Tuesday, October 16, 2007

All That Remains of Schrafft's in Downtown Brooklyn

There was a time when everybody ate at Schrafft's.

Schrafft's was known for wholesome, all-American fare, served by fresh-faced Irish waitresses. Mothers and children ate there; so did movie stars. Schrafft's restaurants were located in high-end shopping districts, like Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn.

But times changed, Fulton Street changed, and Schrafft's did, too. By 1968 they seemed quaint, almost dowdy. They hired Andy Warhol, of all people, to give them a snazzy new with-it image, and remodeled to emphasize their bars to snag the younger clientèle.

Here's all that remains of the Schrafft's in Downtown Brooklyn, on Smith at Fulton Street.

Photo by MK Metz

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wish they'd bring Schrafft's back, if only for the architecture. There are a lot of cool buildings hidden by hideous signage and woeful neglect downtown.