Is Ruse's Roost Still There?
Unfortunately it is a car wash now. Attaching pic, yea I guess it does sorta look like a fire station.
I used to work at Ruse's Roost in high school and early college. I know the Ruse family well. That was my first real job.
It was sold by the Ruse's quite some time ago, and my opinion is that the new highway took away all the drive-by business and it just tanked after that. It used to be that all the summit traffic had to come through Hopwood when descending the mountain, that provided a lot of business to that restaurant.
At least they kept the Rooster on the Pole, that is a Hopwood landmark.
Sorry for late reply, been quite busy.