Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz

Sal’s Place – Memories of Sal Marinaz



Valerie Henderson MacIntosh identified the man on the left is Sal Marinaz who owned the restaurant, Sal’s Place. It was located for many years where SRC Music is now in Carleton Place. Trudi and Liz Dickie identified the lady on the right as Mildred Baker.

If you Google Sal’s Place on Google, his establishment’s name still comes up as Sal’s Place-Takeout on 124 Moore St, Carleton Place but it closed in the 90s. What memories of Sal’s Place do you have so we can document it: Thanks!

Terry Latham Haha I looked at him and ??? He was Great.. all the CBers hung out there food was Great. The subs!
Ted Hurdis We loved Sals place. Cheese dog and fries. He always had his Corvette parked at the side of the building.
Linda Seccaspina When did he close? I remember that Corvette!
Ted Hurdis- I’m guessing mid to late 80s (author’s note.. it was more like the early 90s)
Bev Shoots Best subs ever, such a nice guy too and a good memory. When we would go in he would say to me roast beef no green (no lettuce on the sub)
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Greg Nephin I remember he had 2 menus on his back wall.. one was an old style diner one with the letters that stick to a boards.. had some weird stuff like a fish sandwich called something like the Big Erik? Then had his subs menu beside it.  My memories were trying to get a peek of the “artwork” he had up in his office. Hey buddy, sub buddy? He had a couple Playboy centerfolds taped up on his wall in this room off to the side of the counter.. his office maybe? Could only see them if you knew where to stand. He also had McDonald’s style fries
Bob White Pizza sub and onion rings they were excllent– my order
Elizabeth Edwards to Shane Wm Edwards We were so sad when he closed. Loved their pizza. we had a great day for your birthday when we got the canoe and had pizza from Sal’s ❤️
Ben MacRae I vaguely remember when it transformed from an actual service station to Sal’s Place. Sal always would know my dad’s order after my dad would call up and say, “no mustard”. He knew immediately who it was and would prepare my dad’s usual order to be ready for pick up. He had the best veggie sub done in the pizza oven. I also remember every one asking Sal to make their shakes nice and thick and then all of sudden, they appeared as a separate item on the menu and they cost $1.00 more! lol
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SRC Music Store in Carleton Place, Ontario–124 Moore St where the large building once stood and once was a Cities Service gas station. Once Sal’s Place.


Julia Waugh Guthrie Best steak sub in the area!
Sandra Rattray We bought all our pizzas there and my husband loved his subs too. Terrific food. A great loss to the Town.
Tom Edwards His onion rings were to die for and Sal told some of the best stories
Michelle Groulx I think we accidentally broke his window when we were teens but I might have the wrong establishment. (Sorry Michelle I had to end with this– made my day!

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place.

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun andScreamin’ Mamas (USA)




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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

3 responses »

  1. The white house on the left is where I spent my teen years and Mom was a lousy cook so Sal’s was a pretty regular spot. By the way I noticed the veranda on the house is the rebuilt one. It got knocked down more than once by drivers losing it on that corner. It was all wood when we moved in and easy to demolish so Dad put in a concrete one. Problem solved!


  2. My memory of that lot where Sal’s Place is situated is much earlier when there was a large brick building that was owned by a Mr. Feltham (sic) who ran a “rags and cloth” business. He and his family lived in the large home east of the CPDMH which is currently an apartment block. He drove a large late ’40s or early ’50s Packard.

    Behind the main building was a storage shed which we use to climb onto the roof to watch the trains on the track directly behind the lot.


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