Buffalo in the 50s: The Chicken Shoppes’ ‘Miss Slick Chic’ named at Crystal Beach

By Steve Cichon

Aside from offering “fresh-killed poultry” from 15 city storefronts in 1950, the Chicken Shoppes was also in the beauty business.

Barbara Fabing of Lafayette Avenue was named Miss Slick Chic 1950 in an event at the Crystal Beach Ball Room. The photo shows her receiving a trophy from Chicken Shoppes owner Lewis Bronstein.

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Steve Cichon

Steve Cichon writes about Buffalo’s pop culture history. His stories of Buffalo's past have appeared more than 1600 times in The Buffalo News. He's a proud Buffalonian helping the world experience the city he loves. Since the earliest days of the internet, Cichon's been creating content celebrating the people, places, and ideas that make Buffalo unique and special. The 25-year veteran of Buffalo radio and television has written five books and curates The Buffalo Stories Archives-- hundreds of thousands of books, images, and audio/visual media which tell the stories of who we are in Western New York.