A Neighborhood Where People Hang Out
About a mile and half south of me is an old neighborhood with a small commercial area that has a few restaurants, a well known bakery, and small brewery. It’s a neighborhood where a lot of people hang out, and it has a small independent bookstore, with this helpful sign on its outside wall.
A Community Garden
The residents created this community garden, with raised beds made out of corrugated metal. There are also tables and chairs so neighbors can sit outside during nice weather, scroll through their phones, or have a cup of coffee.
Also, the garden has this twist on Little Libraries. Following up on brightersideoflife’s NOT theme yesterday of freebies, instead of a free book exchange, they have a garden tool and supply exchange.
A Landmark Restaurant
But the most striking business in the neighborhood is this restaurant. It serves a pretty standard mix of American food like burgers, fried chicken, meatloaf — good quality, but not what you’d remember about the place. No, what you remember is the decor. Like this by the walk to the entrance:
Or this by the side of the restaurant:
Or the entire front of the restaurant:
I wish I had photos of the inside, but it’s just as colorful, and filled with huge displays of Pez dispensers, reconstructed dolls, toy cars, more mannequins, more, more more.