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?

About Joan Concilio

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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