‘Where In Verona Is It?’ The Reboot, Week 4

By on January 13, 2020

Well, last week, we made it all the way to a lightning round on Saturday before Jack McEvoy–yes, the Jack McEvoy who now serves as Verona’s mayor–identified the object of all of Fred Goode’s photos as Lakeside Deli. A business that is one of the oldest still operating in Verona now managed to stump our readers for more than five days.

Fred took a risk picking Lakeside as a location: It has been part of Verona’s food map since 1969 and legions of Verona residents have worked there over the years. McEvoy recognized Saturday’s photo of a gate as being the back outside gate at Lakeside, but he also told us that, had we shown the photo of the metal staircase earlier in the week, he would have known immediately where it was. The metal stairs replaced an earlier wooden staircase and McEvoy, a Verona native who was among those who have worked at Lakeside, once fell down the stairs with four full trays of food in his hands. He says he landed in the potato salad, if you must know.

Not every week of “Where In Verona Is It?” has demanded the expertise of a Verona native to solve. Anthony Francos (week 1) and Olive That And More (week 2) are relative newcomers to Verona. But the readers who made the correct guesses in these contests were able to specifically associate the photos they saw with an aspect of the location because they had interacted with those businesses. That was a hallmark of the contest when it first ran almost 10 years ago, too. And so, as we embark on week 4 of “Where In Verona Is It?”, we have a challenge for you. Don’t just make random guesses about locations. Use your knowledge of Verona–whether you’ve been here for one year, 10 years or 50–to tell your fellow readers what the photo is in relation to the location. Tell us the story behind the photo and your experience with the location.

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And now, on to week 4. Remember, all guesses must be made here by submitting a comment to the story, and you’ve got to use your real name and real email address.

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UPDATE: Early Friday morning, Jessica Nahigian got the correct guess: AKB. She told us that she recognized the wine stand and the orange wall, and the porthole in the kitchen door. If we had gone to a lightning round on Saturday, these shots might also have given it away:

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40 Comments

  1. Sarah

    January 13, 2020 at 10:06 am

    The Guac Spot on Grove Avenue?

  2. Virginia Citrano

    January 13, 2020 at 11:33 am

    No, but their sweet potato taco is delicious.

  3. Patrick

    January 13, 2020 at 1:33 pm

    Blue Hippo?

  4. Virginia Citrano

    January 13, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    No, not the Hippo, which has delicious donuts.

  5. kathleen

    January 13, 2020 at 7:01 pm

    vfd company 2

  6. Virginia Citrano

    January 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Nope.

  7. Patrick

    January 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Verona Community Center?

  8. Virginia Citrano

    January 15, 2020 at 9:46 am

    No, not the VCC.

  9. kathleen

    January 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    the hallway with verona rec front desk

  10. Virginia Citrano

    January 15, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Very specific. And very wrong.

  11. kathleen

    January 15, 2020 at 11:34 am

    i’m starting to feel like i need to phone a friend. 🙂

  12. Maeve

    January 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    the dungeon of HBW?

  13. Virginia Citrano

    January 15, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    No, but then we didn’t know that HBW had a dungeon. Does it have dragons too?

  14. Sarah

    January 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    The sewer and water building (one of my favorite places).

  15. Virginia Citrano

    January 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    No. And for the record, we thought your favorite places were those with flowers and trees.

  16. Sarah

    January 15, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Church of the Holy Spirit (they have a lovely garden in back).

  17. Virginia Citrano

    January 15, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    They do, but that’s not the right answer.

  18. Patrick

    January 16, 2020 at 8:26 am

    C&G Imported Cars?

  19. kathleen

    January 16, 2020 at 8:29 am

    montclair acura

  20. Virginia Citrano

    January 16, 2020 at 9:35 am

    In all the time that we have run this contest, no one has ever guessed C&G. But that’s not the right answer today.

  21. Virginia Citrano

    January 16, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Nope.

  22. kathleen

    January 16, 2020 at 10:03 am

    c&g i believe stands for carlos and giovanni. while growing up here in verona carlos pinky and their family were my next door neighbors. gheez my verona childhood was pretty darn good.

  23. Sarah

    January 16, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Might it be the former Cameco warehouse site?

  24. Virginia Citrano

    January 16, 2020 at 11:36 am

    Thank you for asking so politely. Unfortunately, the answer is No.

  25. Sarah

    January 16, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    Might it be…DCH Montclair Acura?

  26. kathleen

    January 17, 2020 at 12:37 am

    you play “where in verona” while you are waiting for your child to return home…cirasella jewelers

  27. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 6:55 am

    Again: Very polite, but very wrong.

  28. Jeff

    January 17, 2020 at 7:27 am

    Town Hall?

  29. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 8:16 am

    No, not Town Hall.

  30. jessica

    January 17, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Frank Anthony’s?

  31. Sarah

    January 17, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Might it be 450 Bloomfield Avenue? The old bowling alley so I was told?

  32. jessica

    January 17, 2020 at 9:20 am

    Wait- definitely Ariane’s!

  33. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 9:23 am

    No, not Frank Anthony’s.

  34. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 9:24 am

    No, not 450, although it was once a bowling alley.

  35. Sarah

    January 17, 2020 at 9:27 am

    The HBW Auditorium?

  36. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 9:28 am

    DING, DING, DING we have a winner! Congratulations Jessica! It is Ariane Kitchen & Bar.

  37. Fred

    January 17, 2020 at 9:32 am

    As we reach the end of week 4, I would like to remind everyone that your guess needs to include what the photo is of, not just a guess at location.

  38. jessica

    January 17, 2020 at 9:34 am

    Woohoo!

  39. Virginia Citrano

    January 17, 2020 at 11:25 am

    Nope. Jessica Nahigian got the correct guess: AKB. She told us that she recognized the wine stand and the orange wall, and the porthole in the kitchen door…

  40. Fred

    January 17, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    Congrats Jessica.

    On to week 5!!

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