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Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain, Grille, and Suite

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Once again, our family wants to encourage your family to enjoy Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain and Grille, owned and operated by homeschoolers Paul and Sarah Krumsieg.

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Built before the Civil War, this pharmacy/soda fountain was beautifully restored by Paul who had been a carpenter by trade. Tin ceilings, wooden cases, soda bar and stools, old wooden booths, jukebox player piano, phone booth, cash register, and Coke products all serve to create a reminiscent mood of the carefree days of a simpler life when soda fountains functioned as a neighborhood gathering place for family and friends. And what better way to fellowship than over a typical soda fountain meal of onion rings, chili, cheeseburgers, French fries, Cokes, and of course, the famous George Bailey special. Great atmosphere and great food, coupled with the fact that our patronage helps support a Christian homeschooling family, all add up to a delightful experience. See http://www.drjazzsodafountain.com/.

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Suite: To receive a 20% discount off the Dr. Jazz Suite, when making reservations, mention to Paul Krumsieg that you received the information from Christian Home Educators Fellowship, There’s No Place Like Home or Jon and Candy.

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On the second floor of the soda fountain, a lovely spacious suite serves as a great retreat for families or as an intimate getaway for mom and dad. This contemporary suite has a living room with pool table and kitchenette, two bathrooms, a laundry room, and two beautifully decorated bedrooms with luxury king size beds, lovely bedspreads and window treatments designed and sewn by the owner’s talented wife. Your stay includes a breakfast, and if you wish, the Dr. Jazz After Hours Soda Jerk School where you become the soda jerk and create your own ice cream wonders. To view pictures of their suite, visit http://www.drjazzsuite.com/.

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After our meal, we usually take a leisurely walk down the cobblestone street to shop and then back up the tree-lined lane to view the lovely old homes. Recently after dining with the Burns family, Ray had suggested that we walk to McKendree College just a few blocks over. To our surprise, we discovered lovely old brick buildings and grounds. All in all, you could make Dr. Jazz and the surrounding area a mini vacation destination for your entire family.

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Take Hwy. 270 to Hwy. 70 to Illinois 4. Go south on Illinois 4 for 11 miles to the four way stop. Make a right on St. Louis Street . Dr. Jazz is situated at 230 West St. Louis Street , right before the lovely residential area. Please call 618-537-2200 for fall/winter hours as I believe that they will be open just on the weekends. Illinois 4 is a beautiful drive through farmland. And the drive north on Illinois 4 is equally as pretty, so take the time for a drive on that end of Illinois 4 as well.