Metropolis, Illinois: Big John - Grocery Clerk

A well-meaning hulk hoisting car-sized bags of groceries in a supermarket parking lot, he shames the comparatively puny Superman statue elsewhere in town. Team Field Report

Big John Super Foods Store

1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL
Big John Super Foods Store. East edge of town, on the south side of E. 5th St./US Hwy 45.
Jan. 2015: Gone from pedestal after 2014 right arm injury, being repaired.
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Big John. Big John The Grocery Clerk

Big John the Grocery Clerk stands by the side of the road at the Big John Grocery store in Metropolis Illinois. He looks well cared for and is adjacent to the "Welcome to Metropolis" sign, on the east side of town near Fort Massic.

[Erik, 08/19/2011]
Big John statue. Big John

At the Metropolis Big John's Superstore: Big John holding sacks of groceries.

[Chris S., 10/01/2008]
Big John Big John statue

A recent view of the Big John grocery clerk giant.

[bfelice, 05/01/2006]
Big John - Grocery Behemoth

A quick note to let you know that Big John still exists in Metropolis, Illinois. I've recently returned from the US and used Roadside America as my travel bible whilst driving from Atlanta to Seattle with a friend. Big John does still exist if not perhaps a little weathered.

[James Lipscomb, 07/20/1997]

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