Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois
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Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

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Big John Grocery Clerk, Big John Superstore, 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL

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Big John Superstore is a small chain of grocery stores that have a big grocery clerk statue out front. From what I can tell only a few are currently out there (although I am not sure how many there ever were) and many that exist are at different grocery stores or different places all together. I tried to figure out more of a history than that but didn’t have any luck.

This Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois (and all of the rest) stand between 28 and 30 feet tall, making the one in Metropolis actually quite a bit taller than the Superman statue that the town is known for. He wears blue jeans, a red shirt, a white apron, and giant black shoes and carries a grocery bag in each arm heaping with items from his shopping trip.

I could use someone like him around next time I need to shop for groceries!

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Photos of the Big John Grocery Clerk in 2009:

May 2, 2009

Big John Grocery Clerk, a roadside attraction in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk, a roadside attraction in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk, a roadside attraction in Metropolis, Illinois

 

 

Photos of the Big John Grocery Clerk in 2007:

July 14, 2007

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

Big John Grocery Clerk in Metropolis, Illinois

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Site: Big John Grocery Clerk statue at the Big John Superstore
Location: 1200 E. 5th St., Metropolis, IL
Cost: Free to see
Hours: Always Visible

 

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination to roadside attractions started early. Val blogs about her life, travels, and cats on her personal blog, Choosing Figs.

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