May 27, 2002
Dugan's is a roadside eatery
that has been vacant as long as I have known it, very likely since the
early 1980s, when it was used as a bread distributor. An area resident told me it was a Burger King in a
Carvel is sometimes associated with this place, but I don't have anything
tangible on that. It is architecturally unique, with projecting metal wings
on the roof appearing like the rear-end of a 1950s automobile jammed into
the ground. The property is now used by construction crews as a staging
area. The interior is remarkably clean for a building abandoned as long
as this one.
UPDATE OCTOBER 12, 2007:
Some interesting info from an email received this summer regarding Carvel / Dugan's / Hubie Burger:
"Hi Rob…Was looking at your website. I travel the Saw Mill Pkwy often and noticed they demolished the old building over the last year. I remember the place as a kid. I read the comments submitted by some of the visitors to your website. The link below regarding Tom Carvel mentions all three (Carvel / Dugan's / Hubie Burger) in the second to last paragraph under "History". Evidently they were all businesses in which Tom Carvel had a hand in. The history is pretty interesting. Enjoy!
- Tony B."
UPDATE JULY 16, 2006:
I have received emails stating that Dugan's was recently demolished.
UPDATE DECEMBER 2, 2004:
I have received various emails recently regarding Dugan's. I quote:
1. "That "Dugan's" on the side of the saw mill was definitely a Carvel, actually was opened for a short time in the late 1970's."
2. "I grew up around the Saw Mill River Parway area in the period of 1969X1970 The building held a Carvel ice cream stand that served great hamburgers called Hubie burgers. Better than McDonalds. My father was a police surgeon for the Westchester County Parkway Police so I would drive around with him and he would stop there sometimes to by me something to eat." - David S.
3. "I’m 57 years old and vividly remember that building on the
Saw Mill River Parkway Ruins
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