Monday, November 16, 2015

Dairy Castle/Route 1 Miniature Golf in Saugus Has Closed for Good

Yet another iconic spot on an infamous stretch of highway has shut down.

According to a message on its voicemail, Route 1 Miniature Golf in Saugus (which is also home to the Dairy Castle ice cream stand, batting cages, and an arcade) is now closed for good, with yesterday apparently being its final day in operation. A few months ago, we had reported that the place was being sold and that a hotel/apartment development would be moving in, with the people behind the entertainment complex saying a few weeks later that they expected to remain open until late October or early November, depending on the weather.

It is still not known what might become of the legendary orange dinosaur out front, though the developer who purchased the property has hinted that he would be open to keeping it at the site.

The Route 1 Miniature Golf complex, which had been in business in 1958, is just one of several landmark spots to close and/or be torn down over recent times, with the Hilltop Steak House, Donatello's, and Weylu's--the latter of which was demolished in September after being closed for more than 15 years--being among them.

[Earlier Article]
Dairy Castle/Route 1 Miniature Golf in Saugus to Be Sold; Hotel/Apartment Complex to Move In

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1 Comments:

Blogger Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com said...

So sad to hear this, but glad we got to come up and visit before it happened. Route 1 is really a skeleton of its former awesome self, with nothing but chains and big box national stores. No reason to deal with that crappy traffic now except for Kowloon, Prince Pizza and Putnam Pantry.

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