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Fry’s Electronics Closes – Devastating Blow To Themed Retail

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Fry’s Electronics, popular on Roadside America for their amusing creative themes, has shut down all of its stores across America.

Party’s Over On Post-Apocalyptic Highway

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

Since the early 1990s, a three-quarter mile stretch of Pennsylvania Highway 61 has been closed – blocked with berms of earth at both ends – because the ground beneath it is on fire.

Hot Wax: Presidents For Sale

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Does the price an American pays for a wax President reveal how Americans feel about the Presidents themselves?

We’ll Cross That Bridge When We… Oh Wait. Never Mind.

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Among the Seven Deadly Sins of roadside attractions, Procrastination is perhaps the worst.

Sun Setting on Foamhenge

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

The megalithic masterpiece has been given “the official pink slip” by the state of Virginia and will be gone (or moved elsewhere) by August 1st, 2016.

Odd, WV: On the USPS Chopping Block

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service has announced plans to close thousands of post offices that it believes are no longer worth keeping open.

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