A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 02, 2022
Big Apple Cafe (Rochester, NY, 1977-2005)

The Big Apple Cafe existed at 682 Park Avenue in Rochester, New York, from 1977 until 2005. The “Big Apple” name was surely influenced by the popular revival of New York City’s nickname in the 1970s.

16 June 1977, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), “The ever changing restaurant scene” by Bill Beeney, pg. 1C, col. 3:
Farther our Park Avenue, in what used to be Ozzie’s Pizza shop just east of Berkeley Street, is Frank Trapani’s new Big Apple Cafe, a small place specializing in food—“A little Italian, a little American, a little Jewish, a little French. It serves wine and beer.

1 November 1977, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), pg. 9C, col. 2 classified ad:
WAITERS, Waitresses: (...) The Big Apple Cafe, 682 Park Ave.

26 September 1982, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), Upstate Magazine, pg. 29, col. 2:
The decor is as young as springtime with hanging plants Charles Dana Gibson sketches, Tiffany lamps and table settings of green and red. The Big Apple, just west of Culver Road at 682 Park Ave. has nothing to do with New York City.

14 March 1990, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), Our Towns Southeast, pg. 17E, col. 5 ad:
Proudly Offers

14 February 1996, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), pg. 8E, col. 5:
City’s Big Apple Cafe
under new ownership

The Big Apple Cafe, a landmark at 682 Park Ave. for 19 years, has a new owner, Keith A. Scherberger.

10 November 2005, Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY), pg. 4G, col. 2:
...The Big Apple Cafe, ...

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, August 02, 2022 • Permalink