Tuesday, August 27, 2013

[Suburbia Lost] Rally's - Sharonville



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Known as "Checker's" for some, "Rally's" for others - you can't hide what this building used to be under neutral gray paint.



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Remember at the beginning of the "Suburbia Lost" project, there was a post entitled: "You Can Tell Area Businesses Used to Be Wendy's" which was a play off of an Onion headline called: "You Can Tell Area Bank Used to Be a Pizza Hut?"

The articles highlight a concept among fast food chains, a theme that's recurred constantly throughout this photographic project: fast food joints are easily recognizable. Such is the case of this abandoned Rally's in Sharonville. Even boarded up with the branding removed, you know what those double drive-thru's were for.

The real question is: what do you turn this building into, if anything? Given how long its been sitting there, no one seems to have the answer.

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"Cha-Ching."

6 comments:

  1. I used to drive past this place all the time and never ate there. They should tear this ugly thing down and let nature retake the land!

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  2. You were great on Home Improvement!

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    1. I'm not sure what you're referencing so it only seems appropriate to respond with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnsiZOJjfUg

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  3. Here in Columbus the old rally's got an addition and is now a Gyro Shop

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  4. I think it only closed within the last 12 or so months. I grew up in Sharonville (having moved there in 1994(, and I remember the building always being there.

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  5. I used to eat at this Rally's all the time coming home from a factory job off 42. One of the better Rally's in Cincinnati, most seem to be severely lacking in the service department.

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