By DAVID VAN DYKE
The original photograph above was taken by Ann Patterson sometime in the late 1970s.
At this time she and her husband ran a camera store across the street from this location (Elmer Avenue and Queen Street East).
Tony’s fruit stand, which later became Ends, and Have a Nice Day Coffee Stop are featured in this fantastic image.
I clearly remember campy coffee shops like Have a Nice Day. Simple, no frills and basic; forget about your half foam, non-fat lattes with caramel drizzle. This is the way it was back in the 1970s: “How many sugars sir? One or two?”
Anyway, I am delighted that Ann sent me some photographs that I will now share with you. Thank you Ann!
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