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Taste The Globe Store’s Charl-Mont restaurant again at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton Dec. 4-5

Taste The Globe Store’s Charl-Mont restaurant again at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton Dec. 4-5
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There have been many nostalgic tributes to The Globe Store lately, including holiday displays in the former store’s windows on Wyoming Avenue made up of original Globe items collected from local residents. The Backyard Ale House, located just a few blocks over, has its own unique tribute planned, recreating the menu of the Charl-Mont restaurant that opened inside the store in the 1960s and closed along with it in 1994.

As WVIA’s “Back in the Day” program noted last year, “The crown atop the Charl-Mont logo served as a graceful symbol of the elegant experience the shoppers would receive when entering The Globe Store.”

“One of our great memories from the holidays of our youth was taking trips to The Globe department store to go shopping with our parents and to see Santa Claus and finishing the day with dinner in the Charl-Mont Restaurant,” the Ale House wrote.

“As a tribute to the memory of the Charl-Mont and days gone by, we are recreating some our favorite dishes that we would enjoy at the Charl-Mont on our ‘Daily Features Menu.'”

The full menu, which includes reproduced as well as reimagined items that are only available Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5, is below:

Soups (Cup or Bowl)

– Beef Vegetable – $4/$6

– Chicken Noodle – $4/$6


Served with house-cut seasoned potato chips, coleslaw, and crisp kosher pickle chips.

– French Dip Sandwich – $10

Roast Beef piled high on a club roll with a side of Au Jus

– Open Face Turkey Sandwich – $9

Hot turkey served on grilled Texas toast with homemade gravy

– Patty Melt – $10

8 oz. burger with Swiss cheese, fried onions, and Thousand Island dressing served on grilled rye bread

– Chicken, Egg, or Tuna Salad Sandwich – $8

Served on a National Bakery hard roll with lettuce and tomato

– Grilled Cheese – $5

American cheese on white Pullman bread


– Carved Roast Beef Dinner – $14

House roasted beef, carved and served with mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll, and coleslaw

– Cheesy Macaroni & Beef Casserole – $10

Ground beef, cheddar cheese macaroni with stewed tomatoes, served with a dinner roll and coleslaw


– House Cut French Fries – $4

Add Cheese Sauce – $1.5

Add Gravy – $1

– Apple Sauce – $1.50


– Chocolate Lava Cake – $6

– Vanilla Ice Cream – $4

With Sugar Cookie and Chocolate Sauce – $6

– Apple Crisp – $6

– Fried Ice Cream with Caramel Sauce – $6

– Hard Root Beer Float – $9

For more information, visit the Backyard Ale House website or the Facebook event page.

Art and ornament by Jack Puhl