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Postby RLAiello » Fri Aug 26, 2005 2:00 am

In your photos of Trudy's Sweet Shoppe (I remember when this was located where the Opera House Sweet Shoppe used to be!), where the small bay window is on the left, that's where Hot Shoppe used to be.

See below:

http://www.pbase.com/redfishpaw/image/47739090/original
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Postby redfishpaw » Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:34 am

Here is another article on the original Marriott's Hot Shoppes, appartently the last one closed in 1999.

http://www.thetimesharebeat.com/archive ... ldec12.htm
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Postby customfabricators » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:18 pm

Its amazing on how close the original Hot Shoppe and the park replicas are. The light fixtures above the doors are EXACTLY the same, and the street address above the door is on all three locations as well, "3126"

The space is now used for storage. The original hardwood floor inside remains, but the counter has changed. The menu sign for the coffee shop is still on the wall.
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Postby that_guy » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:36 pm

At which park?
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Postby customfabricators » Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:09 am

I was speaking in terms of the Gurnee park
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Postby NotBill » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:05 am

Man you guys kill me! Awesome stuff. I'm pretty sure they served Root Beer floats in the Hot Shoppe because I remember as a kid we always forced the Home Town Square opening as opposed to Orleans Place. Of course, once Shockwave was built and the root beer was now Barqs (you could get Barqs anywhere so who cared now?) that got reversed.

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Postby Glorfindel7 » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:20 pm

I remember going into the "Hot Shoppe" to order Barq's Root Beer, but the experience wasn't the same....

(Nickel Root Beer was in a Shot Glass? Gee sure looked bigger than that to a 7 year old! :shock: )
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Postby jonrev » Sat May 13, 2006 4:44 pm

Here is how the Hot Shoppe in Gurnee looks today:
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Sat May 13, 2006 8:11 pm

On opening day there was a small sign that said Hot Shoppe. Did the sign get removed? I didnt look today but Ill take a look next week.
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Postby jonrev » Sat May 13, 2006 8:12 pm

This photo was taken today and I did not see a Hot Shoppe sign.
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Postby that_guy » Sat May 13, 2006 8:53 pm

The SC Hot Shoppe is a shaved ice stand that is completely redone, it seems they also made it pop out of the building a foot or so...
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Postby SFGAmfreak4life » Tue May 16, 2006 2:29 pm

jonrev wrote:This photo was taken today and I did not see a Hot Shoppe sign.


It must have been removed soon after opening day. I pointed it out to my parents so I know it was there. Ill look for it this weekend.
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Postby jimmy gimbels » Fri Mar 27, 2009 12:30 am

You would not believe how many people would line up for 5 cent root beer. You had to slide the glass down the bar to the guest. Later it was a coffee bar. Now the area is a kitchen and storage area for Trudy's Candy Shoppe.

Original wall paper is still on the walls...as is the menu/price for coffee shop. Windows are covered with old black burlap.
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