This is Friday, and Ted Hayes presents “Ted Hayes Remembers” twice today, at 12:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT. Today’s guest is Ben Lipke, who in 1964, was the first manager of Five Star and part owner.
Ben will talk about those early years. As Ben told Ted, the Knox location was one of seven in the Five Star chain. And, even though he might be a little prejudiced, Ben always thought the Knox store was the best.
“In the long run, Knox turned out to be the best one of the bunch,” Ben said. “The rest of them are all gone and we’re still here.”
Rod Tarnow came with Ben to Knox and sometime after the store was open for awhile, he hired the man most associated with the business, the voice of Five Star, Rick Raab.
“”Rick will kill me for telling this story, but he drove in the parking lot in an old Volkswagon and it had three different colored sides on it,” Ben laughed. “I had never seen one quite like that before.”
Be listening for the Five Star story with Ben Lipke today at 12:20 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. CT.