Every American town of a certain size has the familiar logos and same old stores. McDonald's, CVS, Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, Starbucks, yadda, yadda, yadda.

And the list goes on and on.

But in the Corridor, we have a lot of local, one-of-a-kind shops and stores. These unique businesses add a colorful flair to the commercial landscape of our cities and we've got a real kick driving around the area snapping photos of a few signs you may be familiar with.

There is no denying that if you grew up in Cedar Rapids area, some of these store signs may have been the very landmarks that helped you navigate your way around town on your bike or in your first car!   Let us know if you have any you'd like to share with us in the comments below!

THE BIG BUG -

 

THE OBVIOUS -

SO FST THEY COULDN'T FNISH IT -

THE "FISH OUT OF WATER"

FINALLY, RUB SOME DIRT ON IT -