Rex's Drive-In - Dowagiac MI

Address: M-40
City: Dowagiac
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Cass
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Rex's was a classic drive-in restaurant operated by Rex and Loretta "Susie" Turner back in the early 1960's. As of now I am not sure of the address. I am assuming it was on W Division St given that seems to be the main drag in Dowagiac.

From Connie Plucienik:

This drive-in started as Don's Drive-in, owned by Don Hyatt, in 1954 (?) and was located on M-40 South (now M-51 South) not on W. Division St. It then became Pizza John's around 1957-58 (note in the picture the sign says John's on the right side. The sign was never changed.) I haven't determined who John was as yet. It then became Rex's Drive-in, owned by Rex Turner, around 1959. Finally it became Ray's Drive-in owned by Ray Robbins from around 1971 til 1975. Note: The approximate dates are from Dowagiac City Directories and my recollections having grown up during that time.

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Rexs Drive-In - 1964 Dowagiac High School Yearbook
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