My grand uncle, Frank Miller, owned and operated the Chick-n-Roast Restaurant and Tavern at 126th and Kinsman Roads in Cleveland, Ohio, from abt. 1956 until 1976. It was a popular place in Cleveland where celebrities and civic leaders liked to hang out.
The U.S. City Directories (1822 – 1995), on Ancestry.com, has three other businesses located at 12610 Kinsman Road:
- Maurice Levy ran a dry goods store there in 1928.
- Amos D. Zarlenga had a real estate business there in 1923.
- Albert Pucclani ran a Cigar Manufacturers business in 1923.
The Negro Travelers’ Green Book for the Fall of 1956 and 1957 for Cleveland does not have the Restaurant listed, but I heard it was an excellent place to eat.
52 Ancestors Challenge for Week 19 – The theme is “Food and Drink.” Few things bring back memories like food does. This week, write about an event that prompted a special meal, an ancestor who was a really good (or really bad!) cook, or a food that always makes you think of someone in your family. (Or whatever else you want to write about)