My favorite place to take my lunch break was abandoned.
I used to eat here every Monday, some times more than once a week. I went in on a Friday, had the usual, said goodbye and left. As I walked out of the parking lot, I noticed some markings on the ground, but had no idea what they were for. After the weekend I came back for the usual Monday lunch. Door locked, open sign turned off. "Ollie," I think his name was, was in the drive through window. "We closed, sorry sir." I shook hands with him and said goodbye. Apparently the land was bought for some new development coming in - an office building or hospital.
The folks who worked here were friendly, always knew my order and although it was just one of many Gold Star Chili franchises in the area, it was always a nice place to go for lunch. Despite being just across the street from where I work, it was a nice break from whatever I was doing. I always enjoyed talking to the man behind the counter with his accent. I need to eat better anyways, now that my favorite place is gone maybe I'll actually do that.