Elias Brothers Big Boy
Livonia, MI Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
This gem of a Big Boy marquee is from the Elias Brothers Big Boy in Livonia, MI. More Big Boy gems from the Midwest and East can be found at Roadside Peek'sBig Boy East. 04-01
Kirkwood, MO Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
This Howard Johnson's is one of the last remaining restaurants in the country. It is becoming a rare sight indeed to find a Howard Johnson's intact.
Howard Johnson's location featuring the traditional look is located in Kirkwood, MO.
Morton Grove, IL Photo courtesy Jason Carlton
Here's an old coffee shop looking place for Kapps in Morton Grove, IL.
Bek Hee Chinese Restaurant Photo courtesy Kelly Coalier
Here's a good look at the Bek Hee Chinese Restaurant of Overland,
MO. The angular siding is a nice match for the simple, yet elegant sign
St Louis, MO Photos and info courtesy Dirk Burhans
Looking for a nice coffee shop while in the St. Louis area? Then stop
by the Parkmoor and relax in a vintage coffee shop setting. Well,
no more. The Parkmoor closed in Fall 1999 after 31 years of service. Unfortunately,
it looks like this elegant Armet & Davis piece will soon be a Walgreen's.
Frisch's Big Boy
Anderson, IN Photo courtesy Craig Selvey
Check out the sign and restaurant for the Frisch's Big Boy, located in Anderson, IN. 02-08
Balyeat's Coffee Shop
Van Wert, OH
Photos and info. courtesy Don Walsh
Here is a bit of old neon outside Balyeat's Coffee Shop in Van Wert, OH. It's a very bush place for Saturday lunch but may also be the only place. 07-08
Urban Bean Company
Detroit, MI Photo and info courtesy Richard Weiss
Detroit, MI is home to this location for the Urban Bean Company. It is at the corner of Griswold and Grand River. I can not recall what it was before or how this tiny place survived the replacement of what was once behind it but someone refurbished it to a coffee shop with a completely 1950's interior. 07-08