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After 55 years, Issaquah fixture Triple XXX Rootbeer closes its doors

Issaquah's XXX Rootbeer closes

Issaquah — The Triple XXX Rootbeer Drive-in in Issaquah has closed for good after the owning family says they were told to strip the building.

The famous root beer stand has been at its Issaquah location for 55 years, and operated by its most recent family owners for 28 of those years. The restaurant’s last night was Wednesday.

The family says that new owners asked them to take everything out and strip the building down to the bare walls.

The first XXX Rootbeer location opened in Renton in 1930. The Issaquah location, originally housed on Sunset Way, moved to its current location in 1968.

The Issaquah restaurant also lays claim to the largest lighted Plexiglass sign on the West Coast.

Now, just one location remains in Indiana.