A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from September 24, 2022
Big Apple (supper club near Buffalo, NY, 1945-1976)

A supper club called The Big Apple operated at South Union Road (between William and Clinton Streets), Cheektowaga, New York, between 1945 and 1976. Cheektowaga is the second-largest suburb of Buffalo, New York.

The Big Apple was probably named after the “Big Apple” dance craze of 1937.


Newspapers.com
6 October 1945, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, “Business Names,” pg. 9, col. 4:
The Big Apple, South Union Rd., Cheektowaga—Edward F. Markowski.

Newspaeprs.com
18 October 1945, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, “Business Names,” pg. 30, col. 6:
The Big Apple, South Union Rd., Cheektowaga—Josephine J. Markowski by executor.

Newspapers.com
11 November 1946, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, pg. 22, col. 7:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that License No. 18984 has been issued to the undersigned to sell Liquor at retail in a restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at The Big Apple, Erie Co., N. Y., for on premises consumption.
MRS. JOSEPHINE MARKOWSKI.
South Union Rd.
Cheektowaga, N. Y.

Newspapers.com
21 November 1951, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, pg. 6, col. 6 ad:
The BIG APPLE
Union Road between William and Clinton

Newspapers.com
26 November 1952, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, pg. 6, col. 5 ad:
The BIG APPLE
S. Union Road
between William and Clinton

Newspapers.com
22 March 1957, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, sec. 2, pg. 25, col. 2 ad:
THE BIG APPLE
2175 South Union Rd. Between
William and Clinton Sts.

Newspapers.com
17 May 1968, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, sec. 2, pg. 20, col. 6 ad:
THE BIG APPLE
674-9890
Old Union Rd. between William and Clinton Sts.

Newspapers.com
27 June 1969, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, sec. 2, pg. 17, col. 2 ad:
THE BIG APPLE
“One of the few genuine Supper Clubs in this area”
(...)
OLD UNION RD. between William & Clinton

Newspapers.com
17 March 1972, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, sec. 1, pg. 17, col. 6 ad:
BIG APPLE
2175 Old Union Road

Newspapers.com
30 March 1972, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, pg. 74, col. 6 classified ad:
CLEANING and washing dishes in restaurant, Thurs. Fri. and Sat. Big Apple Restaurant, Union Rd. Cheektowaga.

Newspapers.com
28 April 1972, Buffalo (NY) Evening News, pt. 1, pg. 13, col. 2 ad:
BIG APPLE
SUPPER CLUB
OLD UNION RD. AT HARLEM

Posted by Barry Popik
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