My posts on stores and restaurants that used to exist in York County, Pa., but don’t any more are always popular, so, by request, here is an alphabetical, easy-to-refer-to index of all them!

If you’re a newer reader to the blog, please check out the posts linked to from here and let me know what you remember about these locations!

And for everyone – please comment and let me know what other stores you miss.

Ghost stores and businesses
– Adler’s
– Alice Hoffer’s Dress Shop
– Ames
– Ammon R. Smith Auto
Andes Furs
Andrews Food Market
A&P grocery store (and read more here)
Archie K. May jewelers
– Arnold’s Hardware in the Red Lion area
– A.S. Beck Shoes
Aug. H. Schaefer florist
– Bara Bootery
Bear’s Department Store and cafeteria (and read more here and here)
Bell’s
Benn’s Men’s Store in Hanover
Best (and read more here)
Biddle’s Shoeshine Parlor in Hanover
Black’s Hosiery (and read more here)
– Bond’s Millinery
The downtown Bon-Ton (and its tea room) (and read more here and here)
– Builder’s Square
Bupp’s Grocery Store in the Dogtown area of West York (and read more here)
– Buster Brown Shoes
– Calloway’s
The Cedar Chest in Hanover
– Channel Hardware
Charles H. Shaffner jewelers (and read more here)
Chas. A. Schaefer Flower Shop (and read more here)
Chet Patterson’s Sporting Goods
Coastal Tank Lines
Cohen Bros. Sporting Goods
– Collinsville Discount Center
Colony Furniture House
– Concord’s Factory Showroom
Colonial Shoe Store in Hanover
– Color Tile
– County Market grocery store
– Crane’s Men’s Store
– Crider’s Stationery Shop
C. R. Minnich radio and sound equipment
Dale & Co. Drug Store
The Darling Shops
Dauber’s Florist
– The Deb Shop
D.E. Jones (and read more here and here)
– Detwiler Furniture
Dietz’s Lawn and Garden Center
– Disc Mart
Dorothy Fox Fashion Shops
Eberly’s Butcher Shop in Yoe
Emile Hat Shop
– Eugene Jacobs’ Menswear
– Everhart Music Store
Feder’s News Stand
– Feller’s
– Flinchbaugh’s Menswear
Fluhrer’s Jewelry Store
Food Fair (and read more here)
Franklin Discount Stores (and read more here, here, here and here)
– Futer Bros. Jewelry Store
– F.W. Grand 5 & 10
Gary Miller, dry cleaner
The Gate House
– Gaylord’s
G.C. Murphy (and read more here)
– Gee Bee’s
Gehley’s (or Gehly’s?) Furniture and Carpet House
– Gem’s Bakery
– George’s Stationery Store
Gibby’s general store in Yoe
Gingerich’s Music Store
The Gloria Shop in Hanover (and read more here)
The Golden Rule department store
Gregory’s menswear store (and read more here, here, here, here and here)
Greiman Bros. men’s clothing store
– Griffith-Smith Men’s Store
– Grossman’s
– Haines the Shoe Wizard
– Hanover Shoe at the York Mall
– Hechinger
Herbert’s Department Store
– Herman’s Shoes
Hess’s
Hills (and read more here)
– H.L. Green
H.M. Rehmeyer’s
Hochberger’s
Hollander’s (and read more here and here)
– Hothschild Kohn
– International Jewelers
Jack’s (and read more here)
– Jamesway
Jay’s grocery store
Jewelcor
Jimmy Wilson Jr. Moving and Storage
J.M. Fields (and read more here)
Joe, the Motorists’ Friend (and read more here, here, here and here)
– Julius Music House
J&W Hardware
Kauffman’s Art Shop (and read more here
– Kaybee Toys
Key Fashions
Kiddy Town toys and children’s items
– Kinney’s Shoes
Kresge
Lazzara’s Furniture
Leaner’s Hardware
– Leeds Apparel
– Lehmeyer’s (or Lehmayer’s?) Store
Leinhardt Bros. Furniture
Lloyd’s clothing store in Hanover
– Lovett’s
– The Lullaby Shoppe
Mac’s Hardware (and read more here)
Mailman’s
Marianne’s women’s clothing store
Maydel ladies’ accessories
May Peal Shop in Hanover
McCrory’s
– McLean’s Department Store
M.C. Nace Clothing Store in Hanover
– Mehl & Rittenhouse Jewelers
Mickley’s furs
Minnich’s Pharmacy
– Montgomery Ward in the former York Mall
Morris Drug (and read more here)
– Murray’s Menswear
– The Music Merchant
Newcomber’s Newsstand in Hanover
– Newswanger Shoe Store
The North Mall (and read more here)
Ormond Shops
The Orpheum theater
– Pantry Pride
Pathmark (and read more here)
Paules Dairy (and read more here)
People’s Drug
Pep Boys on South George Street
– Phar-Mor
– Pollack Jewelers
Provenza’s Grocery Store
Prowel’s Ladies Hat Millinery in Hanover
– Race O Rama Hobby Shop
– Reed’s Millinery
– Reese’s Variety Store
Regal Stationery Store
R.E. Lehr Groceries
– Rexall Drug Store
Robert Hall’s Clothing Store (and read more dhere, here and here)
– Rodgers’ Toy Stores
– Rothert Co. Furniture
Roth’s Jewelry Store in Hanover
– Rowan’s Women’s Wear
– Safeway
Sara Ellen’s Ceramic Shop in West York
Schiding’s Yorktowne Service Store
– Schultz’s Drug Store
– Scott Stevens
Shellenberger’s Coliseum Ballroom and Convention Hall (now the Valencia Ballroom)
Shelly Jewelers
– Silo
Sitler’s General Store in East Prospect
– Sloat’s Upholstery Shop in Hallam
Smith’s Jewelry Store in Hanover
Smittie’s Newsstand
Smutz’s Leather Goods
Sol Kessler’s record store
Spangler’s drug store downtown
Spangler’s grocery store in Weigelstown (and read more here)
Spangler’s Hardware (and read more here)
Stillman’s Department Store (and read more here)
Strine’s Shoes in Hanover
Sullivan’s Jewelers
Sunny’s Surplus
– Super Thrift
Target Shop
– The Terminal Luggage Shop
– Terry’s Menswear
– Thom McCann Shoes
– Thompson’s Ladieswear
T.H. Thatcher groceries in Windsor
– Triangle Home Center
– Triumph Hosiery
Two Guys
– Value City
Vic Kroh’s Confectionary Store in Hanover
– The Village Peddler
– Walker’s Men’s Store
– Webb & Wolfe Sporting Goods
– Weinbrom Jewelers
The West Manchester Mall’s previous stores (and read more here and here)
West York Hardware Store
– Whelan’s Pharmacy
– White’s Record Shop
– Wiest’s Department Store
Wolfgang’s Sporting Goods
Woolworth’s (and read more here and here)
– Worth’s
W.T. Grant’s 5 & 10
The York Mall
York Narrow Fabrics
York Paint and Hardware Co.
– York Warehouse Food Market
– Young World
– Zaire’s
– A whole bunch of other retail memories here, here, here, here, here, here and here

Ghost restaurants and bars
– 7 Cousins
– A Buffet
– Adams Diner on West Market Street, York
– Al’s Diner on South Belvidere Street, York
– Allison’s Restaurant on South Duke Street, York
– Alpine Snack Bar on South Pine Street, York
– Altland’s Restaurant on North George Street, York
– The Amber Light
– Angelo’s Italian Grotto in the York County Shopping Center
– Anna’s Restaurant on West Market Street, York
– Archie’s
Arnold Dairy Products
Arrow Snack Bar
Arthur Treacher’s Fish and Chips
Avalong’s and the Avalong Colonial Dining Room (and read more here, here, here and here)
Babe Keller’s Restaurant
Bear’s Cafeteria
Beecher’s
Beefsteak Charlie’s (and read more here)
– Bel-Mar Lunch on South Belvidere Street, York
– Bennie’s Restaurant on West Market Street, York
Berry’s Luncheonette on Pattison Street in York
Besser’s
– Bessie’s Restaurant on South Hartley Street, York
– B&G Restaurant on West Philadelphia Street, York
– Blue Bird Lunch Room on East Princess Street, York
– Bob & Min’s Drive-In on East Market Street
Bob’s Big Boy (and read more here)
– Boll’s Restaurant on North George Street, York
Bonanza (and read more here)
Bon-Ton Tea Room
– Borsa’s Cafe on South Albemarle Street in York
– Bortner’s Restaurant on West Market Street, York
– Boston Market
– Boxtner’s Restaurant on West Clarke Ave., York
– Briggs Diner on East Princess Street, York
Bright Star
Broadway Cafe
The Broilburger on West Market Street, York
Bud’s Drive-In (and later Bud Markey’s Family Restaurant) (and read more here and here)
Burger Chef (and read more here)
– Burkholder’s Restaurant on West Poplar Street, West York
Bury’s Hamburgers
– Busch’s Restaurant on Prospect Street, York
– Busy Bee Restaurant at 447 S. George St., York
– By-Bel Dine and Dance Club on South Newberry Street, York
– The Candlelight Inn
– Capitol Diner on East Market Street, York
Captain Mac’s
– Carlo’s Pizzeria
Chance’s Restaurant (and read more here)
– Charlie’s Restaurant on South Duke Street, York
– Charlie Brown’s
– Charlotte’s Tea Room
– Cheeseburger in Paradise
The Cherry Top
– Chi-Chi’s
– Christopher’s on North George Street
– City Restaurant on West Market Street, York
C.J. Helfrich Delicatessen
Cline’s Restaurant in Hanover
The Coffee Shop in Dallastown
– Colonial Hotel Dining Room on South George Street, York
– Colony Restaurant and Diner on West Market Street, York
Costy’s Pizza
– Cucuzella’s Steak Shop on South Duke Street, York
Cue Lounge in Hanover
– Curry’s Restaurant on South Duke Street, York
– Dave’s Restaurant
– D&D Diner on South Newberry Street, York
– Dapp’s Dugout on East Philadelphia Street, York
– Degen’s Bar
– Delhamer’s Restaurant on North Newberry Street, York
– Delphia Restaurant on East Philadelphia Street, York
– The De Luxe Pastry Shop on East Market Street
– Dinner Bell Restaurant on South Queen Street, York
– The Dixie Creme Donut Shop
The Dog House at Market Street and Memory Lane
– Dolly’s Diner on Kings Mill Road, York
– Donut World
– Dottie’s Diner on North Penn Street, York
– The Dutch Kitchen
– Edie’s Diner on East Princess Street, York
– Edy’s Sandwich Shop on West Market Street, York
– E&F Restaurant on East Market Street, York
– Elmwood Grill, South Belmont Street
The Embers’ former location at the old York County Shopping Center
Ernie McCall’s North Pole (Ernie’s, or The North Pole) (and read more here, here and here)
– Ethel’s Diner on West Princess Street, York
– Fairview Cafe on West Market Street, West York
Family Time
– Famous Restaurant on South George Street, York
– Fanny Farmer Candy
– Ferro’s Lunchroom on East Newton Avenue, York
The Fireside Restaurant
Fisher’s Restaurant
The Flamingo on Belmont Street
– Florence’s Restaurant on East Philadelphia Street, York
The Florida Room (and read more here)
– Forest Ice Cream
– Fortney’s Restaurant on East Market Street, York
– Frank’s Place on West College Avenue, York
– George’s Luncheonette on South Duke Street, York
Gino’s (and read more here, here, here and here)
– Glady’s Pool and Restaurant in Stewartstown
– Golden Corral
Golden Glow Cafeteria
– Gordie Ginter’s at Market and Fayette streets
– Gruver’s Bakery on North Newberry Street between West Philadelphia and the railroad
– Hap Miller’s
– Harry’s Diner on West Market Street, York
– Hattie’s Restaurant on East Market Street, York
C.J. Helfrich’s Delicatessen
– Herm’s Restaurant on Memory Lane
– Hickey’s
– Hilbert’s Lunch on West King Street, West York
– Hillcrest Inn on South Queen Street
– Hinkle’s Luncheonette on South Queen Street, York
– Hoffman’s Restaurant
Horn & Horn Smorgasbord
Howard Johnson’s Restaurant on East Market Street (Stony Brook area)
Howe’s Dairy
Huntley’s Hamburgers on Memory Lane (and read more here)
– Ideal Restaurant on South George Street in York
– Idle Hour Cafe and Taproom
– International Pizza
The Italian Oven (and read more here)
– J&A Restaurant on Roosevelt Avenue, York
– Jack’s Diner on East North Street, York
– Jacob’s Restaurant on North George Street, York
Jay’s Restaurant
– Jimmy’s Restaurant on North George Street, York
– John’s Lunch on Kings Mill Road, York
– Johnny’s Restaurant on East King Street, York
– The Jolly Cow on West Market Street
Jolly Fisherman
J’s Steaks and Subs
– Jug’s Bar
– Julius Dairy
– King’s Deli
– The Kozy Diner on East North Street, York
– Krout’s Restaurant
– Lafayette Grill on South Pershing Avenue, York
The Lamp Post
– Latucca’s
– LeGore’s Drive-In
– Leona’s Luncheonette on Prospect Street, York
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– Lillian’s Grill on South Pershing Avenue, York
Lincoln Ice Cream Parlor
Lincoln Woods on East Market Street
Little Beaver
– Little Princess Diner on East Princess Street, York
– LoPiccolo’s
– L & R Sub Shop in Spring Grove
– Lone Star Steakhouse
– LoPiccolo’s on South George Street, York
Lutz’s Restaurant
– Lucky Diner on East King Street, York
– The Lunch Box on West College Avenue, York
The Majestic Restaurant on East Market Street
– Mamma Rosa’s Restaurant on East Market Street, York
– Marie’s Diner on East North Street, York
– Mark and Neil’s Deli
– Mary Henry’s Homemade Candy
– Mary’s Luncheonette on North Hartley Street in York
Mayflower Restaurant in Hanover
Melvin’s
– Menuette
– The Mid-Way Restaurant on East Philadelphia Street in York
Mike’s Nut Shop downtown on Market Street (and read more here)
– Minuet (different than the Menuette!)
– Mr. Bill’s Quarterdeck
– Moley’s in Red Lion
The Monkey Bar
– Moser’s Restaurant on West King Street, York
– Myers Restaurant on North Main Street in Dover
– Nannie’s Chicken Shack on West Princess Street in York
Nellie’s Restaurant in Weigelstown
– Ness’ Restaurant on South Queen Street, York
– Nick’s Restaurant on North Newberry Street, York
– Odessa’s Restauarant on West Boundary Avenue, York
OK Corral (and read more here)
– The Old Homestead Inn on West Market Street
The Old Wheel Lunch
Orange Julius (formerly in both the North Mall and West Manchester Mall)
The Orange Top
– The Paddock on East Market Street
– The Panther Grill on East Seventh Avenue, North York
Pappy’s Pizza
Park Hill Canteen in Dallastown
– The Patty Cake Bakery in York County Shopping Center
Pulandi’s Bungalow Inn on Grantley Road
– The Penn Diner on North Penn Street in York
– Penn Hart
The Philly Cafe
The Pine Tree Inn on West Market Street (and read more here, here and here)
The Pink Panther
– Pipkins Pizza in Red Lion
Ponderosa (and read more here and here)
Popeye’s Chicken
Quick Cook
– The Rainbow Grill
– The Rambler
– The Ramona restaurant on North George Street, York
Rax (and read more here)
– Ray’s Diner on North George Street, North York
Richard’s in Red Lion
– Rider’s
Ridg-Way Restaurant
– Robbie’s Drive-In on Banister Street, West York
Rocky’s Pizza
– Rose Haven Restaurant on South Richland Avenue, York
Roy Rogers
– Ruby’s Luncheonette on South Queen Street, York
Rutter’s (also read more here)
Salvo’s (and read more here)
Sambo’s
– Sam’s Cafe on South Penn Street in York
– San Remo’s in Red Lion
– Saylor’s Restaurant on North George Street in York
– Sechrist’s Cafe
– Shoney’s
Showbiz Pizza
The Spaghetti Shop (and read more here)
– Spataro’s
– The Spinning Wheel Dining Room on East Market Street, York
– Spurg’s Drive-In on East Market Street
Starlite Diner/Nautilus Diner
– The Star Lunch on West Market Street, York
– Stotler’s Grocery and Lunch Bar on Walnut Street, York
– Sunnyside Restaurant on East Market Street, York
The (Wm.) Tally House restaurant (and read more here)
Town Talk on South Hartley Street, York
– Towne Restaurant on South George Street, York
– The Trail Coffee Shop
– The Tre-Mar on East Market Street, York
– Tremont restaurant
Tropical Treat (Fitz Brothers) in the Manchester area
Victory restaurant in Hanover
– The Washington House in Wrightsville
Western Sizzlin’ (and read more here)
– West Side Steak House
The White Swan (and read more here and here)
– Wild Tuna Bar and Grill
– Woody’s Place on South Ogontz Street, York
The Woozy Moose
York Diner
– Yost’s Restaurant on South Highland Avenue, West York
YWCA Cafeteria on East Market Street, York
– Zeigler’s Cafe on East College Avenue, York

Let’s keep the list growing!