The Clique Restaurant – 1960s

Image & caption from “Berks Countians; The Wonderful Way We Live”
As an attendant brings her Cadillac to the entrance, Mrs. A. W. Golden Jr. pauses for a moment under the canopy at the Clique where she has just enjoyed a delectable dinner.

Can’t find anything about this establishment online. Anyone remember where this was or know any information about it?

EDIT: thanks to a few commenters on the Facebook post we have solved the mystery. It was located on South 8th Street in Reading, now just an empty lot.

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5 Replies to “The Clique Restaurant – 1960s”

  1. I am not surprised that it went out of business, as apparently they gave away free poodles. They should have stuck with just free mints. As to the place itself, this looks like it was the place in northwest Reading that became an Italian restaurant whose name I forget, as that place kept the canopy. I recall we went there a couple of times in the late 70s or early 80s. The Italian place had good food and a nice atmosphere. Then we had a kid and stopped going anywhere.

  2. The Clique was on South Eighth Street between Franklin and Chestnut. I went in a few times in the 70s. It was in the red light district. The picture looks like it’s from the early 60s judging by the car model.

  3. The Italian restaurant you’re probably thinking of was on north 8th street near the big mill. I think the name was Pachuilo’s Italian Restaurant

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