Thursday, June 22, 2006

Why did They Have to Close

In cars the town was dying because of the new super highway. My favorite restaurant on the way to Green Bay had to close after they put in the new highway. We have been stopping there since my children were kids. They at one time were open 24 hours. A new fast food place was built near the exit. The fast food place has no personality The Highway Cafe did. It reflected the small Abrams community.

Another restaurant that had to close that I liked was in Crystal Falls. It closed not to a new highway but I believe because of relationships. It had new owners and the food was excellant. There was a lack of experience that hurt. If you have experience in running a restaurant there is one for sale here. I just feel bad when they have to close. This came to me as I passed the closed restaurant and I had a pang of hunger and I thought of their steak sandwich.

13 Comments:

Blogger Lori's Minute said...

I think there is a rule that whatever your favorite thing is, it never lasts as long as you want it to.

Nice amusement park.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

the pictures are beautiful. the layouts are amazing...how lucky your neighbours and the town folk are...

sorry to hear about the closings..it happens way to often. i hope you find a good place again.

11:23 PM  
Blogger kristi said...

I love eating at off the wall places while traveling. Like the little resturants that you are talking about but anymore, it is all chain resturants.

Just like Route 66 in the movie it is depicted just as it is in real life. Life has become too fast and everything has suffered from it. I think it would have been awesome to travel Rt. 66 back in the day.

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Blogger The Phoenix said...

It's the downside of progress. My father owned a shop, and once a new highway was built, he had to close it down too.

so sad.

7:12 AM  
Blogger Catch said...

yes I agree Betty...we are going nowhere fast! Those fast food joints are scary! And they are everywhere! I think Lori is right....nothing lasts forever. Its very sad when you cant find a decent place to eat.

8:52 AM  
Blogger Bella said...

You know something, nothing makes me more angry than a great restaurant being replaced by some fast food place. As if we don't have enough high caloried places to go around. I think there should be a limit to how many fast food places can be opened in every city. There really is no need to have something like five McDonald's in one city. It's ridiculous!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Reminds me of the old Howard Johnson's we used to stop at in Flint when I was a little girl.. on our way upnorth. I think a Chi-Chi's resides there now... sigh.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Chana said...

i just went to your link to all the pics of all the layouts and your flowers..wow, it's amazing...i had been there before but i think the pics are different or there is more of them...

you guys do an amazing amount of work and are totally dedicated. how wonderful. oh how i would love to see it in person, your town people are very lucky.

thank you for sharing them with us..

i want to ask : do you guys take them off every winter and set them up again in the spring. or do they stay up all year and you guys change them or add to them?

6:08 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

Just some general comments. when we took our trip[we meaning my parents and me]out west we were on rt 66.

The houses and people and now amusement park will come in during the winter the tracks stay out.

5:12 AM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

That's sad when a good restaurant that you often go to closes. They should have trained their personnels before they opened. I used to be a restaurant manager before I became a SAHM. Wow! that would be nice if I could buy it (Lol)
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