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Come Join Us! Retro Roadmap Roundup at Sine’s 5 &10 Sat 9/15

Posted on: August 23, 2012

Have you been looking for an excuse to go on a Retro Roadmap Roadtrip? Do you think it would be fun to meet folks with similar interests, while also supporting a cool old business? 

Then please come out to the first Retro Roadmap Roundup!

One of the things Mod Betty loves to do is to get folks together….what can I say? I’m a connector 🙂

So that’s why I’m encouraging Retro Roadmap readers near and far, to come to Sine’s 5 & 10 store in Quakertown PA from 1-3pm on Saturday September 15.

Sine's 5 & 10

This will be a fun, informal gathering. An excuse to  mingle and meet, shop for all sorts of stuff at an authentic 100 year old 5 &10 store, and grab a treat at the lunch counter if you like. Swivel on the stool, just like old  times!

Lunch Counter

There are reports out there that say that the internet is making us more lonely and solitary, and frankly I don’t buy it. I personally have met some really nice folks that I would not have ever met if it weren’t for the internet, even being the shy gal that I am. And I have to admit, I find it encouraging when I discover I’m not the only person out there who digs Retro Roadmap worthy places!

Speaking of meeting people – I’ll actually be meeting one of my fellow Roadbloggers there for the very first time! Gunnar Johnson of one of my fave roadblogs Eccentric Roadside will be coming to Sine’s – all the way from Rhode Island!

Eccentric Roadside Gunnar Johnson

AND fellow “Roadgal” WendyVee from Roadside Wonders will also be there! WendyVee and I are kindred spirits when it comes to documenting the fun and vintage places on the PA roadside, and we met at the first Roadsidefans/Retro Roadmap meetup in Scranton PA (Maybe we’ll do a roundup there too, if this one goes well!)

WendyVee Roadside Wonders


If you’ve been reading Retro Roadmap for any time you know I have a Retro Retail Crush on Sine’s , it’s  family owned and just turned 100 years old. I’ve been in touch with them and members of the family will be working at the store and are looking forward to meeting us and answering any questions we have about the store.

Candy Aisle

There are also some antique shops to explore in Quakertown, and the Quaktertown Farmer’s Market is open on Saturdays too – so make a day of it!

So I can get an idea of a head count, please let me know we can look forward to seeing you by “RSVP’-ing in the comments section below. Everyone who RSVPs and shows up to Sine’s will get a special Retro Roadmap thank you gift!

Meet nice folks…support a swell vintage business…eat at a lunch counter (Lunch is served ’til 2, ice cream treats ’til 5) – doesn’t that sound like a fun way to spend a September Saturday afternoon?

Looking forward to meeting you!

Retro Roadmap Roundup at Sine’s 5 & 10 Quakertown PA
Saturday September 15 1-3pm

ADDITION! For those of you who want to make anentire day of Retro Roadmap wonderfulness – The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville PA (Retro Roadmap HQ dontchaknow) is having the debut pipe organ concert at 7pm on the evening of the 15th. PXV is about 50 minutes southwest of Quakertown. Click here to read about the theatre organ concert!

Sine’s 5 & 10 Cent Store
236 W Broad St # 240
Quakertown, PA 18951-1233
(215) 536-6102

Check out all the cool vintage places in PA on the PA – Pennsylvania Retro RoadMAP!

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  • Matt Smallwood

    Outstanding, oh Mod one….:-) I’m 99% percent sure I will be there. I also saw something that might be a bit confusing. That green arrow on the map, did you mean for it to appear there? It’s pointing to the Caramelcorn Shop in Easton.

    • Howdy Matt S – that would be swell if you could make it there!

      And thanks for the heads up on the Map but actually it’s OK. The little green arrow is supposed to be at the Carmel Corn Shop – because there isn’t a Google Icon in the shape of sweets! I’ve represented Sine’s with a little shopping bag, since it’s a place that you shop at. I try to modify the standard Googlemap pins so they kinda represent what things are, so you know at a glance if it’s a food place or a movie place or a shopping place etc. I KNOW I should be designing my own custom icons to match my categories, but there are only so many hours in the day, and I haven’t hit the lottery just yet 😉

  • Looking forward to it…should be a real hoot!

    • Indeedy! I expect some great puns about the signs at Sine’s or something 😉

  • I think we can actually go!!!!! Fingers crossed we can make it!!!! It’s not a bad drive and we have not been to Quakertown this summer yet.


    • DeDe that would be so neat! Looking forward to it!

  • I’ll be there — probably with a wicked case of helmet hair — so be prepared for the shock & awe of it, people!

    Thanks for taking point on this, MB! Looking forward to visiting Sine’s again 🙂

    • Helmet Head or no, it will be swell to see you!

  • Oh, crap!
    Won’t be able to make it on the 15th but we do have plans on visiting the region the week before. Perhaps we’ll stop in for a chocolate egg cream and a 2 cent pretzel (probably a buck)and tell them Mod Betty sent us .

    • I’m sure you’ll have a swell time the week before!

  • how do i put my picture in the little box beside my name/?

  • Matt Smallwood

    Once upon a time, I didn’t know to represent myself here with a pic either, Road Maven. Then the gracious ModBetty hipped me to this. You have to go to and create an avatar. Did i get that about right, B? 🙂

    I am looking forward to meeting Betty, Gunnar, Wendy….all of you. 🙂

    • Hello Matt! Thanks, I was trying to remember what I said 🙂 – Though I could not remember if you had to do it via OR if you could do it via I’d say experiment ’til it works – that’s how I did it (and that’s why I don’t recall which way was the “right” way-!) Let me know which method works for you “RM” so I can remember and tell other folks when they ask- thanks!

      • Thanks for the help. This is how I did it.
        Registered and logged onto as you suggested.
        Click the My Account button and selected , “add an image” from the drop down menu, then I followed the instructions for selecting an image.
        Once the image is chosen, it seems to find its way. Don’t ask me how. It just does.
        It probably sucked all the bank info off of my computer but my Avatar is posted!
        Thanks for the help…

  • Oh how fun! I’d love to meet all of you and what a fantastic store! Wowzers!

    • Mary-Frances…come on down! or over, or across! 🙂

  • Matt Smallwood

    Outstanding, RM, outstanding…

    • Love it when folks help each other out!

  • B Ford

    just rsvp ing

    • B Ford, looking forward to meeting you!

  • Me and the Mr. are planning on being there…can’t wait!!
    {aka….Travelin’ Dixie}

    • OH WHEEEEEE!!! It will be swelll to meet you and the Mister :-)!!!!!

  • I am hoping to catch you guys at the tail end of the party- I have a rehearsal just down the road in Pennsburg from 12-3 ish. Would love to see everyone in my hometown! Also be sure to check out Mary Deluxe’s and my booth at Antiques at 200 East- just look for the lockers ;).

    • Suzie QT! I’ll definitely stay later than 3 if you promise to show up! Bummer that Mary Deluxe can’t be there, but would love to check out your booth – you gals have swell style!

  • Stacey

    Hi Beth,

    As I mentioned, Shepard and I will be stopping by! I’ve asked our neighbors if they want to join, as well.


    • yay yay yay! Looking forward to seeing you guys again so soon. When it rains it pours!