Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Wednesday Post
The Gingerbread Village, six years later
New Ownership Now Open
Six years ago today, back when everybody got a boring postcard twice weekly, Your Thursday Boring Postcard from Michael5000 was this one:
Gingerbread Village Restaurant
On your next trip to or from the Oregon Coast, stop in and experience the Gingerbread Village, enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner in a pleasant atmosphere. In the heart of the forest on Highway 126, just 15 miles from the beautiful Oregon Coast.
I didn't mention it at the time, but The Gingerbread Village is a restaurant that I have been shooting past occasionally at 55 mph, and occasionally stopping to dine at, since before I can remember.
The Gingerbread Village is still there. Kind of. But it was a bit unsettling to see this when I shot past the other day at 55 mph:
Yes, the Gingerbread Village Restaurant has become Pop's Gingerbread Smokehouse.
At first I thought it was a horrible betrayal of the very fabric of my childhood. After further reflection, I decided it was somebody changing the name and focus of their restaurant, and it doesn't really affect me or the fabric of my childhood at all.