Bonnie and Clyde were reputed to have stayed above the old River Grocery and Market building
on North Burnett Street in Wichita Falls, Texas. An old wooden staircase on the left side of
the building had led to six boarding rooms with a single bathroom and kitchen area.
The rooms are very small and most of everything there today is original. Bonnie and Clyde
were said to have had an arrangement with the local laws. They would leave the outlaws alone
while they were in town, as long as they didn't cause any trouble while there.
Built in 1925, the downstairs served as the River Grocery & Meat Market for the River District
and Downtown Wichita Falls. According to one of the previous owners, the upstairs has been known
to be a brothel, which would explain the extremely tiny rooms and odd layout. The building was
bought in 1996 and turned into a BBQ Restaurant which was called the Neon Spur. Before that, it
sat vacant for a time. It still has the original tin ceilings and most of everything else as well.
The Bungalow Tourist Park almost surrounded the grocery store with campsites, mobile homes
and cabins. It was known to be a hangout for the gang on occasion. Raymond Hamilton had a
girlfriend in Wichita Falls named Mary O'Dare, and Bonnie once told her momma that she was
headed for Wichita Falls where there was a new cafe opening up. But above all, this market,
with it's overhead rooms was quiet and it was also easy for them to get supplies while there.