UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am
WACO -- Imagine losing your oldest brother.
That's the feeling today at the Dr. Pepper Museum in Waco after the oldest Dr. Pepper bottling company in the world filled it's last glass.
"We've worked with Dublin for years and years. It's just like, uh, if another museum went out of business and your friends in there have to find other jobs and things. It's not a great thing," said Jack McKinney, executive director of the Dr. Pepper Museum.
And lifelong Dr. Pepper guzzlers are left disappointed.
"That's the reason I came here today I was hoping to, you know, get a batch before, like before, get some of the final batch," said Dr. Pepper consumer Abraham Fuentes.
"I haven't gotten a chance to visit it. I think it's pretty, you know, unfortunate that it's closing down because you know, it's one of the first shops," said Luis Argota.
Now don't worry Dr. Pepper fans. You can still get the beverage made from pure cane sugar just like it is bottled in Dublin.
But as McKinney puts it, you simply can't replace history.
"The history of Dublin and what they accomplished in their six county area, you can't put a price on that," said McKinney.