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 August 05, 2010
“Where the hell is Elroy, Texas?”

"Where the hell is Elroy, Texas?” is a bumper sticker slogan of Wyman Gilliam, owner of Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill in Elroy. The small community of Elroy is located in Travis County, near Austin.

In 2010, it was announced that Elroy is the proposed site of a new Formula One race track.


Wikipedia: Elroy, Texas
Elroy is a small unincorporated community in southeast Travis County, Texas, United States with a population of 125. It will be the future site of a brand new Formula One race track which will host the 2012 US Grand Prix.

TheDieselStop.com
Chris Taylor
10-11-2009, 06:29 PM
Where the Hell is Elroy, Texas?

F1 in Elroy? What were the odds on that?
John Kelso, Commentary
Published: 7:11 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010
ELROY — This ain’t Monaco.
(...)
Urban Elroy consists of the convenience store, Ray’s Used Tires and Ray’s Super Service; the Mexico General Store with piñatas hanging from the ceiling and a pile of hay bales out front; a small volunteer-run library, which carries no books about Formula One; and Wild Bubba’s Wild Game Grill, a colorful restaurant that advertises “fried coyote tail” on the mobile sign out front.

“They’re wieners rolled up in a flour tortilla and deep fried,” said Wyman Gilliam, the owner.
(...)
And he (Wyman Gilliam—ed.) intends to keep distributing his bumper stickers that ask, “Where the hell is Elroy, Texas?” That’s a darned good question.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Thursday, August 05, 2010 • Permalink