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Help ID this roadside Akron restaurant!

jennseats | Apr 22, 200908:54 AM     26

Hey all, I'm hoping the Chowhound experts on here who know the Akron, Ohio area can help solve a mystery that's been bugging me for years!

About 4 years ago I was in Kent with a friend and we had to be somewhere in downtown Akron later that night. We had about an hour to kill so we took a drive, early in the evening, out along the main roads that headed (approximately) toward Akron. At first this was all leisurely but as our deadline loomed we headed closer to Akron and at one point we were simply amazed by what appeared to be an old 1950s or 60s roadside food joint. The place looked pristine and super Googie! I remember that the predominant color was sky blue, and inside the glass front you could see sculpted benches. The architecture was fantastic and if we hadn't been in a hurry we would have stopped to take pictures.

Unfortunately, I've never been able to find this place again. Last summer, my friend and I even went back to Kent and tried to retrace our path to try and find it!

All I remember was that it was on the right side of the road, heading toward Akron, and it was on what seemed to be a major road, like Market St or Tallmadge Ave, Cleveland-Akron Rd or Manchester Rd. (I could be completely wrong about the names, I'm not from there.)

This was 4 years ago I'm pretty sure, the summer of 2005. I find it hard to believe that such a great-looking place would have been demolished in the past few years without some noise, but I've heard nothing about it. It looked "fast-foodish," but I don't know if they had burgers, hot dogs, ice cream or whatever.

Can anyone help? Anyone ever see this place or know the name of it? Even if it's gone, I'd love to be able to see a photo of it ... just to prove to my friends that this "mystery roadside restaurant" did indeed exist!

thanks, jenn

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