Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Bolans

I mentioned this in passing in the previous post, but it is worth a post unto itself: just a nostalgic remembrance of Bolan's Candies. Based in the center of East Liberty it used to be a Pittsburgh institution with additional shops that I remember both Downtown and at Station Square. The East Liberty shop was at one point also a 2 story restaurant that remained busy long after the re-engineering of East Liberty. I forget what they are called but they have a machine that makes patties of almost pure suger that may be the most addictive non-chocolate dessert I know of.

Today it is a pretty quiet shop. I thought it was still open, but in walking by the storefront recently I wasn't sure if that was still the case.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved eating on the second floor, where the waitresses would haul the food up on the dumwaiter.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to work next door - my office window looked out at the vent on top of their building.

They've changed their focus from selling to individuals to selling to businesses. Thus changing their need for store front sales.

However, I agree, the front of the building makes it look closed.

Friday, June 23, 2006 10:40:00 AM  

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