Mr. Ernie Young recently sent me a couple of pictures from Pazz’s Coffee Shop on Lawrence Avenue. The shop was located next to the State Store (now known as Wine and Spirits) during the 1960’s. It was owned by Mr. Young’s mother, Virginia Young and his aunt Kay Paswell from 1960 to 1969. The owners are pictured above behind the counter on the left is Kay and on the right is Virginia. Ernie’s father, Ernest Young Sr. is pictured serving customers in the second photograph as well. This picture gives us a good look at the prices on the menu as well.

Steak sandwich – 40¢

Hamburger 20¢

Milkshake 25¢

Shrimp with French fries and a coffee 99¢

A mushroom steak or pepper steak sub 45¢

Don’t forget – Drink Hires root beer.

Ernest Young Sr Serving Pazzs Coffee Shop

3 Comments on Pazz’s Coffee Shop

  1. Aw thanks for the great memory . I graduated with Ernie. He was always like a big brother to me!

  2. Patty (Wiley) D'Ambrosio says:

    I remember your caring, beloved Mom & your sweet beloved Aunt! They made U feel like extended family Your Mom had a great sense of humor

    Sandy (Nash) Fogel & I used to frequently meet there 4 lunch. Sandy was working @ Century Super Market across from the Ledger where I was employed. At the time, Sandy was engaged to Dick Fogel, who was serving in Vietnam Nam

    I was engaged to my now husband, Ray And we would talk about our weddings

    What sweet memories, thank you for that you do‼️

    God bless you,

  3. Ernie Young says:

    Thank you both, very much, for the kind words. I also loved going there. I even worked there for a time, if you want to call it working. I spent more time next door at Rose Cortez’s Flower Shop. I remember my Aunt coming in and saying, “you’re supposed to be helping me, not over here talking and bothering Rose”. I was a bad boy. Good thing my Aunt loved me very much. If not I would’ve been out on my ear.

    After away football games the school would feed us someplace on the road or at Perrone’s if we played away, but close to Ellwood. However, after home games we were on our own. Charlie (Landolfi) and I would go to Pazz’s and did we eat, everything and anything that was put in front of us. Steak sandwiches, submarines, milkshakes, F.F.’s, onion rings, hamburgers you name it we ate it. I ate very little during the day of games. To many butterflies. But after the game that was a horse of a different color. I usually spent the night at Charlie’s house and in the morning Mrs. Landolfi would make a breakfast, as Charlie has been known to say about food he likes, “too die for.” Then it was off to the Ellwood Midget Game.

    My Mom and Aunt Kay opened in 1960 I believe and had the place till 1969. In the early 60’s I can remember calling the shop at night and ordering burgers and a shake that my Dad would deliver.

    My Aunt Kay made the hot dog chili. It was different from others. My wife makes it today for us. It’s good, but not the same. I think the touch of my Aunt made a slight difference, if you know what I mean.

    Yes girls, like you I have very fond memories of that place and the people, who ate there daily for lunch, that I got to know. (When I was working and not messing around)
    Those certainly were the days ladies.

    Michaelleene-Yes we were good friends back then. I hope life has treated you well. Maybe one day, “when we least expect it” we will run into one another somewhere or someplace. I will look forward to that chance meeting young lady.

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