Whilst there are exceptions to each rule, it isn’t farfetched to mention that “within the outdated days” the Irish catered to Dover’s thirst and the Greeks equipped us with right kind eats.
At one level, in 1905, smartly ahead of Prohibition, there have been with reference to 35 saloons indexed within the town listing, that at a time when the full inhabitants was once round 12,000. The homeowners or “proprietors”, all on Central Street, had been Sheehy (307), Dillon (314), Cragin (315), Sherry (323), McCann (329), Patrick McManus, my grandfather (341), Mulligan Brothers (460), Devlin (467), Martin McManus (473), McKernan & O’Neil (479), and Kennedy (509). Cawley, Loughlin, McGowen, and Cunningham had been on 3rd Side road. Durkin, Durnin and McCarthy on Major. Homeowners and places modified over time (you may say it was once a a fluid industry), and a few households branched out into different endeavors, however the basic ethnic composition of bar homeowners remained beautiful consistent till the passage of the 18th Modification on 1921, and all reputable above-ground institutions had been (allegedly) closed.
A assessment of the listing in the similar time frame would display few if any Greek names. Two decades later most likely, and in rising numbers, you can to find Demosthenes, Koulongis, Kourtrelakos, Sateropoulos,, and plenty of others. Many lived within the space of Major, College, and Portland Streets—the first location of the Greek Orthodox Church was once in a development on Mechanic Side road.
The complexion of Major Side road had modified over the years. Now you can to find the Aeropolis at quantity 51; Preferrred Lunch (Fred Soukaras) at 61, Karalis Membership (Harry Karalis) at 67; the Ny Café (Vasilios Kumutsos) at 85, and a bit additional up the road, The Broadway Café (Louis Markos) at 7 Broadway. Then there was once a wedding from the 2 ethnic teams — John Buckley and Martha Kretsepis which ended in Greenback’s Café at 1 half College St., a favourite of a number of generations of UNH scholars (Durham was once a “dry” city for a few years), a contented mix of white and blue collar locals, and a “will have to” forestall for applicants of all events all over election season. (And some other fascinating transition from Irish to Greek: the distance at the start occupied through the P.J. McManus Saloon later turned into Dan & Sons, barbers, the 1st location of the Maglaras circle of relatives industry.)
It was once now not all meals institutions: Stassios Skaltsis had a grocery retailer at 23 Everett St.; Peter Colokathis ran the Victory Marketplace at 43 Locust; and for a few years the Angelopoulos circle of relatives stored all of our sneakers in excellent restore on the Dover Display Medical institution on 3rd Side road. For a time, George Angelopoulos owned a firstclass males’s outfitter, Squire’s, at the Higher Sq.. But it was once probably the most consuming puts on the town which can be remembered as accumulating spots over time, all lengthy long past in an generation of drive-thrus and GrubHub.
The Daeris circle of relatives started their industry as The Sugar Bowl as early because the mid-20s, a confectionary and ice cream store positioned at 464 Central Ave. They later moved a couple of doorways to the north, after a fireplace destroyed the Morrill Block, to 478 Central, (as of late it’s Flight, on the nook of 3rd Side road), and opened Daeris’ Tea Room (“Dover’s most recent eating place.”) which turned into a well-liked eating spot. Being inside of simple strolling distance of St. Mary’s, St. Charles and St. John’s it was once a Sunday morning breakfast favourite. And a “circle of relatives” endeavor it was once: the mum, Stavroula, and kids Clara, Peter, Constantine, and the splendidly named Cleopatra, all lived at 21 Wooded area St. It won’t were reasonably as “chic” because the American Space eating around the boulevard, however the partitions had been painted classical scenes and there was once a quiet, at ease surroundings.
Dover Confectionary opened at 105 Washington, then turned into Sweetlands (“scrumptious fountain beverages and ice cream”), which later relocated to 364 Central, on the northerly nook of Orchard Side road, and owned then through the Vatistas circle of relatives, John as supervisor with Thomas and Alice as assistant managers and with assist from Peter and Nicholas. (The Washington St. area turned into Brown’s Flower Store.) This was once a much less fancy position from Daeris, with counter stools and cubicles, and a spot for extra informal drawn-out breakfasts and dialog. To the suitable of the eating place was once a door and stairway resulting in one in all Dover’s mid-town motels. Without delay at the back of Sweetlands, now the Brick Space, was once the Game Billiard Parlor, owned through Milton Karkavelas.
Every other smaller meals status quo was once Lampros Lunch at 2 Fourth St., a development now not in lifestyles, promoting “strictly house cooking … by no means closed”, with beer on faucet.
There have been a number of meals wagons of be aware. A up to date article discussed that of the Demopoulos circle of relatives who lived at 61 Silver. There was once additionally Chris Tsoronis, who lived on Kirkland St. He might be discovered any weekday noontime parked on St. Thomas Side road providing lunch to DHS scholars who skipped cafeteria. Evenings he might be discovered parked within the driveway simply to the north of the Mill Plaza on Central Street. (Take my phrase for it, Chris’s sizzling canines had been the most productive. … Except for possibly for the grilled canines at Noel’s Luncheonette, even though they was once beautiful excellent at Rolly’s on Chestnut Side road.)
Let’s examine now … the place was once I? Oh, sure. After which there was once Kagie’s. This began as Washington Side road Fruit Corporate and was once the advent of the Kageliery folks, Charles and Diamond, who resided at 23 Richmond St., assisted within the early years through kids James, Harry, Nicholas, Zacharias. Mary (who was once a phone operator, see remaining month’s article), Gregory, and George, who turned into the engine that ran what turned into for a number of generations of trustworthy consumers, Kageleiry’s Spa. It too was once not anything fancy, but it surely was once a welcoming position, a typical lunch forestall for downtown place of business sorts and shut sufficient to the highschool to develop into a day vacation spot for cherry cokes (and I consider there was once a juke field). The development was once one in a line of small wood business retailer fronts, a number of with small 2d flooring flats (within the overdue 1930s the homeowners of Sweetlands at 105 lived upstairs at 109). At the side of all the row it turned into sufferer of City Renewal in 1976, however would were a part of as of late’s parking space for the ironmongery shop.
A lot of if in case you have noticed, however possibly now not actually spotted, the small space on the nook of Major and College Streets designated some years again as Immigrant’s Park. There are 5 flags flown there to commemorate the contribution made through those that got here to Dover from their local nations, incessantly escaping a perilous or financially precarious lifestyles to paintings within the turbines, at the railroad, open a local grocery for 12-14 hours an afternoon, fill out the police and fireplace departments, and be there to pour out a pitcher and/or prepare dinner up a plate or two.
Dover’s historical past is wealthy in such a lot of tactics.