Thursday, March 17, 2016

St. Patrick's Day at the Hoop – 1956

If you were looking for a place in Lorain to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in 1956 – 60 years ago today – then one option would have been to head for the Hoop on Henderson Drive.

As the half-page ad above shows, which ran in the Lorain Journal on the eve of the big day, there were a lot of tasty things going on at the Hoop, with your choice of either Irish Stew or Corned Beef & Cabbage for 80 cents.

The ad copy also mentions Irish Milk Shakes, predating McDonald's Shamrock Shakes by about 14 years. (According to this Huffington Post article, McDonald's Irish-themed shakes have been around since 1970.)

Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!


Anonymous said...

I think there was a Hoop on 254. Down near Clinton and 254.

Dan Brady said...

Yup, there were several Hoops in the chain:

Bill Rees said...

before this location was the "Hoop", It was originally a "Golden point" restaurant. There is/was a "Golden Point" restaurant on Bridge St. in Elyria also. It is close to the RR trestle. It still stands today with the golden point still visible.

Anonymous said...

Where are 'orange' shakes, for us "Orange Irish?'

Dan Brady said...

I didn't know that about the Golden Point restaurant.

And good one about the orange shakes!

-Alan D Hopewell said...

We used to go to the Hoop on W. Erie and Leavitt on our way to the Lorain Drive-In and points west, where I would gorge on burgers, foot longs, French fries, French fried mushrooms, and for-real milkshakes, not goop-shakes like McDonald's.