Sadly, this will all be torn down by the new owners, so I am glad that I got these shots before it’s all gone. I did an internet search and called my sis who is a Realtor there. I read interviews of the locals who have good memories of the restaurant and dance hall.
Whatever hopes faced those better days,
now lay wasted and abandoned in a bitter haze.
Long lost dreams cling to every wall,
remembered excitement trails down each hall.
Locals recount their fond memories there;
early morning omelets and dancing without care.
The service was excellent, the food a delight,
a woman taught her dad to swing dance late one night.
These photos will last, my words will remain,
and old memories will surface again and again.
But soon those walls will come tumbling down;
all those hopes and dreams will shatter on the ground.
Patti Hall 2014
April 1, 2014 at 12:22 pm
Amazing, Patti. I love this.
April 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm
April 1, 2014 at 12:38 pm
April 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm
Thanks, you wordy guy! 🙂
April 1, 2014 at 3:02 pm
Lovely post, lovely pictures. What a shame the new owners want o destroy such heritage. If people want to live there why not do the buildings up behind the frontage. If people don’t want to live there, what will the new owners do once the property has gone?
xxx Massive Hugs xxxx
April 1, 2014 at 3:12 pm
Yes, it is a shame. New owners will build a big new restaurant I believe. Sad. Thanks & hugs, David.
April 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Eagle River is more or less a suburb of Anchorage. I am sure it is feeling “urban pressure.” I drove through there last summer and saw lots of changes from when I lived in Anchorage in the 80s. On another note: I saw last night that one of the contestants on Voice is from Eagle River. –Curt
April 1, 2014 at 5:46 pm
Yes, not much between Anch and ER, except military land. Oh, my family in ER watches that, so they probably know who it is…still a small world there and my family has been there a million years. Thanks for the visit, Curt.
April 2, 2014 at 8:37 am
They will know her for sure. Sadly, she got bumped off this week. Beautiful voice, though. And she will be a star in ER! –Curt
April 1, 2014 at 4:08 pm
This was wonderful. Shame about the place, though. Good luck with the Challenge!
Visiting on behalf of Untethered Realms for the A to Z Challenge. 🙂
April 1, 2014 at 5:47 pm
Will be over to check you out soon! Thanks for stopping by and good luck to you too!
April 1, 2014 at 4:12 pm
I love the pink Jail and the balcony on The North Slope. It’s too bad they have to go. Great photos!
I’m doing the A-Z challenge too. I’ll be watching your site every day. 😀
April 1, 2014 at 5:48 pm
Me too you, Linda! Thanks for stopping by.
April 2, 2014 at 1:25 pm
Stopping by from the AtoZ! Great post.
You might want to see if you can edit your entry in the LinkyList. There is an odd space before “.com” that is giving some people errors.
Don’t want you to miss out on the visitors!
Timothy S. Brannan
The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches
April 2, 2014 at 1:51 pm
Thanks for the visit and the heads up!
April 4, 2014 at 11:17 pm
It’s so sad how things get old so fast in the U.S. We often throw away our history never thinking twice about it. I’m glad you got the pictures taken…this is a great post!
April 4, 2014 at 11:21 pm
Thank you, Georgia. I could not miss the irony of the reflection of new construction in the window of the soon-to-be razed old buildings. Sad.
April 4, 2014 at 11:44 pm
Yes, it was an interesting shot and the irony came across.