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Neon Eateries Midwest


The Oyster Bar
Fort Wayne, IN
Photos and info courtesy Alan Culley

The Oyster Bar in Fort Wayne, IN is still going strong and even opened a 2nd location. Check out the shots of the rotating neon. 12-07



Ariston Cafe
Litchfield, IL
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Route 66The Ariston Cafe dates back to 1924, when it was first opened in Carlinville. After moving to Litchfield in 1929, the Ariston has been at its location along the Mother Road since 1935. Passing through the 66 in Illinois, is a must stop for a look see and visit. More information can be found at the website for the Ariston Cafe. 11-07




Red Cedar Inn
Pacific, MO
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Route 66The Red Cedar Inn is another Route 66 legend in MO. Located in Pacific, MO, the Red Cedar Inn was founded in 1934 and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The Red Cedar Inn was closed in March 2005 and was being considered for purchase by the city of Pacific. 11-07



Broadway Joe's Tavern
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The neon still lights the sign at the Broadway Joe's Tavern in Fort Wayne, IN. The arrow points the way into the doors of this joint. 12-07



The Acme Tavern
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here is a shot of the Acme Tavern sign. Not sure of its status, but I can imagine Wile E Coyote frequenting this place since all of his Roadrunner traps were from Acme. This appears to be on old Route US 30A. 12-07






North Star Bar
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Here's the marquee for the North Star Bar in Fort Wayne, IN. Check out the star on top of the sign as well as the rest of the neon catching the attention of motorists passing through town. 12-07














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