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  • Dining at The Crotch
    Dining at The Crotch
    by ExGuyParis
  • Ho Jo No Mo
    Ho Jo No Mo
    by ExGuyParis
  • Kelly's, aka The Forrest, in 1973
    Kelly's, aka The Forrest, in 1973
    by ExGuyParis

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    The Villanova Diner: It Used To Be A Howard Johnson's!

    by ExGuyParis Updated Dec 28, 2006

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    Ho Jo No Mo

    Where have all the Howard Johnson's gone?
    Long time passing
    Where have all the Howard Johnson's gone?
    Long time ago
    Where have all the Howard Johnson's gone?
    This particular one
    became The Villanova Diner,
    and now, alas,
    has been torn down so they could build something new.

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    Kelly's/The Forest/Kelly's Restaurant and Tap Room: Everything Must Change

    by ExGuyParis Updated May 27, 2005

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    Kelly's, aka The Forrest, in 1973

    05.10.05
    Legendary Bryn Mawr bar Kelly's finally opened in March after what seemed like an eternity of construction and confusion.

    Kelly's Pub served as one of the top watering holes for Villanova students since 1940, but was closed for renovations in 2002 and has sat dormant ever since. Turns out a group of former 'Nova students purchased the bar but had trouble getting Lower Merion Township to agree to the renovations and the re-opening of what was essentially a glorified fraternity house basement.

    Luckily for them, the owners were able to convince the Township that the new "Kelly's Restaurant and Taproom" would be an asset to the community. The new spot has several upscale features, including a plethora of flat-screen TVs, a full-service Kitchen, a smoke-free upstairs dining area, and a wall of large windows that open to the street on the first floor.

    Clearly Kelly's has moved upscale, but don't expect the college kids to stay away completely. On one hand, Kelly's must prove to township officials that they can handle the burden -- so much so that the opening of an upstairs outdoor mezzanine depends on it, but on the other hand it is owned by former 'Nova students who understand the value of the college crowd.

    (from http://www.mainlinedine.com/)

    Favorite Dish: Kelly's used to be, pretty much, a dive bar, where generations of Villanovans learned to drink

    Who wanted food? I think maybe there were pickled eggs and Slim Jims, but I can't really remember.

    I'm not sure I will have the heart to visit this new reincarnation.

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    The Campus Corner: Still There After All These Years!

    by ExGuyParis Updated Jun 4, 2005

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    Dining at The Crotch

    It's strange that I have such fond memories of a restaurant everyone called "The Crotch."

    Pizza,Steaks,Hoagies,Take Out,Delivery

    Favorite Dish: Cheese Steaks & Hoagies delivered in the dorm.

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