Monday, January 22, 2007

Closed for Repairs. LOTS of Repairs.

I pass this restaurant every day on the way to work. Note the sign out front:

A number of thoughts spring to mind when considering this sight.

  1. Those must be some hellacious repairs.

  2. If you're going to advertise the sale of your business and broken down building, is the "Closed for Repairs" placard really the ideal spot?

  3. Given the careful, handcrafted, meticulous lettering on the sign (note the clever and whimsical spelling of "Thru" and the delightful way the letters at the end of "repair" jam in close to each other, as if they too are in need of repair -- brilliantly post-modern, don't you think?), I'm shocked they couldn't make a go of the original restaurant.
I wouldn't be surprised if the original menus had "Only closed by the health department once!" proudly splashed across the header.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that restaurant did not make a go of it, especially after seeing what was on the fireplace inside. Real stone to boot. They must've been serving "Yankee" food -- that's the only way something with wrought iron cowboys for decorations could fail. -- Denise