June 09, 2003
Victory of Sorts

When we were in Bloomington this past weekend, down on Kirkwood, we noticed that along with the Village Deli remodeling (same menu, same somewhat baffled service, more room), they need to change their menu.

Thereon is the blurb

has been for the past few years. But that's going to have to change, because that place across the street

has now closed.

This is a minor victory for downtown Bloomington - albeit a pyrrhic one, since there's now one less public restroom for the skater kids, and the Starbucks, Urban Outfitters, et al. have established themselves elsewhere on the street...

Posted by esinclai at June 09, 2003 08:54 PM |

For those in the audience not familiar with the non-traditional style of the building: that was a McDonald's.

A few days after the shutdown some folks gathered on the stoop to drum a bit and hold up signs along the lines of "And Stay Out".

Meanwhile, out on the Western fringes of town, a Grey's Cafe has opened, ready to serve 800 per hour as they pass from Lowes to Menards in search of the perfect solution to their next home improvement project, specially designed to gussy up their ginormous but cheaply built suburban monstrosity home-thing.

Posted by: Chris on June 9, 2003 09:33 PM

For the Babylon 5 fans out there, "there's a hole in my mind."

I swear, my brain always refused to admit that there was a Micky-D's along Kirkwood. I know it was there, but when I try to remember it, there's a fuzzy black shroud around that portion of the picture.

Posted by: Scott on June 9, 2003 10:02 PM

Protested on the way in, proteste on the way out. yaaaay!

Ollie's Trolley, RIP.

Posted by: mike on June 9, 2003 10:32 PM

The boards on the front are filling up nicely with rather attractive environmentalist art!

Posted by: sabrina on June 10, 2003 08:56 PM
Post a comment

Email Address:



Remember info?