Oddball Tourist Spots for the Anti-Traveler

Naked Falls

From the Portland Mercury: Here’s who you are: You’re a person who doesn’t have a lot of money and doesn’t like to travel very far, and still demands more out of life than the usual boring, bullshit tourist activities. Well, have we got some blurbs for you! Check out the following list of oddball tourist attractions, all within easy driving distance of the Portland metro area. You’re welcome, oddball!

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Tom’s #Mailbag, May 24, 2019

From The News-Gazette: “After the building at 108 E. University Ave. in Champaign was torn down (the former location of D’s Appliances), it revealed a wall advertisement painted on the building east of it that remains today. What is the origin of that? Plus, why was the building housing D’s removed and are there any future plans for the site?”

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Tom’s Diner “potentially historic”: Denver gives community three weeks to save East Colfax building from demolition

Tom’s Diner is for sale and a potential buyer has applied for nonhistoric status on the building, making it easier to demolish. The Know File Photo

From The Denver Post: Denver’s Landmark Preservation office on Friday declared Tom’s Diner potentially historic, a decision that buys community members who are interested in preserving the 52-year-old restaurant more time to save it.

Denver residents have until June 7 to apply for landmark designation on behalf of the building. If the city doesn’t receive any applications by then, the restaurant will receive nonhistoric status, allowing it to be razed within the next five years.

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Salvadors Ice Cream — the ‘milk can’ — won’t open this year in South Dartmouth

From South Coast Today: DARTMOUTH — Salvadors Ice Cream, the Smith Neck summer eatery shaped like a milk can, will not open this summer, owners Len and Beth Gauvin said.

The roadside destination with bucolic views of an old pasture and barn has been serving up treats for 80-plus years. Now the Gauvins are looking for a buyer who will uphold the tradition.

The couple are in their 50s and want to retire from the ice cream business to have their summers free, they said. He teaches in the electrical program at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational-Technical High School, and she works part-time in an office. Ice cream has never been their primary income.

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Sag Harbor Cinema Sign Returns

The sign was hoisted into place on the cinema’s facade on Thursday as a crowd that included Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, County Executive Steve Bellone, and State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele watched. Durell Godfrey

From The East Hampton Star: The neon “Sag Harbor” sign that was saved from the 2016 fire that severely damaged the Sag Harbor Cinema will be lit up again in a ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. The sign will be placed on the facade of the new Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center, a restoration and reimagining of the movie house that will contain two theaters, a screening room, and a rooftop deck.

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BONUS: Rizzo’s Blast Breaks Budweiser Neon

From WROK News Talk 1440: Rizzo should charge Budweiser for this viral moment. 

The Cubs first baseman absolutely vaporized a baseball last night into the stratosphere and would have hit a building across the street if it weren’t for the huge neon beer sign.

This is why Anthony doesn’t just “choke up” and poke it the other way when defenses shift on him.

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