The original Sam's Coney Island opened back in the '20s, when it was a favorite with everyone from judges to janitors. But by 1969, when Sam's No. 3 opened on Havana Street, it was the last Sam's left. Now, though, the Sam's empire is growing again...and will soon actually have three locations.
Almost a decade ago, a new Sam's #3 opened downtown, right where Sam Armatas started ninety years ago. And when a new Sam's #3 opens at 435 South Cherry Street, there will again be three Sam's outposts in the metro area.
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The Glendale location, which moved into the former home of Sam Taylor's barbecue joint, is almost done with a major renovation job, and is now sporting an "opening soon" sign.