Originally posted by jmshumakersr
Chriscubva, since you left Winchester just a month ago did you notice that the Sam's Hot Dog Stand on Pleasant Valley closed down in the last 6 months or so? I never heard a thing about what happened. I thought their dogs were very good and I thought their barbecue was excellent. There is one more on the north end of Winchester on Rt. 7 (Berryville Ave.) just west of I-81 in a shopping center. It's strictly a drive-up window. I drove in there one Sunday but they were closed and every other time I have been driving by on Rt. 7 there were no cars at the window. I was by there this past Saturday and once again, no one was there. They still have signs out so I guess it's still operating. I too am leaving Winchester in a few months (going back to Colorado) but before I leave I'm going to have another closeup look to see if the place is actually open.
I forgot all about that location ( Winchester's Pleasant Valley Road ) of Sams ebing closed. Not sure when or why they closed but at one time that location was a McDonalds and a Rally's before that.
I remember the Sam's on Route 7 ( Berryville Ave ). I imagine they dont do much in the way of business as other than Golds Gym, that shopping center is pretty dead. Wasn't always that way though, until 2 years ago what is now a church on the other end of that shopping center was Magic Valley Amusement Park. One of those indoor kiddie parks. Interesting and ironic considering this topic, I was told that place had the best hot dogs, pizza and hamburgers in town.
However being a place that targets young children I wasn't able to see if this was the case since I don't have any kids and they didn't allow adults to enter unless they were with a child.
Magic Valley closed a few years back I heard due to bad management. Wonder what happened to their roller coaster?
Me too moved to Colorado from Winchester. Denver.