We would like to nominate “Eat My Buns” Bakery and Donuts, in Ajo, Az. and “Belly Acres RV Park” same town. Also ,near Casa Grande Az. there is “The Burnt Bun Cafe” as well. Guess it’s the heat affecting our ability to invent logical names! Really like your amusing website.
In Orlando FL, there is a head shop (Marijuana and other pariphenalia store) named The G-Spot. Orlando is peppered with billboards and advertisements challenging you with: “The G-Spot, can you find it?”
We have “Taste Good” Chinese Restaurant here, and there’s this place that was called “Ying’s” and then he added more and called it “Ying’s Wings”. That wasn’t enough, though, it became “Ying’s Wings and Things”. That was before he built the bar area. The name now? “Ying’s Wings, Things and Bar”.
[...] July 19th, 2006 at 11:04 am We have “Taste Good” Chinese Restaurant here, and there’s this place that was called “Ying’s” and then he added more and called it “Ying’s Wings”. That wasn’t enough, though, it became “Ying’s Wings and Things”. That was before he built the bar area. The name now? “Ying’s Wings, Things and Bar”. [...]
Gross Gas, Rte. 1 north of Bar Harbor, ME
House Poon, Chinese Restaurant, Monroe Ave., Rochester, NY
Artery Cleaners, Southern Artery, Quincy, MA
Bird Cleaners, Miracle Mile, Miami, FL
Stuff N Things for Pets, Ballard, WA
I wish I couild remember something else about those places.
There used to be a large brick warehouse or manufacturing plant kittycorner from Hamburger Mary’s restaurant in San Francisco (I forget the street – somewhere south of Mission) with the sign, “House of More Plastic Bags”. I loved it.
Is there a statute of limitations? I’ll never forget the grocery store sign I spotted in Troy, New York about 25 years agoannouncing the existence of the Sanitary Food Circus. Maybe it’s still there providing the sensational yet safe satiety which has always been their watchword.
The Permanent Solution beauty salon, a half hour or so south of Burlington Vermont, is another fond memory from 2 decades ago.
More cheerful and also more current is Nice n Necessary on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, NY, one of many such stores selling everything from detergent to underwear to coffee pots to socks.
ARDS CRICKET RANCH
827 Lynch Street
I saw this on a matchbook cover many years ago, and it just struck me as being funny. It is a fishing tackle shop. I did get one of their very colorful t-shirts for Christmas one year. As far as I know they do not have a web site.
I carry a money clip I purchased at Bob’s Bizarre Bazaar formerly in the Westport district of Kansas City MO. Bob Berdella had a penchant for teen boys, various torture techniques and cannibalism. After bagging the remains of a dozen or so victims and placing them curbside with the weekly trash, he was caught and sentenced to prison in Potosi MO. He died in prison from a heart attack (too much red meat in his diet we were told) and missed the MO Protocol. Local film makers have produced a full length movie of his exploits and it tours the indie film houses on a regular basis. There is also a book by Tom Jackman of the Berdella murders.
While visiting my oldest daughter in Fairbanks, made a stop at Skinny Dicks Halfway Inn(August 18,2006). Pretty cool place. Heard about from my parents who stopped there in 1990. Its located halfway between Denali and Fairbanks…kinda.
“Al’s Terminal Lunch” A lunch counter in the Terminal Buildings
“Henry Bathtub Protector” got me
“Shields Rubber for Industry” Painted big on the side of a bldg.
“Rexall Drugs Lunch and Trusses” Self explanatory I guess.
I was watching “Notorious”, a crime show hosted by Bill Kurtis…at one point they showed a sign of a town in Texas called “CUT N SHOOT”, a few minutes later they showed a gas station “GAS N STUFF”. Also, there’s “Cafe Bong” on Clark St. in Chicago.
An engineer friend of mine did some contract work in backwoods, coastal South Carolina. The only place nearby to get a bite was an ‘all you can eat’ hot dog joint called “The Squat & Gobble.” The sign has a drawing of two hillbilly-looking guys squatting and eating hot dogs. I’ll try to get a picture to send–it’s a hoot!
I was watching a movie, a bleak British drama, and there was a store in the movie called THIS ‘N’ THAT. I know it doesn’t count toward the official list because it was in a movie, but it is a good name anyway.
Salon in Redkey, Indiana called “Hairway to Heaven”. I have a picture, Also in Livingston, Montana the “Town Pump”, ” the Kum N Go” and “Loaf and Jug”.
Then there is “Weeping Lingerie” in Northhampton Mass. Got a picture of that one too. The best was the sign in Falls Church, Virginia pointing around the corner of a shopping center towards a Karate studio…, the sign said”Mt. Kim in rear”
Had a sign in Martinsburg, WV route 45 said “RAPE” .. and had 4 people on the billboard, and one of them was in a … “wheelchair”… WTF, is a guy doing in a wheelchair on a rape sign for??? lol… did HE get raped.. was he the raper?? .. Just didn’t see the logic there