Time is limited for the Lone Star in Sugarhouse. Not surprisingly, since it’s just a block away, we see a lot of their employees in the Chevron. One of our more regulars from there told us today that next Friday (the 20th) will be their last night. Seems the employees have known the building was being sold for a while, but they just found out the day they will become unemployed. So, if you want to get in one more (or one) dinner there, you gotta do it this week. And do tip well, even if they have something in the works, there’s going to be some transition time.
Now, if you haven’t figured out by the picture, you may want to know what is going to replace Lone Star. Go ahead, guess. Yup, a Chick-fil-A. They’re going to level the whole building and build one from scratch. I’ve never eaten at Chick-fil-A, but I have seen their billboards and “Eat mor chikin” ads, they’re kinda cute. But does Sugarhouse need one more fast food place? Places where going out to dinner is a real treat, a sit down, take your time event, rather than just something interrupting your evening, are becoming harder to find, especially around my neighborhood. Off hand I can only think of a couple. Blue Plate and the Dodo. Ok, just remembered Olive Garden and Red Lobster, may even think of a few more if I take the time. But still, I could name 20 or more grab your food, chow it down and get the hell out kind of places.
Now, I may end up liking having a Chick-fil-A right around the corner. I’m not saying I won’t and I’m not saying I’ve been to Lone Star more than a couple of times. It was just nice knowing that there always was a good steak house right around the corner.
The only thing that never changes is the fact that things are always changing.