Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bringing Down the Sveden House

Another day, another demolition.

I was out by Midway Mall over the weekend. It’s very strange not to have to drive over the 49th Street Bridge (which was demolished last November) to get across Route 57.

It’s an improvement, but as a result, there are a lot of new traffic lights. But that’s progress.

There’s other changes going on out there as well, including the ongoing demolition of the former Sveden House Smorgasbord.

You might remember that I did a two-part post on the well-remembered buffet (here and here) and another about its promotional postcard (here).

Anyway, here’s a photo of the building from about a year ago, when winters actually brought a little bit of snow.

And here’s the view from sunny Saturday afternoon.
Looks like the excavator has been customized with a unique sunshade (below). Either that or the operator was watching me as I took my photograph.

So it’s goodbye forever to memories of the Sveden House, a reminder of the good old days when we used to get all dressed up with suits and ties (the males, that is) to go out to dinner on Sunday afternoon.


-Alan D Hopewell said...

I remember going to the Sveden House in Akron as a kid....man, so much great food!

Dan Brady said...

Yup, I miss the days when as a kid you could really tie on the feedbag at a buffet and not put on any weight!