A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 08, 2016
Perkatory (percolate + purgatory)

"Perkatory” (percolate + pergatory) is a jocular portmanteau word that has been printed on many coffee mugs. The name “Perkatory Cafe” for a coffeehouse was cited in print in 2003 (North Hollywood, CA). and “Perkatory Cofee House” (Providence, RI) was trademarked in 2006, Another “Perkatory Cafe” existed in Seattle, Washington.

The “perkatory” coffee mugs have complete definition of the word. “Perkatory (pur kah tawr e) n. the anguished, prolonged period spent waiting for a fresh pot of coffee to be ready” was posted on Twitter on April 25, 2015.


Hello Giggles
WORD OF THE DAY
PERKATORY
Here’s our word of the day – brought to you by our very own Gina Vaynshteyn! #PERKATORY, for that antsy feeling you get while you wait for that glorious first cup of coffee to finish brewing.

8 October 2003, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), pg. A14, col. 1 photo caption:
Californians file into the Perkatory Cafe in North Hollywood on Tuesday to vote in the recall against Gov. Gray Davis.

It Only Hurts When I Blog
Monday, January 19, 2009
Day 1065 - Perkatory is Creepatory!
(...)
Followup -remember my blog the other day when I told Charlie he was in ‘Perkatory’ for having to listen to my perkiness?

Well, there is a Perkatory - a coffee house in PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND! I looked for a website, and they have a VERY weird myspace page instead.

Twitter
Patti Paige
‏@PattiPaige
I want to open a coffee shop called “Perkatory” and sell indulgences such as pastries and cakes.
12:09 PM - 15 Dec 2009

Twitter
moon_ferret
‏@moon_ferret
Time spent waiting for coffee to brew - Perkatory (credit to Jessica)
6:20 PM - 16 Feb 2010

Eater
Colbert on the ‘Perkatory’ of the Funeral Home Starbucks
by Paula Forbes Jul 17, 2012, 5:05a
Stephen Colbert took on coffee last night, starting with the South Carolina funeral home that is installing a Starbucks. Colbert is all for it — “why spend the afterlife in purgatory when you could be spending it in ‘perkatory’?” — and ponders whether funeral house coffee shops couldn’t increase funeral attendance.

Twitter
Gary Test
‏@tx_houston
Perkatory (pur kah tawr e) n. the anguished, prolonged period spent waiting for a fresh pot of coffee to be ready.
7:25 AM - 25 Apr 2015

Twitter
Brittney
‏@brittney_joe
Perkatory: the anguished, prolonged period spent waiting for a fresh pot of coffee to be ready
11:03 AM - 26 Apr 2015

(Trademark)
Word Mark PERKATORY COFFEE HOUSE “A HELLUVA HEAVENLY CUP OF COFFEE”
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Coffee-house and snack-bar services. FIRST USE: 20060726. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20060726
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 02.01.33 - Grotesque men formed by letters, numbers, punctuation or geometric shapes; Stick figures
04.01.07 - Aliens; Apollo (mythology); Athena (mythology); Caped characters (super heroes); Ghosts; Mythological beings, superbeings, ghosts, aliens; Super heroes; Zeus (mythology)
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code MYTH Mythological characters such as angels, cupids, fairies, dragons, devils
SHAPES-COLORS-3-OR-MORE Design listing or lined for three or more colors
SHAPES-GEOMETRIC Geometric figures and solids including squares, rectangles, quadrilaterals and polygons
Serial Number 78938853
Filing Date July 27, 2006
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition July 31, 2007
Registration Number 3312516
Registration Date October 16, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) Moretti, Patricia B. INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 99 Ring Street, Apt #3 Providence RHODE ISLAND 02909
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “Coffee House” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The color(s) black, orange, yellow is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of black background, yellow and red/orange lettering, yellow and red/orange gargoyle.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date May 23, 2014

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