Friday, January 29, 2010

As The Mug Turns..........

Enjoy our day and night videos of our LaPlace Frostop Mug - "As The Mug Turns"!

Enjoy these and our other videos at our Youtube channel:

Thursday, January 28, 2010

LaPlace Frostop Ads

Some of our great LaPlace Frostop ads through the years.

L'Observateur June 21, 1962 Celebrating the Opening of the dining room

L'Observateur 1967 Buy a Lot-O-Burger at 50 cents get second for 5 cents

L'Observateur 1973 announcing Frostop was now owned & operated my "Mr. Brown" Morris Terry and Jim Toler

L'Observateur 1975 Have you eaten at the Frostop lately?

River Parish Focus June 1978

L'Observatuer 1981 after the remodeling -Have you eaten at the new Frostop yet?

L'Obervateur 1981 announcing Frogurt

Times Picayune 1993 35th anniversary

L'Observateur 1993 35th anniversary

Times Picayune 1993 open cruise day

Times Picayune 1993 our nightly special
Times Picayune 2007 Cruise show in honor of the restored mug
Times Picayune November 2007 car show
Times Picayune 2008 50th anniversary
L'Observateur 2008 50th anniversary
Times Picayune 2008 Lot-O-Burger Combos
Times Picayune 2009 LaPlace Frostop Onion Ring Breading
Times Picayune 2009 Merry Christmas
L'Observateur January 2010 Down Through the Years
To see the ads on flickr click below:

Thursday, January 21, 2010

LaPlace Frostop Dining Room Thru The Years.....

Building before the dining room was added
The LaPlace Frostop was built in 1958 strictly as a drive-in restaurant with no indoor seating. The dining room was added in 1962. Since the addition, the "patio" as we call it, has changed through the years as the building has been remodeled.
The dining room in 1973 used the actual cinder block walls. The menu boards displayed in our dining room lasted until the mid 1980's. The picture above shows a jukebox as well as a fixture of the past, a cigarette machine.
Early 1980's
By the early 1980's, we had new tables and chairs, but the light fixtures remained the same. Joining the jukebox and cigarette machine was the newest invention Space Invaders!
After the remodeling in 1981
The remodeling in 1981 covered the original cinder block walls with plaster.
The major remodeling in 1996 because of Formosan termites changed the dining room again. The plaster was removed and the cinder block walls were covered in stucco. We actually still use the tables from the early 1980's but the chairs were bought during the remodel of 1996. The lighting was finally changed out to fluorescent.
Since the early 1980's we have decorated our walls with some great local posters including Andouille Fest, Strawberry Fest, Crescent City Classic, and Pontchartrain Beach to name a few.
Our newest addition to the dining room is our LaPlace Frostop corner. It takes the place of what was our video poker area (1994-2008).
LaPlace Frostop "corner"

Dining room at Christmas time

The current dining room We would love to hear about memories that anyone might have of our dining room. Birthdays, special occasions, after swim meets, or any other memory we would love for you to share them with us! If anyone has pictures of the dining room we would love to see them also.