“AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG, LONG TIME…”

100_0405In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a new gas station in town at the corner of Hassell and Barrington Roads–and it has a rocket man on top of it.

In a move that takes us back to the 1950s, Ricky Rockets Fuel Center, has resurrected the idea of a cartoon-like icon serving as an advertisement for their business.  You can see that the rocket man sits on top of the gas station itself and a smaller version is on top of the business’s sign. 100_0408

But, wait, there’s another great icon in Schaumburg Township and it’s on Meacham Road.  Where else are you going to find a grill large enough to make hamburgers for your entire neighborhood but at the Weber Grill Restaurant?

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Do you remember any other icons  used in Schaumburg Township over the years to advertise various businesses?  I can think of a few–maybe you can too?  Share your ideas with the group!

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

Photos taken courtesy of Dave Heller, General Manager of the Weber Grill Restaurant and Vince O’Kray, Manager of Ricky Rockets Fuel Center.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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One Response to ““AND I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A LONG, LONG TIME…””

  1. joe Says:

    I remember going to Polk Brothers off Golf Rd as a kid. Best Buy now occupies the same building and the old Polf Brothers facade is still behing the Best Buy signs. They used to have a free soda station there and a kids area with bean bag chairs.

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