The last H.A. Winston & Co. restaurant, a Philadelphia phenomenon in the 1970s, closed its doors at 15th and Locust Streets yesterday.
Employees said the restaurant closed yesterday morning and referred calls to the founder of the chain, Herb Spivak, who also operates the Rib Shack, in a former H.A. Winston & Co. restaurant in Bryn Mawr.
Spivak, who also is a founder of Electric Factory Concerts Inc., could not be reached for comment.
The first H.A. Winston & Co. restaurant opened at Front and Chestnut Streets in 1972. In those days, H.A. Winston was mainly a singles bar that had an eclectic decor and sold a lot of hamburgers and onion soup.