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By Drew Lawson
The Record-Times 

Edna's Drive-In demolished

Locals share memories of longtime staple


Last updated 7/27/2023 at 10:21am

Janelle Hein | The Record-Times

An excavator works to tear down the former Edna's Drive-In building in Davenport next to Les Schwab. The property was sold to Les Schwab late last year.

DAVENPORT - A longtime city staple became dust and rubble this week. The old Edna's Drive-In, now owned by Les Schwab, was demolished Tuesday, July 25.

The move comes roughly a year after the regional tire company bought the property from Edna's owners Mike and Virginia Fries, who elected to sell in anticipation of retirement.

Locals who grew up going to Edna's, which opened in the 1950s, shared their thoughts and memories of the longtime go-to local spot for a burger and shake.

"It was my first job that was not on the family farm. I enjoyed my time working there with the Fries family."...

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