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1950s Style Diner Moving Into Yakima Valley Museum's Soda Fountain

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It's Throwback Thursday, and we're visiting a longtime Yakima establishment that's getting a new lease on life. It's Throwback Thursday, and we're visiting a longtime Yakima establishment that's getting a new lease on life.

YAKIMA, WA - It's Throwback Thursday, and we're visiting a longtime Yakima establishment that's getting a new lease on life.

The Yakima Valley Museum's Soda Fountain was originally part of Jordan's Drug Store in the 1930s.

It became part of the museum in the 1990s and still used the original soda and flavor dispensers.

Now, Gary Fairbanks and Steve Soule are turning the soda fountain into a 1950's style diner called "Rooster's Diner and Ice Cream Shop."

"We do plan on preserving what the essence of this place is," said Soule. "What it was designed to be. We're just going to take it to the next level."

The owners said the diner will stay open all year long and have a unique menu.

They plan on holding a soft opening at the end of April, and a grand opening for the public shortly after.

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