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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 03, 2022
Big Apple Cafe (Shamokin, PA, 1938-1947)

A Big Apple Cafe existed at 254 South Shamokin Street in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, from 1938 until 1947. The Big Apple Cafe was almost surely named after the “Big Apple” dance craze of 1937, just a year before.
   
 
Newspapers.com
1 September 1938, Shamokin (PA) News-Dispatch, pg. 8, col. 1 ad:
Grand Opening
BIG APPLE CAFE
254 S. Shamokin St.
Luncheons Served
 
Newspapers.com
3 September 1938, Shamokin (PA) News-Dispatch, pg. 12, col. 6 ad:
GRAND OPENING
BIG APPLE CAFE
254 S. Shamokin St.
Chicken Platters and Spaghetti
F & S on Tap
All Kinds Bottled Beer
 
Newspapers.com
29 March 1941, Shamokin (PA) News-Dispatch, pg. 5, col. 8 ad:
TONIGHT
CHICKEN PLATTERS 25c
POLISH PIGEONS
ALL KINDS OF SANDWICHES
BEER AND WINE
Big Apple Cafe
254 S. Shamokin St.
 
Newspapers.com
5 July 1941, Shamokin (PA) News-Dispatch, pg. 5, col. 8 ad:
BIG APPLE CAFE
254 S. Shamokin St.
CHICKEN PLATTERS
HOT PORK
All Kinds of Sandwiches
Liquor—Wine—Beer
 
Newspapers.com
18 December 1947, Shamokin (PA) News-Dispatch, pg. 21, col. 4 ad:
Imported
Canadian Spruce Trees
All Sizes—50c to $3.00
Cor. Shamokin and Spurzheim
(Next to Big Apple Cafe)

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