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Satellite building demolished

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The building on South Bloomington Street that housed the popular burger joint the Satellite during in the 1960s and 1970s was demolished Tuesday. The land on which the building sat at 420 S. Bloomington St. is now owned by Putnam County Comprehensive Services. PCCS executive director Chuck Schroeder said he is not sure yet what will be built on the lot, but that it will likely be a place where PCCS clients could receive work training. Schroeder estimated that building on the lot would start late next spring or early next summer. PCCS also purchased the lot at 424 S. Bloomington. The building on that lot, which used to be a pizza parlor, has also been razed. Photo by Amanda Junk [Order this photo]

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Ahhh, a Moon burger!!

-- Posted by millerschoolkid on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 7:13 AM

So two more buildings come off of the tax rosters?

-- Posted by exhoosier2 on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 7:46 AM

millerschoolkid, you got it man! For fast food, the Satellite was tops. Worked ther during high school back in '76 - '77. Doc and Claire were great people to work for. Cheryl, Betsy, Jeannie and Russ were great people to work with. Give me a Big Star and an order of fries, please!!

-- Posted by Hoosier n PA on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 9:00 AM

Loved to eat there as a child...oh so many years ago.

-- Posted by jakeboy on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 9:06 AM

"So two more buildings come off of the tax rosters?"

We probably weren't getting much from vacant buildings.

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 11:20 AM

Oh, I forgot the fries, great fries!!

-- Posted by millerschoolkid on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 12:06 PM

I understand the nostalgia alot of people are having but im glad to see it go, for as long as I can remember, the building was always closed and whenever a restaurant did open up, it didn't last very long. Im glad to see it just flat out destroyed than sitting there empty for years at a time.

-- Posted by hoosierloser on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 1:41 PM

It had the best hamburgers when it was open. Lately, it has been an eyesore. Glad the building is gone. Wouldn't it be nice if someone would open a new Satellite Hamburger place? (hint, hint)

-- Posted by purple_heat on Thu, Aug 26, 2010, at 4:50 PM

Lots of great memories here.....when I was a kid my mom and I would come down to the A&P to get groceries and then go to the Satellite....love memories of the 60's!

-- Posted by Michele1953 on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 9:19 AM

Special Sauce? "Ketchup and Mustard mixed togather, man" Wilbur Smith.

-- Posted by headlettuce on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 3:46 PM

Another hamburger joint? It would probably last about as long as Sonic did.

-- Posted by VolunteerFF on Fri, Aug 27, 2010, at 4:48 PM

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