Friday, 8 May 2009

Final Days for Da Classic Scoop

It was inevitable, and everyone knew it was going to happen, but it's still sad to see it go.

This building was constructed in the 1850s and was first a general store, then a post office, and has been known as Da Classic Scoop, serving ice cream, big breakfasts, homemade soups and hearty sandwiches since 1990.

In it's heyday it was a favourite stop for the Red Hat Ladies.

The town was willing to give the building away to anyone who cared to move it, but sadly, there were no takers and so..... Goodbye, Classic Scoop. You'll be missed.
Photo: Stouffville Sun-Tribune

14 comments:

Sheila said...

Sad, but all too common these days.
I wonder if any of the big box stores will be standing 159 years from now?

photowannabe said...

I am so sad to see history come tumbling down. I know there is progress and all that...but....
Its prevelant everywhere.

madretz said...

bummer, i don't like seeing places like this torn down either. Do you know why they had to tear it down? I thought nowadays buildings that old are kept and restored as historical landmarks.

madretz said...

i just clicked on your link and read why the city had to tear it down. it's a shame, but i suppose they know what's best.

CanadianSwiss said...

It's really sad to see such historic buidings being torn down.

Kerri said...

Oh, that is sad!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It is always so very sad when landmark buildings are torn down or detroyed...It seems we have very little respect for History in this country. When you think of how old so many buildings are in Europe...Centuries upon Centuries...It would bever occur to them to tear down these buildings!

Beckster said...

Ah Shammy, I hate to see it go too. Whatever pops up in it's place, it won't be as original or loveable...NO TO SUBWAY! If that happens, I'll fly over there myself and interrupt proceedings!

lorenzothellama said...

Hi Shammy! Really sorry I've not been blogging. Loads of things happening but can't seem to get my head around it all. However, Maalie is also prodding me about a new post, so I WILL PUT ONE UP TOMORROW!
Love Lorenzo!

Xtreme English said...

so NOW where can you go for big breakfasts, ice cream, & soup?

isn't that rabbit dragging his feet a bit? it seems like the baby has been due in 11 days for a looooong time!

Squirrel said...

It was such a nice old fashioned building...

after a few classics went down in the 1960's Nyack has been careful to not let this happen too often ( a few years ago we did lose an old vaudeville theatre building --weakened to the danger point by neglect ) there was much protest, but it went down anyway.

Suldog said...

Such a shame. Oh, well. If nobody was willing to move it, I guess it won't be missed so much that it will bring a tear. Still sad, though.

Hilary said...

That's a heartbreaker. I hate to see history demolished.

Peter said...

The Red Hat Ladies should have made a collect! Too bad! Too late!