Tuesday, July 11, 2017

News Along 66, June 2017: Wrinks Market in Lebanon, Mo., Reopens

These stories are taken from the Route 66 News site, which has a lot more stories and a lot more information.  I just pick ones of particular interest to me.

JUNE 11, 2017--  The granddaughter of Mr. Wrinkle, Katie Hapner, and her step-sister Sarah Carney reopened it and are trying to make it look as near as they can to the original.  It is quite near that wonderful Munger-Moss Motel, east  of town.

Glenn "Wrink" Wrinkle opened the place in 1950 and kept it going until his death at age 82 in 2005.  His son Terry Wrinkle reopened it in 2007, but closed in 2009.  Cowboy D.C. Decker reopened it in 2011 as a country emporium, but that too closed.  (I really enjoyed Decker's place.)  And, there were several other places in it that also didn't make it.

If the girls are going to make it look like the old Wrinks, it will have to be junky.  That place was packed, but what made it a great place to visit and buy was, of course, "Wrink."  We were fortunate and got to talk with him on several occasions before his death.  he would really "hold court."

It always bothered me to drive by it and see it sitting there vacant.  Happy days are here again.

A Real Bit of 66 Here.  --RoadDog


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