A&W closed in 1979 or 1980<quoted text>
Anyone who knows me knows I don't remember years or dates. But I'd guess the A&W went out of business in the late 60's. I remember walking there and lugging two empty glass jugs about a mile and a half with my friends to bring root beer home by my mom's orders. At that time we only had one car and most local shopping was on foot and sometimes dragging the Western Flyer behind us.
I would get 15¢ to pick the two jugs of ice cold root beer. I always spent my 15¢ on (what seemed like) a giant frosty mug of ice cold root beer that we had to drink on the premises. They had car hops and the aluminum trays with the rubber skid things on the tray so the car windows wouldn't get scratched up. Many mugs disappeared from there and reappeared in many kitchen cabinets around Florissant. I don't think I knew anyone who didn't have a set of at least 4 mugs to drink our A&W from.
Thanks for stirring up some fond memories Orion!
There was also a space in our cabinet that housed the Dogs N' Sudz mugs. All these years have passed and now I'm coming clean for the whole family. LOL
Dogs N' Sudz was in Hazelwood on Lindbergh around where the Village Chinese restaurant is now.
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