Recent-ish Road News: Bus Stations

Here are some things that I discovered while updating the Bus Station section at my website this week.  I’ll also include some other recent noteworthy events which I knew about but maybe you didn’t.

The Salinas, CA station’s neon signs were removed within the last year or so.  Unlikely that they were saved:
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In Evansville, IN, the station’s neon was relit in June.  A Bru Burger Bar will be opening in the building soon:
http://archive.courierpress.com/news/facing-the-future/historic-greyhounds-new-tenant-to-be-revealed-tuesday-21ec3f2d-2a9f-11fc-e053-0100007f6779-332136132.html

My photo from 2006 before the major restoration took place:
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The Paducah, KY station closed in 2010 and I got this photo just before the sign was painted over:
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The Paducah Beer Werks opened in the building in 2015 with an adapted sign [photo by Michael B. at Yelp]
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The Billings, MT Greyhound station closed in 2014.  One of my photos from 2006:
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Last year, the building was renovated and the sign was adapted for the new occupant:  the Pub Station.  [photo from Google Street View]
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This gorgeous Union Bus Station building in Oklahoma City was demolished earlier this year — my photo from 2011:
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The former Greyhound station in Dyersburg, TN got a new tenant last year.  Here’s one of my photos from 2007:
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It housed a Domino’s Pizza for awhile after that.  And now it’s housing the Bus Stop restaurant [photo Google Street View]:
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The former Tri-State Coach Bus Station in Big Stone Gap, VA got a paint job about a year or so ago.  Here’s how it looked in 2010:
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Here’s how it looks now [Google Street View]:
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And, lastly, not such recent news since the restoration was completed in 2010 — but I think it merits including.  This station in Blytheville, AR closed around 2001.  The restoration work was extensive — here’s one of my photos from 2007:blygrey

and here’s what the building looks like today as the tourist info center [credit Google Street View]:
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If you’re hungry for more Bus Stations, here’s that section at my website:
http://www.roadarch.com/bus/1.html

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