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Can you help this reader identify a former restaurant?

Reader Kathy had some great memories of Avalong’s that I shared last week. But she has a question, too, and I’m hoping someone reading can help.

She writes: “Also, I am trying the remember the name of the seafood restaurant that used to be on Route 30 where the Hooters is now. It was also a night club that used to be called the Pink Panther (I think), but I think before that it was some type of seafood restaurant.”

Does anyone remember the Pink Panther or remember what seafood restaurant this might be? I get this location mixed up with what is now Haller Enterprises but which used to be Mr. T’s Intown and then later Riptides Steak & Seafood.

In here at work, we thought maybe it was a Long John Silver’s where Hooters is now – and this is even before the Long John Silver’s was where the McDonald’s is now, which was when the McDonald’s was where the Bob’s Spas is now on Route 30! And then we got started on, “Do you remember when Hooters burned in 2006?” That’s what’s pictured above.

But then I was talking to my mom and she said, no, Long John’s was where El Rodeo is now, and there was another restaurant, a sit-down type, where Hooter’s is. (She also has a funny story in which I told the waitress at said seafood restaurant, when she asked for my order, that I wanted Kibbles & Bits!) Anyway, that’s fine, but what the heck was it called?

So did you follow all that? Did we miss any other businesses in that wonderful area of Route 30? This is fun!

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