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  1. I’ve never even been to any of these places, but reading about them is making me miss the old, pre dot commie SF. It used to be a real place where people did real stuff. Now it’s a sort of real estate developer’s theme park.

  2. Even though I was in Seattle from 95-99, that list of comments was a real kick to the chest. It had a ton of things on there that I never would have thought of.

    My quick list of things I miss there that I know are long gone:

    1) The old Speakeasy cafe

    2) Twin Teepees, although I never got a chance to eat there. We drove by it all the time and I joked about going there for brunch, but never did.

    3) Frontier Room – a total dive, but one of my first all-out blackout drunks was there.

    4) The Kingdome. I never saw anything there, but from my apartment on 7th+James, that was the view from my deck, so I saw it every day. I haven’t been back since the implosion, and I think it would be sad to see the area without it.

    5) I don’t know if it’s gone or not, but south of the dome, there was this great BBQ stand called Paco’s Pit. I’m assuming it has vanished b/c most of its traffic was the old Amazon.com office, and all of the Dome-related workers. Best pulled pork BBQ EVER.

    6) I miss the Denny’s at Northgate, which one day was suddenly torn down. I know there are a million other Dennys’, but the payday ritual was to go to the Silver Platters over there, hand over a ton of money for a stack of CDs, then go to Denny’s for dinner and to open up the CDs. When it closed, it threw off my whole routine.

    I think a Bloomington list would be much longer, but I don’t know if you want to go there.

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