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Nation's Last HoJos Closes
Nation's Last
HoJos Closes

Nation's Last HoJos Closes

The Lake George diner, serving 28 flavors of ice cream, was built in 1953

(Newser) - Once the largest restaurant chain in the US, the Howard Johnson's diners were down to their last orange roof by 2016 . Now that location, in Lake George, New York, has shut its doors. The restaurant had served visitors to the Adirondack Mountains region for nearly 70 years, per CNN...

A 'Slice of Roadside Americana' Is Nearly Gone

The second-to-last Howard Johnson's restaurant is closing

(Newser) - A "slice of roadside Americana" is almost gone forever, as the second-to-last Howard Johnson's restaurant is slated to close Sept. 6, the AP reports. The restaurant in Bangor, Maine, opened in 1966 as part of the more-than-800-strong franchise of orange-roofed eateries. But come September, this once "dependable...

8 Iconic Stores That Have Disappeared

From Filene's Basement to Tower Records

(Newser) - This week, Radioshack announced the closing of some 1,100 stores, prompting speculation as to whether it will go the way of Blockbuster. That reminds a nostalgic Caitlin Dewey at the Washington Post of the key stores of yesteryear that just aren't there anymore:
  1. After more than 100 years,

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