Gordon’s Stoplight Drive-In celebrates 70th anniversary

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CRYSTAL CITY, MO – Like a step back in time at Gordon`s Stoplight Drive-In, and with the prices of yesteryear.

“Today is our 70th-anniversary celebration,” says Chris Grass, Co-owner.  “We`re doing hamburgers and hot dogs for 70-cents all day from 11 to 7.”

Celebrating 70 years, the Crystal City mainstay, Gordon`s Stoplight Drive-In has been making these classic burgers at the corner of Bailey road and 61 and 67.  The drive-in was opened in 1948 by Gordon Heddell, and the Grass family has been carrying on Gordon`s name.

“It`s an icon,” says Dan Anthonis.

“For this area, it`s well known,” says Dennis Anthonis, a longtime customer.  “It`s well known to people of St. Louis.”

“There`s a group of us that always ran on Saturday`s and we`d meet at Stoplight afterwards,” says Jennifer Veseal.

When Gordon`s first posted the 70-cent sale on Facebook, they soon had 45,000 views.

Monday afternoon there was an hour wait for the 70-cent special.

“We`ll sell more burgers than we ever have before,” says Grass.  “We`re looking at close to 2,000 today.  Today is the single burger like original ketchup, pickles, mustard, and onions.  Tomorrow that burger goes back up to $2.45.”

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