Friday, June 6, 2008
Yesterday, after visiting the LaSalle Coke Crane, I continued east on St Patrick to Charlevoix, turned right to Coleraine and visited PAUL PATATES as previously promised and took the following photos. I met Danny Roy, the owner and had a chat with him, a fine chap. I also met Barry Fleischer who apparently makes their Root Beer and is or was the husband of the lady who deseased a year or 2 ago and who owned Restaurant Emile Bertrand on Aqueduct street and previously on Notre Dame street. I have also enclosed the 2 photos of these two restaurants. As you can appreciate, there is a connection between these 3 establishments with quite a story to tell. The original restaurant started around 1898. Les, could you be good enough to reprint the previous postings concerning this subject as I am preparing an article for our magazine (SHGV) and I think our members would be interested in having information on this interesting subject. Incidently, the Hot Dog, fries and root beer were excellant (app. $5.00).