Tuesday, October 28, 2008

R.I.P. Crystal Beer Parlor

BMBS mourns the loss of a Savannah institution: the Crystal Beer Parlor, which closed its doors for good last Friday. Founded in 1933, this place served 25 cent hamburgers to people during the Depression. Inside you would find pictures from the BC/Savannah High game and other memorabilia.

It should be noted that CBP closed once before (for renovation or something, I think) when we were in high school, but according to Savannahnow, this time it's permanent. There was also the short-lived southside location on Waters Ave., but that place lacked any remote semblance to Jones Street or the food served there. Crystal Beer Parlor served the best hamburgers and onion rings in all of downtown Savannah. The new Five Guys has some pretty big shoes to fill.

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