Hometown Memories-Chase’s #50-Now

Chase's Now #50Today I took down the recent show that was at Winter Harbor Public Library.  This was one of the new pictures.  I hung it with Chase’s Then, Chase's Thenthese 2 pictures tell a story of a new endeavor, one taking place in 1963 with Florence & Francis Chase and one celebrating 50 years of business, highlighting the current establishment, operated by Susie Bickford.   This place has always held a strong memory for me, as my family home is directly across the street.  We are neighbors and friends, and always have been.  I washed dishes for Florence and Francis when they first opened.

Chase’s has been a gathering place for locals, tourists and temporary visitors as well.  My favorite meal is the crab meat roll but I know others enjoy the chowders, the fried clams, coffee and a sense of community.  I am thankful that we can enjoy this place today as we did 50 years ago.