MoCo Ads 1979

by Patrick Herron

MoCo Ads 1979

This week we’re looking back at Montgomery County ads from 1979!

At Safeway you could get three bottles of Catsup for only $1. There are close to 20 Safeway’s throughout Montgomery County today.

Here’s a pair of ads from Lox Stock & Bagel that used some pretty offensive stereotypes.  Today this location is a mobile phone repair shop.

Another ad from Gaitherstowne Plaze, Mr. Ho’s offered $.50 ALL YOU CAN DRINK SCHLITZ when you purchased the $3.50 buffet.

At the moment, Ride-On fares are currently free on all buses due to the pandemic.

Half smoke and a soda for $.69 at Jimmy Cone in Damascus.

Rockville Crushed Stone is now owned by Aggregate Industries.

The site of the Gaithersburg Cracked Claw is now a tire shop. The Cracked Claw location in Urbana closed back in 2011.
Here’s a fun 1982 article from the Washington Post about the Cracked Claw. 

Back when the Wizards were know as the Bullets, Quincy’s Bar and Grill was known as Ernie’s. Quincy’s has additional locations in Rockville and Damascus.

The only restaurants still open at Lakeforest Mall in 2020 are Sbarro, Pollo Campero, Kelly’s Cajun Grill, Charley’s Cheesesteaks, and Nori Japan (try the Sesame Chicken.). Anyone else miss Spinnakers?


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