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Giant Coffee Mug of Wilkes-Barre

Posted by Stu On July - 13 - 2010

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I’m not really sure how many times I’ve driven by this without giving it too much thought.  Recently I heard this building was to be sold, so I figured I’d check it out before it was possibly razed.

Turns out this was, unsurprisingly, supposed to have been a coffee shop.  The sign for the business is still out in front of the mug.  For whatever reason it never materialized, and the property was put on public auction a few months ago.



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5 Responses

  1. Jay Said,

    Where exactly in Wilkes-Barre is this? I’ve never seen it before it my life.

    Posted on August 2nd, 2010 at 10:04 pm

  2. Stu Said,

    Along Spring St. I believe Spring & Mundy.

    Posted on August 4th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

  3. charlene Said,

    I’m from the area and just noticed this today….what a great idea for a coffee shop ..its so sad it just sits there rotting away!!

    Posted on September 11th, 2014 at 11:41 am

  4. Jon Said,

    I saw this mug building many years ago on a nostalgia site displaying pictures and information about odd buildings from the past. There definitely is a story connected to the building, which I’m positive was moved to Wilkes Barre, PA from another state. Whomever the seller is, they should find out the history, and possible a picture of it in its heyday, and make it part of the marketing plan. Would be a sad thing to have it rot and then be torn down.

    Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 8:54 pm

  5. Jon Said,

    Some man, as I recall, built it by hand.

    Posted on July 5th, 2015 at 8:54 pm

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