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Old Chester, PA: Restaurants: Shooster's Drive-In
Painting courtesy of the artist, Stephen Shooster, email@example.com, 800-557-8383
NE Corner of 9th & Flower Streets
Photo of Shooster's courtesy of Reece Thomas & Rick Nicholson
Click here for a 1958 photo of Shooster's courtesy of Rocky (Hazel Hillard) Bohlmann
Photo of the original Shooster's from the Felton Fire Company's 100th Anniversary book
courtesy of Leign Allvord, firstname.lastname@example.org
Presidents | Other Employees | Company History | Recollections
Photos of some of Shoosters carhops, courtesy of Jim Garvey, email@example.com
A letter from Harry & Herman Shooster about the newly remodeled SHOOSTER'S Restaurant
|Presidents:||Frank Shooster, founder [Obituary]
|Other Employees||Claudia Chandler
Dee (Sommers) Garvey
1950 /51, there was a nightly radio broadcast called "Wieners
Nightwatch," which originated at Shooster's Drive-in. We could
call up and request a song and dedicate it to someone, and they would
announce it on the radio. In those days, there were a lot of party
lines, and all the lines would get crossed, and instead of reaching
Shooster's, we would be on the telephone with 4 or 5 other people who were
also calling the radio disc jockey. It was a lot of fun, even if you
didn't get to request a song, you got to exchange phone numbers with
others. I wonder if anyone remembers that.
-Carole Gelnack Mullen,
"If I recall correctly, it started out as a round white building. It has been a long time since I thought about the word "carhops" but Arnolds on TV had nothing on the real Shoosters. Later a larger building was built with sit down booths, etc. but it was never the same as the original. I am not sure about the color of the new building but I think it was brown. The building was later torn down as the land was used for an exit ramp off the Commordore Barry Bridge. If I recall correctly one of the local Chester radio stations used to originate a broadcast from there."
"Joker" Jack Chambers, firstname.lastname@example.org
"The first drive-in in the area"
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