1949: JOE’S TOMATO PIES AND THE 500 BLOCK OF SO. CLINTON AVENUE

Another exquisite R.C. Maxwell/Duke University Library view of the Burg’s oldest Tomato Pie palace right in the heart of today’s Chambersburg. Joe’s is no more. I have been looking for the date when the business closed, but so far I have been unsuccessful. I note that Joe’s was operating in the 80’s and 90’s. Perhaps a visitor can enlighten me.

Bob Warznak said…

Hi Tom,

I remember going with my family in the late 70s through the 90s. I also introduced my wife to Joe’s in the late 90s, but we only got to enjoy it for a couple of years due to their closing in 2000. Marie was very friendly and would remember us, even when there was a long time between visits. We were sorry for the loss of her husband and son. They closed just shy of their 90th anniversary in 2000. I found this article which may help fill in some of the gaps: http://mackstruckofwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/03/joes-tomato-pies-south-clinton-avenue.html

Thanks,

Bob Warznak

RALPH LUCARELLA said…

HI TOM….I ALWAYS FELT THAT PAPA’S ON BUTLER STREET WAS THE EARLY MAKER OF TOMATO PIES IN THE BURG. I HEARD ABOUT JOE’S BUT NEVER KNEW OF THE PLACE. THEY ALSO MENTION A BOWLING ALLEY THERE BUT I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THAT EITHER. THAT WOULD BE ABOUT THE 1920’S. BEST REGARDS.

One thought on “1949: JOE’S TOMATO PIES AND THE 500 BLOCK OF SO. CLINTON AVENUE

  1. Hi Tom,I remember going with my family in the late 70s through the 90s. I also introduced my wife to Joe's in the late 90s, but we only got to enjoy it for a couple of years due to their closing in 2000. Marie was very friendly and would remember us, even when there was a long time between visits. We were sorry for the loss of her husband and son. They closed just shy of their 90th anniversary in 2000. I found this article which may help fill in some of the gaps: http://mackstruckofwisdom.blogspot.com/2010/03/joes-tomato-pies-south-clinton-avenue.htmlThanks,Bob Warznak

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