Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Gillies


Another Collegiate Times ad here, this time for Gillies when it was only half the place it is now (literally). Gillies opened in 1974 and I personally supported them by buying an ice cream cone every day, usually Mocha. That Louis Sherry was good stuff.


Gillies is now a Blacksburg institution and one of the longest lived restaurants around.

8 comments:

  1. Running around the Drillfield twice, and thinking that burned enough calories to deserve a scoop of maple-nut on a waffle cone.....

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  2. I think Jan is wrong about the date Gillie's opened. I have a pretty good memory and I'm fairly sure it was in 1973. :-)

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  3. I'll ask the next time I see him, but I'm pretty sure it was '74, the same year that Mr. Fooz opened.

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  4. Somewhere we still have one of the Gillies T-shirts with a pair of hands, one gripping an ice-cream cone, the other gripping the bars of the jail cell.

    Now there are VT alumni with GRANDKIDS who say "Gillies sold ice cream?"

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  7. The brilliant t-shirt was designed by Jan's friend, Michael Chapman, who worked scooping ice cream with the rest of us. See a rare surviving Gillie's t-shirt

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  8. VT 78-82 loved that place! i remember the wood floors and the chocolate chip mint :)

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