say it ain't so

06/29/05 - posted by jb - cryogenine<at>

Just got an e-mail from a friend telling Joe's of Westlake is closing in January and the land has been sold for condos. Without detailing my 47 year connection to this special place, let me just say this is tantamount to hearing an old friend has terminal cancer and won't see another year. Several of you have posted about Joe's earlier and if any of you have more information, please let me know. At least they might have considered remodeling like the Cliffhouse rather than hook the wrecking ball to the diving bell like they did out at Playland. Man, am I going to miss that place. The minestrone, martinis and potroast are mother's milk on a cold and foggy day.

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