Update 7/30/09 – So much for my investigative reporting skills. Here is the actual location.
To our regular readers, I apologize that this topic is not food related, but how often does Hollywood come to your hometown!
Well, I did a little investigative reporting today and I am 99% confident that I know which house it is. Anon, one of our readers, got it right (read previous post). It is the abandoned house next to the Beer Barn on Darst Rd.
How do I know? I drove by and today there was a man stringing electric cabling across the road in front of the house — obviously to support the additional electricity needed for the event. See the pictures below.
I was always under the impression that they tore down the house that the people were living in currently.
This one appears to be abandoned. It is only 2 miles from my home. I know the neighborhood does not look very attractive, but the photo is misleading. It happens to be on the corner of a busy road. Across the street is a development of $350,000+ homes, the new outdoor lifestyle mall, The Greene , is just one mile away and Beavercreek’s schools have a National rating of Excellent.
I was also at the dentist today, Dr. Uzzel in Beavercreek, and he said one of his patients is the sister of the builder – Coventry Fine Homes, obviously she would know the location, but he did not say that she shared this information with him. Coventry Homes has a history of working with good causes. They built two homes for the St. Jude’s Dream Home Giveaway, one of which is just a few miles away from this one.
Dr. Uzzel was told that these families are instructed to come out of the house and act REALLY excited, and if they don’t show enough enthusiasm, they have to go back and do it again, and again, ….
Interestingly enough, Dr. Uzzel also said another one of his Beavercreek patients was on Wife Swap. Does anyone know anything about this? Has the show aired yet?