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cool solariums
« on: March 07, 2019, 03:27:39 PM »

if you ever seen a large sloping glass structure on the side of a building that looks like a building but it's made of glass and has a raised roof it's a solarium these are becoming harder and harder to find

here are a few cool examples though!

Hollister, CA Taco Bell

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8572833,-121.4018212,3a,26.7y,267.22h,88.4t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-a3JoTglUoQOtNpPF1qF2g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D-a3JoTglUoQOtNpPF1qF2g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D221.91045%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3

Long Beach, CA Arbys

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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 04:36:16 PM »

if you ever seen a large sloping glass structure on the side of a building that looks like a building but it's made of glass and has a raised roof it's a solarium these are becoming harder and harder to find

here are a few cool examples though!

Hollister, CA Taco Bell

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.8572833,-121.4018212,3a,26.7y,267.22h,88.4t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s-a3JoTglUoQOtNpPF1qF2g!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D-a3JoTglUoQOtNpPF1qF2g%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D221.91045%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3

Long Beach, CA Arbys

That link just shows a map of Hollister, CA.  Not useful.

Here's a good link:  https://goo.gl/maps/QYysqZDRKGv
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2019, 05:43:24 PM »

The Arby's on US 61/US 67 north of I-44 in Kirkwood, MO may still have one with a retractable fabric cover.

Rax in Joliet, IL has one.

The Shell Station on US 54/IL 106 in Pittsfield, IL (which used to have a Taco Johns, has one.

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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2019, 05:44:52 PM »

These were common on older Wendy’s. I think a few around here still have them. A closed one in Petersburg certainly does.

Edit: found it. It’s now a car lot.
https://goo.gl/maps/XHTNBRei47n
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2019, 09:24:11 PM »

These were common on older Wendy’s. I think a few around here still have them. A closed one in Petersburg certainly does.

Edit: found it. It’s now a car lot.
https://goo.gl/maps/XHTNBRei47n

That one looks more like an old Hardees to me, particularly when compared to the Hardees in Bartonville, IL.

The Fazoli's in Alton, IL may have one.  There may also be one on the Fazoli's in Bridgeton, MO (can't tell if the top part is a different type of glass or non-transparent).

The Fazoli's in Marion, IL has one with awnings added on top.
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2019, 08:12:03 AM »

These were common on older Wendy’s. I think a few around here still have them. A closed one in Petersburg certainly does.

Edit: found it. It’s now a car lot.
https://goo.gl/maps/XHTNBRei47n

That one looks more like an old Hardees to me, particularly when compared to the Hardees in Bartonville, IL.
Hmm. You may well be right. There’s an active Hardee’s that has one...
https://goo.gl/maps/oYmGyo7ximA2
...as does a Wendy’s across the street, though its solarium has brick sides.
https://goo.gl/maps/H25494iFz8Q2
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2019, 10:50:33 PM »

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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2019, 06:16:54 AM »

The Burger King at 110 Ed Noble Parkway in Norman had solarium-type windows, but you couldn't really "go in" the solarium. The tables along that wall were kind of half under the solarium windows, half under the ceiling. (I know this BK well—it was my first job, and I even managed it for a few months.)

The Norman Wendy's has two solaria.
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2019, 10:01:12 AM »

Wendy's on US 441 in Sevierville, TN has an awning over its solarium.

https://goo.gl/maps/jG9K2JVd4eD2
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2019, 10:35:26 AM »

This building appears to be a former fast food outlet with a solarium.  My guess is it's a former Rax, but I can't confirm it.

https://www.google.com/maps/@41.9987999,-87.6708992,3a,75y,274.83h,91.31t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sdMs0jLChgwGtI6pNZuutGg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2019, 01:25:16 PM »

Wendy's on US 441 in Sevierville, TN has an awning over its solarium.

https://goo.gl/maps/jG9K2JVd4eD2

that may be the first fast food restraint that  that iv'e seen that has  more than one  solarium
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Re: cool solariums
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2019, 12:22:25 PM »

The Family Buffet Restaraunt on IL 25 in East Dundee has one with a covering on top:  Streetview.
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