Saturday, February 16, 2019

P&G Cafe, Upper West Side, NYC

P&G Cafe, a family-owned bar on the Upper West Side was named In honor of the owner’s two sons, Paul and George. This beloved bar was in business from 1933 from to 2009. When we photographed the bar in 2004 for our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” we also interviewed the third-generation owner, Tom Chahalis who told us that “We have no business cards, no napkins, no matches. We don’t need them. Unfortunately, my lease is up at the end of 2008 and I’ll be forced to leave because the community leaders don’t really want to have a bar here. They want this street (Amsterdam Ave) to be another Madison Avenue.” We always loved this place and wonder what happened to the large neon Cocktail 🍸 Glass flanked by the words “Steaks” “Chops”.

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