This is the V & S Sandwich Shop in the Antietam Valley Shopping Center, where a woman bandit got away with $545 in a daring late Saturday afternoon holdup. – Eagle Photo… Read Full Article
The Ranch House
A staple on Penn Avenue in West Lawn for nearly a half century, the owners of the Circle S Ranch House announced on March 30th that they would be closing permanently on April 8th, 2022.
The building was built in 1969 as a Schell’s. It replaced the location that was further east down Penn Avenue which was a casualty of the bypass construction of the early 1970’s.… Read Full Article
On this Day – Dec 1st 1984
A fire rips through the building at 527 Penn Street destroying a photography studio on the upper floors which caved into Ciao Restaurant, a pizza shop, on the main level.… Read Full Article
Jake’s Sandwich Shop – Mt. Penn – Then & Now
Jake’s was opened in 1946 and sits at 232 Carsonia Avenue in Mt. Penn. It will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The establishment was opened by Jake Meyers at its original location on Perkiomen Avenue. By the 1960s it was located in its current spot on Carsonia. The menu started out with burgers, hot dogs and fries and has since expanded to include all sorts of hoagies, wraps and salads.… Read Full Article
On this Day – Feb 7th 1967 – Blizzard Staggers Berks
16 inches of snow dumps on Berks, closing schools across the county.