f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch


Posted Friday, February 6, 2015, at 12:00 AM

June 29, 1968 Southeast Missourian

Lums, a national restaurant chain, has completed its new building in the 2100 block of William street, and will announce an opening date in the near future. Robert J. Dohogne, who has been in the real estate business in Columbia, will manage the restaurant for a Milwaukee group holding the franchise. Mr. and Mrs. Dohogne and their two sons and a daughter, have moved from Columbia to 2609 Janet.

July 26, 1968 Southeast Missourian

A tired group of representatives of Lums, Inc., went back to Miami this week after going through the opening of one of the chain's new sandwich houses here on William street. To quote manager Bob Dohogne, the company's boys ran into more work than they anticipated. "We've had hundreds every day," said a weary Bob.

Lums was a family restaurant chain founded in 1956 in Miami Beach, Fla. The restaurant's signature item was hot dogs steamed in beer.

In the 1970s, Milton Berle was the company's commercial spokesman.

The slogan: "You get a better choice when you choose Lums."

The 1968 and 1970 city directories list Lums at 2127 William St.

The 1971 directory lists the address as vacant.

The 1972 directory lists First Federal West at 2127 William St.

Credit Bureau Services is currently located at the site in the former First Federal West building.


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  • Is this where BG's is located today?

    -- Posted by left turn on Fri, Feb 6, 2015, at 2:21 PM
    Fred Lynch
    Credit Bureau Services is presently at the site. BG's is east of the former First Federal West building.
  • In the picture you can see the strip mall behind BGs looks like it is the BG building. Didn't they build onto the front of it and have an ice cream store in there first before the bar and restaurant?

    -- Posted by nocomment on Sat, Feb 7, 2015, at 6:44 PM
  • BG's was a auto service,tire business before it was BG's. The open space where the tables sit now is where the car lifts were.

    -- Posted by math on Sun, Feb 8, 2015, at 5:17 PM