My family owned The Clifton Pie Shoppe which originated on Lakeview Ave., Clifton, NJ and
moved first to Mill and Slater Sts. in 1946 and then to Grand Street in Paterson, NJ until
the early 1960's when the business was sold.
In Paterson, we were called Susen's Pie Shoppe. Our specialties were individual Mutton Pies,
Steak Pies, Chicken Pot Pies [2 crust], and various Fruit Pies as well as regular sized Coconut Custard, Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and other varieties of fruit pies. These were individual pies were oval shaped & all were entirely made by hand. [No machines involved]
Our competitors were Ashton's on Main St. near the Lackawanna RR Station and Taylor's on
Union Ave., both in Paterson, NJ. There's were machine processed and round shaped.
Many of the Scotch Lodges in the area, including Kearny, NJ, regularly ordered pies from
us for their different affairs and meetings. Many "deli's" and other food vendors, as far away as Greenwood Lake sold our pies.
There may be some people out there who remember us.
Lots of memories for me and nice to reminisce.