SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Ashley Kohl, host of Mass Appeal was live at The Student Prince Cafe & The Fort at 8 Fort Street, Springfield, which is now open again to diners.
- LUNCH: 11AM – 4PM & DINNER: 4PM – 10PM
- CLOSED THANKSGIVING
- OPEN ON BLACK FRIDAY
- The Student Prince Cafe was opened September 24, 1935 by Paul Schoeder.
- The Restaurant was named after Sigmund Romberg’s lighthearted operetta of Heidelberg student life, The Student Prince.
- In 1660 on this site, John Pynchon constructed a fort to defend the tiny settlement of Springfield.
- In October of 1675, the town was burned to the ground by the forces of King Phillip’s Pocumtuck Indians. Only Pynchon’s fort withstood the attack, finally falling to urban renewal in 1831.
- February 18,1946 saw the opening of The Fort dining room, highlighted by stained glass windows crafted by German artisans who had settled in New Jersey.