|Photo courtesy of Richard C. Head|
Above you see it in its heyday. The distinctive angled roof really gave it a modern appearance.
I remember the restaurant from its Manners days. It's where we brought our straight-A report cards to receive a free Big Boy, when that promotion was running in the late 1960s.
As I noted back on this post, Manners abandoned this location in the early 1970s. A variety of restaurants then followed, including Tudy’s Coffee Shop; Bonnie’s Place; Antigoni’s; The Fish Shanty; Pete’s Family Restaurant.
Today the former Hoop Drive-in is still the home of the popular Beachcliff Diner. The parking lot is really jammed on Sunday mornings.
The restaurant should consider removing the faux mansard roof and window inserts. It would really create a nice retro vibe for the place.