I've been so sick lately, I haven't been anywhere. I was so happy when I found these images on my SD card from back in late March.
The irony of this place is, it was a sports bar.
I say was, because my friend Sally and I had threatened to stop here on numerous occasions,
but never did. I fell in love with this huge ad that took up a big portion of the front of the building. I thought it looked very mid-century modern.
The building sits near a private lake, which I thought added to the ambiance, but there was no outdoor seating.
Inside, it looked like a typical sports bar (look at the gorgeous ceiling)
with lots of sports
memorabilia. Much of it
revolved around Kansas teams.
Imagine my surprise when the owner came up to us and told us this was the LAST day it was to be known as Larry Bud's. The new owner was turning it into a Dueling Piano Bar.
All the sports memorabilia
would soon be gone as they were to shut down for a few days in order to change the theme of the place.
I wanted to grab a large sheet of paper and do a rubbing over this beautiful metal.
I was shocked that they were turning this from a sports bar into a piano bar, but I was not the owner, so what did I know about such things? Looks like I got a final photo of the menu, too.
Since sports bars seldom have vegetarian food, I ordered a chicken sandwich and water, and
Sally ordered a patty melt. Neither of us cared for our orders, and we gave each other a bite of our meals. We both thought the food tasted old, or it had sat too long in the refrigerator. We guessed that it was because they were getting rid of the old food menu, and we were the last of the suckers before it went into the garbage can.
We have been by this place several times since then, but I failed to get a photo of the new place. The building looks the same, but the lovely Nehi sign is gone, as are any remnants of it being a sports bar.
Has this ever happened to you? Have you been to a restaurant that was about to close or change its name and venue? Regardless, share your favorite drink with us this week, and we'll be by to visit. Remember the rules are simple. A drink, any drink can be represented by art (digital, hybrid, or traditional), a cup, mug, teapot, etc. Maybe you'll share a scrapbook page, or a favorite movie or book that focuses on a drink. And drinks don't have to be water, coffee, or tea. You can always go off the grid and drink a glass of buttermilk, or something we may not have heard of. All you have to do is link below, so we can visit you, too. And Bleubeard wants to remind you these photos or scans can be taken at any time, not just on Tuesday or not even this month, if you prefer.
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