|Diso's Bistro at All Nations|
I hadn't had the pleasure of eating there yet, but I knew where it was located: right in that ever-changing restaurant row on Oberlin Avenue, south of Tower Boulevard, that I mentioned yesterday. I've driven by the building many times; it had been the All Nations Social Club since around 1974.
But what was it before that? I had to hit the Lorain City Directories and phone books to find out.
Apparently, thar was only room for one Old English-themed ice cream in Lorain – one of them had to git outta town!
When the smoke cleared in the 1974 phone book, the Olde English Ice Cream Shoppe had apparently packed up its extra e's and skedaddled – leaving the Old English Parlour as the winner.
The Old English Parlour (a favorite of our family) continued on until the mid 1990's.
I don't remember eating fish 'n chips at the Olde English restaurant either; we preferred Arthur Treacher's on W. 21st Street. By the way, Arthur Treacher's is still around! Click here for details!