Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
thomas

Binghamton German Club

Recommended Posts

I've been to the fest it's amazing ! I've also been to those breakfast at the German Club. I remember when I was a kid and dad worked at Normans, Norm had clam bakes for the employees there. First time I ever had raw clams ! Disgusting ! Lol but I liked the steamers tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been to the fest it's amazing ! I've also been to those breakfast at the German Club. I remember when I was a kid and dad worked at Normans, Norm had clam bakes for the employees there. First time I ever had raw clams ! Disgusting ! Lol but I liked the steamers tho.

Trying to remember Norman's...was it an independent grocery store? I vaguely remember, but can't place it.

 

I loves raw clams & oysters...steamers too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Normans was independent, he had two stores the down to one. He was a rough old guy but gave to the community branched off into Polar foods a discount grocery and frozen foods , delivered locally to restaurants etc Eventually he did some jail time, something about hot shrimp I think. His store was an icon on Robinson st till it burned down. Polar foods was Maines on steroids way before its time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Norman Oretskin. One of a kind. Sell you a load of school ketchup or shrimp of suspicious origins, but give you the shirt off his back if you were in need.

 

Used to have a huge white German Shepherd and it would patrol the meat cutting room and deli. If something hit the ground it was the dog's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Normans was independent, he had two stores the down to one. He was a rough old guy but gave to the community branched off into Polar foods a discount grocery and frozen foods , delivered locally to restaurants etc Eventually he did some jail time, something about hot shrimp I think. His store was an icon on Robinson st till it burned down. Polar foods was Maines on steroids way before its time.

Where on Robinson St? I only remember Normans on Alice Street? That place was as big as Sams club is now? Except there were never any crowds?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Norman Oretskin. One of a kind. Sell you a load of school ketchup or shrimp of suspicious origins, but give you the shirt off his back if you were in need.

 

Used to have a huge white German Shepherd and it would patrol the meat cutting room and deli. If something hit the ground it was the dog's.

Ya think Norm may have been in cahoots with Nick Soma? Perhaps they shared purveyances!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

German Shepard in the meat room? I never saw one ? My Dad was a butcher there so I was there a lot, although Bob the butcher and my dad allways had as stoggie going but never saw any dog.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

German Shepard in the meat room? I never saw one ? My Dad was a butcher there so I was there a lot, although Bob the butcher and my dad allways had as stoggie going but never saw any dog.

Uh huh...you must be a dyslexic athiest...there is no DOG 🐕

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was on Robinson St., where the American Legion parking lot is now. Norman got his start as the Mohican Market on Chenango St, just around the corner from First city Bank. Remember saw dust on the floor, pickles in barrels. Talking late 50's early sixties. He was a good guy. Never passed up an opportunity to make a buck, but was very generous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was on Robinson St., where the American Legion parking lot is now. Norman got his start as the Mohican Market on Chenango St, just around the corner from First city Bank. Remember saw dust on the floor, pickles in barrels. Talking late 50's early sixties. He was a good guy. Never passed up an opportunity to make a buck, but was very generous.

Wow!! What memories you have activated. Remember when Giant was across the street from Calvin Coolidge and Carols?? was on upper Court Street. Time flies.

 

What about WigWam and Kings Market? Any one recall those establishments? Wigwam at corner of Moeller St. and East Fredrick. Kings Market at corner of East Fredrick and Bigelow. What about Browns on corner of Robinson and Howard? I played a ton of video games at Browns.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My brain must be malfunctioning, but I remember Mom & Dad taking us to a three story place in downtown Binghamton near Christmas that was wonderful. They had elevators. Any ideas?

 

Not to mention how fun Washington Avenue in Endicott was back then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for the double post...we have to take our packets up the gravel road and put them in the mailbox.

 

I lol'd :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×