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Rex's Drive-In (Ray's Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - Dowagiac MI

Address: 203 N Front St
City: Dowagiac
State: MI
Zip: 49047
County: Cass
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Rex's was a classic drive-in restaurant operated by Rex and Loretta "Susie" Turner back in the early 1960's. It is now operating as Ashley's Take-Out which has fantastic reviews. A photo can be seen below. To answer Connie's question, Pizza Johns was operated by John Rumney.

From Connie Plucienik:

This drive-in started as Don's Drive-in, owned by Don Hyatt, in 1954 (?) and was located on M-40 South (now M-51 South) not on W. Division St. It then became Pizza John's around 1957-58 (note in the picture the sign says John's on the right side. The sign was never changed.) I haven't determined who John was as yet. It then became Rex's Drive-in, owned by Rex Turner, around 1959. Finally it became Ray's Drive-in owned by Ray Robbins from around 1971 til 1975. Note: The approximate dates are from Dowagiac City Directories and my recollections having grown up during that time.

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Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - 1964 Dowagiac High School Yearbook
1964 Dowagiac High School Yearbook
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - 1961 Dowagiac High School Yearbook
1961 Dowagiac High School Yearbook
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - 2023 Street View
2023 Street View
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - 1957 Yearbook Ad
1957 Yearbook Ad
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - 1973 Ad
1973 Ad
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - Aug 1980 Article
Aug 1980 Article
Rexs Drive-In (Rays Drive-In, Pizza Johns) - Mar 2002 Ad
Mar 2002 Ad
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