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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 07, 2019
“Let’s blow this popsicle stand”

"Let’s blow this pop/popcorn/popsicle stand” means “let’s leave this (insignificant or unexciting) place.” “Let’s blow this joint” is a similar expression.

“I think I’ll blow this popcorn stand” was printed in the Minneapolis (MN) Morning Tribune on September 8, 1955. “Don’t blow the pop stand, it’s against the law” was printed in the Kokomo (IN) Tribune on March 13, 1966. “Let’s blow this popsicle stand” was printed in the Guthrie Center (IA) Guthrian on December 5, 1966.


Wiktionary: blow this popsicle stand
Verb
blow this popsicle stand

1. (US, idiomatic, humorous) To leave an establishment speedily.
. Well, we’ve been at this bar for two hours; let’s blow this popsicle stand and go to the nightclub.
Usage notes

Chiefly used with let’s: “let’s blow this popsicle stand”

Wiktionary: blow this pop stand
Verb
blow this pop stand

1. (idiomatic, informal) To exit or remove oneself from a less than exciting location or environment.
. I’m bored out of my mind, let’s blow this pop stand.
Usage notes

Chiefly used with let’s: “let’s blow this pop stand”.

8 September 1955, Minneapolis (MN) Morning Tribune, “Just Ask: How did you kids dig the first day of school?,” pg. 37, col. 6:
(Spoken by Arlene Meemken.—ed.)
Man, those teachers. They’re typical, crazy mixed-up squares. They can’t even dig bop talk, let alone teach it. Why don’t they get hep? I think I’ll blow this popcorn stand.

13 March 1966, Kokomo (IN) Tribune, “Steve Claytor’s Any Way You Want It,” pg. 25, col. 1:
REVERSING THE “WLS” THEORY of Life...Don’t blow the pop stand, it’s against the law.

5 December 1966, Guthrie Center (IA) Guthrian, “Senior Review—Diane Kent,” pg. 7, col. 4:
If you should someday happen to hear someone mutter, “Let’s blow this popsicle stand,” you’ll know it’s none other than Diane Kent.

Google Books
Full Circle
Ann Arbor, MI: Huron High School
1969
Pg. 41:
“Good heavens, what if someone were to see this mess!” With the coming of noon all the words slowly began to fuse together in Dunken’s mind. “Man oh man, with melodic harmony I should gracefully be banished from the face of the earth to eat my pome. Well shoot me at dawn!” As a fellow junkmate put it, “Tap the rap, plop the top, and blow this pop stand.”

5 April 1973, Bellingham (WA) Herald, “Nobody answers” (UPI), pg. 15, col. 1:
“As for us, we are going to plait our old press ribbons in our saucy curls and blow this pop stand.”

27 July 1973, Durham (NC) Morning Herald, “Funky Winkerbean” comic strip, pg. 10A, col. 8:
WHY DON’T YOU WISE-UP AND BLOW THIS POP STAND?

3 August 1973, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “Designer Sklar: Many Things to Many People: A Lot of Things to Many” by Beth Ann Krier, pt. 4, pg. 4, col. 5:
“OK, let’s blow this Popsicle stand and get moving.”
(Spoken by Michael Sklar.—ed.)

18 December 1976, Washington (DC) Star, “The Federal Triangle: A Soap Opera” by Hardee Mumms, pg. D1, col. 4:
“Let’s have a toke and a peach pickle and then blow this popsicle stand.”

3 November 1979, Edmonton (Alberta) Journal, “Last words of the famed,” pg. I-2, col. 2:
For those who can’t progress beyond a basic “cheerio,” Ramsay and Toye provide a basic Goodbye Glossary. Try “let’s blow this popsicle stand” or a simple “hasta la vista.”

Google Books
National Lampoon
Volume 2, Issues 54-65
1983
Pg. 16:
“Lets blow this popcorn stand.” snickers Tatum. handing over Pops Visa to pay for the damages

22 August 1985, The Sun (Baltimore, MD), “Redskins notes” by Vito Stellino, pg. 9E, col. 2:
As Pete Cronan left the locker room, he said, “To quote a famous quarterback, Ken Stabler, we’re blowing this pop stand right now.”

29 September 1993, Titusville (PA) Herald, “Common Ground: Mars Anyone?” by Rob Pearson, pg. 7, col. 1:
When you consider all the problems we have in this world, it is a difficult thing to come to grips with it all.

It’s time to blow this pop stand. Like maybe to another planet.

Google Books
Damned Right
By Bayard Johnson
Boulder, CO: Published by Fiction Collective Two
1994
Pg. 79:
“Face it, we’re all blowing this pop stand. The only question is, what you going to do in the meantime?”

Urban Dictionary
Let’s blow this popsicle stand
How about we leave this establishment as soon as possible.
It’s 5 o’clock! We’re done work let’s blow this popsicle stand.
#blow#popsicle#stand#bounce#hit the road
by MonicaCHarvey August 28, 2006

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