Frosty Mug will go up for auction

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The Frosty Mug at 117 N. Apple St. has been a Greenfield institution for decades. ''It's our hope that someone will step up and make it a viable business again,'' said Seth Seaton of Key Auctioneers in Indianapolis. (Jim Mayfield/Daily Reporter)

GREENFIELD — The Frosty Mug, a Greenfield institution, icon of a time when a hot dog and mug of root beer meant a big time on the town and a veritable vault of Friday night high school memories, is heading for the auction block.

The dog-and-suds establishment that made car hops and curb service part of the city’s summer landscape at 117 N. Apple St., across from Riley Park, will go to sheriff’s sale on Jan. 7, according to court records.

When news of the sale went out Wednesday, the Daily Reporter’s Facebook page exploded with comments from young and old.

Postings, the majority of which expressed sadness over the development, ranged from the business’s early days in the late 1950s through its time as A&W Root Beer to the present, and most took the opportunity to reminisce about their first job, summer hangout, and entire families that at some point worked or waited on cars there.

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