Shelbyville's Burger Chef in 1969. (T-G file photo)
Here's a classic shot of Shelbyville's Burger Chef from the summer of 1969. I can just smell the burgers and the fish sandwich advertised on the sign, and even the inviting smell of the interior as those of us who experienced Burger Chef in the 1960s and 1970s remember.
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And check out those cars. Look at the crowd gathered just to the right of the front door and you'll see what appear to a new or nearly-new Camaro, Road Runner and Mustang Mach I parked side-by-side. Recognize anyone in the picture? At least two classic '65 or '66 Mustangs were there, and you've got to wonder if any of the cars in the furthest-back row had high-performance engines.
And for those who don't remember the nearby intersection before Collroedo Boulevard was built, look at those houses. Seems like I'm remembering that the houses directly across from Lane Parkway's end were torn down for a small shopping center that only lasted a few years before Colloredo was built.
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