Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Deli & Music Shop

This picture should be from about 1976.

On the left is the Campus Club (upstairs) and the Downtowner Deli (downstairs).
To the right is The Music Shop at 217 N. Main Street, currently the home to Hokie Hair.

The Downtowner Deli was started by Ray Johnson (of Mr. Fooz fame) just after the amusement center called Flipper McCoy went out.  I actually helped Ray get this diner off the ground and made the cheesecakes in the kitchen of our Draper's Meadow West apartment to carry back to the restaurant.

The Music Shop sold good name brand musical instruments, did service and repairs, and also had guitar instruction.

I think that is Ray's BMW motorcycle parked in the alley.  Click on the photo to get a better view.