11 Oct SCA Weekly News Review: October 11, 2020
Only 7 original McDonald’s golden arches still exist, and one is in N.J.
From NJ.com: If you’re driving on Route 30 in Camden County just south of the New Jersey Turnpike, and you see a McDonald’s Hamburgers sign mounted on a golden arch, you might want to pull over, even if you’re not hungry.
It’s not the fries or Big Macs that are so special — McDonald’s is known for its strict quality control and uniformity of its food — but the sign itself.
Motor court vies for honor
From the Altoona Mirror: A Bedford County motor court has been selected to participate in USA Today’s 2020 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards in the roadside motel category. The Lincoln Motor Court is in fourth place as voting continues for the next 18 days.
Located along Lincoln Highway, the Lincoln Motor Court made a name for itself among travelers from abroad because it’s like taking a trip back in time, said co-owner Deborah “Debbie” Altizer. Debbie and her husband, Bob, purchased the motel in 1983 after a two-year search to purchase a business they could run in a more family-friendly area than in Washington, D.C. They raised two daughters there: Rachel Taylor of Windsor, Va., and Carissa Altizer, a librarian in Woodstock, Va.
St. Robert Looks To Build Neon Sign Park
From KRMS: he City of St. Robert is looking to do something different when it comes to tourism.
They’re planning to build a Neon Sign Park, connecting dozens of Neon signs together, which is expected to attract visitors with the bright lighting.
So far, the Pulaski County Tourism board has collected over $12,000 dollars towards the project and have asked the city to take over its construction and completion.
City officials say they are now working with engineers on the design faze and will begin construction soon.
Williamsburg’s Historic Kellogg’s Diner Could Close Due to Reduced Indoor Dining
From Eater – New York: Williamsburg’s historic Kellogg’s Diner welcomed back customers for the first time today in six months following the pandemic-related shutdown on indoor dining in March. Yet the diner’s owner Irene Siderakis tells Pix11 that the neighborhood staple — located at 518 Metropolitan Ave., at the corner of Union Ave. — is in danger of closing for good due to the current 25 percent limit on seating inside.
“We’ll take it, but it’s not what we want, it’s not what we need,” Siderakis tells Pix 11. She says without indoor dining at half capacity being introduced very soon, she’s unsure how much longer she can keep the diner open.
Compromise struck on Sun’n’Sand motel demolition
From the Mississippi Business Journal: Preliminary work on the demolition of the Sun ‘n’ Sand motel in downtown Jackson is underway.
However, the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which owns the motel, has struck a compromise.
The common areas of the 60,000-plus-square-foot structure will be saved and repurposed, Glenn Kornbrek, deputy executive director of DF&A said in an interview.