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May 31, 2011

Iconic Weaver’s Hot Dogs to close Saturday

CORBIN — By Carl Keith Greene/Staff Writer

The oldest retail business on London’s Main Street, Weaver’s Hot Dogs, is to close at 3 p.m. Saturday.

What started as a pool room and wound up as a restaurant was opened in 1940 by the younger Carl Weaver’s grandfather, Carl Weaver.

The original area, rented from Vera and Archie Eversole, was a 40x80 room filled with pool tables, with a food counter that served mainly hot-dogs and chili buns. The menu expanded as business changed.

About 1956, grandfather Weaver took ill and sons Gilbert and Drew took over.

When Gilbert was unable to work there, Drew took  over.

In about 1973, the pool tables and pinball machines were gone and the pool room became a restaurant.

Then, the south half of the business became the men’s department for Bob’s Ready-to-Wear.

The younger Carl Weaver said he decided to close, noting that London’s downtown population is dwindling, particularly with the moving of Saint Joseph-London hospital to the suburbs, and other businesses closing or moving.

Weaver’s closing leaves Bob’s Ready-to-Wear as the second oldest retail establishment on Main Street and London, opening in about 1954. The oldest is London Electric Company, opened in the late 1940s.

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