Sunday, November 21, 2010


Another Sunday, another old neon sign. And, coincidentally another now defunct restaurant. This one's Standee's Coffee Shop on Chicago's north side. An Edgewater institution for about sixty years, Standee's (also known as the "Snack N Dine") was a traditional greasy spoon and was open almost continuously-24/7. Sadly, Standee's closed early in 2010, after the property management company that owns the building decided to not renew the restaurant's lease because...well, because they felt it wasn't nice enough anymore. The owner was hopeful to reopen in a new location but I've not heard anything more. Too bad-this place had the best hash browns.

The sign survives, though, having been purchased by a neon enthusiast in Indiana.

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