July 3, 2012

Rockin’ Relics!

Posted in Photos, Renovation tagged , , , , , at 12:45 am by stonebankblog

Rock ON, Rugby!

Sure, Rugby, ND, is the Geographical Center of North America. But the cool doesn’t stop there.

Rugby has a great old movie theater, some fine stone buildings, a vintage train station and Rockin’ Relics — a Pioneer era hardware store that is now a rockin’ soda fountain. A 1940s themed soda fountain is a 1900-era building. Delightful.

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At the StoneBankBlog, we are always interested in great examples of adapting and reusing old buildings.  Rockin’ Relics is not only a great example — it’s only 40 miles from the Stone Bank.

The food is yummy, too. Your StoneBankBlogger had a “Jerry Lee Lewis” sandwich — which was totally — you know —  ROCKIN’. 

Isn’t it great to see an appreciation for and inspired use of this old hardware store?

Our Stone Bank is a rockin’ relic itself — and we could use your help getting back to work on the restoration. Click the PayPal link and send us some love !

Click on like or make a comment. And as always, thanks for reading the StoneBankBlog!


  1. tuxedofiles said,

    I love that soda fountain. Until a couple years ago, Parker’s drug store had an authentic soda fountain. Loved it.

  2. Bonnie Berginski said,

    Thanks for the plug!! I am glad U enjoyed our place! Good luck with your restoration! It really has to be a labor of love! I love old buildings too. tearing into this one, getting my hands (& everything else dirty) was a lot of hard work and a lot of fun! If I had the money I would finish the upstairs apartments, tuck the bricks & replace windows up top, basement stairs etc….but ran out of $$$. You can see photos of our restoration work on our FB page…look in our photo section…in the beginning….good luck…Bonnie

  3. Thanks, Bonnie. You did a great job, and your staff was friendly and proud to talk about your building. Hope we meet you the next time we stop in.

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