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Pegasus Sign and other Retro Art Moves Into Old Baskin Robbins Building

Pegasus Sign at Retro Junk Store -- an old Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop.

Pegasus Sign at Retro Junk Store — an old Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Shop.

I have no clue what this retro junk store is all about, but it sure looks interesting. It’s located in an old Baskin Robbins at 4411 NW 23rd Street in Oklahoma City. Speaking of Baskin Robbins, why did they change their Daiquiri Ice cream recipe? Nothing stays the same, folks. Nothing.

I used to come to this ice cream shop back in the 1980s during my college days. I loved the pink school desk-style chairs they lined up along the windows. There was also a Baskin Robbins on Classen Drive. It closed down in the 2000s or “oughts” as they have been called. There is still a franchise up on North May Avenue where you can still get the awesome ice cream cakes.

Anyway, there is a mural on the side of this building that features giant lips, Mighty Mouse and Piggly Wiggly running off with a Baskin Robbins cone. It’s all delightfully weird and entertaining. Lots of wonderful vintage finds here. I am especially partial to the Pegasus sign. It reminds of the old Mobil Oil Filling Stations. Ding! Ding!

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3 Comments

  1. Michael

    Is this the Baskin Robbins on Classen Blvd??? If so, I am stunned! Moving away to Austin about six years ago, I’ve not kept up as much with the changes Ok City’s gone thru.

    Jen, I love your blog and I have to admit that I still miss OKC after all these years of being gone. I was a displaced Okie – having moved there to attend Oklahoma Christian up on Memorial Rd but ended up staying for close to twenty eight years. Your photos and remembrances really make me smile and even make me a little homesick. My son just finished his freshman year at OC and I’m due for a brief visit this summer. I’m going to have to make sure I have enough time to make the rounds to some of the old familiar places just to see what’s survived and what’s no longer with us. Thanks for the memories!

  2. jen

    @Yogi – So was the flying horse Mobil’s logo? I can’t remember.

  3. Yogi♪♪♪

    It sure is a colorful building. The flying red horse company (they got bought out by the XX buys long time ago) was my very first employer. They were very proud of the Pegasus.

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