Friday, March 3, 2017

Papaya King's 85th Anniversary

 In honor of Papaya King's 85th Anniversary they are selling their famous #hotdog for just 32 cents as well as their signature tropical 🌴  drinks for 32 cents both today March 3rd and tomorrow March 4th. Papaya King was founded in 1932 by Constantine "Gus" Poulos on the corner of Third Avenue and 86th Street. Poulos had discovered the papaya on a trip to Cuba and decided to dedicate his "tropical" drink stand to it. When he fell in love with a German woman from the neighborhood, she convinced him to add frankfurters, a German staple, to the menu and the marriage of Hot Dogs and Papaya Drinks 🍹 began. The 86th street location has an amazing #vintage #neonsign with a distinct #font which has been replicated in their newer locations in the East Village and Brooklyn and even in Las Vegas. Photo from2010 and full interview with 2nd generation former owner Alexander Poulos appear in our book "Store Front II-A History Preserved". #storefront

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