Reader Shirley Wofford writes:
“Do you think you could come up with any information on Barbeques Galore, formerly in Upland on Mountain in the Home Depot mall, and Janie’s Sports Lounge, formerly in Montclair? Both businesses have disappeared without fanfare — at least I never saw any news notes on either one.
“I was planning to get a customized fireplace screen and glass enclosure at Barbeques. I thought they would always be there when I finally got around to it. Now, I don’t know where to go.
“Janie’s Sports Lounge was a fixture at the strip mall anchored by Stater Bros. Market (Montclair’s only supermarket) for many years and was very popular with its regulars. I was not a patron, but it always seemed to be an integral part of that neighborhood.”
I have no knowledge of the circumstances of either business’ demise, Shirley, nor do I know where else you might get a customized fireplace screen. Readers?
The owner of Janie’s, Janie McLaren, sent me a nice note a year or so ago, inviting me in for lunch sometime. Sorry to say, I never took advantage of the offer. Oh well. Anyone able to share any memories of the place?