Soda Pop of the Week: Gateway Soda
“Deluxe Quality Beverages”
Gateway Soda was started in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia in 1927 by Harry Longbrake and James Grimes. They operated the business there until the 1942 flood destroyed their building. They apparently moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, since many of their later bottles and caps are marked as such. Gateway was produced in many different flavors, including club soda, cherry and grape. There isn’t any evidence of Gateway soda being produced any longer. My guess is that they closed down production in the 1950s or 60s at the latest.
If you have some history about Gateway soda, please blog-in.
Gateway Bottling, Inc.