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.


mrs.5000 said...

Methinks they decided "The Gingerbread Sports Bar" didn't have quite the right ring to it.

Ben said...

Go Ducks!

Michael5000 said...

Go Ducks!