A long-time staple of Brenham eating is closing its doors and its car ports.

The original Brenham Sonic on South Market Street is going out of business this Friday—forty years to the day since it first opened.

According to Sonic’s current owner, Justin Tomachefsky, he had planned to close the Market Street location since construction of the new Sonic location on South Day Street.  However, during construction of the new site it was decided to keep the old location open as long as possible.

Tomachevsky says both locations have been very successful over the past seven years, but the old location is in need of costly renovations.  He says that with the two Sonic’s so close, it makes sense to shut down the Market Street drive-in.

At 2:00 Friday, the original owners, Keith and Elizabeth Twiggs, will gather at the Market St. Sonic along with their very first customer from 40 years ago, Tiemann “Skipper” Dippel, Jr.

Tomachevsky says at this time there are no plans for the Market Street property.

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