Retro Redding drive-in demolished

Crews razed Gene's Hamburgers located at the corner of South Market Street and Parkview Avenue Tuesday.

Posted: Feb. 6, 2018 6:13 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2018 6:13 PM

It's the end of an era for an iconic Redding drive in.

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Crews razed Gene's Hamburgers located at the corner of South Market Street and Parkview Avenue Tuesday.

In recent years, the burger restaurant had become a favorite meeting place for car enthusiast on Kool April Nights.

Gene nash opened Gene's back in 1954.

It was quickly known for its 19-cent hamburgers and shakes and 10-cent fries.

But in 2017, Gene's closed its doors for good.

The owner of the property reportedly planned to convert the site into a car lot, but said it turned out to not financially feasible.

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