The Superior Restaurant — 1948


On Saturday morning the Superior restaurant and confectionery will re-open for business after being closed for a few weeks during which time the interior was refleporated and many other improvements carried out. The business is now under new management– Messrs Arthur (Dinty) and Edward Scott, two Almonte boys, having purchased the goodwill and equipment from Mr. Len McMullen.

Peterson Brothers started this business when the building was erected on Mill S treet in 1921. At that time it was a confectionery catering to the candy, fruit and ice cream trade. In 1933 Mr. Peterson, then the sole partner of the firm in Canada sold out to Claude Sylvah of Smiths Falls, who selected the name “Superior” and carried on very successfully for six years when he sold to Mr. Harold A. Robinson and concentrated his interests in the “Candy Kitchen” Smiths Falls. Read-It Started in the Candy Kitchen Restaurant– Kerfoot Fire Smiths Falls

He was afterwards killed while in the R. C.A.F. flying over enemy territory in Europe. In 1943 Mr. Robinson disposed of his business to Mr. Len McMullen who came here from Windsor. He conducted the Superior until a few weeks ago when he sold to the Scott brothers. Mr. Arthur Scott is a man of long experience in the kind of business be has acquired.

He started in the store under Mr. Peterson and continued with Messrs Sylvah and Robinson. In the fall of 1940 he went to Fort William where he was with the C.N.R, express until his return here a short time ago. His brother Edward was with the Dominion Stores for five years which is a good experience for any man going into the food or confectionery retail business. The Scott boys are natives of Almonte being sons of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Scott, Malcolm St. It is the intention of the partners to carry on the business as in the past. Their advertisement appears on page eight of this issue.

November, 1947 Almonte Gazette

Did you know the Carleton Place connection??

Ted HurdisMr. Robinson (Sandy) married my aunt Thelma Blakeley and later built and ran The Ideal Candy and Smoke Shop in Carleton Place. Aunt Thelma worked at the Superior and that’s where they met.–Memories of the Ideal Candy Shop

In 1919, Louis Peterson began operating an ice cream store on Mill Street In 1924 he moved into the old Baird’s Mill site on the river, adjacent to the former Victoria Woollen Mill.  In 1948, the Superior Restaurant moved into an existing storefront at 84 Mill Street, where it continues to operate today.

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What Was the David Harum Ice Cream Sundae Sold in Lanark County?

Documenting Mr.and Mrs. William Fest Transportation Building or—I Want Candy

Memories of Mulvey’s Candy Store and Joie Bond — Larry Clark

Documenting Isabel Hogan’s Candy Store

It Started in the Candy Kitchen Restaurant– Kerfoot Fire Smiths Falls

Memories of the Ideal Candy Shop

Coffee Talk– Coolidge’s Penny Candy and Rochester Street– For Tom Edwards

From Chocolate to Lofts- Memories of Patterkrisp Candy?

The True Story of the Hershey Factory in Smiths Falls

Pour Some Sugar on Me! The Demise of the Penny Candy

Candy Stores Shoes and Plungers– Ray Paquette

The Candy Man — George Dummert

Margaret Love -From Sweet to Sour

My Fondest Memories of Almonte –Marty Taylor

Superior Sign in Almonte — What’s the Difference?

Saturday Date with “Thee Deuce” in Almonte

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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