Wayne was home to the first Howard Johnson's Restaurant in the
Hoosier State. That Colonial style restaurant lasted from the
1940s until about 1960. Then in 1963 the Motor Lodge seen on this
page along with its adjacent Nims derived Restaurant was opened.
Perhaps the complex was initially well sited, but by the early
2000s its area had become "heavy industrial" dominated
by workshops, junk yards, and railroad tracks.
complex's Nims derived Restaurant was unattached to the Motor
Lodge and had been to the left of the Gate Lodge. The structure
is believed to have been demolished during the 1990s.