Monday, October 09, 2006

Coleman's in Okmulgee Reopening

I'll use any excuse to get to post the pic of that wonderful mid-'50s neon sign. According to this news from KOTV, Coleman's Hamburgers is reopening. This frequented Okmulgee landmark was popular for 45 years before they sold the resturant several years ago. They even put in a helicopter pad at one point, so you could fly in and eat. The sale of the business included an agreement that they wouldn't sell hamburgers for a 5 year period. Now, that time is up and they are ready to get the grill going once again. They're also gearing up to start making pies and have tracked down the original onion ring recipe from the guy who used to make them. Not mentioned anywhere in the article is WHERE they would be opening, as I took these pics in early July of the old resturant being bulldozed. Also unknown is whether the sign was preserved or not. I guess I'll have to take a short southbound roadtrip soon and find out. O.K...My stomach is growling now....mmmmmm hamburgers.