Mike's Ice Cream Sandwiches
Olney, IL Photo courtesy Don Gardner
Mike's Ice Cream Sandwiches still sits in Olney, IL. This old sign still looks like it has its neon tubing intact.
Leon's Frozen Custard
Milwaukee, WI Photo courtesy Jason Carlton
A southside Milwaukee landmark, Leon's Frozen Custard features
working neon at a drive-in type of roadside eatery. The signage and frozen
custard stand are a flashback to an era when drive-in eateries were the
norm on a hot summer night, especially those with neon.
Salem, OH Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
Here's a mug on the roof, a Frost Top mug to be exact. This root
beer joint, located in Salem, OH, is a visual refreshment to weary roadside
Martins Ferry, OH Photo courtesy Mark Hackett
This Dairy Queen is a "classic stand-alone building"
and can be found in Martins Ferry, OH. 11-00
Twistee Treat Photo courtesy Don Gardner
Here is one of the few remaining Twistee
Treat cone-shaped stands that still dot the U.S. Enjoy a refreshing
cone while traveling through Illinois. Here's another one located in Florida
and a new one added to Roadside Peek in Ohio. This one still appears to
be in great condition.
Springfield, MO Photo courtesy Dirk Burhans
Here's Andy's Custard in Springfield, MO. Custard is a delectable
desert which strangely is seldom used, if at all, in the West.
Coney Island Custard Shoppe (Removed)
Streetsboro, OH Photo and info courtesy Mark Hackett
Off Route 14 in Streetsboro, Ohio is Custard's Coney Island Shoppe.
Plenty of chain stores, condos, and restaurants surround this happy icon
of the past. Great malts and other treats can be enjoyed here throughout
the summer season.
UPDATE 05/05 : The owner of the Coney Island Custard Shoppe has sold the business and a chain ice cream store is taking its place. And yes, the sign has been taken down. Word on the street is that the City of Streetsboro wanted the sign removed for some reason. A local historical society (Kent) says the sign is too big to save for their purposes. For now, the sign sits behind the building, laying flat. The neon hasn't worked in years, but the sign was a pleasant reminder of a simpler time. This sign may end up on eBay. Many thanks to Mark Hackett for update. 05-05