|The view on Sunday morning|
One of his most recent suggestions involved his curiosity as to what business preceded popular Ardick Seafood at its location at 922 Colorado Avenue. The unique architecture of the building with its slanted roof suggested to Jeremy that it might have been a drive-in at some point, and I agreed.
|You can purchase an art print of this great Robo-Wash |
vintage photo by Brandon Addis on his Etsy store at
The Robo-Wash on Colorado Avenue was one of two Lorain locations. The other one was located in the Oakwood Shopping Center.
As usual, the great Agility Nut roadside architecture website is the place to go to see great vintage buildings. It has a whole collection of photos of former Robo-Wash buildings (here). A few even include the car wash's original sign featuring a cute robot advertising mascot.
The Robo-Wash at 922 Colorado Avenue disappeared from the City Directory with its 1975 edition, when the address was listed as "vacant." In the 1977 edition, another car wash – Flash Car Wash – briefly appeared. Then the address went vacant again until Ardick Seafood's listing began with the 1985 edition.
****By the way, Ardick Seafood has several great reviews here on yelp.com. People rave about the yellow perch sandwiches and dinners, as well as the lobster bisque. There's even a little picnic table set up outside under an awning so you can eat there. A young family was happily doing just that when I drove by last Saturday afternoon.
Thanks once again to Jeremy for his great blog post suggestion.