An End to Honest's Eds
With the news in July that Honest Ed's was for sale, I thought I'd take a last nostalgic trip there. You see it used to be that this haven of $.99 scarves, $29.99 'leather' motorcycle jackets, and woolen mitten all year round was an important place for me to outfit low/no budget projects- especially when there was a call for multiples on a nothing budget. The digging, struggling was all part of the treasure hunt and satisfaction at the cash register.
Note the Saturday morning line up.
The poster for 'Crazy for You' under the reindeer coo coo clock still watches upon the merchandise.
I hadn't been here in very many years and yet it all looked exactly the same, and even weirder, everything was in the same spot since in the early 1990's. Rows of nylon nightgowns, 'fancy' lace panties, girdles, handkerchiefs and neckties.
I even hunted up a photo from my first low budget feature where the characters 'Ying' and 'Yang' wore 90's Honest Ed's ties.
It used to be that all the antiques and fixtures from the former Ed's World Famous Restaurant were housed there but they've all been sold off. All that's left under the fluorescent bulbs and empty display racks was this mirror.
Well I'm not sure that's totally true, Mr Ed, but nice of you to say.
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