Every Monday we share an image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. This time we shared two photographs of the same location in two weeks. Below is the second one:
Do you recognize the place? What was it called? Where is it? What can you tell us about it? Who was the owner? Have any stories to share?
Along the bottom of the photos I believe it reads: “Kelly’s @ Essex – Candy Box – 1946”. I am not in any way certain about the “Candy Box” part, what do you think it says? Or maybe that is right, and that was something this place sold or part of its name? Was this perhaps called Kelley’s Restaurant or something similar? Or maybe Kelley was the owner’s name?
From the booths in one photo, and the counter scene in another, it seems to me like this was a restaurant of some kind. In the photo behind the counter you can see ice cream cones, so those were sold there. There is also a sign that says “Heintz xx Soups.”
This place doesn’t exist today and I’m not sure where it was. Does anyone know? And what happened to it? What is the building today, or is it gone?
Do you have any thoughts or memories to share? Please leave a comment below!
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