From day one on 12th and Jackson, a soda fountain was a must. Given all of the Hollywood diner signage and equipment, this was a simple and economic decision. Given his prior fascination with diner-related memorabilia, he and soda fountain icon, Betty Davis, became close acquaintances. She became aware of our hunt for a soda fountain for the new location and knew of the perfect one. The soda fountain currently in the Hollywood Diner was from the former Cris Rexall Drug store which was formerly located on the corner of 50th and Dodge St. until owner Don Klein sold the business in 1997 to Kohll’s Pharmacy which it remains today. Prior to its closure, the soda fountain which served as the foreground for countless first dates and shared milk shakes, was sold to the Douglas County Hospital who held the fountain in their basement as they had planned to one day open a soda fountain of their own. This never came to fruition so Betty was able to facilitate its sale to us for the new store.