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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #200 on: September 22, 2022, 11:15:25 AM »

Odd one in Newark, DE.  I don't know if Chrysler Ave ever reached the plant that closed down in 2008, but regardless, it's still named after that plant.

It is on the far side of the railroad tracks from the former plant's site, but not too far away.  There is also a Plymouth Drive a bit to the south from the site.

One common thing in northern New Castle County is for an apartment complex to change names, but the internal street keeps the old name.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #201 on: September 22, 2022, 12:58:41 PM »

There is no longer a Ramada Inn on Ramada Way in Green Bay (Ashwaubenon), WI.

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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #202 on: September 22, 2022, 01:04:44 PM »

I see a pattern developing...

Also, there is Ramada Drive at Falls Church, Virginia, even though there is a Westin there now.

Ramada Street in Sandusky, Ohio. There used to be a Ramada Inn that (I believe) is now a Days Inn. It's mostly an access to Walmart and an abandoned movie theater.

There is no longer a Ramada Inn on Ramada Way in Green Bay (Ashwaubenon), WI.
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« Reply #203 on: September 22, 2022, 01:09:07 PM »

There is no longer a Ramada Inn on Ramada Way in Green Bay (Ashwaubenon), WI.

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Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?
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« Reply #204 on: September 22, 2022, 01:53:45 PM »

Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?
Was the street named after the French explorer. Pierre-Esprit Radisson?
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« Reply #205 on: September 22, 2022, 02:24:30 PM »

Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?
Was the street named after the French explorer. Pierre-Esprit Radisson?



Could be. Although he was never in the Green Bay area and it is a pretty non-descript street right off the highway, which is why I thought it was named after a hotel that no longer exists there.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #206 on: September 22, 2022, 02:59:36 PM »

Westinghouse Road in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Westinghouse sold their combustion turbine plant to Siemens, then the plant was run by Turbocare (which appears to have been a joint venture with Siemens at one time), and now the plant is home of a whole bunch of turbine-related industries.  All of this is complicated by the fact that if you ask the old-timers about the Westinghouse plant in Winston-Salem, they will send you over to the old Chatham Mills textile complex on Northwest Boulevard and Chatham Road.  Indeed, the Westinghouse turbine plant actually has a Rural Hall address.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #207 on: September 22, 2022, 03:11:06 PM »



Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?

Was the street named after the French explorer. Pierre-Esprit Radisson?

Could be. Although he was never in the Green Bay area and it is a pretty non-descript street right off the highway, which is why I thought it was named after a hotel that no longer exists there.

From what I'm reading, Radisson explored the Red Banks area and the Fox River along with Jean Nicolet and Medart Grosellieres (among others).

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2400
http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/region/9/nicolet/history/chap1.htm
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« Reply #208 on: September 22, 2022, 03:44:44 PM »



Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?

Was the street named after the French explorer. Pierre-Esprit Radisson?

Could be. Although he was never in the Green Bay area and it is a pretty non-descript street right off the highway, which is why I thought it was named after a hotel that no longer exists there.

From what I'm reading, Radisson explored the Red Banks area and the Fox River along with Jean Nicolet and Medart Grosellieres (among others).

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2400
http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/region/9/nicolet/history/chap1.htm


Well then that's probably it. Thanks for the correction.

I'm thinking he must have started the hotel chain soon after.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #209 on: September 22, 2022, 05:37:18 PM »

The hotel on Marriott Dr in Clarksville, IN, is currently a Radisson and has been a couple other brands since it was a Marriott.
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« Reply #210 on: September 22, 2022, 05:52:09 PM »

There is no longer a Ramada Inn on Ramada Way in Green Bay (Ashwaubenon), WI.

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Was there ever a Radisson on Radisson St. on Green Bay's east side?
No lodging in that area, so no.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #211 on: September 23, 2022, 07:52:37 AM »

The Buffalo China Factory shut down long ago, but Buffalo China Road still exists.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #212 on: September 25, 2022, 10:30:28 AM »

Holly Farms Road in Jetersville, VA. A Tyson chicken hatchery is still there, but Holly Farms no longer exists
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« Reply #213 on: September 25, 2022, 08:07:30 PM »

Any "Railroad" street name where a line has been removed.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #214 on: October 30, 2022, 02:08:44 PM »

For a long time I thought Grant Smith Road in Coram, New York was named for the W.T. Grant's department store within the Coram Shopping Plaza. The Historic Aerials map of Coram has left me with doubts about that though.


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« Reply #215 on: November 01, 2022, 06:16:37 PM »

Bemberg Rd here in Elizabethton is named after the abandoned factory in view near the Walmart.
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« Reply #216 on: November 01, 2022, 06:28:27 PM »

Waterloo, IA, still has a Sears Street and a Penneys Street near Crossroads Mall even though both anchors left that mall during the 2010s.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #217 on: November 01, 2022, 06:36:54 PM »

Marriott Drive in Nashville, TN is named after a Marriott that is no longer a Marriott.  The Marriott Nashville Airport was de-flagged and is now a Sonesta.  I believe that this de-flag was a part of the move from SVC and Marriott in a dispute over rebate payments.  None the less, the property is now a Sonesta and not a Marriott.  Therefore the street is named after a business that is no longer there.
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« Reply #218 on: November 15, 2022, 10:31:58 PM »

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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #219 on: November 21, 2022, 11:03:54 AM »

Dakota Craft Drive in Rapid City, named for a building supply store of the same name. Roth Trucking now owns the old Dakota Craft building.

Centennial Drive, both on and off Ellsworth AFB, named for the base's old Centennial housing area. The land was leased, the lease wasn't renewed, and the neighborhood was reconnected to outside local roads and renamed Antelope Ridge.
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Re: Roads named for businesses which no longer exist (there)
« Reply #220 on: November 21, 2022, 11:30:58 AM »

I have a very small example in Gwinnett County, GA.  Located off of Venture Drive near the I-85/Pleasant Hill Road interchange, is a cul-de-sac street named Day Drive.  It so happened that I prepared the roadway and right-of-way plans for this street in 1983-1984.  This street was named Day Drive by the developer because a Days Inn was constructed at the end of the cul-de-sac.  This hotel has not been a Days Inn for at least 30 years, it is now a Wyndham, and probably remodeled at least once since the hotel was constructed.
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