A now-historic ice cream scoop has been returned to the Rose and Chubby’s building by Bob Witkowski (aka Mr. Haircut) and Sal Torre.
The scoop goes back to the 1950s, when it was used at the store that was then owned by Jimmy and Marie Hall. Jimmy also loaned the scoop to the American Legion Post 339 to use for their popular roast beef dinners, and it stayed there when Jimmy and Marie finally closed the store. Bob then rescued the scoop when the Legion moved from its building on Van Dyke Road.
- Earlier post and associated brief on the story of the Rose & Chubby’s Luncheonette, back to the first store around 1902.
For the presentation, Bob, Sal, and other Legion buddies met for breakfast at Aunt Chubby’s, and surprised owners Lyn Farrugia and Michelle Hamilton by presenting them with the scoop – “I had it a long time,” Bob told them. “But it belongs here at Aunt Chubby’s.”
Joe Emanski of the Hopewell Express also attended the event, and wrote a nice article that also covers the history of the building, its restoration into the current Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette, and the nonprofit Chubby’s Project that supports an outdoor food pantry and delivers meals in the community.
- The scoop on Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette
(Hopewell Express, 6/2021)
For more on the Rose & Chubby’s building:
- See Historic Chubby’s Lunch Menus
- See the Mementos Gallery for more images of items from Chubby’s and around our towns.
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