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Checkers Closes

2 Oct

photo credit: Summer Farrell

As many predicted during construction, the Checkers location on the corner of Lamar and University Avenue has closed after just under a year in business. The corporate office has not responded to my email as of yet, but I can only assume that they couldn’t make enough money to cover costs.

***Thank you to all of the EatingOxford.com readers who sent emails, Facebook messages and Tweets about the closure of Checkers (the above photo was sent to me by Summer Farrell). It really helps to have additional eyes and ears out on the street in case I miss something. Please keep the tips coming and don’t hesitate to contact me at liz@eatingoxford.com if there’s something you’d like to suggest for the blog!


Checkers Drive-In Coming to Oxford

23 Jan

On the agenda for the Courthouse Square Preservation Commission meeting to be held Monday, February 1st, is a review of the possible addition of a Checkers Drive-In Restaurant on South Lamar.

More info to come after the meeting takes place; in the meantime, you can find a menu here.

UPDATE 2/2: Plans are confirmed and an outpost of Checkers Drive-In is scheduled to be built on the corner of University and Lamar. I’m personally looking forward to having anything on that corner besides the closed down gas station and parking lot. No word on when they’ll officially break ground.

UPDATE 11/28: So the start of construction on Checkers seems to be a few months behind. They originally wanted to be open in September for football season, but they just recently demolished the gas station and started construction. Looks like it will be a few more months before construction is completed. The Oxford location of Checkers will be unique in that it will have a dining room in addition to the drive-in option.

UPDATE 7/23/11: Construction is moving swiftly now on Checkers. Looks like they’ll be open before football season starts.

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