here) revealed that the collection of franchised restaurants on Oberlin Avenue south of Tower Boulevard were all originally owned by Ken Cassell, who wisely grouped them together.
It was certainly a nice variety of culinary tastes all in one place for Lorain’s West Siders.
There was Pizza Hut, Taco Kid (which introduced Lorain to tacos years before Taco Bell), Fish and Chips and Lum’s. I definitely remember going to that Pizza Hut, and my family also went to Lum’s (which I wrote about back here) and was further south on Oberlin Avenue.
So what does that Oberlin Avenue “quick service food” restaurant strip look like today? Here’s my shot from last weekend.
Exhale Hooka Lounge (below).
here if you’d like an explanation.
Of the four franchised restaurants, only the former Fish and Chips location is still serving up food as Diso’s Bistro (below).