Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mystery Santa and his mysterious diner



This picture (from Google Life images) was taken in 1962 by Leonard Mccombe. From the reflection, I believe it's a Cobb's Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge, but I can't find any further information on this intreguing looking place. Where was it?

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  1. Looks more like COBBS than CHUBBS to me.

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  2. Oops, you're right. I'll change the caption now. I can't find anything on COBBS either!

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    1. I remember Cobb's in Grand Central Terminal in NYC in the 1960s. You could enter through the Vanderbilt Hall (main waiting room) side and I believe they also had a outside door. Might have been on the corner of 42nd and Lexington Ave. Liggett's drug store was to it's right (looking from the inside). They served a good breakfast and their cheeseburgers were very good for lunch. Don't really know what they might have had for dinner. Outside of GCT on the other side of 42nd Street was the Horn & Hardardt Automat.

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    2. How long does it take for a reply to appear. Replied 2 days ago!!

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    3. I used to work at the Childs' Pancake House in Grand Central Station..at 43rd and Lex back in the late 60's..I believe the Childs restaurants and the Cobbs Corner restaurants were related, as I used to be a floater (a sub) and would work in many different locations..mostly being central Manhattan..

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    4. I used to work at the Childs' Pancake House in Grand Central Station..at 43rd and Lex back in the late 60's..I believe the Childs restaurants and the Cobbs Corner restaurants were related, as I used to be a floater (a sub) and would work in many different locations..mostly being central Manhattan..

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  3. Can you also find anything about Grant's Bar on 42st Street? I've seen a few pictures of the front in about 1960-70s but have been unable to find what happened to them. They served hot dogs and burgers at one end, glasses of beer at stand up bar in one corner and a working bar with hard liquor on the other side. I was in at the beer bar a few times until one day they were shut down. Looked like they were condemned.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/GRANTS-HOT-DOGS-TIMES-SQUARE-m238106.aspx

    Thanks, Mick

    http://www.mykoladementiuk.com

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  4. Looks like it could be across the street from Cobbs Restaurant and a Woolworth's. Found a bunch of Cobbs Corner Restaurants in a 1960 Manhattan telephone book at NYPL and a Cobb Restaurant at 60 E 42.

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  5. It does look like Cobb's Restaurant which was attached to the Taft Hotel back in the 60's. I used to stay at the Taft each year on high school break and ate at Cobb's.

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