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Fred Lynch

Inside the Blue Hole Garden

Posted Monday, September 23, 2013, at 12:00 AM

This is an undated archive photo of the Blue Hole Garden on South Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau.

According to a July 12, 1987 Southeast Missourian story by John Ramey, the restaurant was founded by William Franz and Lonnie Hill in April 1927. Franz bought out Hill's interest in 1933 and turned the business over to his son-in-law, Ralph Brennecke in 1952.

A 1958 city directory lists the Blue Hole restaurant at 2425 South Sprigg. The 1960 directory has no listing at that address, but a listing for Blue Hole is on Highway 61 North. The 1968 directory lists the address at 204 North Kingshighway. Brennecke sold it in 1968 to Glenn Bishop. It was sold in 1987 and the site became an Arby's Roast Beef restaurant, which is no longer at that site.

Previous blogs:

Blue Hole Garden

Blue Hole Bar-B-Que


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