Crazy Store Names: Past Embarrassment

The roadside is littered with ordinary places bearing odd names, sometimes very odd. Here some of the best head scratchers, many contributed by public-spirited readers of Interesting Ideas. You too can nominate weird store names for the Grog & Groc Hall of Fame.

Master Bait and Tackle

Mother Cluckers Kitchen, Elston Avenue at Foster, Chicago





Ash Wipes
  Chimney Sweeps
Äss Bar
Beaver Cleaners
Beaver Liquors
Beecher Meats
Beecher Tool and Dye
Big Boy’s Steel Erection
Big Dick’s Halfway Inn
Billy Bob’s Park & Pork
The Bunghole Liquors
Chinese Ho
Cruisin’ Chubby’s
  Gentleman’s Club
Cum Park Plaza
Cumon Inn Farm
Dicks Liquor
Doggy Style
Dr. Bonnie Beaver,
Eat My Buns bakery
Fu King
  Chinese Restaurant
Fu-Kim Grand Palace
Fucifino Cafe
Happy Hooker Bait Store
Holy Sheet! Housewares
House of Poon
  Chinese restaurant
Hung Far Low
Kiss My Glass
Kum & Go
Kuntry Kitchen
Master Bait and Tackle
  (you can’t beat our bait)
Mother Cluckers Kitchen
The Permanent Solution
Pho King
Poo Ping Palace
Pu Pu Hot Pot
Raper’s Rent to Own
Reamstown Athletic
  Assoc. (Parking in Rear)
S&M Auto Parts
  & Machine Shop
S&M Liquors
S&M Motel
S&M Supply Co.
Sexty Sex Lounge
Shigs in Pit
Skinny Dick’s
  Halfway Inn
Tight Assets
What the Pho

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