Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Last Woolworth Luncheonette

The luncheonette counter at Woolworth’s Bakersfield - Farley Elliott

When I was kid my mum's younger sister, Sheila, would take my sisters and I out every Friday after she got paid. She'd deposit her cheque at the Bank of Montreal on Notre Dame Street in Lachine and we'd head over to Woolworth's for a milkshake or an ice cream float. 

The chain folded years ago but a lone Woolworth luncheonette counter lives on at an Antique Mall in Bakersfield, California. It has 22 counter seats, Formica tables ringing the room, and an open kitchen. They are waiting for me to place my order for a vanilla shake.

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