Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Loss on Greenville Avenue

{photo courtesy of WFAA}

Yesterday morning I woke up to the sound of helicopters overhead. I vaguely remembered hearing my phone go off earlier and picked it up and saw two text messages telling me that a building on Greenville Avenue that was built in the 20's and held four Dallas institutions had burned to the ground. And every news station in town had a helicopter hovering overhead watching the brave firefighters attempt to put out the blaze.

Right down the street from where I live used to be Terilli's, Mick's Bar, Greenville Bar & Grill, and Hurricane. I was so sad to hear that these backdrops to so many of our memories over the last few years was now gone. Whether it was watching Tech games at Hurricane or having a chocolate martini and dinner while listening to the piano player at Terilli's, it was always a good time.

It's feels odd to mourn the loss of a building, but these places really were such a part of our lives. I had been to three out of four establishments in the last two weeks- who would have thought that such a short time later they would be gone.

My prayers go out to the families and employees of the restaurants. There has been such an outpouring of love from the neighborhood, so I hope the business owners will see this as a positive sign that they are important to the locals and that everyone is rooting for them to rebuild quickly.

Some of our good times:
Watching the Tech game at Hurricane, 2009.

Shortly after we discovered ice picks. Tech football at Hurricane, 2006.
Al and I at Greenville Bar & Grill a few weeks ago.
My parents during dinner at Terilli's, 2006.

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