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Dryden Drive-In Grocery Store At 1818 Dryden Rd.

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I was browsing Ebay for TMC stuff and came across this matchbook for an old drive-in called Dryden Drive-In located at 1818 Dryden Rd.

Groceries - Beer - Ice Cream - Crushed Ice.

I've never heard of this place. Was it located in the retail strip center (or shopping center) that was located across from the Medical Towers? Is there a date to this business? 1960s I would assume?


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I'm pretty sure this has to be before 1958. That's when the Tidelands Motor Inn was opened on that block. Here's a FB page with some information https://www.facebook.com/1534323759961841/posts/the-tidelands-motor-inn-was-located-at-6500-main-street-built-in-1958-it-had-200/3084570548270480/

The car on the matchbook looks like(maybe) a 1948 Chevy.

Here's a 1953 aerial clip of the address. The old Rice stadium, now the Track Stadium, is at the top


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