By Beth David, Editor
Pop Casey’s will not re-open after vacation, according to a Facebook post by Lynn Baker. The Acushnet staple, located on South Main Street, has been open for more than 75 years. Ms. Baker wrote that it was the most difficult decision she has ever had to make.
She said she has been battling cancer for two years and it has metastisized. She is continuing to fight the disease with an alternative treatment called “Gerson Therapy’ that is “extremely regimented and time-consuming.”
“My most recent scan on August 1st showed very positive and encouraging results,” wrote Ms. Baker. “The cancer has stopped spreading and numerous tumors are shrinking!! I am determined to beat this horrible disease, but it is going to be a long road ahead.”
“I would like to thank everyone of you personally for the positive thoughts, support and prayers during the difficult time,” reads the Facebook post. “We plan on taking a few months to make some many needed changes and hope to be back serving you all soon. Your understanding during this temporary challenge is much appreciated by myself and my entire family.”
As of press time, there were more than 500 comments on the Facebook post and it had been shared more than 200 times. Many of the comments recalled with fondness going to the restaurant as children, then adults.
The little restaurant is beloved for its homey atmosphere, kid friendly dishes and American favorites.
Robin Lowe wrote: “I was so sad to see this that was somewhere we went every week as kids best place around you could get a meal and play the [juke] box for a couple bucks back then.”
Peatu Kukla wrote: “I have the greatest memories with my Grandparents, and my tastebuds always left with Smile. Cant forget to mention, topping every meal off with your unforgettable Grapenut pudding. That is one taste I will never forget. Your Staff has always been on point, respectful and Happy to be serving us.”
Liz Parrish wrote: “I grew up going to pop Casey’s, multiple times a week, every Saturday morning for breakfast and sometimes we were there twice a day. When we walked in, the waitresses knew our names and it just felt like home. My grandparents loved going, loved the crowd and it was a bunch of old timers, just getting together and hanging out. Michelle and Sandy were always there it seems, they could name our off our orders as we walked in the door… and many good laughs, it was a bunch of good times. My grandparents are gone now, but there were some great memories of this place. I hope you get the rest that you need and time to get healthy.
“Thank you for many decades of good food, good company and adding great memories to my childhood!”
They closed for vacation on 8/17 and were slated to re-open on 8/28.
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