115 years and still going! Check their website here.
I saw this outside an old drive-in store in Semour, west of Tazewell on Hwy 33 in Claiborne County TN. I don’t normally take pix of plastic signs, but this one looked interesting. It’s not old. The Zantigo Mexican Restaurant chain, started in 1968, died in 1986, when PepsiCo bought out R.J. Reynolds holdings in Heublein. Oops, PepsiCo also owns Taco Bell. Bye, bye, Zantigo.
This is in Norton VA. I think the store name at the top is “Belk”. There was a Belk store at one time in Norton, as far as I can tell. In the mid-20th century, there was a Belk store pretty much anywhere there was a large number of people with steady jobs. The first Belk was in Monroe NC. Real all about it here. Note: clicking on one of the chapter links locked up my computer (no biggie, just logged off and back on).
This tasty Frostee Freeze sign is in New Tazewell TN.
Interesting story, which I obtained from my friendly Wikipedia: When the Southern Railroad clanked its way through East Tennessee, it bypassed Tazewell – about 6 miles west. A depot was built there and ambitious people with an eye on the railroad dollars hied themselves to New Tazewell (it wasn’t called that then, but, in 1954 it officially took the moniker) to live (mostly) long and prosper.
On Hwy. 33, right at the boundary line between Tazewell and New Tazewell there’s a sign that has “Welcome to New Tazewell” on one side and “Welcome to Tazewell” on the other.
It’s burb to burb, bud, and no suburbs in sight.