In The 1940's -1960' The words DICKS around Mastic Beach only meant one thing. This Soda Fountain, Deli, Grocery on the northeast corner of Neighborhood & Whittier of "Old Town" sometimes called "Small Town". Dick and Agnes Nordqvist originally from the Bronx remodeled the original 1927 Trywusch /1930's Costello Mastic Beach Store in the 1940's. (See Before It Was Dick's...) The Norqvidsts were still going strong when I left in 1964. In the 40's they continued renting the two tourist cabins next door to it. Friends of the Tzoucalis family stayed in the cabins during a end of WWII party held up the road at Camp Crumbun which is also pictured (see 4 Aces & A Queen) in this spotlight section, The main building is still there today, but I'm sure this photo (courtesy Van Field ) will bring back a flood of memories for anyone who was there when it was DICK'S

If you have some photos that are relevant to anything on this websight and would like to share them, then please get in touch. Condition is not important as I can restore them. Several I am actively seeking are: Bob DeCordova's Service Station (Aspen & Whiitier), The Sugar Bowl (Elder & Neighborhood), Mastic Beach Pharmacy any location, Fannie's Spaghetti House (on Diana Dr.) Izzie's Hardware & Birdsall Hardware and of course it goes without saying ANY OF THE KNAPP MANSION AND ESTATE!

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