Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories - Pages 437 - 621 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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In "Up in the Old Hotel," the author talked about a restaurant on the harbor called "Sloppy Louie's." The business was owned by Louis Morino, who had initially been angry when people called the business "Sloppy Louie's." But when it came time to replace his sign, the new sign carried that name. Louis was from a fishing family in a foreign country but had decided to move to America at eighteen, knowing that the limited resources of his home couldn't support his entire family of brothers and sisters. He'd spent a lot of time working in restaurants before buying the building that had once been the Fulton Ferry Hotel. Mitchell ate there sometimes, and one day Louis said that his business was so brisk that he was going to have to set up tables on the second floor. He said that he would...

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