Bizarre Bazaars: Locations and Thanks

Bizarre Bazaars Store Name BookThanks to the readers of Interesting Ideas who reported some of the weirdest store names on earth. You too can nominate a name for the Grog & Groc Hall of Fame. Or, buy a souvenir book that collects the best of them here.


    1. 666 Lounge, Chicago
    2. A Happy Store, Haltom City, TX: Bart (I thought the sign was just a slogan until I wrote a check and asked how to make the payee, when the clerk slowly said ” A…. Happy… Store.”)
    3. A Lee Inn, Mammoth Lakes, CA:
    4. A to Z & Things, World’s 1 Superstore, Chicago, IL
    5. A&K Lick-A-Chick, Nova Scotia (guest photo)
    6. A-Ford-O Motel, Atlantic, IA: Staci Wendt
    7. A-Furniture Store
    8. Above Average Autos, Whitefield, NH
    9. About Liquors
    10. Addictions To Go, Waldorf, MD: Loel Barr
    11. Adequate (women’s clothing), Bayeux, France
    12. Adequate Electric Co., Chicago, IL
    13. AH WA GA barbershop, Owego, NY: Anne Weitze
    14. Ain’t Bad Food, Spooner, WI: jb
    15. Airline Collision Center, Houston, TX
    16. Al-O-Wishes Flowers, Chicago, IL
    17. Al’s Fun in the Bun, Chicago, IL
    18. Albert’s Mofongo House, New York, NY
    19. Alkie’s Liquor Store, Massena, NY:
    20. Amigone Funeral Home, Buffalo, NY: George Olson
    21. Amisha Boutique, Chicago, IL
    22. Analtech, Newark, DE: SLH
    23. The Angry Chair hair salon, Newington, Connecticut
    24. Ards Cricket Ranch bait shop, Pensacola, FL: Howard
    25. Armegeddon Carpet Cleaners, Brooklyn, NY: Steve Garcia
    26. As the Wheel Turns, San Antonio, TX: Bonnie G.
    27. Ash Wipes Chimney Sweeps, Vernon Hills, IL: Sarah Renz
    28. Äss Bar, Switzerland, Brian Neale
    29. Atlasta Motel, Booneville, MO: Don Biggs
    30. Ave’s Taxidermy and Cheese, River Falls, WI: Sheryl Kostich
    31. B & M Waste Management, Manitowoc, WI: Julie
    32. B Square Salon, Chicago, IL
    33. B-Back Again
    34. Babies and Brats, Pawling, NY: Joe Lieber
    35. Bad Design, Switzerland, Brian Neale
    36. Bark Side of the Moon, Chicago, IL
    37. Barrel O’ Fun
    38. Basic Mortgage Co.
    39. Bates Motel, Coeur d’Alene, ID
    40. Bathe Electric
    41. Bearable Dentistry
    42. Beaver Cleaners: Meredith Whitt
    43. Beaver Liquors, Beaver Creek, CO: Mark Williams
    44. Beds & Such, Columbia, SC
    45. Beecher Meats, Beecher, IL: Renee
    46. Beecher Tool and Dye, Evanston, IL: Renee
    47. Beef People, Galesburg, IL: Russ Duckworth
    48. Beef-A-Roo, Rockford, IL
    49. Beefway Subs, Chicago, IL
    50. Beepers and Human Hair, West Miami, FL: FCPubl
    51. Beer World, Cambridge, MD: Leigh Panlilio
    52. Belly Acres RV Park, Ajo, AZ: Tom Taylor
    53. Bender Chiropractic
    54. Best Way Inn Motel, Carbondale, IL: Karl Lawrence
    55. Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky: Jamie Bloom
    56. Big Boy’s Steel Erection, St. Louis, MO: D. Snow
    57. Big Buns and Pita
    58. Big Dick’s Halfway Inn, Gravois Mills, MO: T.P. Shearer
    59. Big O Tire, Western U.S.
    60. Big Wiener Hot Dogs
    61. Big Willard Café,
    62. Big Wong, Washington, DC: Leigh Panlilio
    63. Billy Bob’s Park & Pork, Kealikekua, HI: Michael R. Bristow
    64. Blake’s Lota Burger, New Mexico: Russ Duckworth
    65. Blenders in the Grass, State Street, Santa Barbara, California
    66. Bob-a-Lous Supermarket
    67. Bong Recreation Area
    68. Booze & Bait, East Moline, IL: Tom Smith
    69. Boring Drugs, Warsaw, MO: Rich Doyle
    70. Brake-O Brake Center
    71. Bringer Inn?, Saginaw, MI
    72. Brotherhood Rules Place, Alzey, Germany
    73. Buda-Pest, London, ON
    74. Budget Smog
    75. Bun-N-Burg, NY, NY: Anne W.
    76. Burning Stoves & Stuff, Belgrade, MT
    77. Buy-N-Leave
    78. Cafe Bong, Clark Street, Chicago
    79. Café Muppet, Chicago, IL
    80. Cap-N-Cork
    81. Card ‘N All, Closter, NJ: Anne W.
    82. Chance Aviation, Indianapolis, IN: Ginger Home
    83. Chat ‘N’ Chew, Alabama
    84. Chat n’ Rest, Columbia, SC: William Ross
    85. Chi Wa Ga Ga, New Orleans, LA: Kate Smith
    86. Chick n’ Chop, Boca Raton, FL
    87. Chinese Ho, Winfield, IL
    88. Chubby & Tubby Department Store
    89. Chuck-A-Rama restaurant, White River Junction, VT: Frank Revi
    90. Cluck-U-Chicken, Hyattsville, MD: James Garner
    91. Cock & Bottle, York, UK
    92. Come & Be Blessed Cuts Barber Shop, Columbia Avenue, Hammond, Indiana
    93. Come As You Are and Eat in Your Car, Chicagoland, IL: Liz Milner
    94. Come n’ Shop
    95. Common Sense Novelty Company, Chicago, IL: Tracy Jo Seneca
    96. Cool Noggins, Medford, WI
    97. Cork ‘N Brew, Dayton, OH
    98. Cork ‘N Cap
    99. Corner Barkery, Arlington Heights, IL
    100. Corporetum, Lisle, IL
    101. Correct Builders, Belmont Avenue near Kedzie, Chicago
    102. Covert Motel, Matteson, IL
    103. Crab & Things, Des Plaines, IL
    104. Crawford Coal and Mattress Works, Atlanta, GA: Rick Larson
    105. Crazy Denny, good clean cheap stuff
    106. Crooks Warehouses, Kansas City, MO: George Olson
    107. Cruisin’ Chubby’s Gentleman’s Club, Wisconsin Dells, WI: Corey Simons
    108. Crummy Funeral Home, Viola, IL: Mike Robinson
    109. Cue-Phoria, River Grove
    110. Cum Park Plaza, Haw River, NC: S. Tice-Lewis
    111. Cumon Inn Farm, South Windsor, CT
    112. Daily Use Inc., General Merchandise Shoes & Clothing, North Chicago, IL
    113. Dairy Cheer, home of the smashburger
    114. Dan’s Not Calm, Calgary, AB: A Scott
    115. Dave’s Drink and Drive, Independence, MO: Bill DeBauche
    116. Dead People’s Things, Denver: Steven Gugel
    117. Deb-Mar Inc., West Springfield, MA
    118. Decency Motors, Thomasville, GA
    119. Decent Convenient Store, Chicago, IL
    120. Decker’s Cleaners & Gun Shop, Adams, MA: Marion Altieri
    121. Dehart’s Bible and Tire Center, Morehead, KY:
    122. Delvin Turnipseed Dentist
    123. Desperate Housewares, Atlanta, GA
    124. Dicks Liquor, El Monte, CA: Adrienne N. Marshall
    125. Disco Methodist Protestant Church, Disco, MI: J. Wieten
    126. Do Eat Korean Barbecue, Chicago
    127. Dog ‘N Mug, Mishawaka, IN
    128. Doggy Style, Denton, TX:
    129. Dons Humburgers
    130. Donut Doctor, Chicago, IL: Matt Bergstrom. Gone
    131. Donuts & Things, San Francisco, CA
    132. Donuts and Gyros, Denton, TX: (Name must have come to being after a long nite of partying.)
    133. Donut Prince, Burbank, California
    134. Doolittle and Dalley estate agents, UK: Kim Longley
    135. Doom and Son Funeral Home, New Carisle, OH: Mike Friedline
    136. Dr. Bonnie Beaver, Ob/Gyn, Los Angeles, CA: Monica L.
    137. Dr. Cell, Chicago
    138. Dr. Pizza, Riverside, IL
    139. Drug Castle, Springfield, OH
    140. Dub-L-Dog, Chicago, IL
    141. Dull Funeral Home, Baldwin, WI: Cindy Schuna
    142. Eat ‘n Park, Pittsburgh, PA: Laura from Morgantown
    143. Eat It And Beat It, Maywood, IL: Liz Milner
    144. Eat My Buns bakery, Ajo, AZ: Tom Taylor
    145. Eat-N-Get Gas, Indiana: Roma Lane
    146. Ett-Mar Motel
    147. Exciting Things, Barcelona
    148. Fairly Reliable Bob’s Used Cars, Boise, ID: Maria Minicucci
    149. Famil-E-Fun, Mitchell, SD
    150. Fat Boys Pork Palace, Brandywine, WV: Frank McPherson
    151. Fatal Restaurant, Budapest, Hungary
    152. Faver-Dykes State Park, St. Augustine, FL: Jim Nicola
    153. Favorable Chicken-Kebabs-Ribs, London: Photo by Martin Stocks
    154. Felix & Oscar’s, Westlake, Ohio
    155. Fire Trol, Orland, CA
    156. Flea N Eat, Prestonsburg, KY: Ronald Thornsberry
    157. Flowers ‘n Things, Hayward, Wisconsin
    158. Flub A Dub Chub’s hot dogs, Chicago, IL: Anne W.
    159. Fluff ‘Em Buff ‘Em Stuff ‘Em (taxidermy/car repair/beauty shop), Canon City, CO: Sheila??
    160. Fluke Transport & Warehousing,
    161. Flunch Restaurant, Paris, France
    162. Food ‘n’ Scat, Gainesville, FL: Rick Larson
    163. The Food Hive, NY, NY: Anne W.
    164. Food Topic, New York, NY: Jeremy Markowitz
    165. For Pet’s Sake, Thousand Oaks, CA: Anne W.
    166. Fork-N-Cork, St. Charles, IL
    167. Fra-mar Italian Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY
    168. Fractured Prune Donut Shop
    169. Frank’s No-tel
    170. Franks A Lot, Waterford, MI: Gary Lewis
    171. Freindly Liqour (sic), San Diego, CA: Thomas Henning (Yes, he didn’t check the spelling for the huge sign out in front of his store.)
    172. Friendly Fire Place, Ft. Collins, CO
    173. Fu King Chinese Restaurant, Lake City, FL: Dale B.
    174. Fu-Kim Grand Palace, Houston, TX: MFriedline
    175. Fucifino Cafe, St. Louis, Missouri: Mark Herich
    176. Fulco’s Taste ‘N’ See
    177. Fully Food Market, Archer Avenue near Princeton, Chicago
    178. Funeral Supplies and Daycare Center, Columbus, Ohio: John Moglia
    179. Funitos
    180. Funky Nails, Newark, New Jersey
    181. Funny Cry Happy Gift, New York, NY: Cole Gerard
    182. Futurama Beauty Academy, Chicago, IL
    183. Garden of Eat’N, Grand Junction, CO: Anne
    184. Gas and Grub
    185. Gas-A-Roo, Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    186. Gas It
    187. Gas N Stuff, Fenton, MO: Anne W.
    188. Gas n’ Git
    189. Gas n’ Goods, Harrisville, WV
    190. Gay Bar & Grill, Gay, MI: Giondd
    191. Get It-N-Go Party Store, Muskegon, MI
    192. Git ‘N Go, Clinton, TN
    193. Git-Yo Chicken Fish and Burger, Kansas City, MO: Bill Debauche
    194. Gleaming Barkus, San Mateo, CA
    195. Gleed Feed & Seed, Yakima, WA: David Lind
    196. Go To Blases Lounge
    197. Go-Tane, Chicago Heights, IL
    198. Gobs of Hobs,The Hobby Store
    199. God Bless Tires, Sacramento, CA: Bonnie G.
    200. Godlove’s Liquors, Hagerstown, MD: Mike White (founded by my uncle, Ed
    201. Good’nough electric, Toledo, OH: Jared S.
    202. Goodbody Mortuary, San Diego, CA: Thomas Henning
    203. Goods For Less, Greenview Avenue near Jarvis, Chicago
    204. Grease Pit (oil change),
    205. Great Ball Chinese Restaurant, New Orleans, LA
    206. Groner Funeral Home, Dowagiac, MI: CBH
    207. Gross Convenient Store, Gross Point Blvd. Skokie, IL
    208. Gross Gas, Sunset, ME: Mill
    209. Guberif
    210. Hair ‘n’ Things, Sturgis, MI
    211. Hair & Things, Waukesha, WI
    212. Hair Way To Heaven, Redkey, IN: Kim L.
    213. Hairkiller, Alzey, Germany
    214. Happy Foods, Central Avenue near Devon, Chicago
    215. Happy Hooker Bait Store, Oak Harbor, OH: Jared S.
    216. Happy Lamb Hot Pot, Cambridge, Mass. The pot is probably happier than the lamb
    217. Hardware and Pain, Brooklyn, NY
    218. Harry Little Pizza, Baltimore, MD: Leigh Panlilio (I order it extra large: hold the hair.)
    219. Hav-A-Nap Motel, Toronto, ON: Peggy-Sue Setterington
    220. He Ain’t Here Lounge, Lake Station, IN: Smarty Pants
    221. Heal N Cure, Northbrook, Illinois
    222. Helpee Selfee Chinese Laundry
    223. Hep Ur Sef, Missouri:
    224. Herbie’s Ramrod Room
    225. Here We Grow garden supplies, Hadley, Mass.
    226. Hi! Let’s Eat, Lompoc, CA: Matt Bergstrom
    227. Hiram’s Guns & Spirits, El Cajon, CA: Julie Cohen
    228. His & Her’s Auto Brake & Muffler, Toledo, OH: Bonnie G.
    229. Ho Hum Motel, Burlington, VT
    230. Ho Lee Chow restaurant, Toronto, ON
    231. Ho-Hum Motel, West Yellowstone, MT
    232. Hock It To Me Pawn Shop
    233. Holy Sheet! Housewares, Australia: Aaron T. Slater
    234. Home of Mr. Neat
    235. Honky’s Ribs
    236. Hot ‘n Now, Stevens Point, WI
    237. Hotel Mr. Bed City, Paris, France
    238. House of Beef/House of Tikes, Near Sonora, CA: Russ Duckworth
    239. House of Bottles
    240. House of More Plastic Bags, San Francisco, CA: Wendy Arsenault
    241. House of Poon Chinese restaurant, Rochester, NY
    242. Huffy & Subby Cab Co., Chicago, IL
    243. Human Electronics
    244. Hung Far Low, Portland, OR: Mary Catherine Lamb
    245. I Am A Print Shoppe, Chicago, Missouri: Heather Jagman
    246. I’m Here Vietnamese Restaurant, Madison, WI
    247. Imperial House of Glass Block, Chicago, IL
    248. Innjoy Wine & Dine, Chicago, IL
    249. Insani-T’s, Muskegon, MI
    250. Islamic Books & Things, Chicago, IL
    251. It’ll Do Club, Dallas, TX: Matt Bergstrom
    252. It’ll Do Motel, Johnson City, TN: Ian Blackburn
    253. It’sugar Fix, I95, Connecticut. Brutal honesty
    254. Jiffy Smog, Las Vegas, NV: Kate Yule
    255. Jinks Funeral Home, Viola, IL: Mike Robinson
    256. Jolley Funeral Home, Salisbury, MD: Tom M.?
    257. Judy’s Lounge & Liquor, Stone Park, IL: Larry Ostgaard
    258. Just Meat Sandwich Bar, Jerusalem, Israel
    259. Just Pawn,
    260. Just Stuff, Chicago, IL
    261. Just Things, Ireland
    262. Karen’s Hair’m, Chicago, IL
    263. Ken-Mar Liquor, Wichita, KS
    264. King Dollar Discount A-Go-Go Liquors, Lincoln, NE: Bill Shaffer
    265. King Dong Restaurant, Berkeley, CA: James Garner
    266. King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
    267. Kiss My Glass
    268. Kit ‘n’ Kapoodle, Waukesha, WI
    269. Kitty Frisk, UK: Kim Longley
    270. Kum & Go, Humboldt, Iowa
    271. Kum N’ Go, Omaha, NE
    272. Kuntry Kitchen, Chatanooga, TN
    273. Kuts and Stuff
    274. Kwik Sak, Tennessee
    275. Last Resort RV Park and Campground, Nashville, Indiana
    276. Let’s Pet Puppies, Chicago, IL: Heather Jagman
    277. Lick-a-Chick, North Sydney, NS: Martin Ince
    278. Life-The Ultimate Dry Cleaning, Ft. Lee, NJ: Anne Weitze
    279. Liquor Box, Calgary, BC: Paul (must be catering to the young female university crowd.?)
    280. Liquor Lotto Pizza Video Check Cashing, Royal Oak, MI: Gary Lewis
    281. Liquor, Guns and Ammo, Columbia, MO: Cole Gerard
    282. Litteral Photography
    283. Little Jake’s Eat It An Beat It, Kansas City: Bill Debauche
    284. Little Taste Restaurant, Wheaton, MD: Leigh Panlilio
    285. Loaf n’ Jug: Holly Grassy
    286. Long Funeral Service, Cambridge, MA: Shellac
    287. Lord Kitsch, Jerusalem, Israel
    288. Lot O’ Fun
    289. Lovely Jewelers, Chicago, IL
    290. Lowe Quality Paints, Homewood, IL: Jon V.
    291. Lube Lizard, San Antonio, TX: Bonnie G.
    292. Lucky Pork Store, San Francisco, CA
    293. Lunar Landscaping, Des Plaines, IL
    294. Mac’s Grog ‘n’ Groc, Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California. My original funny store name
    295. Mahboob, Devon Avenue, Chicago
    296. Man-Jo-Vins-Chicken Ribs, Chicago, IL
    297. Mar-Phil-Ous restaurant, Edinburgh, Scotland
    298. MarJean Village
    299. Master Bait and Tackle (you can’t beat our bait), Bonita Beach, FL: Clare Sullivan
    300. May Pop Tire Shop
    301. Mel’s House of Raymond bar, Lawndale, CA:
    302. Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Charleston, SC
    303. Menlove Dodge, Bountiful, UT
    304. Mercury Fish N Chips, Southfield, MI: J. Wieten
    305. Mexican Blockheads Diner, New York, New York
    306. Miche Purse-N-Ality, Crest Hill, IL: Katherine of Chicago
    307. Mike Schrank’s Smoke ‘N Gun, Waukegon, Illinois
    308. Miskas Har-Hig Liquors, Chicago, IL
    309. Mister Gift, Barcelona
    310. Mister Olimpic, Barcelona
    311. Mo Better Meatty Meat Burgers, Los Angeles, CA: Ezra Reinstein
    312. Mo Rugs Plus, Chicago, IL
    313. Mobile Home Stuff Store, Lake Geneva, WI
    314. Mohammed’s Imports and Respect for Life Fish House, Huntington, WV: David Gray
    315. Mother Cluckers Kitchen, Elston Avenue at Foster, Chicago
    316. Moo & Oink grocery, Stony Island Avenue at 72nd Street, Chicago. Now gone
    317. Moo and Oink Hydraulics, Chicago, IL
    318. Mow Town Lawn Care, Salem, OR
    319. Mr Rib and Beef Pizza, Park Ridge, IL:
    320. Mr. Beef, Chicago, IL
    321. Mr. Cell, Chicago
    322. Mr. Check Casher, Phenix City, AL
    323. Mr. Chicken
    324. Mr. Closeout, New York, NY
    325. Mr. Gas Food Mart, Tennessee: Jim Nicola
    326. Mr. Greek Gyros
    327. Mr. Gyros Mrs. Pizza, Chicago, IL
    328. Mr. Hair (It won’t fall off)
    329. Mr. Lightbulb, Toledo, Ohio
    330. Mr. Pizza King, Chicago, IL: Jameson B.
    331. Mr. Pollo, Belmont Avenue near Kedzie, Chicago
    332. Mr. Porch and Mr. Brick, Clark Street at Ridge, Chicago
    333. Mr. Pup: A Meal in a Bun, Des Plaines, IL
    334. Mr. Salon, Lincoln Avenue near Berenice, Chicago
    335. Mister Sandwich, tourist food on the Grand Canal near the Rialto Bridge, Venice
    336. Mr. Sandwich, York, UK
    337. Mr. Taco, Cicero, IL
    338. Mr. Wahoo’s Eatery
    339. Mz. Dymples, Chicago, IL
    340. Naansense Indian Restaurant, Chicago, IL
    341. National Liquor Bar, National Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
    342. Neen Savage (and nearby Neen Sollers), (and nearby Neen Sollers), UK: Kim Longley
    343. New Woey Loy Goey Restaurant, San Francisco, CA
    344. New Yeah Shanghai Deluxe Restaurant, Chinatown, New York. Why not add a few more random words into the name?
    345. News & Things, Llandudno, UK
    346. Nice Chinese Cuisine, New York, NY
    347. Nice n Necessary
    348. Nice Pharmacy, Koh Samui, Thailand
    349. Nirvana Family Restaurant, Lafeyette, IN
    350. No Name Nothing Special Produce Co., Baltimore, MD: jhill
    351. No Pork, Brooklyn, Girard Fox
    352. No Regrets Tattoos, Terre Haute, IN
    353. Noel’s Pee Pee Gas, on the banks of Pee Pee Creek, Waverly, OH: Robert Roop
    354. Norm’s Altruistic Lounge, Milwaukee, WI: Anne C.
    355. Not Just Futons and Barstools, Naples, FL
    356. Not Just Thee Fish Bowl, Evanston, Illinois. In case you thought it was just a ye olde fishbowl
    357. Nothing Bundt Cakes, Skokie, Illinois
    358. Nut ‘n’ Butt Puppys, Orlando, FL: Andrew
    359. Oh My Nappy Hair Salon, Los Angeles, CA: Sarah B.
    360. Oh My Nappy Talent Agency, Los Angeles, CA: Sarah B.
    361. O.K. Paella, Toledo, Spain
    362. OK Painters, Siem Reap, Cambodia
    363. OK Produce, Philadelphia, PA
    364. OK Restaurant, Archer Avenue near Princeton, Chicago
    365. Ooo-La-Lodge, Milpitas, CA: Dana Rozycki
    366. Opium Den Chinese Cuisine, Oxford, UK
    367. Our Heavenly Father’s, Jesus’ and Our Bake Shop, Atlanta, GA: Landondemand
    368. Pac N Snac, Memphis, TN
    369. Packer Stuff And Lots of Tees, Hayward, Wisconsin
    370. Park-Que Apartments (across from Maurice’s BBQ), Columbia, SC
    371. Parkade, Spokane, WA
    372. Pass Gas, Burbank, CA: Dave Trowbridge
    373. Pastry Dynamics, Hartford, CT: Juliana Francis & David Patrick Kelly
    374. Pay ‘n Tote
    375. Pay & Pakit, South Bend, IN
    376. Pee Pee Gas and Mini Mart
    377. Peed Plumbing, Chantilly, VA: Bill Wrbican
    378. Penguin Zesto, Winona, MN
    379. Pets Ahoy, Ocean Township, NJ: Glida Wyndorf
    380. Pho King, Oakland, CA: Bruce Wagg
    381. Phyllis-Up Tavern
    382. Pick & Pump, Columbus, IN
    383. Piddle-in-the-Hole (near Wyre Piddle), near Wyre Piddle, UK: Kim Longley
    384. Poo Ping Palace
    385. Prison View Party Store, Upper Peninsula, MI: Bonnie L. Humphrey
    386. Pu Pu Hot Pot, Cambridge, MA
    387. Pub N Grub, Springfield, IL
    388. Pump N Munch, St. Cloud, MN: Cass Fleming
    389. Pump N’ Pak, Sioux Falls, SD
    390. Pump n’ Pies, South Bristol, ME: Michele Fandel Bonner
    391. Pump-N-Stuf, West Chester, IA
    392. Puppies & Reptiles, Kissimmee, FL: Marc Linneball
    393. Rainbow Gas Garden, Chapin, SC
    394. Rainbows & Calico Things Quilt Shop, Williamsburg, IA
    395. Raper’s Rent to Own, Seymour, IN
    396. Reamstown Athletic Association (Parking in Rear), Reamstown, PA
    397. Richard Head’s Bar, Houston, TX: Sandra Madrid
    398. Rocks and Rugs, Marco Island, FL
    399. S&M Auto Parts & Machine Shop, Macon, GA: J. Griffin
    400. S&M Liquors, Wakefield, MA: Jessy M
    401. S&M Motel, East Dubuque, IL: paulaspk
    402. S&M Supply Co.
    403. Sack N Snack
    404. Sam-n-Ella’s River Club, Kankakee, IL: Shelly Dupuis
    405. Sanitary Food Circus
    406. Sanitary Lunch, Rossville, IN
    407. Sav U Tax, Minneapolis, MN
    408. Sav-On-A-Rol-A, Linden NJ: Ken Levine (Savonarola was the 15th
      Century Italian “Reformer/Inquisitor”)
    409. Save n’ Have, Omaha, NE: Don Frasier
    410. Scads of Things, Mill Valley, California
    411. Scandorama travel, Sweden
    412. Scarred For Life Tattoo, Boulder, CO: Russ H.
    413. Schmuck-Cafe, Bern, Switzerland. Where you can relax after shopping at the Jerk Store
    414. Self Centered Yoga, Chicago, IL
    415. Ser. Sta. & Gro., Mississippi
    416. Sew Generously, St. Charles, IL
    417. Sexty Sex Lounge, Chicago, IL
    418. Sheesh Mahal, York, UK
    419. Shigs in Pit, Fort Wayne, IN
    420. Shining Bikes & Things, Chicago, IL
    421. Shop & Shop, San Antonio, TX: Kim Rudzki
    422. Shop-N-Bag, Pennsylvania, PA
    423. Short Funeral Service, Delaware: John and Charlotte MacDonald
    424. Show N Tell, Indianapolis, IN
    425. Sign-A-Rama,
    426. Simply Basic, Barcelona
    427. Simply Decks & Stuff, Ft. Wayne, IN
    428. Simply Smog, Los Angeles, CA
    429. Sir Grout, Chicago
    430. Sip ‘n’ Bite Diner, Baltimore, MD: Leigh Panlilio
    431. Sip N’ Save Liquor
    432. Sir Grout, Chicago, IL: Anne W.
    433. Sir Spa, Chicago, IL: Anne W.
    434. Skinny Dick’s Halfway Inn, Fairbanks, AK: Trisha Long
    435. The Slug and Lettuce, UK
    436. Slurp N Burp Tavern, Moscow, ID: Jennifer
    437. Slush Yo’ Mouth, Wauchula, FL
    438. Smog Hut, Las Vegas, NV: Kate Yule
    439. Smoke and Such, Chicago
    440. Snack N Sack
    441. Soda and Pet Food City, Agawam, MA
    442. Sophia Choice Gift Shop, San Francisco, CA
    443. Soup and Such, Billings, Montana: Emma S.
    444. Spirits & Such, Arlington Heights, IL
    445. Spit ‘N Shine Car Wash
    446. Splash-O-Matic
    447. Splendid Things, Hayward, Wisconsin
    448. Spout ‘N’ Toad, Tacoma, WA: W. Houston Dougharty
    449. Squat and Gobble luncheonette, Bluffton, SC: Jason Unger
    450. Stacks & Steaks
    451. Stallings Automotive, Rigby, ID: Bonnie G.
    452. Standee’s Coffee Shop, Granville Avenue. It was by the El station
    453. Steak-N-Egger, Chicago, IL
    454. Steak’M Take’M, Kansas City, MO: Bill Debauche
    455. Sterile Concepts, Richmond, VA: Molly
    456. Sticky Fingers Gourmet Popcorn,
    457. Stop & Drink, Chicago, IL
    458. Stop & Gas
    459. Stop Everyday, Chicago, IL
    460. Stop Sock, Waukegan, IL
    461. Strange Drugs, Dublin, GA: Nathan F.
    462. Stubby’s Dog and Car Wash: Home of Waggin’ Tails and Shinin’ Cars?, Overland Park, KS: Bill D.
    463. Stuff-A-Bear & Stuff, Hayward, Wisconsin
    464. Stuff and Such, Elk Rapids, MI
    465. Stuff-It Storage, Hadley, Mass.
    466. Stuff N Things for Pets, Ballard, WA
    467. Super Duper Weenie, Fairfield, Connecticut
    468. Sweet Septic Systems
    469. Swirl-n-Curl Beauty Shoppe
    470. Take-N- Eat
    471. Takhomaburger, Wichita, KS: Don Fraysier
    472. Tank N’ Tummy, Stevens Point, IA: Shellee Graham, Matt Bergstrom
    473. Tank Noodle
    474. Tan U Very Much, Muncie, IndianaTasty Cuisine, Des Plaines, IL
    475. Taxidermy and Cheese, Hudson, WI: Rich
    476. Terminal Subs, Camden, NJ: Cynthia Santiglia
    477. Terrible Herbst, Western U.S.
    478. That’s Rentertainment, Champaign, IL
    479. The Autotorium, Spring City, PA
    480. The Bare Trapp showgirls, Medford, WI
    481. The Barking Lot, Sebastopol, CA: Jim Clements
    482. The Big Time Dallas, Roodepoort, South Africa: Francois Van Der Linde
    483. The Bunghole Liquors, Salem, MA: Mark Delude
    484. The Dam Store, Oscoda, MI: Christal
    485. The Dead Cow, Wichita, KS: Don Fraysier
    486. The Dew Drop Lounge (near miss), Cincinnati, OH: Dan H.??
    487. The Duke of Oil, Maywood, IL
    488. The Famous Taco Burrito, Chicago, IL
    489. The Four Finger Fireworks Stand, Idaho: Jennifer?
    490. The Frigid Fluid Company, Chicago, IL: Tracy Jo Seneca
    491. The Ground Cow, Penryn, CA: Gary Bonhiver
    492. The Hard Work And Sacrifice Wig Boutique And Beauty Parlor, Cincinnati, OH: Dan H.
    493. The House of 220 Volt Appliances, Chicago, IL
    494. The Lie-N Den Bar
    495. The Lord Jesus Christ if I be Lifted Up Chair Caning and Variety Store: Gloria Urban
    496. The Money Shot restaurant, Chicago, IL
    497. The Nut Bush, Oak Park, IL: Kristen Rengren
    498. The Permanent Solution
    499. The Poolery
    500. The Priest Hole, Ambleside, UK
    501. The Reef and Beef, Calgary, BC: Louis Krynski
    502. The Shirtery, Provincetown, RI
    503. The Stumble Inn bar and grille
    504. The Tuck Me Inn, Rocky Pt., NY: Jim Godfrey
    505. Things and Stuff, Garden City, NY
    506. Things: Quality Crafts and Presents, Boscastle, UK
    507. Thomas’ Formal Wear and Flags, Dormont, PA: Robyn Smigel
    508. Tight Assets, South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, California
    509. Tightwad Convenience Store, Tightwad, MO: Brian Neale
    510. Toe Tally Nails, Connecticut Avenue, Washington, D.C.
    511. Tom’s Puff ‘N’ Stuff, Alsip, IL
    512. Toon Funeral Home, Westmont, IL: Danimal
    513. Toot And Tell It, Dyer, TN:
    514. Tooth Acres dental, ?Mt. Dora, IN: Ruth??
    515. Tooth and Nail, Langley Park, MD: Amy Halsted
    516. Toss-Up’s restaurant, Detroit, MI:
    517. Touristic Nightclub
    518. Traf-O-Teria, El Dorado, KS
    519. Trav-A-Leer Motel
    520. Trim N’ Tidy Cleaners, Lakeland, FL
    521. Tuck In Motel
    522. Tumbling Tots Child Care?, Ashville, NC: Lisa L.
    523. Tuscofab
    524. Tweety & Popp Hardware
    525. Typical Gift, Toledo, Spain
    526. U Pump It, Longmont, CO
    527. U-Fil-Um
    528. U-Squirt-It Carwash
    529. Uff da! Up Nort Stuff, Rothschild, WI: Bill D. (Not Up North. “Up Nort” — ending in the letter “t” — is a Wisconsin slang for the area north of Highway 29, which is thought to be like another world, a sort of wilderness outback, where the people are very different. )
    530. Ugly Hookah Cafe, Bryn Mawr Avenue near Kimball, Chicago
    531. Update Gift, San Francisco, CA
    532. Used to Be’s restaurant, Mantoloking, NJ: Anne W.
    533. Van Go Interior and Exterior Painting, Roseville, MI
    534. Vel-an Cleaners: jpmc
    535. Victory Spud Service
    536. Wag-A-Bag, Murphy, NC
    537. Wash ‘n Wire Laundromat, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts
    538. We Sell Fried Catfish and Fix Flats, Baton Rouge, LA: Jim Godfrey
    539. Weenie Beenie
    540. Wet n’ Dry Unisex
    541. What Do Eye Care optical, Evergreen Park, IL: RK??
    542. What the Pho, Bellevue, WA: John Carlton
    543. Whatever It Takes Beauty, ?Aurora: spacechem??
    544. Whirligigarama
    545. Whoa n Go, Jackson, MN: Erin
    546. Whoot! Hair It Is
    547. Wings & Things, Albany, GA: Tracy Rose
    548. Wings N Things
    549. Wings O Flavor, Chicago, IL
    550. WOB Lingerie, Teaneck, NJ
    551. Wok N Go, Lexington, KY: Karl Lawrence
    552. Woo-Woo’s BBQ
    553. Wood ‘n Things, Hayward, Wisconsin
    554. Wreck & Roll Auto Body
    555. Yankee Doodle Italian Food?, Tucson, AZ: Janice Milhem ?
    556. Yeah Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, New York, NY: Cole Gerard
    557. Yes Sir Pizza, Salzburg, Austria
    558. Ying’s Wings, Things and Bar, Depew, NY
    559. Your Snappy Shop, Irving Park Road at Pulaski, Chicago, IL: Ed Ripp
    560. Yum Thai Cuisine, 44th Street near Broadway, New York

Special thanks to Anne W., whose contributions made this collection possible. And honorable mention to The Simpsons for Try-N-Save, It’s a Wonderful Knife, Just Rainsticks, and Bloodbath and Beyond (gun shop)

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