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    56th FG Restaurant to Close in August

    When the 56th Fighter Group restaurant closes its doors Aug.12, departing with it is a nod to Long Island history. The restaurant is named for an Army Air Forces unit that relied on P-47s, built by Republic Aviation, to achieve a high rate of air-to-air kills in World War II. Located on the grounds of Republic Airport, the restaurant is a part of the Specialty Restaurants Corp. of Anaheim, Calif.

    John D. Tallichet, president and chairman of the company...said that "Our landlord has been great to work with" but that plans to move the restaurant next to the American Airpower Museum never materialized. He also said that high taxes and the complexity of dealing with different agencies in trying to make the move had ultimately kept the restaurant from remaining open and moving to next to the museum. "We love the area" and hope to get re-established somewhere nearby, Tallichet said.
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    It's interesting that Tallichet said they had plans to move next to the AAM, as one of the old proposals for the AAM that I remember hearing was to move to a new building on the Rt110 side of the airport next to the current restaurant location.




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    One of my favorite places and great Happy Hour in my younger years.
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    What a shame. Wonder what will happen tothe planes in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fk6065 View Post
    What a shame. Wonder what will happen to the planes in the back.
    They are just fiberglass replicas, not real airframes. I haven't been up close to one in a while, but they look pretty weather-worn, so I don't know that there is much to do with them.

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    I'll take them!
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    Sad to hear about this. They always had pretty good steaks and a great dinning environment.
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    Well.....I may try to make out there one more time be they close the doors. Maybe we should consider a NYC Aviation get together around that weekend that they are scheduled to close.
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    The Sunday morning brunch buffet! :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zee71 View Post
    Well.....I may try to make out there one more time be they close the doors. Maybe we should consider a NYC Aviation get together around that weekend that they are scheduled to close.
    Agreed.
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    Excellent........it would be nice to give it a NYC Aviation send off. Who knows maybe they might raffle of some planes and other things

    Now to pick the date and time. Your call Phil!
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    beat me to it. How bout Aug 5 Sunday AM for brunch? Anyone?


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    What time exactly is "brunch" at for you folks? What time do they open?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie View Post
    beat me to it. How bout Aug 5 Sunday AM for brunch? Anyone?


    (and yes, their happy hour was pretty sweet back in the hizzay. Even did a New Years Eve there once!)
    I would be up for it, but can't do Sunday Morning.
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    Working August 4 & 5. Grrrr

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    Maybe Saturday the 11th at 10am or so?
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