remember having baked stuffed shrimp there in the early 80s. You can still see the sign for the place on farmington.

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          bagelman01 RE: Lee Gordon Apr 5, 2014 06:41 AM

          Scholler's was the restaurant I was thinking of when I typed Schweller's. It has been so many years, and as I only had been there with my Ex, I've blotted it out from my clear memory.
          IIRC the Farmington Ave location had pink/salmon colored walls.

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            FarFar RE: bagelman01 Apr 6, 2014 10:48 AM

            Was it "Scholler's", or "Scoler's"? Somehow "Scoler's" sticks in my mind.

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              FarFar RE: FarFar Apr 6, 2014 11:15 AM

              I just went on line to check out a Hartford area historical website and confirmed that it was, indeed, "Scoler's".

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                bagelman01 RE: FarFar Apr 6, 2014 11:27 AM

                wasn't there enough times for the spelling to have stick in my head. and as my in-laws were refugees from Germany and Austria, wthere English pronounciation was not exact.
                I remember that I thought it was comparable to Sib's in the Connecticut Post Center, Milford in the 60s and early 70s

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                  FarFar RE: bagelman01 Apr 7, 2014 08:36 AM

                  Without you jogging my memory like that, I wouldn't have gotten even as close as you did.

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                    Veggo RE: FarFar Apr 7, 2014 08:42 AM

                    Bagel and I were from the same area and attended the same college, although I didn't have the privilege of meeting him until last summer, at Pepe's in New Haven. His recollection of the past is astounding!

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                JAB RE: FarFar Apr 7, 2014 06:20 AM

                Indeed: http://hartfordsigns.blogspot.com/201...

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              JAB RE: Lee Gordon Apr 5, 2014 12:01 PM

              That's it! Thank you so much! Where did I get Schwab's from? Lol

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