Saturday, February 24, 2018

Rhodie's Soda Shop (Kemper Road, Danville, Virginia)

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Rhodie's Soda Shop was a small family-owned restaurant on Kemper Road in Danville, Virginia, near the intersection with Luna Lake Road. Many hungry swimmers stopped there after spending the day at Luna Lake. Rhodie's was famous for its ten-cent hot dogs, delicious hamburgers, and other fare.

Advertisement is from The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 18 February 1956.

Despite heavy opposition, Council approved a request from Mr. and Mrs. Langdon Gunter to rezone property on Berryman Ave. -- former home of Rhodies Soda Shop -- from R-3 residential to L-C Commercial, as recommended by the City Planning Commission. The re-zoning was opposed by 60 per cent of the affected property owners.

The Danville Register (Danville, Virginia), 12 January 1972, Wednesday, Page 9.

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Break-In Total For Night Tops Dozen Mark

More than a dozen overnight break-ins, nine of them in different offices in the Medical Arts Building on S. Main St., were under investigation by police today, with one apprehension reported. That subject, a 16-year-old juvenile, was arrested on Watson St., where a break-in was discovered at 12:25 a.m. today.

Less than three hours later a break-in was reported at Rhodie's Soda Shop on Kemper Road. There, entry was gained through a side window, change was taken from two machines, and the back door was left standing open.

Article: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 28 June 1972, Wednesday, Page 1; advertisement:  The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 31 Aug 1957, Saturday, Page 12.

May have been owned by the Tolers.

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