Remember When: Randazzo’s Had Commercials?

We all know about Roll-N-Roaster’s commercials; after all, the same commercial has been airing since the 1980s alongside late-night cable programming. And there are some of the old ads we’ve featured in the past.

But over the weekend, the above commercial for that other legendary Emmons Avenue eatery – Randazzo’s Clam Bar – surfaced on YouTube.

Produced in the 1970’s, the ad captures some awesome footage of not just the existing Randazzo’s Italian Restaurant – “known the world over for seafood at its best” – but also some blasts from the past. There’s the original location of Randazzo’s Clam Bar, Randazzo’s Sea and Turf Restaurant, as well as the old Randazzo’s Fish Market, where “most seafood and fish are delivered fresh daily from right across the street.”

All of the businesses were located on Emmons Avenue between Ocean Avenue and East 21st Street, but only the corner location still stands.

Bonus points? The video has a heck of a lot of mustaches and tight-fitting jeans, proving, once and for all, that Brooklynites are the original hipsters. Today’s Little Wisco freakettes are 40 years too late.