Monday, December 7, 2009

☞ WALK: The Old 400 Tavern Sign

The Sugar Hill address of 400 West 148th Street has a reminder of a once notable establishment that also borrowed the address for its moniker. From afar, one only notices the number 400 on the old green sign one building in from the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue. Upon closer inspection, the faded shadow of "tavern" can be seen on the lower half. Apparently open in the 1940's and continuing to operate until at least the 1970's, this place must have been one of the more distinct neighborhood institutions. Does anyone know when the place shut down? The closes subway is the A,B,C,D at 145th Street. Photo by Ulysses

1 comment:

  1. I don't know when this great establishment closed but I do remember as a child, coming here with my Grandma Willie Mae and my Dad. They would sit me and my siblings at the bar and give us a soda with a cherry in it! Wonderful memory. This took place between the late 1950's through the mid 60's.