Bummies Drive-In - Adrian MI

Address: 1080 US-223
City: Adrian
State: MI
Zip: 49221
County: Lenawee
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Bummies goes back to 1960 or before. It was not on the 1955 aerial photo but I did find newspaper ads from 1960. I also found some old high school yearbook ads. A McDonald's sits on the lot today as the old drive-in disappeared sometime before 2009. I am pretty sure about the location as I see a canopy and lot on the 1971 aerial photo at the corner mentioned in the ads. The building in the ad does look bigger than most drive-ins though.

Info Updates:
1/11/2024 - Dennis Gibbs
Reply to Bob: There was a photo of the original Bummies behind the cash register before the Chinese last ran it. It was in the same place and was a small white wood building with (I think) a walk up window to place and pick up orders. That was torn down and the more recent building pictured was constructed. Perhaps the Baumgartners still have that framed photo if any are still in the area.
4/27/2023 - Bob
Perhaps there was an earlier Bummies location? I question this as my Mother worked in Adrian in the late 40's, early 50's and she told us how her coworkers and her would often go to Bummies after work.
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Bummies Drive-In - Feb 2008 From Dennis Gibbs Pre Demolition (newer photo)
Feb 2008 From Dennis Gibbs Pre Demolition (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - Feb 2008 From Dennis Gibbs Pre Demolition (newer photo)
Feb 2008 From Dennis Gibbs Pre Demolition (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - 1960S Yearbook Ads (newer photo)
1960S Yearbook Ads (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - 1960S Yearbook Ads (newer photo)
1960S Yearbook Ads (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - 1971 Aerial (newer photo)
1971 Aerial (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - April 1960 Ad (newer photo)
April 1960 Ad (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - March 1960 Ad (newer photo)
March 1960 Ad (newer photo)
Bummies Drive-In - May 1960 Ad (newer photo)
May 1960 Ad (newer photo)
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