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Thompson’s Restaurant, Undated 208 N. Center St., Downtown Bloomington

Thompson's Resturant, undated.

A longtime fixture on the west side of the Courthouse Square, Thompson’s Restaurant welcomed locals and out-of-town visitors alike for about 40 years—from the mid-1910s into the 1950s. The window sign on the left reads: “piping hot oatmeal with pure cream 10 cents.” Items listed on the far right sign include grapefruit juice, 5 cents, and stewed prunes, 5 cents.
Today, the Thompson’s building is occupied by CVS Pharmacy.

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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