|The Victor Hugo Inn -- where cocktail drinkers were "Les Miserables"|
This vintage postcard, which dates back to the 1940s, describes the Victor Hugo Inn as "the finest and most exclusive place for chicken, rainbow trout and steak dinners. Victor Hugo has a most unusual refined and elegant homelike atmosphere where no liquors are served. JUST FINE FOOD." The brassy capitalization, I should note, is their touch, not mine.
I wonder if the proprietors of the Victor Hugo Inn are turning in their grave knowing that the refined and elegant mansion is long gone, replaced by a Price Chopper supermarket -- see below -- that sells not-so-famous fried chicken and lots of booze.