WOOD RIVER – Charlie’s Drive-In, at 762 N. Wood River Ave., in Wood River, will have a grand re-opening on Wednesday, May 4.
A traditional root beer stand, Charlie’s Drive-In was built in about 1950. It went through a series of owners and names until the late Charlie Tweedy purchased it in 1976. He operated the stand until 1992, when he sold it to his daughter, Teresa Tweedy, and Michelle Garin. It closed in August 2021.