Friday, July 20, 2018

Manners at SR 57 & SR 254 Opens – July 1967

Fifty-one years ago this month, the very modern-looking Manners Big Boy near the intersection of State Routes 254 and 57 opened for business, as noted above in the caption and photo that appeared in the Journal on July 12, 1967.

It’s still hard to believe that after building up such a huge presence in Lorain County, the Manners chain still disappeared before the end of the 1970s.

I remember eating at this particular restaurant in the 1980s (after a late gig, just like the type mentioned in the old Burger King commercials). It was no longer a Big Boy; it might have been part of Richard Head’s brief chain of Tudy’s restaurants at the time.

Anyway, that was when I learned that I could drink a lot of coffee at three in the morning and still manage to go home and fall asleep right away.

Today, the building is long gone and the property is now the North Ridge Park complex.

1 comment:

-Alan D Hopewell said...

Drank mass quantities of coffee there.