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Lunch Inside - The Red Apple Rest | by SunnyDazzled
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Lunch Inside - The Red Apple Rest

"LUNCH INSIDE" says the old paper sign on the window. The Red Apple Rest on Route 17 in Tuxedo, New York was once the perfect half way stopping point between New York City and the upstate Catskills vacation area. It was built in 1931. "As the Catskills grew in popularity so did the Red Apple Rest. Owner Reuben Freed gave his life to the Red Apple Rest. While he and his family lived literally across the street, he was never home, instead he was always working at the Red Apple Rest. Family members had to walk across the street and grab a meal there if they really wanted to spend any time with him at all." It declined in popularity when the new thruway was built and as the catskills gradually became less popular for vacationers. It was closed in 2006 condemned in 2007.


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Taken on November 20, 2011