A walk down Memory Lane


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We walk down “Memory Lane” a lot on this blog, but this time, I mean Memory Lane in Springettsbury Township.
Fairly new commenter Jak wrote in, back when we were talking about Gino’s, “I remember walking to Gino’s just to get a Gino Giant! $1.15 for one of the best burgers ever. I STILL HAVE in my possesion,a coupon for a Gino Giant for 99 cents! … If anybody could replicate that place, I’m sure they would have a gold mine in York … Don’t forget about Burger Chef on East Market Street or Huntleys on Memory Lane … Wow!!”
What’s interesting about that is that another newer commenter, Paul, also mentioned Huntley’s when we were talking about the chicken restaurants on Route 30. He writes, “Was Huntley’s (or a name close to that) the first entry into the fast food shops located on Memory Lane about where Goodyear tire and those other shops are located now? 5/$1.”
And even MORE interesting is that, unrelated to BOTH those posts, Caryn, who works with me, brought up the same topic while talking about a new restaurant, Jimmy John’s, on her own blog, Networking York. She says that Jimmy John’s used to be a thai place. “There are lots of restaurants on Memory Lane that used to be something else,” she writes. “Maybe you could ask your readers to take a walk down Memory Lane (har har har) and remember what used to be on Memory Lane? I’d be curious to know.”
Well, I admit that my curiousity is definitely piqued. What else used to be on Memory Lane?

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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3 Responses to A walk down Memory Lane

  1. John Loeper says:

    I hope I iam not commenting to often but the Memory lane thing made me think of Bonanza steak house. steak dinners for something like 99 cents or 1.99 in the 60s . there was another locally owned steak house on Memory Lane after that but I can’t remember the name (even though I used to do a radio show that was sponsored by it)

  2. Mike says:

    I think there was an OK Corral in the place where the Embers is now located.

  3. Jim Fahringer says:

    A more recent discussion of Memory Lane exists in the “Only In York County” blog. However, there was once a medium sized trucking company located on the east side of Memory Lane about where the East York Diner is today just south of the New Eastern Market. The company was “Mason and Dixon” Trucking Lines who had their central headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. Mason and Dixon Trucking Lines operated this terminal on Memory Lane from about 1955 to 1966 or 1967 when they moved up to above Emigsville close to the Susquehanna trail and Route 83. Some may remember the trademark graphic for this company which was painted on the sides of their trailers. It was a fully dressed Union soldier shaking the hands of a fully dressed Confederate soldier. I worked at this trucking terminal loading and unloading freight from trailers when I was attending college. Because of this job, I was able to pay for my college tuition.

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