Springfield, MO – According to the developer, musician Toby Keith has agreed to purchase and ship the iconic giant concrete Solo Cup at 1100 North Glenstone in Springfield saving it from demolition. Keith plans to paint the cup red and relocate it to Dream Walkin’ Farms, his 160-acre ranch, outside of Norman, Okla.
Keith said, “A red solo cup is cheap and disposable, but this landmark is not demolishable. Modern developers can kiss my ass!” Demolition of the cup was expected to be finished by the end of next week, and most residents are happy that the structure will have life beyond fronting the former company plant.
The plant opened in 1952 as Lily Tulip. Solo Cup acquired the plant — then called Sweetheart Cup — in February 2004 when it bought SF Holdings, Sweetheart’s parent company. “I usually give directions referencing the Cup. I remember when telling my friends to meet me north of the Cup after a long night at the Star Roll Arena. Gonna miss it, but I’m happy that it will live on,” said Herv McPoppins.
After the Solo Cup has been relocated and installed, Keith plans to fill it up and have a party.
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