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A snippet of sadness for today 
17th-Apr-2011 01:23 pm
Yesterday a friend took me out to breakfast at my favorite local place -- Stony Creek Koney Island, affectionately called the Stony Koney. Today I took a friend out to lunch there.


Our waitress, recognizing me as a regular spoke to me in a quiet voice as she provided the bill. It seems that she was not supposed to learn this until after they closed today, but this is the last day they're going to be open.

I thought they were doing well. They're usually full of people. I've eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner there -- occasionally all three over the same weekend. This is the place I bring out of town friends and family.

It breaks my heart. I like all the waitstaff I've met there. I like the food quite well. I usually ordered the same thing for breakfast, but everything I've tried has been good. The prices were reasonable.
17th-Apr-2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
It's sad when old institutions go away. =(
19th-Apr-2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
It is. I miss them already.
18th-Apr-2011 12:41 am (UTC)
Waaaaah! I'm sorry to hear they're closing. They were one of my landmarks.
19th-Apr-2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
I'm quite sad. I don't eat out much, but for them I made an exception. And I was happy to bring EVERYONE there. And the food was usually perfect...
18th-Apr-2011 09:55 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you have to lose that, it is sad. I had something similar recently where one of my favorite restaurants (I'd been going for over 20 years and they would hug me when I came by visiting when I lived out of town even!) didn't close but was sold and a new staff ultimately came it. I tried to hold out and pretend it was still okay but the food was different and not what I still liked and where before I might have switched dishes and tried to make do out of history and loyalty (whether right or wrongly), now I just finally let go, I suppose the way they had to do. I don't know which is worse the whole thing just being gone or it still being there but irrevocably changed with the same facade.
19th-Apr-2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... If it's going to deteriorate and not be the same, I think it's better that it be gone. At least that way I have the memories. (Unlike a certain radio station I'd sing the praises of, which I now refer to as "the Evil station".)
18th-Apr-2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
As one of the friends who has been brought there, I'm highly bummed by this. That was one of favorite breakfast joints.
19th-Apr-2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Me too. I don't now what I'm going to do with my 9/10 full frequent diner's card. Just didn't have the heart to try to swing a free meal that last day.
21st-Apr-2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well, darn! Are you sure it's closed? Maybe it got a reprieve? Or maybe the waitress meant it was her last day?

22nd-Apr-2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
No. When I drove home from the Ark that night, the slats were closed on the windows, and it looked like brown paper was set up inside so you just couldn't see in.


It _might_ get a reprieve. I'm not sure what to believe.

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