Sad end to The Java Stop January 1, 2012Posted by Ron Warnick in Businesses, Restaurants.
One of the eye-catching businesses along Route 66 in Dwight, Ill., in recent years was The Java Stop coffee stand, which used two rail containers stacked on top of each other and a fancy paint job.
The Java Stop was so striking that an architectural firm honored it for its design.
However, Java Stop was barely open for two years when it closed in mid-2009.
Now, Alan Denton encountered this sight recently when traveling Route 66:
The business apparently is being dismantled. Rail containers boast a lot of uses; these probably will find a more-mundane life as storage units.
I remained hopeful that someone would buy the business and revive it. But that doesn’t appear it’s going to happen.
(Photos courtesy of Travis Good and Alan Denton)