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Sit Down Eateries Midwest


Reno Corsi Restaurant
Alsip, IL
Photo and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi / 2002

The Reno Corsi Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge stood abandoned for many years. In 2005, the neon sign was removed. A Sports Bar is the building's latest tenant. 07-07






Teibel's Restaurant (Removed)
Schererville, IN
Postcard and info courtesy Bruce R. Cassi

The giant neon "T" for Teibel's Restaurant has been gone for over 10 + years. It was destroyed when it was struck by lightning one evening and was toppled over in the parking lot. The restaurant lost power and had to send all the customers and employees home early that night. The sign was replaced with a backlit plastic sign. Business is thriving in its 77th year. 07-07



Rosie's Little Italy (Removed)
Marion, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here is one more from Marion, IN that is no longer standing. This sign for Rosie's Little Italy was in perfect working order and all the owner had to do was move it a few feet when the highway was widened. Now all there is, is a cheap fluorescent sign. 07-07



Dixie Lan Bar-B-Que
Kansas City, MO
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

Check out this old roadside sign for the Dixie Lan Bar-B-Que in Kansas City.11-07



Green Lantern
Effingham, IL
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

The Green Lantern Restaurant is located on the east edge of Effingham on U.S. 40. It has recently burned to the ground, but there is a sign that says they will rebuild. The neon sign is intact. 11-07



Peach Tree Restaurant
Kansas City, MO
Photo courtesy Rod Holcomb

This peach shaped sign is located out front of the Peach Tree Restaurant in Kansas City. 11-07



State Grill
Fort Wayne, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here is the neon sign that stands out front of the State Grill in Fort Wayne, IN. 12-07















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