A fixture in downtown Columbus, Ohio for 37 years, the first ever Wendy's Restaurant closed Friday. An AP story byAndrew-Welsh Huggins reported that the store was a victim of a downtown location with poor parking and no life after five o'clock. The relocation of the city science museum from across the street was the final blow.
According to AP, "Wendy's restored the restaurant in 1994 to its original fixtures, including multicolored Tiffany glass lamps, hanging plastic beads and tables with old-fashioned newspaper laminate surfaces.
The company plans to move the memorabilia to corporate headquarters in the suburb of Dublin."
Apparently, old photos, the blue striped dress sewn by her mother for founder Dave Thomas' daughter Wendy after whom he named the store, and other offbeat food historic gems, are part of the collection.