Fireplace in Paramus is being replaced by a fast food chain

Fireplace at Paramus closed in July 2021. Their long time favorite has been a staple of the local community for over 65 years and rumors have begun to circulate about what will replace the space.

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Well, we can now confirm that Chick-Fil-A wants to fill in, no opening date has been set. On June 22, the area’s planning board is due to review Chick-Fil-A’s application for site approval. This will be the fourth Chick-Fil-A in the county. Personally, I’m sad to see fewer and fewer independent restaurants in New Jersey.

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Recently on The Steve Trevelise Show, we spoke with listeners about the restaurants they miss in New Jersey.

Check out these favorite New Jersey restaurants that no longer exist:

Gale Morrone

Christina’s Pizzeria in Union City

Photo courtesy of Rob Pisani

Photo courtesy of Rob Pisani

Giulio Poli

Yankee Tower
Neil Oleari

Snack Mastori

Jimmy Givens

Peterson’s cabin at sunset in Lakewood. Has been closed for about 50 years. GREAT food and their steaks are to die for!

Paul Meyerowitz

Mrs. Jace

Brian in Atco

carriage house

Linda Lee Lucas Houston


Jerry Rubino

Dish in Passaic Park.

Marylouise Henning – Keysis

Howard Johnson’s All you can eat Fish Fry

Tony Pasqua

FLAGSHIP, RT 22 Union, New Jersey. I would order Prime Rib!

Paul Meyerowitz


Vini Lopez

Mom’s kitchen in Neptune. Pizza

Chrissy B Harris

Pals West Orange Cottage

If you like mushroom soup they were the best. I liked their burgers.

Rich Gunning

Old Olga. 73 and 70

Deborah May


Tom Barney

When I worked at FT Dix on a basic level, we were paid once a month (1968) and we always celebrated this when we went to Genos. Much better than McDonald’s.

Stephen Keller

My wife and I agree… Tracy’s Nine Mile House in Little Ferry. We both ordered a French onion steak sandwich. We also got married there.

Lynn Miller

Bistro BT. Route 1 south. West Windsor. Bobby Trigg was the chef. His creme brulee was the best.

Jane Marks Biunno

Larison’s turkey farm in Chester, New Jersey. I would order my favorite food of the YEAR… Turkey dinner and Larison cooked it wonderfully.

Lisa Egan

Clam Hut in the Highlands!!

Jean Marie Costigan Kreitz

Spiritos, Elizabeth!

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via Google Maps

Lucille Marie

Coach and four at Exit 8 on the New Jersey Turnpike. ..Hightown had a delicious London roast..

Kate Vena

Fireplace Restaurant (Paramus, NJ) – Grilled Cheeseburgers and Sliced ​​Steak Sandwiches

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via google maps

Rich Carucci

Old Judge V S. Hackensack

Norman Gitlson

Freddie at Long Branch.

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via article NJ1015

Elena Khorosh

Steak and ale! Miss this place.

Lucille Marie

Moms rt 33 Hightstown restaurant delicious lasagna where I first met my husband for lunch…

Kelly Shannon

Dante’s home in Jersey City. I miss the veal franchise

Lisa Egan

Mayfairs Pizza in Woodbridge looks like it was! Omg the best ever! I think Mulberry Street is there now

Va Nessa

ORIGINAL – Olde Silver Tavern!

Olde Silver Tavern via Foursquare

Olde Silver Tavern via Foursquare

Michael J. Davis

The diner at the lamppost of Anglesey, New Jersey.

Erin Murray Hunt

Circus Drive-in in the wall. real CLASSIC

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via google maps

Mike Darkwater

The Thirsty Mallard in Waretown, New Jersey, a great place with great food, now empty after being sold to an Irish restaurant that didn’t last long in the area. The best spinach salad and steamed clams as well as a good menu as well as antique duck decoys and a boat box. Very cool environment inside.

Jill Zutti

Tre Piani, Princeton Forrestal Village

Paul Meyerowitz

Embers Restaurant & Lounge

Old Restaurant Menu – Embers Restaurant and Lounge via Ebay

Old Restaurant Menu – Embers Restaurant and Lounge via Ebay

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