f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Wimpy's Last Stand

Posted Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at 7:30 AM

Bill Lewis moved Wimpy's to this building at 506 S. Kingshighway after selling the building at the northeast corner of Kingshighway and Cape Rock Drive to Farmers and Merchants Bank in 1973. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

The blogs below tell the story of Wimpy's, from its first location at Arena Park to its second location which later became a banking facility.

Here is a previous blog on the original Wimpy's.

Here is a previous blog on the second Wimpy's.


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  • Fred,

    I shot the building in 2009 when it was Garner's Car and Truck Sales and didn't do anything with the photos until I heard that the building had been torn down in recent weeks.


    Like you, I've been chasing the Wimpy's saga since the 60s, when I took a time exposure of the traffic patterns around the Cape Rock / Kingshighway teen hangout.


    Stories about Wimpy's and the Blue Hole always draw lots of comments.

    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 8:04 AM
  • i miss wimpys :(

    -- Posted by TommyStix on Wed, May 18, 2011, at 8:34 AM
  • Some of the worst coffee and the greasiest hamburgers around...I spent many hours there and sure do miss it!

    -- Posted by riverdog on Wed, May 25, 2011, at 4:38 PM
  • I worked at this place when it was bingo barbaqe

    -- Posted by jimdeboe on Thu, May 22, 2014, at 10:07 PM
  • I worked here as a car hop when it was bingo barbeque

    -- Posted by jimdeboe on Thu, Jul 10, 2014, at 7:57 AM