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Neon eateries southeast

 

Oglethorpe Lounge
825 Oglethorpe Blvd, Albany, GA
Photo and info courtesy Lisa Pike

This sign for Carling Black Label Beer is located in Albany, GA hanging above the Oglethorpe Lounge on Oglethorpe Boulevard. The bar (lounge) is the oldest in town dating back to the 1950's. Current owner is Jimmy Pike, who purchased the bar in 1996. A beer distributor once told a previous owner that only 2 Black Label signs still existed in the US, but this has not been verified. 08-06

 

 

Shell's Bar-B-Q
Hickory, NC
Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey

Here's a night of Shell's Bar-B-Q. Shell's has been a Hickory, NC institution since the 1950's and is still going strong. 08-06

 

 

Maryland Fried Chicken
Albany, GA
Photo and info courtesy Lisa Pike

This is a longtime Maryland Fried Chicken location on N. Slappey Blvd in Albany, GA.  The current owner has decked the place inside and out in a "hippy" fashion.  We have 3 Maryland chains in Albany, but this one is very unique. 09-06

 

 

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Albany, GA
Photo and info courtesy Lisa Pike

Here's a neon shot of the longtime Krispy Kreme store (long before it was a well-known company) located at the corner of Pine Ave. and Slappey Blvd. The old sign has been replaced, but the KK crown still sits on top of the building. 09-06

 

 

Pal's Burgers
Kingsport, TN
Photo and info courtesy Doug Harvey

Located in Kingsport, TN, Pal's Burgers and its carry out hamburger stand has been around since 1956. This neon shot is of the original stand in downtown. 10-06

 

 

Arby's
Louisville, KY
Photo and info courtesy Rosalind Causey

This is a vintage Arby's sign in Louisville, KY. It is in great shape and is one of many neon signs in the St. Matthews area. Unfortunately, a new Arby's is being built down the street, and the fate of this sign is uncertain. 12-06

 

 

Dizzy Whizz
Louisville, KY
Photo and info courtesy Rosalind Causey

This is a classic burger joint in Louisville, KY called Dizzy Whizz. The Dizzy Whizz has featured curb side service and has been open for business serving customers since 1947. 12-06

 

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