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The demolition of Wimpy's on the third block of Main stirred many a memory this week, the landmark noted for its burgers and catering to the customer. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Park Rapids downtown landmark torn down this week

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Wimpy's, Park Rapids' landmark eatery for decades, met the wrecking ball this week, owners Bernie and Robin Cunningham dismantling the building on Main.

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The work has stopped people on the street, the Cunninghams said of former patrons and employees sharing memories of the five-cent burgers, playing pool and then migrating down to the movie theater on a Saturday night.

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