Nehi Bottling Company
27th Street and Huntington Avenue, Newport News, VA;
later 119 Aberdeen Road, Hampton, VA 23661
Courtesy of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 05/22/06 Courtesy of Fred Field ('45) of CA - 05/22/06
WAY BACK THEN: THEN: NOW:
1925 Nehi Soda Bottle Courtesy of Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 11/20/05 1959 Anchor, p.181 Nehi Soda Bottle 6-pack Carrier, for 9 or 10-oz. Bottles Location of Old Nehi Plant
10/02/04 (Not posted until 12/08/05)
Thanks, Tim!
12/04/03 11/17/05 11/17/05

I am not sure where the Nehi building was downtown in pic. Perhaps on Huntington Avenue?

- Tim Parsons ('73) of VA - 11/20/05
WOWZERS!!!  Thanks, Tim!


The Nehi Bottling Company was on 27th and Huntington Avenue.  I can remember Nehi delivery trucks 
being loaded with sodas parked outside of the plant on Huntington Avenue. The neighborhood kids would
elect one of the gang to keep the driver busy while the others lifted sodas from their cases on hot
summer days.  Hmmm, wonder how I would know that? Upstairs, over the bottling plant, were
one-bedroom apartments. 
 
Directly across Huntington Avenue on 27th Street was a convenience store operated by a very grouchy,
mean man named Mr. Gayle, who was also a landlord of multiple run-down apartments in the area. 
He could have easily been an understudy for Mr. Scrooge.  Bah-Humbug!
 
- Kelly Loose Bustamante ('58) of VA - 12/08/05
WOWZERONI!!!  Thanks for solving that mystery, Kelly!


Here is something out of my past.  Maybe your generation also?
 

 

Nehi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Nehi is an American, flavored soft drink. It was introduced in 1924 by the Chero-Cola/Union Bottle Works. The "Nehi Corporation" name was adopted in 1928
after the Nehi fruit-flavored sodas became popular. In 1955, the company changed its name to Royal Crown Company, after its RC Cola brand. It was founded by Claude Hatcher, a Georgia grocer, who began bottling ginger ale and root beer in 1905. Today, Nehi is a brand of
Dr Pepper/7up

 

Flavors
  • Dr Nehi
  • Nehi Chocolate
  • Nehi Root Beer
  • Nehi Berks County Root Beer
  • Nehi Lemonade
  • Nehi Wild Red
  • Nehi Grape
  • Nehi Orange
  • Nehi Peach
  • Nehi Strawberry
  • Nehi Blue Cream
  • Nehi Ginger Ale
  • Nehi Fruit Punch
  • Nehi Pink Lemonade
  • Blueberry Nehi

Nehi in Pop Culture

In the television series M*A*S*H, Nehi Grape was the favorite flavor of Radar O'Reilly.

 

- Fred Field ('45) of CA - 05/22/06
Absolutely!  Thanks so much, Fred!


CAROL

I WAS READING ABOUT HOW  FRED MAYS ('60 - of VA) LOVED PAL DRINKS. MY FAVORITE WAS NEHI GRAPE
I WISH THEY STILL MADE THOSE. IT REALLY HAD A GREAT TASTE. I WOULD GO TO BECK'S BAR AND GRILL
ON THE CORNER OF 25TH STREET AND PARRISH AVENUE ALMOST EVERY DAY AND GET ONE.

- GLENN DYE {'60} of TX - 11/11/06
Thanks, Glenn! That was one of my favorites, too!


Glenn Dye ('60 - of TX) said he had a Grape Nehi drink every day....I got paid 15 cents an
hour to load the NEHI trucks after school. You kept me in business, Glenn. Thanks.

- Frank Friedland ('60) of VA - 11/15/06
Thanks, Frank!


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