In Hawaii last week – they were advertising Farrell’s on TV at a mall on Oahu.
That’s a terrible story! I hadn’t heard of that. But re the worst in California, I think the PSA crash was worse, though there were less people on the ground killed.
here in sacramento, farrells brings up sad memories- ours was the site of the worst air to ground disaster in the us up to that time
The final count: Twelve children and 10 adults were killed, including the couple in the car that was struck by the jet. In addition, 28 persons were injured in the devastation. One survivor, only eight-years-old, lost nine family members in the conflagration: both parents, two brothers, a sister, two grandparents and two cousins, and one entire family of four was wiped out completely
Last time I was in one was 1971 in Sunnyvale California!!!!
Went to Farrell’s in the Houston Galleria on my 16th birthday. Yep, there was the usual embarrassing songs, etc., but even more, a really cute guy (in the bunch of singing waiters) looked at me and loudly announced, "Sweet 16, and never been kissed. Well, I can fix that." Then, he gave me a great big (REAL) kiss. My parents were there, so I didn’t quite know what to do, but what a birthday! I still remember it (and it’s been a LONG time since 16)!
I’ve never been to a Farrell’s, but have been to a Harrell’s, aka Steve’s Ice Cream, Davis Square Sommerville Ma. and what a spot it was.
Steve’s was the inspiration for Ben and Jerry’s and Cold Stone Creamery.
Steve eventually sold out to the guy that founded Bertucci’s after making his bones in Ice Cream.
It would be nothing to see a long long line at night in the middle of the winter standing on the sidewalk waiting to get in.
I belive after a long hiatus, a noncompete clause, he reopened somewhere in the Berkshire section of Ma. Chow Jim
I had my eigth birthday party at Farrell’s in the Oxford Valley Mall, PA
Great Ice cream and cakes. I remember it fondly.
I have very fond memories of Farrell’s. It was a great bar in the Newhallville section of New Haven. Lots of good memories.
I remember them, fondly. Used to goto the one at Tyrone Square Mall )St. Pete, FL). It was located right out of the exit for Sears. Now the location is a Ruby Tuesday.
YES, the one in LA, when I was a boy!
If I recall, that was a Detroit Ice Cream Company. We were once one of the Ice Cream Capitols of the World (Sanders, Awrys, Ilunsois, Farrell’s). Most of those companies no longer exist now. However, Morley Candy Company (headquartered here), brought the Sandres franchsise and they’re now making a comback.
Were stil the Snack Food Capitol though (luckily).
EDIT: Whoops, just did the research. ALTHOUGH they weren’t based or founded here, they had a very big presence here as many Detroiters liked the Ice Cream as well.
I believe there was one in Sunrise Mall in Massapequa, Long Island. I recall in the 70’s one of my friends would always claim it was his birthday for which I think you got a free Sundae.
We had one in Westland Mall in Hialeah, I really like it, it was always a treat to go there.
We used to go to the Farrell’s in Golden Ring Mall in Essex, MD when I was a kid. Damnable shame they’re all gone now.
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