Friday, February 26, 2016


June 16, 1972 newspaper ad
Tudy's listing in an early 1960s
Lorain promotional brochure
I'm sure many of my readers remember Tudy's, another popular restaurant that was listed in that 1969 Lorain Telephone Company directory I wrote about earlier this week. Tudy's was located on State Route 254 in Elyria Township, and was operated for most of its run by Art "Tudy" Diaz.

For years, large advertisements for Tudy’s that were written in an article format appeared in the business pages of the Lorain Journal. I remember first seeing these as a kid.

I finally made it a point to eat at Tudy's in the 1990s, just out of curiosity. I'm glad I did, because eventually the restaurant closed, and was replaced by a gas station/convenience store complex around 2000.

But to bring back some nice memories for those of you who enjoyed Tudy's, here are a few of their well-written ads from the pages of the Journal. (Click on each one for a larger version.)

April 24, 1972 ad
January 20, 1975 ad
September 1, 1975 ad
February 17, 1972 ad
And here's an aerial look at the former Tudy's property today.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a nice treat to see this! I remembered eating there way back in the early 70's when I was really little but didn't remember the name of the place, but remembered the unique roof decoration, but when I drove back there a couple years ago I couldn't find it and thought I was mistaken about a place that looked like that being there. Now that I see the pics it's just like I remember.