Short's Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - Coldwater MI

Address: 378 W Chicago St
City: Coldwater
State: MI
Zip: 49036
County: Branch
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Update 1-28-2023: I have added the B&K in Tecumseh on 1300 W Chicago Rd here to document that location also. In addition, I have added an ad for what I believe is the location in St. Joseph MI which would seem to be across the street from the Auto Theatre in St. Joseph. The ad indicates it was on the corner of Glenlord and US-12 which I assume is now Red Arrow Hwy. If I am wrong, please let me know.

This place has been around for many years, maybe even the 1950's. According to Tom at the Capri Drive-In, it started life as a B&K Root Beer stand. For many years it operated under the Allen's name. More recently it is named Short's. It is a seasonal operation and is normally closed during the winter months. It is about a mile East of the drive-in theater. The Short family also operates a small store on the chain of lakes.

I will also include here that this B-K was originally at 24 Grand St. Today that lot has a building on it that is a stone faced drive-thru for a bank. I have also added an article about B-K being taken over by Tastee-Freez International in 1983.

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Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2022 Street View
2022 Street View
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2022 Street View
2022 Street View
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2003 Photo
2003 Photo
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2003 Photo
2003 Photo
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2003 Photo
2003 Photo
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2003 Photo
2003 Photo
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - As Shorts Drive-In
As Shorts Drive-In
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 1960 Ad For Bank Which May Have Used B-K Bldg (newer photo)
1960 Ad For Bank Which May Have Used B-K Bldg (newer photo)
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - Tecumseh - Rustys B-K 1300 W Chicago Blvd (newer photo)
Tecumseh - Rustys B-K 1300 W Chicago Blvd (newer photo)
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 1958 Aerial Of Original Grand St Location Of B-K
1958 Aerial Of Original Grand St Location Of B-K
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2019 Street View Of Original Location Of B-K At Grand And Us-27
2019 Street View Of Original Location Of B-K At Grand And Us-27
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - 2022 Aerial Of Original Grand St Location Of B-K
2022 Aerial Of Original Grand St Location Of B-K
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - Apr 26 2010 Article For Allens
Apr 26 2010 Article For Allens
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - Jan 1997 Ad
Jan 1997 Ad
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - May 1955 Ad For St Joseph And Aerial Photo (newer photo)
May 1955 Ad For St Joseph And Aerial Photo (newer photo)
Shorts Drive-In (B&K, Allens) - Nov 3 1983 Article About Tastee-Freez Taking Over B-K
Nov 3 1983 Article About Tastee-Freez Taking Over B-K
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