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Posted on Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 1:50 p.m.

Diners flock to Blimpy Burger for one last order

By Kyle Mattson

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The exterior of Blimpy Burger captured by local photographer Thomas Nighswander.

Hours-long lines haven't stopped hungry patrons from lining up for one last taste of Blimpy Burger in its current location. See some of the photos captured by diners during their final visit to the popular Divison Street destination.

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Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 3:45 a.m.

The most over-reported event in 2013.


Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 3:39 a.m.

i make my own burgers at home, just the way I like them. I don't need anyone to make one for me. I'm sure I will be voted down many times for my comment but don't care. I also make my own pizza who my Italian momma taught me to make. Waste your money if you want.

Eduard Copely

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:26 p.m.

Heard a very cool rumor about Blimpy's and a possible new location a stone's throw away from the current place.

Tom Joad

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:19 p.m.

Insufferable foodies


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:16 p.m.

This screams out how badly lacking the Ann Arbor scene is lacking. I'd be embarrassed to be seen waiting for that slop.

Ann English

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:38 p.m.

If a lot of people who haven't patronized Krazy Jim's agree with you, then I get the impression that those who have patronized it over the years and patiently waited for their "final" orders these past two days know each other. So they're comfortable being at Krazy Jim's together, even if they came from different directions. People who know each other are more comfortable taking criticism from each other.


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:29 p.m.

@Matt - these may be more to your liking. I'd recommend a #1 ...


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:14 p.m.

I love that it all looks like a sloppy mess. The photographers truly captured reality on this one.


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:15 p.m.

I thought this place was just moving to a new that not correct?


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:20 p.m.

After all these years of raking in the dough (and the students) they find themselves in a bind. It is no longer owned by Krazy Jim and the building was never owned by Blimpy. Now the owner is asking the public to help bail him out so (he says) he can re-open in a month, or two, or three, or...after he gets back from the Bahamas.. or whenever....


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:13 p.m.

No wonder no one has time to get a driver's license.

Tom Joad

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:10 p.m.

What a veritable assault on the body. That fat, those greasy fries, that highly processed white bread, the artery clogging cheese. No thank you, very much

Eduard Copely

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:27 p.m.

One word: Liptor


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:27 p.m.

Tom do you have super vegan powers


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:51 p.m.

Dude, seriously, one burger with fries and a pop isn't going to kill anyone. Let it go. Don't take this the wrong way, but you sound like one of those vegans.

Kellie Woodhouse

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 8:50 p.m.

Thanks for the memories, Blimpy! Hope to see you again soon.

Max Peters

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 8:14 p.m.

Who cares...


Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 3:40 p.m.

You did enough to read it and comment.


Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 12:34 a.m.

I do !!!


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:26 p.m.



Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 8:05 p.m.

Jeesus H., just when I thought the Blimpy brigade was over!

An Arborigine

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 7:49 p.m.

"Last Supper" event(s)? Is nothing sacred, whatever happened to separation of church and blimpy?


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 7:25 p.m.

It's funny how everyone seems to be commenting in a way that sounds like Blimpy is gone for good. Even though it has been said that a lease is nearly signed, somehow we all feel that it will not come to be. I really hope it does, but I find this "good-bye forever" mood interesting.


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 9:23 p.m.

It's not just the food, it's the ambiance of the place. It's not like some cookie cutter chain restaurant. No matter where it moves, I'm sure the burgers will taste the same, but part of its draw was its look to me.


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 7:23 p.m.

Still possible to go to the special Last Supper event(s) on Saturday or Sunday ...


Thu, Aug 15, 2013 : 1:43 p.m.

Yep, feel free to give them your corporate welfare


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 6:55 p.m.

Good bye can rest in peace knowing you have created a lot of Blimpy folks around town...and they love it! They probably don't even know who you were named after....sheesh!


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 6:17 p.m.

Sorry I missed the last chance for a burger. Does anyone have a picture of the Snow Bears in winter?

Elaine F. Owsley

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 11:09 p.m.

The best bears are the full figure ones with their backs to traffic, looking in the window of the diner.

Mary Bilyeu

Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 8:19 p.m.

I took a picture of the snow bears this past winter - "born" just that day (I'd called the day before and was told they were almost ready!):


Wed, Aug 14, 2013 : 6:25 p.m.

Does anyone remember the chocolate shake machine they used to have? I think it was back in the seventies.