|-Ad in Erie Dispatch, May 11, 1954.|
Summit Hotel Hofbrau
by Debbi LyonThe Summit Hotel at 50th and Peach Street in Millcreek Township was owned by J. Raymond 'Ray' Englert. The hofbrau specialized in German food. The Fireside Room had a seating capacity of 200. The Cypress Lounge had floor shows and dancing every night. The Stardusters played for the dance crowd in May of 1954, and Ray Styles and Peggy Adams provided 'sophisticated comedy.'
Ray Englert was born in Erie, PA in 1921. He owned Englert Brothers Dairy, Ray's Chat N Chew and the Summit Hotel. He retired from the Erie Maennerchor in 1990. Ray died on July 27, 1994 in Erie.
(By the way, I'm looking for photos of Ray Englert, Englert Brothers Dairy and the Summit Hotel. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have these pictures in your collection.)