Monday, March 2, 2015

Buh bye, Steak N Shake

IT'S NEVER GOOD when a Quincy business closes. But there are mixed feelings about the news this morning that Steak N Shake is done.

First of all, I'm not a fan of East Broadway and slogging through traffic out there. Geesh, can you tell I've lived here a long time? We have a thriving downtown with great restaurants and businesses.

Tiramisu in downtown Quincy. Yum.
I have empathy for the employees who are now looking for jobs. I liked the restaurant and the burgers, but there was nothing extraordinary about the place. It isn't the first chain to fold and it won't be the last.

Then again, choice is a good thing.

And those who put the usual idiotic comments on the media stories about Quincy being a dying town, well, they either don't live here or they have no clue. It's ebb and flow, people. It happens. There are still lots of great places to eat.

People around here are always clamoring for a Red Lobster or some other cookie cutter chain. Why? We have amazing local eateries here and that's where locals should spend our money - from Tiramisu, One, Boodalu, Thyme Square, Krazy Kakes, Talayna's and Chicks. Get away from the big box and franchise's on the east end of town and shop/eat/play local. We have some great choices and you just need to open your eyes to see the options.

Boy. You can't tell we are all about downtown Quincy, can you?

Yes, you can.

1 comment:

  1. Well said. Don't forget about The Pier, The Patio (reopening today), The deli in The Butcher Block.