Who doesn’t miss this once prolific form of advertising? It seems at one time the Around the Corner Grille was in the same block where Black Market ad Indy Reads Books are today.

One wonders if the Around the Corner shop was a carry out and the Grille, an ancillary business?

And as ever in evidence, history repeats itself: What is now Hoaglin To Go, was previously Flannery’s Cafeteria.

Matchbooks were for so long a free takeaway of anywhere in the world you’d travel. Contributor Libby Cierzniak put together a great article on a matchbook collection.

One response to “Sunday Adverts: Cafes of Mass Ave”

  1. basil a berchekas jr says:

    vaguely remember some along Mass Avenue near Sabloski’s department store (which was next to the Coca Cola bottling plant)

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