Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The last stand in Upper Chi

Every time I write a headline that includes a reference to the "Killer Conchester" - the less than affable monicker slapped on Route 322 - I am chided that the Conchester doesn't kill anyone - drivers do.

Well the Conchester has now claimed another victim - but this one does not involve a traffic accident.

They are in the process of a massive project to expand and widen Route 322, something that has been on the books for decades. But the work will claim a Delco icon, something that has been part of the local scene for almost as long.

Among the properties being claimed for the project is the last location of John's Doggie Shop.

Forget Jerry Blavat. People in Delaware County know that the real "Boss with the Sauce" has been the Eleutheriou family and their classic hot dog stands.

The stand started in Chester on East Seventh Street and eventually grew to five spots, including Wilmington, Del., and Wildwood Crest. The Chester anchor store closed its doors in 2013. Now the "last stand," the location on Conchester Highway in Upper Chi, also will close its doors forever, at the end of the month.

CLICK HERE for a great look at a true Delco icon.

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