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Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Coldwater MI

Address: 511 W Chicago St
City: Coldwater
State: MI
Zip: 49036
County: Branch
Number of visits to this page: 203
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The Starlite Drive-in Restaurant goes back to the 1950's. At some point the name was changed to the Alamo Drive-In. It was run by the Lopez brothers who also owned Nick's Fountain and Grill in town. The Alamo became popular with the local hot-rodders but closed in 1973. After that, it was operating as Alamo Realty as you can see from the 1977 photo. When I first saw the place in 2002, it was Swick's Meats. During that time, there was a "Remember the Alamo" annual cruise in which the old hot-rodders would gather there.

Swick's eventually closed also. The last business running there as of 2022 was Butcher's Row, which was a butcher service for hunters to bring their deer and such. That is also closed. It sits empty as of 2022 but you would never know it was a drive-in as the canopy is gone. It has the "wings" on the canopy similar to Dog n' Suds but I don't think it was one. There was a Dog n' Suds in Coldwater but that was on Marshall St. which I will cover in it's own post.

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Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 1977 Photo From Branch District Library
1977 Photo From Branch District Library
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 2002 Photo
2002 Photo
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 2004 Photo
2004 Photo
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 2004 Photo
2004 Photo
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 2022 Street View Butchers Row
2022 Street View Butchers Row
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - 1961 Coldwater High Year Book (newer photo)
1961 Coldwater High Year Book (newer photo)
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Apr 1956 Fountain And Grill Closing
Apr 1956 Fountain And Grill Closing
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Apr 1969 Robbery
Apr 1969 Robbery
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Apr 1973 Alamo Drive-In Equip Auction
Apr 1973 Alamo Drive-In Equip Auction
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Coldwater High Year Book 1960 (newer photo)
Coldwater High Year Book 1960 (newer photo)
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Dec 1958 Cigarette Machine Heist
Dec 1958 Cigarette Machine Heist
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Feb 3 2001 Former Owner Passes Away
Feb 3 2001 Former Owner Passes Away
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - From 1960S Coldwater High Year Book
From 1960S Coldwater High Year Book
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Jul 2003 Alamo Cruise
Jul 2003 Alamo Cruise
Starlite Drive-In (Alamo Drive-In) - Mar 1957 Help Wanted
Mar 1957 Help Wanted
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