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What was the Season?
spring

Can you name the location?
Old A&W in Williamstown


Comments...
Now called Michael's. Charlie's son and daughter now run the restaurant. How many of you remember when it was the A & W and they had car hops??



What was the Season?
summer


Can you name the location?
popa charlie's restaurant

Comments...
Renamed by owner after dropping the A&W franchise


Can you name the location?
The old A&W

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I sure do remember it. My grandparents used to take me there every Friday night for dinner. You'll never get another frosted mug of root beer like that ever again. My grandfather used to flirt with the waitresses. I was so embarassed!


What was the Season?
spring

Can you name the location?
Definitely the old A&W in Williamstown

Comments...
This was one of the best places ever to go on a date and get some chow and delicious root beer delivered right to your car (even though most of the guys always liked looking at the car hops)!! Many fond memories! Boy, could I go for a nice cold A&W root beer in a frosted mug right now!


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In this picture it is Papa Charlie's as the large sign on the left states. Would be after A&W.


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I think Al Brignolo opened the A&W restaurant in the late fifties or early sixties. He had been a co-owner of Colonial Dairy (with Fritz Williams), and left that to start the A&W franchise. He later sold it and retired, but I'm not sure when that happened. That root beer in a frosted mug was the best ever made!


Can you name the location?
michea;s restaurant

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my father used to go there when he was a kid...he adn my uncles used to ride their bikes there when they were younger, cuz my grandparents owned the redwood motel but they passed away and now my uncle john owns it!!!


Can you name the location?
Old A&W

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I used to go there with my mom, She got the rootbeer float and I got an orange float. they had good cheeseburgers too.


Can you name any of the people?
"papa Charlie"

Can you name the location?
A & W, Williamstown

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Papa Charlie would always walk around and say "Hi" to all lhis customers. They had the best English style batter fried fish and chips! Remember baby root beers??


Can you name the location?
papa charlies restaurant, main st williamstown

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papa charlie one of the nicest men i had the privledge to know, as i grew up just down the street from there. the restaurant was between cumberland farms store and the willows motel and right in front of the grand union, and the back ground is pine cobble mountain.great to see these photos. god bless charlie and family. john m odell


What was the Year?
1971

What was the Season?
fall

Can you name the location?
papa charlies restaurant, main st williamstown

Comments...
papa charlies sat on main st in front of the grand union and between the cumberland farms store and the willows motel. as i grew up just down the street from there. papa charlies had the best papa burger in the area. as a boy charlie would give me a burger and a root beer for cleaning up around there. great to see this picture. god bless nikitas's. john m odell


What was the Season?
summer

Can you name the location?
Papa Charlies Main St. Williamstown!

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Owned by the Nikitas family...and still is. What very fond memories. My family (parents were good friends of Charlie and Theresa) and I spent many years enjoying that restaurant with our own children's sized mugs we used to fill with that one and only frosty root beer. What a wonderful experience! Super family!


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It was Williams and Brignola Dairy selliing dairy products out of Fairdale Farms in Bennington Vt. They delivered my milk as long as they were in business. They also had an icecream and sandwich store on the Mohawk Tail just above 5 corners across from the re-cap shop. Mr. Williams was the first to build and own an all steele home. He returned to Texas after the split up I belive and Mr. Brignola opened on Curran Highway, I stopped by often, and lived in Williamstown. J>P>Dubreuil


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