|Lorain Journal ad announcing the Grand Opening|
|1960 phone book ad|
The 2851 Broadway address means it was right next to the American Slovak Club – where the vacant lot is now, between the Club and the closed BP gas station.
Dixie Cream was probably never a real contender in Lorain; the national chain was undoubtedly K.O.'d by Bob's Donuts and other local favorites.
Dixie Cream never even appeared in the city directory, and only appeared in the Lorain phone book in 1960, before the address went vacant the following year. (The storefront sat empty until the 1965 listings, when the address became the home of La Bell Beauty Salon.
Although Dixie Cream didn't last too long in Lorain, amazingly the parent company is still around. Of course, I wouldn't plan a road trip to visit one of the stores too soon, because there doesn't appear to be any "official" locations in the U.S. There are, however, three in Saudi Arabia, and three in Egypt.
Here's the link to the company website. It looks like the company finally tossed out their smiling globe-headed mascot along with the day-old donuts. Presumably, he now resides at the Home for Retired Donut Mascots (which includes the original Mister Donut mascot, as well as the Spudnuts guy).